Ramblings, citations and "brainwaves" of a college librarian in Toronto. 475 square feet refers to the size of my home, not the size of my office or library.

How Many eTextbooks Are In the Marketplace?

Coursesmart offers 7000+ from Pearson, Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill among others.

Why is my bookstore so far behind?

See also

Overdrive Social Media Map

Canadian Internet Facts

CRTC Communication Monitoring Report 2009

Internet Access: 95% of Canadian households have access to fixed broadband. 91% to mobile broadband. In 2008, virtually all Canadian households in urban centres could have access to broadband services, versus 78% of households that were in rural areas.

TV Viewership: TV viewing biggest drop in 12 - 17 age demographic down 5.9%. Over 18 down 1.4%.

Internet use: 95% of 18-34 anglophones use the Internet; 91% of 35-49, 70% of over 50. Numbers slightly lower for francophones.

Price Pressure on Books

Apple told the world a song is only worth about a dollar. Now Amazon is trying to set the price of books to about $10. I hope they win.



Sigh, more learning to do.

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