Libraries archive

  • NFC tagged library lets you research books with your smartphone before you borrow
    Phones

    NFC tagged library lets you research books with your smartphone before you borrow

    By 3 July 2013

    A library in Japan has added NFC tags to bookshelves, allowing users to get more information on a book with their smartphones before deciding to borrow. NFC has had something of a slow start to life, creeping into phones but never really having much...

  • How eBooks plan to save libraries, newspapers and make us read
    Gadgets

    How eBooks plan to save libraries, newspapers and make us read

    By 31 August 2009

    Sony's announcement both sides of the Atlantic of its new ebook Readers isn't just about the latest gadget to say you own, it's actually about saving a number of industries that could, without a little help, die a fast and lonely death within the next...

  • How to borrow an ebook
    Gadgets

    How to borrow an ebook

    By 27 August 2009

    The idea of borrowing a digital book from your local library sounds like a great way to get books for free for your new fangled digital reader ebook ereader thingmebob, but is it really that simple? Here's our FAQ on what to expect: What books are available?...