Alright, I KNOW this has been said before, but MOLDI is literally one of the most unappealing product names I can think of. Mold? Gross. Why not just name your site Books And Related Free Items (BARFI) or Popular Options: On-Demand, Portable, and Digitzed (POOPD). I wonder how popular the iPod would have been if it had been named the iPunchintheface.
Anyway. In a way, I sort of think MOLDI is the future of the library. People will soon tire of driving around and looking at the faces of the disheveled masses just to pick up a product they could easily download (see: books, music, and movies) from the comfort of their futon, kitchen table, or red panda den. But at the same time, I don’t think MOLDI is used all that much. Maybe more titles, better marketing, and the all important device compatibility (“Why can’t I listen to these books on my iPunchintheface?!”) will change that. I found some titles I might be interested in, but it looks like different titles can be played on a differing variety of devices; it doesn’t seem consistent. Or hey, maybe library folks are library folks, and they want to come to the library. Only time will tell.