Daily Links and Deals: Users seethe as Windows 10 arrives while their backs are turned

daily_links_1Daily Links for Tuesday, March 15, 2016:

Skype for Web (& Chromebooks) adds calling to mobile phones & landlines, guest mode & more (9 to 5 Google) Nice, shiny new features.

Overdrive launches Quickstart Ebook Collection to promote reading in elementary schools (Overdrive) Great idea to get the kids reading!

Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts (SEALG)  Images of over 4,200 manuscripts which can be searched and viewed online or freely downloaded.

Music Manuscripts Online (The Morgan Library and Museum) Digitized versions of more than 500 music manuscripts.

Users seethe as Windows 10 arrives while their backs are turned (Computer World) Yeah, this is a BIG problem. Chromebooks are looking better and better.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes 14 of Ian Fleming’s James Bond titles. Casino Royale, anybody?

In Today’s Deals, you will also find PNY flash drives on sale. You can get items like the PNY Attache 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Navy Blue (P-FD64GATT3NB-GE) ($12.99) or the PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Pearl White (P-FD64GTBOPW-GE) ($14.99).

I also found And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition for $2.99. Volumes one and two of The Last Policemen Trilogy are only $3.99 each (normally $9.99 each). And Pat Frank’s classic cold war novel, Alas, Babylon (Harper Perennial Olive Edition) for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Last Kingdom Saxon Tales (Book #1) by Bernard Cornwell for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Suicide Run – Three Harry Bosch Stories by Michael Connelly 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, February 23, 2016:

Plagiarism Comes to a Tech Blog… (Plagiarism Today) – Disturbing. Especially when it is a blog you read every day and depend on for industry news in your field.

American Sniper is the next Big Library Read (Overdrive) – Unlimited copies, coming to libraries that use Overdrive.

Facebook extends the Like button to offer five new ways to respond to a post (9 to 5 Google) –  You get 5 more responses, but dislike isn’t one of them.

Inside Axel Springer’s answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles (Digiday) – And here I am, still trying to get Flipboard off my phone….

Use a wireless mouse? This $15 hack could compromise your laptop (CNET) – Now we have to worry about mousejacking, too!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Immortal Guardians (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 1) by Eliot Schrefer for $2.99. The panda on the cover is cute!

Also, in Today’s Deals, Amazon has a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 2-in-1 Convertible offered through Woot. The device has an 11.6-inch IPS Touchscreen Laptop(Tablet), Intel Quad Core Processor, 4GB DDR3L, 128GB SSD, HDMI, Bluetooth, Webcam, AC Wifi,  and Windows 10 Professional for $269.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is ‘Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Captive by Brighton Walsh for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Mariana by Susanna Kearsley for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes An Appetite for Murder (A Key West Food Critic Mystery)   by Lucy Burdette 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 2-5-2016

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

US Library News:

Public libraries vital role in digital empowerment (Digital Libraries Hub) – Infographic about the digital services libraries supply to communities.

New/Updated Resource Guides For Three Public Health Topics in the News (Infodocket) The Flint water crisis, the Califormia methane gas leak and the Zikka virus health risk are all matters of extreme interest right now.

Beyond Books: Why Some Libraries Now Lend Tools, Toys and More (US News & World Report) – The Library of Things: there is more than books, music and films available at your library now.

What happens when libraries are asked to help the homeless find shelter (Washington Post) – We are demanding a lot more of our libraries. Are the social services they are being asked to provide interfering with the libraries’ core mission?

California: First class of LA library’s online high school completion program earns diplomas (My News LA) – What an amazing idea for a Library Program!

International Library News:

Australia: Inside the NSW State Library’s $72m digitisation program (IT News) – How a 188 year old library struggles to preserve and access its content in the digital age.

Dubai to build Dh1 billion library shaped like a book (Gulf News) – Designed to hold millions of books, the library and culture center is intended to bridge the learning gap in the Arab world.

Policy and Privacy:

Designing for the Library Website (Michigan University Library) – There’s an specific set of goals and challenges in designing a library website.

