One of the staff spotted a great article, “Screen tests,” in the latest issue of ShopSmart magazine. It will help you decide on an e-book reader vs. a tablet, and includes ShopSmart’s recommendations for both types of devices. Don’t forget that using your library card allows you to download books free to many devices through eMedia Library. You’ll find the link on our site. Just today, Amazon.com made e-book downloads to Kindles accessible through eMedia Library. Downloading to Nooks, iPads, iPods, and many other devices has been available for quite some time.
Each year, Library Journal publishes a list of the best new magazines that started within the last year. I’ve considered one or two from this before as possible additions to our collection, provided they’re available for us. Of course, new magazine start-ups don’t always survive and not all of these will interest our members, but it’s quite an interesting list. The author goes on to say that it appears the “magazine market has stabilized.” –Good news for those of us who love magazines. He also touches on shifts in magazine content delivery for print and online through a variety of devices. To quote Bob Dylan, “The times, they are a-changin.”