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Scottish Ebooks Conference – report now available

MmITS were delighted to sponsor Jenny Foster (@JennyRidout) and Penny Andrews (@pennyb) to attend the 12th Annual Scottish Ebooks conference in Edinburgh on the 25th October. Jenny and Penny both wrote reports about their experiences at the conference. Jenny’s report is now available on the MmITS website. Penny’s report will be published in Information Scotland … Continue reading

Sponsored places available at Scottish e-books conference

by Louise Morrison We are delighted to announce that MmITS is sponsoring 2 delegate places at the 12th Annual Scottish e-books conference. The conference will take place on the 25th October 2012 in the John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh. The sponsored places are available to anyone currently undertaking certification, chartership, revalidation, or interested … Continue reading

Ebooks and Print – Overlapping Technologies

by Leigh Bunton Ever since reading Louise’s post on the ebooks vs print books debate, I’ve thought a lot about this question. I’m part of the Multimedia, Information and Technology Group because I’m passionate about the possibilities of technology when it comes to the dissemination of information. Why, then, should such a technophile experience a … Continue reading

Retaining the inconvenience factor in e-book lending

by Louise Morrison Many e-book lending services mimic traditional library practices, such as imposing time limits on loans or limits on the number of people who can borrow an e-book at any one time. On first reaction it may appear crazy to apply such artificial limits, originating from the print era, to the new e-book … Continue reading

Should libraries get out of the e-book business? No, they should be fighting their way in with everything they’ve got…

by Louise Morrison Reading the article Should libraries get out of the ebook business? by Bobbi Newman got me thinking about the importance of library e-book lending in the current climate: In an interesting and thoughtful article, Newman suggests that libraries should stop lending e-books altogether until a better e-book lending model is available and … Continue reading

When is a book not a book?

by Louise Morrison Recently I’ve been enjoying some interesting debates about the relative merits of print and e-books but I’m wondering if this might have distracted me from the truly revolutionary implications of this emerging technology. I’ve started thinking more about all the previously unimaginable ways in which e-books can enhance the reading experience and … Continue reading

What’s so great about the feel of books?

by Louise Morrison I’ve noticed that conversations with e-reader non-adopters always seem to end with proclamations about how much they love the feel of real books in their hands; e-books are all very well, they say, but you can’t beat the feel of a traditional, print book can you? The sheer prevalence of this response … Continue reading

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