Library Corner 8-25-2015

Library corner imageThe Rise of Phone Reading (WSJ)

Did technology kill the book or give it new life? (BBC News)

Outrage as city with new £188m library ask readers for help buying books (The Telegraph)

Are Americans falling in love with censorship? (Guardian)

Jimmy Wales Says Wikipedia Is Losing Traffic From Google (Search Engine Land)

Women’s Groups and the Rise of the Book Club (JSTOR)

Up From The Ashes, A Public Library In Sri Lanka Welcomes New Readers (NPR)

OverDrive Working on PDF Conversion, Faster Cloud-based Platform (Infodocket)

ALA Calls for an End to Mandatory Filters (The Digital Reader)

Digital Collections:

Research Tools: City of New York Launches Expanded and Enhanced City Record Online (CROL) Database, More Data and Now Searchable (Infodocket)

State library relocates genealogical collection (Daily Courier)

DataQ, a New Collaborative Platform for Answering Research Data Questions in Academic Libraries Formally Launches (Infodocket)

UO, OSU join forces to produce Web app that brings Oregon history alive (Register-Guard)

Audio Recognition App “Warblr” (Shazam For Birds) Launches in UK (Infodocket)


Research Tools: Population Reference Bureau Releases 2015 World Population Data Sheet, Visualizations, and Interactive World Map (Infodocket)

Minneapolis Releases Archive Of Historic Images Online (CBS Minnesota – WCCO)

Update: U.S. Census Adds 2013 Data to OnTheMap Interactive Web App (Infodocket)

The New York Times Makes 17,000 Tasty Recipes Available Online: Japanese, Italian, Thai & Much More (Open Culture)

Reference: ProPublica’s Non-Profit Explorer Database Updated (990 Filings) (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.


Daily Links: Zuckerberg Launches Book Club

naimDigital Life:

Zuckerberg Launches Book Club (Publishers Weekly)

VPN Services consider leaving Canada to protect customer privacy (Torrent Freak)

Netflix, VPN Users and the Real Question for Content Providers (Teleread)

Apple to make price adjustments in the App Store due to VAT and exchange rates (Talking New Media)

Angie’s List launches a new digital-only weekly magazine into the Apple Newsstand (Talking New Media)

Gaming and streaming news:

PS Now subscriptions to offer all-you-can-play access starting at $15/month (Ars Technica)

You Can Finally Get ESPN on the Web, for $20 a Month (Recode)

Google announces “Cast” line of home audio products (Ars Technica)

Broadband and telephone news:

Only 25Mbps and up will qualify as broadband under new FCC definition (Ars Technica)

AT&T offers data rollover, but with much stricter limits than T-Mobile (Gigaom)

Deals and Finds:

The first book in Zuckerberg’s book club is The End of Power by Moises Naim.

The Amazon Fire Phone is now priced at $189.

There are over 30 mysteries and thrillers priced at $1.99 or less in today’s  Kindle Daily Deals.  Features book include Max Alan Collins’ Nathan Heller Novels.

Barnes and Nobles Daily Find is featuring 18 thrillers and mysteries for just 99 cents . They are also offering Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger games for $1.99.


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 links of interest on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.