Each Friday, NSR releases a compilation of news stories related to ebooks, epublishing, elibraries, and digital literacy from around the world. The goal is to help information professionals (of all walks of life) keep up with what is happening in the world of ebooks and econtent beyond the confines of their companies, institutions, countries, and continents.
This is by no means an all-inclusive list of the most important news that occurred this (or any other) week. But it is a curated list, and a way for NSR to not lose sight of the big picture. Here’s the thinking behind what we choose to highlight:
- focus on diversity and giving equal voice to established news sources as well as to blogs run by independent thinkers
- promotion of efforts that support digital literacy (in all incarnations)
- attention to ebook and literacy initiatives in emerging markets
- strong interest in ideas propelling the industry forward rather than promotions of certain brands
- strong interest in professionals challenging the status quo and leading the way
Enjoy this week’s compilation.
@rhizome Has Released the First Public Version of #Webrecorder Library Journal
Did You Know Audible Will Steal Away Your Credits If You Cancel Your Membership? The Digital Reader
Kindle in Motion: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Amazon’s New Enhanced Format (Screenshots) The Digital Reader
Worldwide availability of current Kindle Models as of 8/11/16 Kindle World
eBook Accessibility Audit in UK Higher Education Cilip
The Idiomatic generates random idioms to annoy and confuse your friends Boingboing
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec adds 2.4 million bibliographic records to WorldCat OCIC
Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) Adds Digital Collections From Utah State Archives aaa Infodocket
Author Co-Founds Enhanced eBook Startup The Digital Reader
Amazon Deletes Kannada-Langauge eBook, Indian Literary Community Freaks Out The Digital Reader
VAT ON BOOKS IS HARMING PUBLIC EDUCATION IN KENYA Bizna
The Connecticut State Library Announces the First Phase of the Development of a Statewide Library eBook Platform CT State Library
Comment le Réseau Carel tente d’améliorer le prêt numérique en bibliothèque et PNB Scoop It
Technology is not the death of deep reading No Shelf Required
Kindle Unlimited Funding Jumps in July 2016 The Digital Reader
The forgotten world of TV guide magazines, curated Boingboing
Kindle Instant Preview Indies Unlimited
New Report: “Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted #OrphanWorks” Infodocket
Condé Nast adds iPad support for The New Yorker Today app Talking New Media
Reference: The Bauhaus, a Comprehensive New Digital Resource, Launched By The Harvard Art Museums Infodocket
Book Making: The typographical challenges in publishing indigenous-language books Quill and Quire
Writers Can Earn Cash With In-Story Ads on Wattpad Wattpad
Why publishers are turning to the atomisation of content Fipp
Barnes & Noble Introduces the New Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK Barnes & Noble
Kobo’s new Aura One e-reader is big and waterproof Engadget
Librarian uses 21st-century technology to showcase Buffalo’s 19th-century splendor Library Stuff
Explore our Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts, a free online resource for Middle Ages fans Medieval Manuscrip Blog
The Fourth Time is the Charm: Wattpad to Interrupt Stories With Adverts The Digital Reader
“Wayback Machine Won’t Censor Archive for Taste, Director Says After Olympics Article Scrubbed” Infodocket
The Best New Way to Read? Novels Told Through Text Messages Library Stuff
Ed Note: All titles of the articles listed below appear in the style used in the original sources.
Paul Biba is former Editor-in-Chief of TeleRead. For his curated ebook/elibrary/epublishing news, follow him on Twitter @paulkbiba.
Mirela Roncevic is Managing Editor at No Shelf Required. For all NSR-related news and reviews, follow her on Twitter @noshelfrequired. For her writings related to books and all things creativity and literacy, follow her on Facebook.