Monthly Archives: July 2012

Another bookmark for the Future of the Book: Bob Stein: “Build conversations around books”

See on Scoop.it – Books On Books Yesterday, Claire Kelly caught up with Travis Alber.  Today, Philip Jones of FutureBook, a digital blog from “The Bookseller,” caught up with Bob Stein.   Social reading serendipity? See on futurebook.net

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Bookmark this perspective on the future of the book

See on Scoop.it – Books On Books Travis Albers interviewed by Melville House’s Claire Kelly on social reading. Alongside Bob Stein (Institute for the Future of the Book), the founders of ReadMill and a handful of other “future-designers,” Albers and … Continue reading

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Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

See on Scoop.it – Books On Books A book published earlier this year by an Argentine firm raises questions about the desirability of indelible ink and trackable data, writes James Bridle… The title of Bridle’s item in “The Guardian” — … Continue reading

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A bookmark for the end of the book? | Colophons & copyrights: Delight in the details « Felt & Wire

See on www.feltandwire.com On her blog “Felt & Wire,” Alyson Kuhn shares her foray into the origins of the word “colophon.” In ancient Greece, Ionia to be precise, the city Colophon stood on a summit.   The colophon,  the final page … Continue reading

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A bookmark for the librarians: Pew’s 10 lessons in e-reading and 1 more from BOB

 Pew Internet’s latest report on e-reading offers librarians ten valuable lessons on how they can increase the usage and demonstrate the value of their collections. The 11th corollary — there are “herds” of ebook readers out there whose watering holes … Continue reading

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Ebook Timeline — A continuing post, updated 2014 February 16

With static infographics gaining ever more popularity, this was inevitable: Anyone up for grafting on some branches to cover Queen Anne’s Statute (1710), the German forerunner of the mass-market paperback (1867),  the introduction of the English modern paperback (1935), the introduction … Continue reading

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The Future of the Past: Bookmarking a forthcoming title

Tom Abba and Baldur Bjarnason are writing a book — about “books, electronic textuality and materiality and is a manifesto of sorts.” Some of it slips out intentionally in Abba’s blog.  He comments on Touchpress’s app of Eliot’s “The Wasteland,” … Continue reading

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