This Week's Brown Bag – The Kindle, Boon or Bane?

Despite some arguments that the Kindle actually restricts intellectual freedom they have proven to be immensely popular among librarians and are increasingly finding their way into libraries.

This week’s Brown Bag discussion will be about the Kindle. Is this a handy technology libraries should embrace? Or, is this a dangerous trend that may actually hurt libraries in the long run?

Wednesday at 1pm CIS2020

Here are some recent articles about the Kindle –

Groups Sue Ariz State, Say Kindle Use Hurts Blind Students

Amazon Kindle DRM Strikes Again: You Don’t Really Own Your eBooks

From this weekend’s ALA conference, a broader discussion about mobile devices, licensing, and accessibility – ALA Conference 2009: Ubiquity of Mobiles Greatly To Affect Libraries

Will electronic devices make books obsolete?

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