The fate of the Stanza e-reader, at least the mobile editions for the iPad, iPhone and other Apple machines, is a great example of why libraries should establish their own ecosystem and promote nonproprietary standards. If you do use Stanza, remember Amazon’s lack of commitment to updates. Even if you somehow haven’t been burned so far, you may in the future.
You can find out more at TeleRead.
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