Every 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 organizations, 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. Enjoy this week’s compilation.
Three Reading Revolutions (No Shelf Required)
U. of Michigan’s Art, Architecture and Engineering Library Providing Access to Some E-Textbooks via Library Subs (Infodocket)
Romancing the E-book: A conversation with Book Riot’s Jessica Tripler (Teleread)
Incredible new resource! New York Public Library Invites You to Tap the Collection (NY Times)
How the New York Public Library made ebooks open, and thus one trillion times better (Boingboing)
Clemson and National Park Service Launch Open Digital #Repository w/ Over 100,000 Hi-Res Public Domain Images Avail (Infodocket)
e-Book Cover Design Awards, July 2016 (The Book Designer)
Looking Back at iOS Accessibility’s Biggest Milestones (512 Pixels)
Guest Post: You’re Wrong About Digital Comics – Here’s What You’re Missing (The Digital Reader)
Switzerland’s ETH-Bibliothek is uploading 134,000 images to Wikimedia Commons (Wikimeda)
Explore the Harvard Art Museums’ Massive Bauhaus Collection Online (Hyperallergic)
Bibliotheca Announces Partnership with PRH’s Living Language (Digital Book World)
Report Highlights: “Textbook Trends: How U.S. College Students Source Course Materials” (Infodocket)
OverDrive to present on expanded global distribution of digital content at Beijing International Book Fair (Overdrive)
Sno-Isle, OverDrive Test Demand-Driven Ebook Acquisition (Library Journal)
What Agents Should Know About Ebooks Made from PDFs (Digital Book World)
Axiell partners with Odlio to expand digital content offering to libraries (Library Stuff)
Ebook Anatomy: Inside the Black Box (The Book Designer)
Singapore Government launches public consultation on major copyright reform (IP Kitten)
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.