Daily Links and Deals: Flint Public Library to archive stories of residents living through the water crisis

daily_links_1In today’s links, we have a article about the Flint Public Library archiving the stories of city residents and the poisoned water crisis. We also have stories on poetry and location, machine learning and more. In today’s deals, we have both new and pre-owned Fire tablets and NOOK-branded Samsung tablets. Plus, you can get 75% off NOOK accessories.

Daily Links for Saturday, April 2, 2016:

Flint Public Library to archive stories of residents living through the water crisis (Michigan Radio) The Flint Public library is opening its recording studio to residents so they can tell their stories.

Exploring Poetic Places: Launching the App (British Library Digital Scholarship) Here’s an app that lets you know if you are in a place described in a poem.

How to approach machine learning as a non-technical person (Techcrunch) Have you ever wondered what that term means? Here’s some plain language clarification.

In Search of Haruki Murakami: A Documentary Introduction to Japan’s Great Postmodernist Novelist (Open Culture) Want more info on this almost compulsive obsession we have with Haruki Murakami?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes J.K. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm are $2.99 each.

Included in Today’s Deals, there are deals on Fire tablets: You can get 30% off the Fire HD (it’s $69.99 today). This is my favorite fire and you can read my review here. Amazon is also offering pre-owned Fire tablets starting at $29.98. 🙂

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is If You’re Lucky by Yvonne Prinz for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Idea of You (Ribbon Ridge Series #4) by Darcy Burke for 99 cents.

STILL AVAILABLE: B & N has a current special where you can get a NOOK Bundle Offer: 10″ NOOK Device, Free Screen Film and Free Cover of Your Choice- a $330+ Value for Just $199.99. And finally, you can take 75% off all Nook Accessories.  And if you have jumped on the coloring books bandwagon, B & N  now has Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Books available.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Cuckoo’s Calling A – Cormoran Strike Novel (Book #1) by Robert Galbraith, J. K. Rowling for $2.99.

STILL AVAILABLE:  Kobo  has the Great Reads For $1.99 or Less promotion.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Grownup by Gillian Flynn 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.

Library Corner: 12-11-2015

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

US Library News:

Waukegan’s shuttered Carnegie library may reopen as Ray Bradbury museum (Chicago Tribune)

Cleveland Public Library releases free new card designed by artist Amy Casey (Cleveland)

Map Believed Stolen More Than a Decade Ago From Boston Public Library Found in New York City and Returned (Infodocket)

International Library News:

Australia: New website allows youth to report cyber bullying at ACT libraries (Canberra Times)

UK: More than 100 libraries shut in 2014-15 (BBC)

Policy and Privacy:

Librarians in uproar after borrowing record of Haruki Murakami is leaked (The Guardian)


Video and Prepared Statements From Recent U.S. House Hearing on Improving Customer Service for the Copyright Community (Infodocket)

State of the Commons Report Highlights Milestone of Over 1 Billion Creative Commons Works Shared Online (CC)

Reference and Statistics:

New Data: U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates (Infodocket)

Plume Labs launches a live map of air pollution (Plume Labs)

Digital Collections:

OverDrive Begins Offering More Than 400 Kodansha Comics’ Manga eBooks to U.S. and Canadian Library Partners (Infodocket)

StoryCorps adds thousands of stories to national archive (STL Post-Dispatch)

Cool! NIH Manuscript Collection Now Optimized and Available for Text-Mining and More (Infodocket)

FDR’s speeches available online for 1st time (AP)

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.