Paper books are now becoming a part of the past, and I am a firm believer that our school’s can benefit from this technology. The cost could be lower which could help out school budgets with cash strapped schools. I applaud you Amazon you are making headway toward the future of reading
Today, in a press release Amazon stated they will now allow digital copies of books to be checked out and be read on the Kindle device. I think this could be crucial for all libraries especially the school library. Now the school librarians will not have to worry about losing a certain book or having it damaged. Also, if the book is in high demand there would be no limit to how many copies people could check out. This could be great for the next “Twilight” like books. On the return date the book would automatically be deleted from the device so you wouldn’t have to worry about taking a book back. Not only will you be able to check out the books for your kindle, you can also use it for you Kindle app for the iPad, iPod touch, or Android phone.
In the press release, Jay Marine said,
We’re doing a little something extra here,” Marine continued. “Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no. But we’re extending our Whispersync technology so that you can highlight and add margin notes to Kindle books you check out from your local library. Your notes will not show up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left them, perfectly Whispersynced.”