Online Databases: Ebooks Arrive
By Carol Tenopir -- Library Journal, 2/1/2008
The programs at two recent conferences (the Charleston Conference and London Online) confirm that ebooks have established themselves in libraries. While the trade and consumer book markets still struggle to find an affordable and compelling ebook reader, library users have embraced the ebooks connected to the library e-collection and accessible via the PC or laptop they typically use.
A good update on eBooks and libraries, from the always on top of it Carol Tenopir...
Fitzgerald vs. Hollywood
By PAUL GREENBERG, Published: February 10, 2008
“Most writers,” the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “look like writers whether they want to or not. It is hard to say why.”
Looking out over the not unruly mob picketing in front of Rockefeller Center during the first week of the writers’ strike this past November, I was struck by the truth of Fitzgerald’s words. Off to my left, Tom Fontana, the creator of the HBO series “Oz,” shoved his hands in his pocket and rolled his shoulders into the wind, like a writer.
To my right, an erudite and charming friend who writes an educational cartoon your children watch stroked his beard and picked at his ear very much like a writer. Even an elusive beauty from the staff of “Sex and the City” whom I had futilely dated a few years back now looked, with her suspect glance across the crowd, more than anything else, like a writer.