OverDrive Local Content Lets Libraries Upload, Grow Their Local eBook Catalog (The Digital Reader) – As more and more people are publishing, the ability to add local authors to a library’s catalog is a necessary function.

Both LYRASIS and DuraSpace Boards Approve “Intention to Merge” But Deal Not Final (Infodocket) – LYRASIS and DuraSpace both provide important services to libraries,  archives and museums. They are seeking feedback from member organizations.

The IFLA Position on Public Lending Right (2016) (IFLA) – Public Lending Rights (PLR) don’t apply to ebooks and don’t exist in a lot of countries. Can we balance the rights of authors and users?

Copyright:

Europe’s top court mulls legality of hyperlinks to copyrighted content (Ars Technica) – One change in EU copyright law could threaten the Internet as we know it.

Reference and Statistics: 

New/Updated Resource Guides For Three Public Health Topics in the News (Infodocket) – Updated information on the Zika virus, the Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water supply crisis and the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas (Methane) Leak.

Reference: Facts and Stats About the Black Population in the United States (Black History Month 2016) (Infodocket) – Resourcesfor Black History Month

Digital Collections:

MSU Library, Yellowstone park launch ‘Yellowstone Collection (Montana University)

Plan to Digitize 32 Years of PBS NewsHour Programs (1975-2007) and Make Them Available Online Announced Today (Infodocket)

Idaho: Attorney General Makes Catalogue of Opinions, Annual Reports Available to the Public (AG.Idaho.gov)

Database of classical works now freely searchable (Cornell Challenge)

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.

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)

Copyright:

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.

Library Corner 9-8-2015

Library corner imagePilot schemes to give all children automatic library membership (BBC)

British Library rejects Taliban trove fearing terror laws (Yahoo News)

Hoopla digital Adds New Titles from Image Comics (Including the Walking Dead) (Hoopla)

School and Library Spotlight: How Schools Buy and Use E-Books (Publishers Weekly)

Public Libraries Want You to Read Local (The Digital Reader)

Slides From a Recent Conference Presentation About the American Archive of Public Broadcasting Now Online (Infodocket)

Streetlib Now Distributes eBooks to OverDrive’s 33,000 Libraries (The Digital Reader)

DPLA Welcomes Four New Service Hubs to Our Growing Network (DPLA)

Hidden Cornell treasures to be digitized (Cornell Chronicles)

Milestones: UK Medical Heritage Library Digitization Reaches Halfway Point With Over 26,000 Titles, Nearly 8 Million Page Images (Infodocket)

Worldreader and Opera Bring Books to 5 Million Readers in Africa via Mobile Phones (The Digital Reader)

Digital Collections:

Data: Statistics: State Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Estimates 2013 (Traffic Safety Facts) (Infodocket)

University Libraries Officially Open the Digital Ozark Folksong Collection (University of Arkansas)

American Physical Society (APS) Begins Adding U.S. Dept. of Energy-Funded Research Articles to CHORUS Database (Infodocket)

HN and Omaha Public Library create ‘Download Nebraska’; The Good Life premieres new video (Hear Nebraska)

Cool! The Wonderful “Old Maps Online” Database Now Has a Mobile App for iOS and Android (Infodocket)

Report and Data: Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Inrix Release 2015 Urban Mobility Study (Traffic and Commuting in U.S., UK, and Europe) (Infodocket)

Reference: Statistics: CDC Releases New Data on Vaccination Rates For Infants and Children (19-35 Months) (Infodocket)

Special Collections: “LGBT Archive at USC Preserves Personal Stories From a Hidden Past (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.

