About the price of academic textbooks

Posted in Teaching on September 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“And considering what happens if I rent a Kindle text …” (audio)

[Bernie Goldbach, audioboom, 22 September]

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Kindle Publishing at Third Level

Posted in Teaching on June 4th, 2012 by steve

“I’ve a ‘saved search’ for Kindle in several online tracking systems because I believe that platform’s use is growing faster than Twitter. It’s certainly growing revenue faster than many social networks and points to job prospects for our third level students in the Limerick Institute of Technology …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View from Ireland, 3 June]

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Kindle Gives Me Culture Back

Posted in Life, Research on August 11th, 2011 by steve

“READING MORE AND READING FASTER. Those are the two biggest facets of my Kindle ownership. Amazon’s hardware is set up to help me read the moment I slide the power switch to awaken my Kindle. I hold it and flip its pages one-handed. That’s helpful for me when I feed an infant …” (more)

[Bernie Goldbach, Inside View from Ireland, 10 August]

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Kindle’s tipping point – e-books outsell hardbacks

Posted in Life on July 20th, 2010 by steve

“Even though Amazon.com says its hardcover book sales are continuing to grow, Kindle e-books have accelerated to surpass hardback sales proving the new format is here to stay …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 20 July]

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The Kindle reader: how does it fare for historians?

Posted in Research on January 27th, 2010 by steve

“This Christmas brought me the newest version of Amazon’s digital book reader the Kindle. It was purchased as a solution for my increasingly problematic collection of books. Many in academia can sympathize with my obsessive purchasing of books, and my inability to part with any – no matter how old or unread. However the Kindle, though extremely useful in many ways, is not likely to completely take the place of traditional books purchases …” (more)

[Sarah Arndt, Pue’s Occurrences, 27 January]

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Suit settled over Kindle navigation by the blind

Posted in Legal issues on January 17th, 2010 by steve

“The National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind have settled a lawsuit against Arizona State University over its plan to deploy the Kindle DX among students. The settlement involves no monetary damages, but the university agreed to use devices that are more accessible to the blind if it chooses to deploy e-book readers …” (more)

[Jacqui Cheng, University World News, 17 January]

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3 Colleges Strike Deal With US Not to Promote Kindle

Posted in Legal issues on January 14th, 2010 by steve

“In a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, three universities agreed not to buy or promote the use of Amazon’s Kindle DX or other electronic readers until the devices are fully accessible to the blind. Case Western Reserve University, Pace University and Reed College, all of which were part of a splashy entree into higher education for the Kindle last spring, struck the deals after an investigation …” (more)

[Inside Higher Ed, 14 January]

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2 Universities, Citing Concerns of Blind, Hold Off on Kindle

Posted in Teaching on November 11th, 2009 by steve

USA“The National Federation of the Blind will announce today that Syracuse University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison are holding off on expansions of Kindle offerings for students until the reading device is more accessible to the visually impaired …” (more)

[Inside Higher Ed, 11 November]

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