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From The Digital Shift:

Libraries across the U.S. are this week launching a digital magazine newsstand being offered by Recorded Books (RB) and Zinio.

The service allows libraries to build their own magazine collection from a portfolio of about 4000 digital titles that RB and Zino are offering. Multiple patrons can read the same title simultaneously, and libraries pay per title in addition to a tiered platform fee that is calculated based on annual material circulations.

Corinne Hill, the director of the Chattanooga Public Library, said she couldn’t wait to roll out the service.

‘As a lover of magazines I really couldn’t resist this service. The ability to download the latest copy to your portable device combined with not having to receive or shelve material, just made the decision really easy,’ Hill said, referring to the fact that the magazines can be read not only on a Mac or PC but on a variety of mobile devices using Zinio’s reader apps.

 

More in the article.

(Via The Digital Shift.)

 
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