The killer Kindle

Medeiros, Norm The killer Kindle. OCLC Systems & Services, 2009, vol. 25, n. 4, pp. 225-227. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This article discusses electronic books, the impact Amazon’s Kindle is having on the industry, and the means by which academic libraries will need to respond to the growing popularity of this medium.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: electronic books ; e-books ; Kindle ; Google Books
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EC. Book selling.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BE. Information economics.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BI. User interfaces, usability.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CF. Reading and story telling.
Depositing user: Norm Medeiros
Date deposited: 19 Nov 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15


1. Posted to the Kindle Community page, “Kindle in the pool” on 8 June 2009.

2. The Kindle 2, with a six-inch display, holds 1,500 books; the DX model, with a nine-inch display, holds 3,500 books.

3. Roy, Mike (2009). The dream of a single library. Available: <>

(Accessed : 5 June 2009).

4. Ibid.

5. Kirschner, Ann (2009). “Reading Dickens four ways: How Little Dorrit fares in multiple text formats.” Chronicle of Higher Education 55, no. 39, p. B16.

6. Ibid.

7. Ante, Spencer E. (2009). “An e-book upstart with unlikely fans.” Business Week, June 22, p. 54.


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