Lending ebooks just got easier, at least according to Wallpaper lets your friends borrow e-books from real-world shelves a recent post in Engadget.
Vodafone Romania deserves the credit. According to author Jon Fingas “its new Digital Library Wallpaper gives you real-world (if very flat) bookshelves to showcase your digital wares. As the library owner, you order a custom adhesive wallpaper that reflects the free e-books you’ve chosen at Vodafone’s website. Once the print is on display, visitors to your home just have to scan QR codes to borrow titles and start reading…”
Needless to say there are a few limitations to the concept like a home website in Romanian, but it’s an interesting idea nonetheless.
(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG’s daily quirkies.)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.