Daily Links and Deals -Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up

daily_links_1Today, there’s a thoughtful piece on children’s books have changed over the years. Also, disturbing news about which stakeholders are given preference in DMCA hearings,another library starts loaning ties and more. In deals, a Garmin watch, 50% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14. And it’s last call for that $40 Roku stick!

Daily Links for Thursday, May 19, 2016:

Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up (NPR) Our attitudes about children’s books have definitely changed over the years.

Sharp Dressed, Well Read: This Philly Library Lets Job Hunters Borrow Ties (Takepart) Taking a cure from another library, necktie loans are now a thing in this Philly library.

Copyright holders dominate closed door DMCA hearing (Torrent Freak) When corporate interests get a seat at the table and the rest of us don’t, how exactly does this serve the public interest?

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes (The Verge) In an emergency, phone lines (landlines and cell phones) go down. This mesh network aims to fill an need for emergency workers.

Google’s Family Library will let Android users share apps (Engadget) It is so nice to see digital family libraries really become more of a norm. We share physical things in a family, why not the digital goods?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the Nebula award winning After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Author) for $1.99

In Today’s Deals, get Up to 27% off the Garmin Forerunner 920XT Multisport GPS Watch and 50% offAdobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14. You can also still find the $40 Roku stick and the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB with Kid-Proof Case.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Where All the Dead Lie (Taylor Jackson Series #7) by J. T. Ellison for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Bury the Hatchet: Tulsa Thunderbirds (Book 1) by Catherine Gayle for 99 cents/

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths for $2.99.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: The Dangers of Automated Abuse/DMCA Policies

daily_links_1Lots of interesting links and sales today!

Daily Links for Thursday, February 11, 2016:

The Dangers of Automated Abuse/DMCA Policies (Plagiarism Today) – Great article on one of the most disturb facets of modern copyright enforcement.

US copyright law forces Wikimedia to remove public domain Anne Frank diary (Torrent Freak) – Why the long US copyright term is a problem in a accessing information globally.

Cinemax Is Now Available To Cord Cutters, But Only On Sling TV (Techcrunch) – More and more options are opening up. But is it worth the price?

1,500 Windows 3.1 shareware apps are now free, immortalized on your browser (Ars Technica) – This ispretty cool. I was an avid shareware user back in the day.

The Surgeon Will Skype You Now (Popular Mechanics) Remote controlled surgery – Will it ever become commonplace?

Deals of the Day:

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs  is free today at Amazon and other retailers. And, if you are a Harry Potter fan, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production is available for pre-order at Amazon and other ebook retailers.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer S. Holland for $2.99.

Amazon also still has  Kindle and Fire devices on sale  until February 13, 2016.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren Trilogy Series #2) by Mary Weber for 99 Cents.  The Romance Daily Find is a non-fiction book, 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married by Monica Leahy for $1.99.

Other special at B & N include 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99,  Great eBook Prices for Kids & Teens under $2.99 and 500 NOOK Books Under $5. In the music department, you can get 40% off Grammy Nominees on CD this week.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick  (Ladies of Lantern Street series) for $1.99.

There are several promotions going on at Kobo right now. First, there is a Long Weekend Sale with ebooks priced up to 75% off! The selection includes some Spanish language ebooks as welland is runs through Febrary 15, 2016. Also through February 15,there is a  3 romance novels for the price of 2 Valentines sale. And finally, a reminder that the promotion for the Kobo Glo HD e-reader for  just $109.99 with free delivery is ending on February 14, 2016,

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Chasing Darkness by Robert Crais 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)

Copyright:

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.