The season of the Davis Library.

The season of the Davis Library.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pulitzer Prizewinning Audiobooks?

What do you guys think? Want any of these as audiobooks?

WINNER! - Pulitzer Prize

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan $29.95

OTHER NOMINEES
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen $59.95
Nemesis by Phillip Roth $24.99
Fun With Problems by Robert Stone $24.99
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes $39.95
Point Omega by Don DeLillo $19.99
Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler $35.00
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin $29.95
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli $32.95
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer $45.00
Parrot And Olivier In America by Peter Carey $32.95
The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass $45.00
Wild Child by T.C. Boyle $39.95

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kindles work with OverDrive!!!!

From Bobbi Slossar @ the NH State Library:

STOP. THE. PRESSES!

Holy cow. You are never going to believe this. Ready?

    The Kindle Library Lending program will integrate into your existing OverDrive-powered ‘Virtual Branch’ website.

    Your existing collection of downloadable eBooks will be available to Kindle customers. As you add new eBooks to your collection, those titles will also be available in Kindle format for lending to Kindle and Kindle reading apps. Your library will not need to purchase any additional units to have Kindle compatibility. This will work for your existing copies and units.

http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2011/04/20/kindle-library-lending-and-overdrive-what-it-means-for-libraries-and-schools/

Wow. Of course we open the door to an entire new group of users.

Quick breakdown for you:

If I were to purchase duplicate copies today for the week, here's what the costs would be:

  • Another eBook title for each 6 patrons waiting: $640
  • Another Audiobook title for each 10 patrons waiting: $1015
  • Total for duplicates: $1655
  • We have at most $2600 to spend, leaving us with at most $950 for new audiobook and eBook titles.
  • Audiobooks cost $40-95 each.
  • eBooks cost $7-25 each.
  • Oh, and it's only Wednesday. By Friday the reserve list will be higher.

And this new development opens our collect to the popular Kindle device.

Bobbi