Re: e-books

Fri, 12 May 2000 08:17:15 -0700 (PDT)

here's the case of two Canadian libraries which circulate the hardware for
reading ebooks:

E-books make inroads into Canada
THERESA LALONDE - The Arts Report - CBC Radio

WINDSOR, Ont. - A public library in Ontario is
getting into the electronic age in a big way. The
Windsor Public Library has purchased four electronic
books for general circulation. The screening device is
the size of a paperback and can hold up to 40 books
in its memory.

The library is going ahead with the venture despite the
fact Canadian books aren't yet available in this
electronic form.

The Windsor Public Library follows the example set in
Richmond, British Columbia,where four Rocket
e-books are in general circulation. The library
searches the Internet for various best-sellers and other
American books.>>>>

The rest of the article is available at CBC's InfoCulture page:

Stephen Davies
Mount Royal College, Calgary