Stepping into the Stream: Bringing Netflix-style Video to Libraries

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Streaming video is well established in the consumer market (YouTube has been around since 2005 and Netflix since 2007) but is still gaining momentum in the library market. It’s not yet a huge category—LJ’s Materials Survey included downloadable/streaming movies as a category for the first time in 2013, finding that the responding libraries spent 0.6 percent of their materials budget on downloadable movies, which represented 0.9 percent of their total circulation—but it’s certainly on the rise.

Deborah Layton & Kathe Mazur | Behind the Mic

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Author Deborah Layton and narrator Kathe Mazur discuss the new audiobook version of Seductive Poison.

Veronica Mars | Pop Culture Advisory

What fans of Veronica Mars should read and watch after the movie

Q&A Sue Monk Kidd

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LJ talks to Sue Monk Kidd about her latest novel The Invention of Wings

Audio Newsbriefs | February 15, 2014

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Playaway gets a redesign; Findaway introduces Bookopotamus app

Pop Culture Advisory: The Fault in Our Stars

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What to read, watch, listen to, and play until the release of the The Fault in Our Stars film

Q&A: Jessica Pigza

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Jessica Pigza talks to LJ about her first book, Bibliocraft.

Q&A: Making Richard Pryor

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Brothers David and Joe Henry and actor Dion Graham talk to LJ‘s Stephanie Klose about what made Richard Pryor

Pop Culture Advisory: Midwives’ Tales

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What to read, watch, and listen to as you wait for the third season of PBS’s Call the Midwife.

OverDrive announces move to all MP3 audiobooks

OverDrive, one of the major vendors of audiobooks to libraries, has announced that it will be moving away from the WMA format and making audiobooks for the library market available solely as MP3s. Reasons for the shift include the facts that MP3s are widely compatible across various listening devices and that the vast majority of […]

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