Daily Links and Deals: Protecting Anne Frank’s Voice — Even 7 Decades Later

 daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, January 27, 2016:

Review: 5 prepaid mobile hotspots fire up business travel (Computerworld) – A good comparison of mobile wi-fi spots.

Netflix exempts US military bases from copyright Geo-blocks (Torrent Freak) – First Amazon Prime and now, Netflix are exempting military bases.

Protecting Anne Frank’s Voice — Even 7 Decades Later (Forward) – I missed this article from a few weeks ago. This is an interesting piece discussing the often overlooked moral rights issue connected to this controversial case.

The Problem with Ebook Piracy Spam (Plagiarism Today) – Is that spammy pirate site really selling books or just fishing for information? If you’re a reader should you buy? And, if you are an author, should you send a take down notice? The answers may surprise you.

Rebtel Introduces Unlimited International Calling (TechCrunch) – Wireless calling without wi-fi? This sounds interesting!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Boundary Crossed and Boundary Lines, the first two books in Melissa F. Olsons’s new Boundary Magic urban fantasy series for $1.99 each. Boundary Magic Book 3, Boundary Born, is coming in June. These are favorites of mine and are set in the same world as her Scarlet Bernard novels.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Lamentation (Matthew Shardlake Series #6) by C. J. Sansom for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is When It’s Right (Montana Men Series #2) by Jennifer Ryan for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also Lamentation by C.J. Sansom (Matthew Shardlake Book #6) for $2.99. Kobo’s  Buy 2, Get 1 free sale still continues through February 1st.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Marc Maron’s Attempting Normal 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Library Corner: 1-5-2015

Library corner imageHere is this week’s roundup of library news:

US Library News:

North Carolina: State program helps public libraries share books (The News & Observer)

Tennessee: For Internet To Go, Check The Library (NPR)

International Library News:

UK: British Librarians Are Suing Government Over Library Closings (AdWeek)

New Zealand: ‘Born-digital’ records a minefield for archivists (ZD Net)

Policy and Privacy:

New report looks to future of libraries building digitally inclusive communities (ALA News)

Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging (OCLC)

191 million voters’ personal info exposed by misconfigured database (Databreaches)


Authors challenge Google’s book copying project (SCOTUS Blog)

Anne Frank’s diary can be copied for scientific research: court (Dutch News.NL)

US Copyright Office Wants Your Input on the DMCA Rule-Making Process (The Digital Reader)

Reference and Statistics:

Lists: Top Book Check Outs of 2015 at the New York Public Library (Systemwide, by Borough, by Branch) (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Archives: Fascinating finds in National Library of Israel Jewish newspaper archive (Jewish Heritage Europe)

Bronx Black History Archives Open to Public (Fordham News)

New Manuscripts From the National Library of Greece (Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts)

Researchers building digital archive on WWI poetry by American immigrants (KU)

FILLING IN DIGITAL BLANKS OF HISTORIC TEXTS: Engineering students fix common glitch in digitization of books published before 1700 (Northwestern)

Osher Map Library at University of Southern Maine digitizes its rare globe collection (Portland Press Herald)

Literary Journal: Complete, Searchable Digital Archive of the “Jewish Book Annual” Now Available Online (Infodocket)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life daily on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Library Corner: 11-17-2015

Library corner imageUS Library News:

Wisconsin’s Libraries Embrace New Ways To Meet Public’s Needs (WPR)

Arizona: Walking while you work: Phoenix library adds treadmills to computers (Arizona Republic)

Indiana: IU to Restore Massive Media Collection (Inside Indiana Business)

Time Inc. is donating its colossal archive to New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library (NY History)

Seattle: King County Library System book-sorting crew reclaims ‘national’ title (Seattle Times)

Minnesota: Library story times for children with autism growing in popularity in Minnesota (Star Tribune)

Learn Guitar, Final Cut Pro, Project Management Online Courses Offered Free Through the Boston Public Library (BPL)

NYPL is proud to announce a new partnership with Bookshare, making 370,000 accessible e-books free to patrons with print disabilities (NYPL)

International Library News:

Denmark: Free e-books from Danish public libraries are a smashing hit (Copenhagen Post)

Ireland: Is move to ebooks in secondary schools a good idea? (Irish Times)

Japan: Getting ready for the next generation – Renewal of the International Library of Children’s Literature (National Diet Library)

Ireland: National Library warns of deteriorating collections, seeks extra funding (RTE)

Sweden: National Library of Sweden joins Open Library of Humanities (Open Access)

Canada: Vancouver Public Library hit by low Canadian dollar and expensive ebooks (Straight)

The Library’s Global Future (Slate)

Policy and Privacy:

Are school librarians going way of the milkman? (Charlotte Observer)

Digitizing The World’s Libraries Using Smartphones (Forbes)

It’s your duty to keep up with technology, librarians told (Columbus Dispatch)


Authorship Credit for Scholarly and Creative Works: The Elusive American Attribution Right (Trademark and Copyright Law)

Anne Frank’s Diary Gains ‘Co-Author’ in Copyright Move (NYT)

Reference and Statistics:

New Medicare Part D Opioid Drug Mapping Tool Available (CMS.gov)

New Resource: USGS Releases Searchable Database Featuring Geo-Referenced Copyright and Royalty-Free Field Photographs (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Historical Statutes at Large Added to the Law Library’s Website (LOC)

Political speeches, puns and putdowns go online (University of Glasgow)

RIBA Makes 90,000 Archival Images Available to View Online (Arch Daily)

Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Launches Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Online (Columbia)

Historic American Newspapers (Chronicling America – LOC)

About once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about digital collections available online.  I also post other links of interest about the digital life daily on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.