Library Corner 7-21-2015

Library corner imageOverDrive launches the first two public library digital collections in Japan (Overdrive)

The Real Value of $100 in Each State (Tax Foundation)

Taking a page from the New York Public Library’s approach to Instagram (Tech Republix)

Cornell University’s planned Ho Fine Arts Library will feature a technology-driven design that hopes to balance digital databases with the printed word (Metropolis Mag)

OverDrive Expands into Japan, But Why No Kobo Tie-in Yet? (The Ebook Reader)

Where are the books? Libraries under fire as they shift from print to digital (Washington Post)

ALA 2015: On E-books, Libraries Pushing For Options (Publishers Weekly)

Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County (CBLDF)

Rare Kafka manuscripts to go to Israel’s national library, court rules (Guardian)

The Open Library of Humanities Awarded Three-Year $774,000 Mellon Grant (Infodocket)

DHS Launches eFOIA App (DHS)

How To Guide: “Google Stores Your Voice Search History—Here’s How to Delete & Prevent It for Good” (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

Reference: New Updates Available at the Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger (Infodocket)

NLM Digitizes Unique Early English Books, Allowing Free Online Access (NLM)

New From Boston Public Library: Rare Chronique Anonyme Universelle Manuscript Now Viewable Online (Infodocket)

National Library of Ireland Releases Digitized Collection of Catholic Parish Registers Dating Back to 1740 (Infodocket)

Bodleian Libraries invite scholars, teachers and the public to explore its digital collections on new online portal, Digital.Bodleian (University of Oxford)

Ransom Center Initiative Provides Free Access to More Than 22,000 Images of Collection Materials (Harry Ransom Center)

Reference: CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book (Health Information for International Travel) (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 on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Library Corner: 6-15-2015

Library corner imageTowards the Post-Privacy Library? (Go to Hellman)

Toronto Public Library Opens 100th Branch in Scarborough (Toronto Public Library)

OverDrive Listen is now live! (Overdrive)

A New Report by Marshall Breeding Now Available Online: “Library Services Platforms: A Mature Genre of Products” (Infodocket)

Alameda County Library Board Finds Alternative to Trashing Books (ABC 7 News)

Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says (Telegraph)

What is the Future for ISBN? An Interview with Stella Griffiths, Executive Director of the International ISBN Agency (Infodocket)

Ghana’s First Digital Library Hosted at the Back of a Van (Ventures)

How University of Oregon Launched a Video Channel for Books Named Booklandia.tv (Infodocket)

Denver Public Library’s new on-site social worker settling into job (Denver Post)

Vaizey keen on national library framework (The Bookseller)

U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization (Infodocket)

Digital Collections:

New CORE Repository From Modern Language Association and Center for Digital Research and Scholarship Now Live (Infodocket)

Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf (Director of National Intelligence)

Open Access Books: OAPEN Projects Passes 2 Million Downloads, Adds New Publishers, and Enriched Metadata via Isidore (Infodocket)

Save Our Sounds (British Library)

New Research Tool: “Photo Map Will Bring You Back To Old NYC, Block By Block” (Infodocket)

5,500 More Historic Images From the Collections of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Now Available Online (Illinois Historic Preservation Agency)

New Health/Medical Database: Canadian Clinical Trials Asset Map (CCTAM) (Infodocket)

USGS Releases New Web-Based Interactive Geologic Map of Texas (USGS)

eBooks: U.S. State Department Releases 16 Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes (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 on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

 

 

 

 

Library Corner: June 1, 2015

Library corner imageOverDrive Brings Audiobooks to the Web Browser (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery In The Digital Age Launches (Infodocket)

Library Extension Turns Amazon.com Into a Branch of Your Local Library (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

New Zealand: Student Exhibition “3D Digital Archive of the Future ” Challenges Traditional Library Experience (Infodocket)

Libraries could outlast the internet, head of British Library says  (The Telegraph)

Chicago: DePaul U. Library Designated as “Digital Only” Member of Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) (Infodocket)

‘A Beautiful Mind,’ e-books and the Five Laws of Library Science: RIP, John Forbes Nash, Jr. (Teleread)

Library of Congress Introduces a New Online Preservation Resource “Saving Our Stuff” (Infodocket)

Google funds new lendable WiFi hotspot devices for Seattle Public Library (Geekwire)

Digital Collections:

Environmental Data: NOAA Announces New Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Searchable Database Web Tool (Infodocket)

It Just Got Easier to See a Cool Historical Maps Collection (Wired)

