Archive for the ‘Libraries’ Category

TRE 12 Eric Hellman

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I spoke with Eric Hellman on March 9, 2010, about the Google Book Settlement, which he has been following as an independent blogger with a keen interest and long experience with libraries. He was an eyewitness at two key hearings before Judge Chin at the federal courthouse in Manhattan.  Eric also has analyzed the pricing chess game over eBooks, and at the end of the interview we turned briefly to that topic.

In July, 2009, I had a chance to attend a fascinating luncheon presentation on the Google Book Settlement by Alexander Macgillivray. It took place at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. At the time, Alex was Deputy General counsel for Products and Intellectual Property at Google, and he was intimately involved in the settlement talks.  Not so much any more, since he left Google shortly thereafter to become general counsel at Twitter. Click on the following for:

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TRE 2 The OverDrive Story

Monday, January 18th, 2010

From the OverDrive web site

This is an interview on Friday, January 8, 2010, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with David Burleigh, director of marketing for OverDrive, which is the leading provider of public library connections to eBook readers such as the Barnes & Noble nook and the Sony Reader.

After the interview, I’ve added my own observations based on using OverDrive to access books for my nook at the Denver Public Library.

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