From: "Pikas, Christina K." <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 01:00:20 +0000
1) "license to"
2) of public libraries, probably. Schools - maybe some. Academic - a
few. Special & Government - a few.
3) a barrier to use in public libraries is awareness. a second is the
practicalities of how to go about getting the book on your device. The
roadshow combats these two things. Awareness (you noticed it!). I
think they probably have a petting zoo to help people figure out how
to use it.
From: "Jim O'Donnell" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 16:20:42 -0400
Riding along in my automobile today: my curiosity was running wild
when I was passed by an 18-wheeler splashed with signs about e-books
and offering the URL: www.digitalbookmobile.com. It took some doing
to see that this vehicle travels to public libraries on behalf of
something called Overdrive, Inc., which (it claims) "partners with"
96% of the libraries in the United States. Big flashy vehicle, series
I have several questions.
1. Does "partners with" mean "sells stuff to"?
2. 96%? really? That's remarkable market penetration if so.
3. I'm curious about how a roadshow to demo ebooks to the populace
makes sense? (I do understand that they are a licensor of ebooks.)
Puzzled on the road,