TKC 128 Joyce Neujahr

News – 1) Amazon just barely makes its deadline of adding lending capability for Kindle by the end of the year. Bookborrowr prepares a community of Kindle loaners and borrowers.  2) The Kindle 3 passes Harry Potter 7 as the most popular Amazon product in history, leading at least one tech pundit to admit he was wrong. Barnes & Noble touts the Nook‘s first Christmas.  3) I’ve taken a look at Andrei Pushkin’s steps to root a Nook Color so it will run Kindle for Android, but I haven’t taken the plunge yet.  It’s a hack not for the faint of heart.

Tech Tip – Brett McNeil passes along a creative refinement for groups of Kindle readers sharing an Amazon account – try giving individual titles to the account, enabling individuals to use their own credit cards instead of the one linked to the shared account. Smart!

Interview (starts at 16:14) – On December 28, 2010 I visited in person with Joyce Neujahr, director of patron services at the University of Nebraska at Omaha‘s Criss Library.  Joyce launched one of the first library programs in the nation to loan Kindles, so she has a lot of experience to offer.  She’d also love to visit with Jeff Bezos to share her ideas about what Amazon could do to revolutionize Interlibrary Loans.

Content – Denis Shelston tips us off to La Bibliotheque electronique du Quebec, a source for public domain PDF e-book titles in French.

Links Mentioned in Comments: Scott Sigler’s books for young male readers and Daniel Foster’s roundup of great Kindle covers.

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  1. Hannah wrote:

    I registered on the bookborrowr site and another one–booksformykindle.com. I’ve already had a couple of transactions through Books for my Kindle and they’ve gone smoothly. I hope more people will sign up for these sites and add a greater variety of titles. Also I hope more publishers get on the lending bandwagon. Of the titles I own, in addition to a few smaller e-publishers, Kensington and Scholastic seem to be the major ones that allow lending.

    Posted 02 Jan 2011 at 5:21 pm

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