August 30, 2014

BiblioBoard Library Grows With New Modules, Subscription Service

BiblioBoard Library Grows With New Modules, Subscription Service

This spring, BiblioLabs, the Charleston, SC–based developer of the free multimedia anthology production platform BiblioBoard Creator, began offering a subscription service that will allow users to download and view anthologies created by libraries and other third parties.

Free Library of Philadelphia Resolves NOOK Accessibility Lawsuit

Free Library of Philadelphia Resolves NOOK Accessibility Lawsuit

The Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) this week settled the lawsuit filed against it in May by four blind patrons assisted by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Under the terms of the settlement, FLP has agreed to supplement its collection of more than 60 NOOKs with ten accessible devices, according to a press announcement from the NFB. Within four years, the library will transition to a collection of e-readers that are all accessible to the blind, and will begin incorporating an accessibility requirement into its technology procurement contracts.

How To Get Library Ebooks on the iPad/iPhone, No Sync Required

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The day that library patrons can download and read a library ebook directly on a mobile device will be the day I can die happy. We’re not there yet, but the release of the Bluefire app for iPad/iPhone comes closer than ever before.