Tuesday, 15 January 2013
The Shape of Things to Come
It's incredible how quickly eBooks have come to dominate and only a few years ago experts were saying that eBooks would lose their popularity, that that printed books would make a comeback. And yet today, at the start of 2013, only a fool would make such claims.
Library goers will be able to take out books on any of the devices in the library, take out one of the 50 e-readers for a period of time or bring their own e-readers to the library and load books onto their own devices. The library will also be partnering with e-book providers or distributors to provide access to over 10,000 titles. The hope is to add to that collection annually. The county is still figuring out who will provide the equipment and has requests for proposals out for the e-readers and other equipment.