Daily Links and Deals: As Libraries and Archives Digitize, Implications for Maintaining Individual Privacy

daily_links_1Today, several interesting pieces on the shift to digital with a spotlight on both libraries and museums. What do these changes mean for the future? Also, stories about copyright and a new search results page for Google. In deals, running shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses for $60 and deals on Seiko men’s watches.

Daily Links for Tuesday, May 24, 2016:

Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet (The Guardian) Yesterday, I posted a link to a story on how people are misusing fair use as an excuse to commit piracy. This is a post on how copyright is being misused for censorship.

Chicago will have a film archive of live performance (Chicago Tribune) Chicago has a vibrant life theater and performance scene. This archive is an exciting development for the city.

Museums in the Age of Social (And how to support them)  (NEH) More and more museums are putting digital collections online. What does this mean for the relationship between institutions and their audiences?

Desktop Google Search redesign places Knowledge Graph results inline, displays links in cards (9 to 5 Google) That search page is going to look a little bit different!

As Libraries and Archives Digitize, Implications for Maintaining Individual Privacy (Mediashift) From a series about how libraries are changing, a look at what happens to privacy when analog goes digital.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Prince: A John Shakespeare Mystery by Rory Clements for 99 cents.

In Today’s Deals, Mizuno running shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses for $60, an Oreck Upright Vacuum and Seiko men’s watches starting at $49.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find has two Bob Dylan biographies in honor of his birthday. The Romance Daily Find is Grave Vengeance by Lori Sjoberg for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Bone Collector (The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Realities by Marian D. Schwartz for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Abandoned Prayers: An Incredible True Story of Murder, Obsession and Amish Secrets by Gregg Olsen for $1.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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