Daily Links and Deals – Holiday Whodunnits for Book Lovers: The British Library’s Crime Classics

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, December 14,  2016:

The Wynn Las Vegas is putting an Amazon Echo in every hotel room (The Verge) I miss Alexa when I am not at home, but given the personal limitations and the privacy issues, I’m not too sure about this. Now, these Alexa enabled headphones, on the other hand….

Holiday Whodunnits for Book Lovers: The British Library’s Crime Classics (Publishers Weekly) The British Library is about a lot more than classics and medieval manuscripts.

Amazon starts Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK — but only with two beta users (Techcrunch) And drone delivery is here – sort of….

Evernote’s new privacy rules may let its employees read your notes (Engadget) This is why I *always* recommend that you uncheck the box that says “allow us to use your data to improve our product”.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes a selection of Star Wars comics.

In Today’s Deals, up to 50% off Fossil Watches, bags, accessories, & more.

More device sales before the holidays! The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for $20 off. There are also deals on Fire tablets: The Fire 7″for $40, the Fire tablet variety pack (3 tablets) for $180, the Fire HD 10 for $200 and the Fire Kids Edition for $90.

Alexa devices: You can also get the Amazon Echo for $140 ($40 off), the Amazon Tap for $90 ($40 off) and the Echo Dot for $40 ($10 off.)

You can still get 12 months of Kindle Unlimited for the special price of $88.99 – that’s $30 off the regular price.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Jane Austen Series #12) by Stephanie Barron. The Romance Daily Find is Holiday Wishes by Nora Roberts.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

The new NOOK Tablet is available and is only $49.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Christmas Caramel Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery Book 20) by Joanne Fluke. The Extra Daily Deal is The Ghosts Omnibus One by Jonathan Moeller.

Until December 25th, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O e-reader is on sale for $159.99 (with free shipping).

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals under $3.99 includes Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller.

Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10. Through December 22nd, you can also rent various Harper Teen books for 24 hours for 99 cents.

(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.

Library Corner August 3, 2015

Library corner image8 Weird Facts From the History of the Library (Flavorwire)

APA reports continued strong audio sales (Library Journal)

U.S. Program Will Connect Public Housing Residents to Web (NY Times)

Protesters rally, check out books to make clear concerns over weeding at Berkeley Central Library (Berkeleyside)

E-books click with more library users (Asia One)

Greater Jakarta: City set to establish digital libraries (Jakarta Post)

National Archives (NARA) Asks For Public Input on Prioritizing Materials to Digitize (Infodocket)

E-book sales are flattening, but does that mean the technology is dying as consumers unplug? Financial Post)

New Report: “Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014″ (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript Library Digitizing 2,000 ‘Largely Undiscovered’ Videocassettes (Beinecke)

New Video: The British Library Takes a CT Scan of Europe’s Oldest Intact Book (Infodocket)

The Georgia Folklore Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)

NASA Satellite Camera Provides “EPIC” View of Earth (NASA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases updated environmental and public health indicators in an online database (Infodocket)

N.Y.U. Library Acquires Archive of the Digital Art Journal Triple Canopy (Arts Beat NY Times)

AP makes one million minutes of historical footage available on YouTube (Associated Press)

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 on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Library Corner: 4-4-2015

Library corner imageOn the Changing Roles of US Bookstores and Libraries (Dear Author)

Toronto Catholic School Board Cuts Every Teacher Librarian (Teleread)

Ebooks for Libraries (JAKontrath)

The British Library Releases Videos to Help Bring Awareness/Discussion to Online Privacy (Infodocket)

ALA Awards Lemony Snicket Prize to Ferguson Librarian (Teleread)

Toronto Public Library Pulps Used Book Buying Program (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

Education alliance urges Congress to support dedicated school library funding (Teleread)

How I Organize Our Library Books (From 9 Different Sources) (Book Riot)

The London Manifesto: time for reform? (The 1709 Blog)

If You Live Near Drexel University, You Can Get an iPad Via Vending Machine (Gear Diary)

Digital Collections:

422 Free Art Books Available to Download and Read Online (The Ebook Reader)

Reference: Frances Loeb Art Center at Vassar College Launches Searchable Database of Entire Collection of More Than 19,000 Objects (Infodocket)

Scotland’s historic artefacts go online (BBC)

Science: New Online Database Captures Singapore’s Rich Biodiversity (Infodocket)

Sailors and Daughters: Early Photography and the Indian Ocean (Smithsonian National Museum of African Art)

A Paddy’s Day Present: A Database for Mathew Carey Account Books and a Window into the Early American Book Trade (Past is Present)

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