Executive Director of the Colorado Library Consortium
Interview starts at 16:26
We could go back as a group of libraries, hundreds of libraries across Colorado, to a Big Five publisher and say, “We’re ready to buy your content directly, and here’s the way it looks: You make your content exposed and available in our marketplace. The collection development librarians, the people who make those decisions of purchasing, go into the marketplace and–click, click, click—they can check all the various titles they want to purchase and the number of copies.
Show Notes and Links:
“Amazon’s Next Kindle Paperwhite To Feature 300 ppi Screen, Better Typography, Arrive Early Next Year” by Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch – November 24, 2013
“Amazon Cuts Struggling Phone’s Price to 99 Cents” by David Streitfeld at The New York Times – September 8, 2014.
“Younger Americans and Public Libraries” Summary of Findings from Pew Research Internet Project – September 10, 2014
“Millennials Read and Use Libraries as Much as Their Parents, Study Finds” at Digital Book World – September 10, 2014
More about collections
shortcut to the new Manage Your Content and Devices page: amazon.com/mycd
Interview with Jim Duncan
“Two States Creating State-Wide Library E-book Collections” by Chirstyna Hunter at Public Libraries Online – September 4, 2014
eVoke 2.0 eBook Project in Colorado
Jamie LaRue, executive director of the Douglas County Libraries on The Kindle Chronicles – July 12, 2013
“Amazon, Publishers, and Readers” by Clay Shirky at Medium – September 12, 2014
David Vandagriff’s post on the Shirky article – September 12, 2014
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.
In Memory of Capt. Jeffrey L. Atkinson
I am dedicating TKC 319 to the memory of Jeff Atkinson, who passed away on September 11th this week in Casper, Wyoming. He was a son of my friend and E-Books for Troops helper Tom Atkinson, and he will be missed as a Captain in the Casper Fire Department, devoted husband and father of two boys, and a man of innate generosity and good humor. Jeff died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 48.
When his fellow fire fighters learned that news of Jeff’s passing was arriving by social media, they fetched his wife Kristen and then his sons Eddie and Cristopf at their school in a fire truck and took them to the Hospice facility, where the family then rode in the fire truck as it followed the hearse to the mortuary for cremation. Until the funeral, Jeff’s ashes will be honored at the fire station where he served. “If they go out to a fire, they are going to take him with them,” Darlene told me by phone tonight.
Darlene and I will attend Jeff’s funeral next week in Casper. In lieu of flowers, Jeff requested donations to the Atkinson Scholarship Fund at U.S. Bank, 435 West 1st Street, Casper WY 82601.