eBooks from the Academy’s Digital Media Library are very easy to download and a pleasure to read on iPads. Favorite fun reads for freshman students include the Harry Potter series (also available in French and Spanish) and other top-rated YA fiction (Flanagan, Riordan, etc.) and award-winning adult non-fiction. The Hobbit will be popular with the [...]
Digital Dilemma: eBooks and Users' Rights Article that addresses the unhappy convergence of libraries’ traditional protection of borrowers’ privacy regarding what readers check out and Amazon’s requirements when a reader uses a Kindle to access Overdrive (the Academy Library’s ebook provider)as an intermediary.
Here’s a simple chart comparing the legislation and issues surrounding SOPA, PIPA and the OPEN Act, prepared by the American Library Association which strongly opposes both.
Just a reminder: you only need to deal with Amazon if you are downloading Overdrive eBooks onto Kindles. eBook titles in Overdrive can be downloaded to just about any device (PCs, Macs, smartphones, Nooks, etc.). For all devices other than Kindles, you don’t need to go to Amazon. Instead there is an easy, free, one-time [...]