[Air-L] Library Purchase/Subscription For Kindle Content?

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Thu Jun 11 12:40:36 PDT 2009



As Some May Know, Amazon Recently Made Available An iPhone App For
Access To Kindle Content:


"Kindle For iPhone App Released"


[ http://tinyurl.com/dzcck4 ]


In speaking with John Cox, Acting Librarian, National University of
Ireland, Galway, at dinner the evening before my presentation on June 5
2009 at the NLI-Galway Library


[ http://tinyurl.com/luhun9 ]


about their library's sizable e-Book collection (400,000+), it occurred
to me that a library purchase / [subscription ?] of (select) Kindle
Content  (240,000 titles +)could revolutionize the entire textbook and
e-text environment at colleges and universities (as well as within other
institutions/organizations) with the use of the iPhone App for Kindle
Content [Kindle Access w/o The Kindle] as well as access via The Kindle
Device Itself [Kindle Access w/ The Kindle]


I Would Most Appreciate Your Reactions / Thoughts About The
Opportunities / Possibilities / Ramifications Of This Scenario By
Commenting On The Matter At The Blog Entry At


[ http://tinyurl.com/nhccld ]


BTW: To My Knowledge, Institutional Purchase / Subscription Options Are
Not Currently Available For Kindle Content [?]


Thanks A Million !




Gerry McKiernan

Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011


gerrymck at iastate.edu  


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