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  1. said:

    So much food for thought!Your comments on the e-reader are very helpful,as I have been on the fence for months about getting one. And I truly appreciate the vision for a future that includes librarians … Thank you, Jim!

    March 12, 2010
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  2. cathy said:

    Our public library has made ebooks available to their patrons through Overdrive, which is compatible with the Sony reader. (Though really all you need to read the books is a computer with Adobe Digital Editions if you don't mind reading off of a monitor.) I check out Overdrive every month or so to see what the new offerings are. People are always surprised when I tell them they can get

    March 29, 2010
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  3. said:

    James, I don't usually read long posts, but I found yours to be very engaging. I'm not a recent convert to ebook readers, having owned one for 11 years (the original 1999 Rocket eBook). I certainly concur with your feelings about them. You've brought up the salient point – will they send The Library to its demise? And you've shown the necessity for skilled helpers, i.e.,

    March 30, 2010
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  4. Great post. I too recently received a Sony Reader and I&#39;ve been amazed at how it&#39;s opened up my world. I used to read a lot, and now I read a stupid amount. I had no idea it would have that effect.<br /><br />As for librarians, I continue to be told that my job will be obsolete in no time, and I continue not to believe that. As you say, we are information professionals, we must retain

    March 31, 2010
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  5. said:

    The future: everyone will carry the library of everything in their pocket. Interesting.

    May 6, 2011
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