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Re: [ARSCLIST] Two other N.Y. Times article on a different type of digitizing
Karl Miller <karl.miller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Kinda makes me wonder...are libraries going to circulate ebooks and
iPods loaded with information?
They aren't "going to." They already are. Many public libraries around the
country circulate books as downloadable ebooks which are encoded so that
they can only be listened to for the regular loan period of a physical
book. Those digital objects (and yes, it's a widely accepted and used term
even far outside the library world) can be listened to on your computer,
or on any device you wish to put it on. Some academic libraries are also
making reserve music recordings available to students as downloadable
files also (or in some cases as streaming audio). Some are experimenting
with loaning out ipods as well.
Wilson Processing Project
The New York Public Library