Morning Links 16 June 2010

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Historic Austrian Books Will Be Digitised

The Austrian National Library will digitise all its public domain books from the 16th to the 19th century, making one of the world’s most important historical book collections available online.

About 400,000 works in total will be digitised over the coming years. The project is a public-private partnership with Google. Users will also be able to access the digital books via Europeana.

For more information, please see the Austrian Books Online website.

A New and Powerful Book Industry Sector Is Born

Self-publishing and online services, e-books, and digital demand printing are joined into a new and powerful sector that is transforming the industry. For industry professionals whose career satisfactions and livelihoods are bonded to the future of the book, this new sector offers a wild ride and a venturesome future.

On Bookmarking, Dog Ears and Marginalia

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with people recently about how they bookmark stuff. It seems to be on a lot of peoples’ minds as more and more of our reading moves onto screens. So I thought I’d share a few things, and ask for some feedback.

Random House goes e-crazy

Random House Canada has discovered the special magic of e-books: The publisher is making one of this year's Orange Prize finalists available in this country immediately in digital format, instead of making readers wait for the print version later this summer.

About Nate Hoffelder (11376 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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