E56: Adventures in eBook Implementation

E56: Adventures in eBook Implementation

Recorded in an undisclosed location, this episode focuses entirely on books.  Hauser begins reviews with a nonfiction YA selection about the manhunt for Lincoln’s Killer. Mauser shares the literary goodness of Terry Pratchett’s latest offering. Finally, McElroy delights us with the beautifully done picture book about having friends and still doing your own thing.

The tech discussion focuses on the frustrations and successes of implementing e-books in the library. We highlight the different types of e-books available in our libraries, ways to use and promote them, suggestions for working around the difficulties, and the value of analytics in e-book collection development.

We’d love to hear from listeners about using e-books in the library–what have you found that works well, and what have you learned through the process?

E55: Bob Dylan, Books of Wonder, Tough Chicks, and Clever Porcupines

E55: Bob Dylan, Books of Wonder, Tough Chicks, and Clever Porcupines

This episode, recorded at Opa! on South Lamar in Austin, features book reviews and a discussion of means to professional development.

McElroy begins reviews with the problem solving Perfectly Percy, a companion to Hugs for Pearl, as well as a review of children’s bookstore Books of Wonder in NYC. Mauser continues reviews with a graphic novel series centering on a female adventurer, Delilah Dirk. Hauser finishes the reviews segment with Bob Dylan Revisited, graphic interpretations of 13 classic Dylan songs.