ATG Hot Topic of the Week: Kindle Lending Library

by | Apr 22, 2011 | 0 comments

by Dennis Brunning, Arizona State University

Good Friday is especially good when blessed with Amazon’s announcement of its library lending program. Contrary to urban legend, it will not allow wholesale lending of your kindle to my kindle. But it does open up thousands of Kindle titles to license through Overdrive. Proves over and again–libraries are an essential component of the book market. And, apologies, to Robert Darnton (see Five Myths about the Information Age), the library ain’t dead…

Your links:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/04/amazon-to-launch-library-lending-for-kindle-books/1

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/technology/21amazon.html?src=me

http://chronicle.com/article/5-Myths-About-the-Information/127105/

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