Daily Links: Netflix starts blocking Australian customers from US catalogue

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, January 22, 2016:

Netflix starts blocking Australian customers from US catalogue (Stuff) – Sorry, Australia! Netflix is already making good on its promise to start blocking VPNs.

California wants to ban encrypted phones (CNET) – Um…. that means no Apple sales in their own backyard. And no Android?

Penguin Random House Ebooks Now Licensed for Perpetual Access (American Library) – Yes, the books now have a perpetual license, but wait til you see the price tag!

Google launches free high-speed Wi-Fi network in Mumbai Central station (9 to 5 Google) – We’ve been hearing a lot about New York’s new wi-fi stations, but Google’s roll-out in Mumbai could be a game changer.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes The Diamond Self Secret: Say Goodbye to Your Inner Critic and Hello to Self-Acceptance, Serenity, and Lasting Love (The Love Mentor’s Guide) by Diana Kirshner for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find features eight books in Joane Fluke’s Hannah Swensen series, priced from $1.99 to $3.99.  The Romance Daily Find is On the Scent (Psychic Detectives Series #1) by Angela Campbell for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Wicked Ride ( Book 1 in the Realm Enforcers series) by Rebecca Zanetti for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes David Wroblewski’s The Story of Edgar Sawtelle 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: 12-3-2015

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

US Library News:

Nebraska: Can Fewer Books On The Shelf Improve Nebraska Libraries? (Net Nebraska)

Pennsyvania: County may absorb library system, give more money to member libraries (The Lancaster Online)

A Slippery Number: How Many Books Can Fit in the New York Public Library? (NYT)

MU library looks for new ways to improve after fee failed (The Maneater)

International Library News:

Luxembourg libraries roll out ebook rental service  (Wort)

Australia: New mobile library unit lands at Rockhampton Airport (The Morning Bulletin)

Policy and Privacy:

The Future Of Libraries Is Collaborative, Robotic, And Participatory (Fast Company)

Campus Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital (Chronicle)

Google: No, We’re Not Snooping on Students With Our Chromebooks, Apps (ReCode)

Penguin Random House Announces New Ebook Terms of Sale for Libraries (Library Journal)

ALA Responds to Penguin Random House Ebook Licensing Announcement (American Libraries)

Japan librarians cry foul over leaked Murakami reading list (Yahoo)


Understanding the Turnitin/Wikipedia Collaboration (Plagiarism Today)

Reference and Statistics:

New Statistics Reveal a Variety of Characteristics About U.S. Families (Census.gov)

Digital map shows spread of KKK across United States like ‘a contagion’1915-40 (VCU)

New Research Hub Launches to Focus on Digital Asia (Harvard)

Digital Collections:

Free Images: National Library of New Zealand Adds More Than 3500 Hi-Resolution Images to Flickr Commons (Infodocket)

45,000 Works of Art from Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center Now Freely Viewable Online (Open Culture)

Educational Resources (Free): Oxford University Press Launches “Illuminating Shakespeare” Website (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.