Daily Links and Deals: How to Download Old Coursera Courses Before They Disappear

daily_links_1Today, how to save old Coursera Course: they are disappearing on June 30, 2016. Also, info on password managers, cable companies’ counter offer to open TV boxes and some vintage postcards of Shakespearean actors to enjoy. In deals, there is a large selection of PC components and accessories on sale.

Daily Links for Monday, June 20, 2016:

A Handy Guide on How to Download Old Coursera Courses Before They Disappear (Open Culture) Old Coursera content is being deleted on June 30, 2016. Here’s how to save it.

5 things you need to know about password managers (PC World) Tools such as Last Pass and Dashlane can save you a lot of headaches and this article explains the basic principles behind what they are offering.

Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it? (Ars Technica) Open access sounds easy, right? Not so much in reality….

Here’s the cable industry’s counter offer to fix TV boxes (Engadget) Viewing “only in the app itself”? So older TVs will be left out in the cold? I say no.

1,000 Vintage Postcards Show Famous Actors Performing Shakespeare’s Plays from 1880 to 1914 (Open Culture) These are just delightful!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, an Ivation 1.7 Liter(7-Cup) Precision-Temp Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Tea Kettle. Also, PC Components and Accessories: Everything from graphics cards and fans to SSIDs, routers, memory and gaming headsets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Kill Switch (Tucker Wayne Series #1) by James Rollins, Grant Blackwood for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Listen To Me: A Fusion Novel by Kristen Proby for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Savannah Martin Mysteries 1-3 by Jenna Bennett for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong for $1.99. This book is the first in a mystery series and introduces Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police.

Google has a Hot Deals & Steals promotion (books $5.99 and less).

(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.

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Library Corner: 12/29/2014

Library corner imageThe week in library news:

Alan Dundes papers open for access at UC Berkeley Bancroft Library (Teleread)

OverDrive: Streaming Video From MGM Now Available For Library Lending in U.S. and Canadian Public and School Markets (Infodocket)

Simon & Schuster Expands Library eBook Loans to the UK (Digital Reader)

Is Your City Miserly Toward Library Books? Go for a Surtax or a Special Book Funds (Library City)

Ten library systems pass one million digital checkouts in OverDrive in 2014 (Teleread)

Library Corner: 12/14/2014

Library corner imageThe week in library news:

First, several articles from the ALA Winter Spotlight via Publishers Weekly:

Kiosk offers convenient link to library’s ebooks (This Week News)

MIT asks students: What do you want in a library? (MIT Library News)

40 Dr. Seuss Titles now available for public and school libraries in US and Canada from Overdrive (Infodocket)

Center for Digital Research and Scholarship launches new Digital Dante research resource (Columbia University Libraries)

 At Harvard, Technology Resurrects Long-Silent Voices Of Poets (Wbur.org, Boston NPR)

Picture via Morguefile