Browsing All posts tagged under »libraries«

Dawn of the Metatext…

March 16, 2012 by

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There have been a few articles of late regarding publishers and how they act with libraries (see: Penguin removing their ebooks from library catalogues, in response to Amazon’s Kindle Lending Service, ouch!) And of most interest is Techdirt’s article, Libraries Are The Best Counter To Piracy… So Of Course Publishers Are Trying To Limit Them. In it, […]

The Horrible Unreasoning Fear That THIS Would Happen

February 10, 2012 by

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I have reached the rather odd point in my life where I now buy books rather than borrowing from somewhere to read first. I’m not sure why this is odd. Perhaps it’s not. Perhaps everyone does that. But I used to live with a book courier (a.k.a librarian-mother-who-would-bring-me-books) and spend a rather obscene amount of […]

Paul’s Downtime pt1

November 24, 2011 by

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For anyone wondering what it is I’m getting up to when I’m not Dalsarion‘ing nor marking a lot of student papers! Yay. Lending Services Amazon’s lending program… It’s actually all quite clever on their behalf. Many of the publishers ‘involved’ in the 5k+ books in the programme had no idea it was happening; in fact, they’re […]