New Map Reference Resource: AirMap, a New Online Digital Atlas For Drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) (Infodocket)

Download The Song of Lionogo – A Graphic novel for free! (Smithsonian Africa)

Research Tools: “The American Civil War: A Collection of Free Online Primary Sources” (Infodocket)

1,000 Songs From Holocaust Survivors Archived (Radio KRCB)

Reference: Most Popular Baby Names (U.S.) of 2014 Released, Lookup Databases Updated (Infodocket)

Science Reference: Yale University Releases “Map of Life” App for Android and iOS (Infodocket)

“Shared Shelf, the Next-Generation Art and Image Cataloging System, Goes Online” (Infodocket)

IndentityTheft.gov: FTC Launches New Resource for Identity Theft Victims (Infodocket)

New Online Collection! Listen to More Than 100 Past Lectures From the Rare Book School at U. of Virginia (Infodocket)

New: 350 Spanish-Language Incunabula Digitized by National Library of Spain 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 on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

 

 

Daily Links: Rakuten buys Overdrive

daily linksDigital Life:

Are Message Boards on the Way Out? (Teleread)

 30 times the novel has been declared dead since 1902 (Vox)

New App Blocks Profanity From Being Displayed On eBooks (Galley Cat)

Pushkin Press Announces New Crime Imprint: Pushkin Vertigo (Publishing Perspectives)

ICANN, Copyright Infringement and the Public Interest (Wahsington Post)

Rakuten Buys OverDrive; What’s it Mean for Kindle Library Books? (The Ebook Reader)

Telephone and Broadband:

LG’s ridiculously cute AKA gets a wider release (Android Central)

Gaming and Streaming:

Watch Thousands of Free Movies at Documentary Heaven (Lifehacker)

How Many People Want to Pay for ESPN? The Web Will Tell Us. (Recode)

Discovery Channel Founder Starts Nonfiction Streaming Video Service Recode)

 Chromecast update allows some users to control it with a TV remote (Android Central)

PlayStation Vue launches live-TV service in three cities, starts at $49/mo (Ars Technica)

Apple Reportedly Gearing Up for Online Television Service (Gear Diary)

Classic FPS Descent to be rebooted by Star Citizen alums

Tips, Tricks and How-to:

How to use FaceTime on iPad (Tab Times)

How to Access Dropbox on Chrome OS (Google Chromecast)

Finds and Deals:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals for today feature romance, biography and science fiction, including Walter Tevis’ classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth (the basis for the amazing 1976 film  staring David Bowie).

The NOOK Find of the Day is The Rise (The Originals Series #1) by Julie Plec for $2.99. This is a tie-in to the TV series.

The Kobo Daily Deal is The Lions of Lucerne – The Scot Harvath Series (Book #1) by Brad Thor 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, different links of interest on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

 

Library Corner: 3-11-2015

Library corner imageOverDrive Fixes Technical Issue with Kindle Library eBooks (The Ebook Reader)

Findaway World Launches a Kids Tablet Designed for Libraries, Classrooms (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

New Online: College Art Association (CAA) Publishes “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts” (Infodocket)

Welcome to the Future—at Your Library (American Libraries Magazine)

The Growth of Ebooks in Cuba (Havana Times)

In Haiti, a library with no books transforms the way kids learn (Christian Science Monitor)

Digital Collections:

Reference: IRS Launches Searchable Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers (Infodocket)

Charlie Hebdo Attack Web Archive From Archive-It & Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Archive-it)

The British Library’s Endangered Archives Program Releases Another 500,000+ Images Online (Infodocket)

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives (New York Philharmonic)

NATO Archives Discloses Documents Related To The Events In Poland 1987-1991, View Online or Download Complete Set  (Infodocket)

Denmark’s Largest Digital Archive *site and archives are in Danish* (arkivdk)

Ohio: State Treasurer Partners with State Library of Ohio to Publish Centuries of Online Annual Financial Reports (Infodocket)

Once a week, I post links to digital-related library news articles and information about new digital collections available online.