Jason Griffey on ebooks

April 15, 2010

This has been the year of ebook buzz, with many new products debuting at the Consumer Electonics Show earlier this year, but amidst all the new products its hard to find information about trends and what ebooks will mean for libraries.  Into that void steps Jason Griffey, author, presenter, and Head of Library Information Technology at U.T. Chattanooga with this video presentation for the Computer in Libraries 2010 conference going on in Washington D.C.

I’m a big fan of Mr. Griffey’s blog Pattern Recognition, and if you’re interested in technology and libraries I consider it an essential read.

Oh, and by the way Sno-Isle Libraries will be adding ebooks to our digital collection very, very soon.  Look for more information on ebooks in this blog and in a forthcoming Tech News article.

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PS: Opening this in YouTube will also bring up a whole slew of wonderful videos about the goings on at the CIL 2010 conference!  🙂

3 Responses to “Jason Griffey on ebooks”

  1. Kathy S Says:

    Very interesting! If he’s right about the price for ereaders dropping so precipitously so quickly, I am glad we’ll be offering ebooks. We as libraries need to be there

    I also look forward to the blioreader. Not only would it be good for those he mentions, but it’s a start towards those who want to read a particular book in multiple situations, such as listening to it while driving, fixing dinner, then sitting down and reading it afterwards.

  2. I had the privilege of being shown the Blio software by Ray Kurzweil himself at CES 2010…it is very, very cool. But it’s all about partnerships at this point. I’ve got my fingers crossed, as it is very forward-thinking technology.

  3. Jim McCluskey Says:

    Wow, that must have been incredible. I’m interested in what the future holds for library vendors who provide ebooks, OverDrive and others. It’ll be interesting to see how they move to take advantage of these new software platforms.

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