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ERIC Number: EJ925253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
In Front of (e)Readers
Hadro, Josh
Library Journal, v135 n3 p24-27 Feb 2010
To quote "Will & Grace," the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10, was "a nightmare/delightful!" Five times larger than even the largest library conference, the show's 35 football field-long bazaar of technology marvels and gimmicks--along with thousands of reps hawking them--was almost enough to put a person off gadget lust for good. The tech coming out of CES is geared toward the well-off, those able to gamble on a gadget that might never work out. But where they lead, broader markets often follow. So while flexible lending--direct-to-device downloads and hassle-free content portability--may take time and pressure from users and the library community, the author states that now is the time for libraries to get out in front of their users on whatever technology they'll soon be embracing. He adds that 2010 brings more ereading devices than anyone knows what to do with. A look at how the technology debuts at the Consumer Electronics Show will shape patron expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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