Tag: libraries

by Julie Keck

1. News’ need to pump web traffic presents speedbump for network TV coverage (Brian Lowry / Variety) 2. AT&T announces $5 tablet day passes (Ina Fried / AllThingsD) 3. Knight invests $4 million to expand Knight-Mozilla partnerships (Justin Ellis / Neiman Lab) 4. New digital book on journalism’s future is call for change and teaching [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix pursues cable TV deals (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 2. Why news organizations shouldn’t write off tablet magazines (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 3. Waywire, Cory Booker’s attempt to build a web video startup, sells to Magnify (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. Canadian government to push cable providers to unbundle channels (Reuters) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Penguin resumes selling thousands of e-books to libraries (Digital Book World) 2. AUDIO: FAA considers changing the rules on e-books (Kai Ryssdal / Marketplace on American Public Media) 3. American Library Association announces town hall on e-books (Michael Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. Simon & Schuster launches pilot to sell e-books in classrooms (Digital [...] more »

by Eric Newton

The Federal Communications Commission recently asked for public comment on its plans to streamline and increase the E-rate program for libraries and schools. Knight Foundation is helping libraries in 27 cities become digital community centers, and the Knight School at Queens University has a goal of raising the digital media literacy rate of its entire [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix does well in 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations (NYT) 2. Video: “The Age of the Library is probably ending,” says Miami-Dade Mayor (Huffington Post) 3. NSA admits it analyzes more people’s data than previously revealed (The Atlantic Wire) 4. American Journalism Review to quit printing, go online-only (NPR) 5. Pew Research Center: 31% of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Explaining the recent spike in e-book best-seller prices (Digital Book World) 2. Best-selling author Pullman leading charge to make sure authors are paid for e-book library lending (Daily Mail) 3. Day 5 of the Apple e-books trial: Publishing execs testify; Rupert Murdoch’s role (paidContent) 4. Lonely Planet and Inkling launch new enhanced e-books (Good E-Reader) 5. Are e-books worse for kids than paper [...] more »

by Lucy Bernholz

Why would anyone want to attend a party to celebrate the opening of a virtual repository of metadata? A better question might be — what is a virtual repository of metadata? In this case, the repository I’m talking about is the Digital Public Library of America, which launched on April 18.* Underneath its beautiful website [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin works with digital distributor 3M to make e-books available to some libraries again (PaidContent) 2. Librarians express frustration over e-book library lending (Annoyed Librarian) 3. Free e-books available on Banned Book Week (Time) 4. E-books get a makeover (Sydney [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. American Library Association challenges ‘discriminatory’ e-book library policies of major publishers (GalleyCat) 2. Parents are buying e-books for their children in growing numbers, study shows (Business Insider) 3. UK government looks at ways to put e-books in libraries (BBC) 4. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Apple won’t settle in DOJ e-book case (PaidContent) 2. Barnes & Noble gets downgraded amid increased e-book competition (Reuters) 3. Some libraries try to buy e-books directly from smaller publishers (SF Chronicle) 4. Why the growth of digital books has [...] more »