“Sony to link Readers with libraries, allow e-book borrowing”

On Ars Technica:

“At a press event at the New York Public Library, Sony announced that its Reader hardware will soon be able to read digital books “borrowed” from local libraries, with a 21-day expiration date. By the holidays, the Reader lineup will be joined by a 3G-enabled wireless reader with a seven-inch screen.”

Most notable:

“Notes can be exported back to the desktop software with an image of the text they were associated with, so even if the underlying library book expires, the effort isn’t lost; maybe Sony didn’t want to be targeted with a class action lawsuit, such as the one that Amazon was hit with.”

Could this be a good platform for digital course reserves?

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About Erika Wayne

Erika V. Wayne is deputy library director and lecturer in law at Stanford Law School. Along with George Wilson, Kate Wilko and Paul Lomio, Erika Wayne has co-taught Advanced Legal Research for 3 years. Erika's interest in Open Access dates back to the 1996 when she helped in the development of the Securities Class Action Clearinghouse -- the first court designated internet site for public posting of securities litigation filings. And, she hates to pay for *anything* that should be free. She has a law degree from Penn and a library degree from Illinois.

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