Daily Links and Deals: How-To: Manage your ‘digital afterlife’ while you’re still here to do it

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, March 4, 2016:

UCLA Library works with faculty to cut students’ cost for course materials (UCLA) – This sounds like a great program. I wish they had something like this when I was in college.

The Untold Story of How Magazine Media is Winning (Folio) – This is a  fascinating look at the magazine industry in the digital age.

AT&T is bringing internet-style targeted advertising to TV (Engadget) – Like ads chasing us across websites wasn’t bad enough?

How-To: Manage your ‘digital afterlife’ while you’re still here to do it (9 to 5 Google) –  With so much more time being spent online, we have to think now about managing digital assets and our digital afterlife.

B&N is Shutting Down One of Its Top Three Digital Blunders on 15 March (The Digital Reader) – Goodbye NOOK UK, Goodbye NOOK Video and Goodbye NOOK Apps. Some great insights from Nate at The Digital Reader on why.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Died in the Wool (Knitting Mystery Series #1) by Mary Kruger for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Nowhere but Here (Thunder Road Series #1) by Katie McGarry for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Darker Domain by Val McDermid for 99 cents.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Black Water Rising by Attica Locke for 99 cents.

Google is having a Read up to 50% Free special. You can read half the book as a sample before you decide to buy. (This is not exactly my idea of a deal, but maybe for some people ….)

(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.

Finds and Deals: January Barnes and Noble sales

girl_on_a_trainBarnes and Noble is currently rolling out their January promotions for books and textbooks. There are various coupons codes and deals that will be valid online throughout the month. Note that the coupon code changes from week to week.

Current promotions:

First, take $10 off your purchase of $100 or more (including new textbooks) with code BNJAN100.  This promotion ends on 1/13/2013

There is also an ongoing promotion for up to 90% off textbooks plus free shipping.

You can save 25% on accessories for the Nook through January 23, 2016. Included are accessories for the NOOK GlowLight Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK, Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0.

Looking for fiction and books on religion, history, biography and self help?  Barnes and Noble is also featuring discounts of up to 40%off top books in these genres through January 26, 2016.

Coming promotions: 

Starting on Monday, January 18, 2016, you can take $10 off your purchase of $100 or more (including new textbooks) with code BNBOOKWORM.   This promotion ends on January 21, 2016.

And finally, starting on January 25, 2016 you can take $10 off your purchase of $100 or more (including new textbooks) with code BNSCHOLAR. The promotion comes to an end on January 27, 2016.

Barnes and Noble also has a membership program with perks like free shipping, discount and exclusive offers. You can learn more here.

Library Corner 5-13-2015

Library corner imageCalifornia Bill Would Require Libraries to Post IP Infringement Notice on 3D Printers (1709 Blog)

Thinking Different(ly) About University Presses (Inside Higher Ed)

Macmillan to Distribute Audiobooks to Libraries via Hoopla (Ink, Bits & Pixels)

Oxford University Press and Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Announce New Content Deal (Infodocket)

New Technology to Borrow: North Carolina State University Libraries Begins Lending Apple Watches (Infodocket)

DCL Ebook Report, May 2015  (American Libraries)

Oxford University Press Acquires Online Language Portal bab.la (Infodocket)

Internet is not a reliable archive, Dutch organisations warn (Dutch News)

Digital Collections:

WHO Launches Open Access to the WHO Global Medicines* Safety Database (WHO)

Digital Humanities: New Online Archive Will Create Global Access To Rare African Photos (Infodocket)

UT Libraries’ New Digital Collection: Smokies Photos, Film Clips Set to Music (University of Tennessee)

Introducing EarthWorks, Stanford’s new GIS data discovery application (SUL)

Material From California Digital Library’s Calishpere Digital Archive Now Accessible on DPLA (Infodocket)

Library of Congress and WQXR’s Q2 Music Announce New On-Demand Access to Library-Commissioned Music (LOC)

Database of Soviet-era diaries in Russian now available online (Calvert Journal)

New Legal Reference Resource: U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Searchable Index of Fair Use Decisions (Infodocket)

U.Va. to Publish Rare Letters of First Lady Martha Washington (UVA Today)

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.

News of the Day: Applying the first sale doctrine to paper books?

From the Digital Reader: Can you apply the first sale doctrine to paper books? 

From the Goodereader: Why do we abandon reading a book?

From Make Use Of: Add your personal e-books to Google Play Books 

From Digital Book World: Subscription service Oyster hits half a million book milestone 

From The Digital Book Reader: Sony is closing their reader store worldwide