New SONY Daily Edition eBook Reader, Library Books Included


[via Gizmodo]

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It looks like a new ebook reader from SONY has been announced with similar features to the Amazon Kindle, including 3G wireless connectivity that lets you download books anywhere. The most interesting part of this announcement was the new Library Finder application that works in partnership with the ebook company Overdrive. People will be able to check out ebooks for 21 days with a valid library card. They can also find libraries by zipcode. Having to buy a single license for a book seems to defeat the purpose of having an electronic format though. It seems each library will have to buy multiple “copies” of ebooks to have available for lending. If one copy is borrowed, it will not be available until returned. Aside from that, its great to finally see an ebook reader that takes libraries into account. Hopefully this will lead to more library friendly ebook services in the future!

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One response to “New SONY Daily Edition eBook Reader, Library Books Included

  1. A great tool for libraries is the library scan station. Patrons can use it to scan anything and turn it into digital files for free. To see a list of libraries that contain this book scanner go to libraryscanstation.com

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