Kindles (not library friendly)

10/01/2010 02:24 PM

And I’ll throw a few more cents in, and remind everyone that Amazon has not, thus far, indicated that lending the device is actually ok–it does violate the terms of use, but they haven’t taken a stance.  I asked them directly at the Book Expo two years ago (wow) and they said that they won’t give libraries the go-ahead, but they’re not making that public.

Also, public libraries are buying content that doesn’t work on the Kindle.  Let’s not make this ONE brand become the all and end all to ebook lending in libraries.  There are lots of options, and some vendors (Sony, B&N for example) have acknowledged the public library in their own advertising.

Jen
Jennifer Inglis, MAT, MSLIS
Librarian
Framingham High School

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