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 Post subject: RE: borrowing library ebooks
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:51 pm 
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nice bit in the feb 2012 issue on the kindle stuff.

nooks also can do that. not as easy maybe though. youll need Adobe Digtal Editions software on your PC, a nook device or the free nook readers (available for PC or Andriod). and of course a library card.

now check your local library to see what they offer. in central/western mass, its C/W MARS (Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing), a website with ebooks you can borrow. other locals have similar offerings.

sign up, search and download the ebook to ADE. then sideload to the nook via USB. presto, you have borrowed an ebook. you can load the book to up to 5 nooks.. real nooks or software ones, and it syncs reading between them all. great for reading a bit at lunch on the phone, then resuming where you left off on the e-ink nook at home. be sure to "return" it as soon as youre done for the next person.

Im sure there are many other variations of this.


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 Post subject: Re: RE: borrowing library ebooks
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:06 pm 
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I tried this exact C/W MARS service for ebooks for my PC last summer. While it did work, I could not understand why I had to wait for a patron who'd "borrowed" an ebook to "return" it (=let their time run out) so before I myself could read it. :lol:

In any case, here's the page for that library system: http://digitalbooks.cwmars.org/1283A7B6 ... efault.htm


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 Post subject: Re: RE: borrowing library ebooks
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:04 am 
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yeah I hated that too lol.

they need a big label on the cover image, something like "be kind! click "return" when your done instead of letting it expire on its own days or a week later."


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 Post subject: Re: RE: borrowing library ebooks
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:24 am 
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I emailed my local library about returning my ebook early and they said the software they use does not have that option.


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 Post subject: Re: RE: borrowing library ebooks
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:51 pm 
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As a librarian, I'm really glad you guys wrote that piece. It's surprising how many people don't know about library lending, or seem to think that the existence of the internet means no content will ever need to be paid for by anyone ever again. So, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: RE: borrowing library ebooks
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:32 am 
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I have seen lots of ebooks on ebay with traders advertising that they have resell rights. Does this mean I can just buy their ebook and resell it on ebay with no comebacks? There dosen't appear to be copyrights on these cook ebooks and I;m wondering how some sellers can say that they have resell, does it mean they are the author of the ebook? please advise.


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