Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Saturday, December 24

Editor's Note: The following is a compilation of tweets from @PaulKBiba, the former editor of Teleread.

Kobo Releases Firmware Update v. 4.2.8110 for Aura One, Aura Edition 2 (The Digital Reader)

University of California Libraries get Systemswide Journal and Ebook Licensing Agreements with Two Major Publishers (Infodocket)

Thousands Of WWII Oral Histories Going Online (Infodocket)

Digitization Projects: British Library to Digitise 4,000 Bengali Books, More than 800,000 Pages (Infodocket)

Europe: “The Latest on Copyright Reform: Europeana’s Updated Mandate” (Infodocket)

e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2016 (The Book Designer)

Turning Up the Volume on Audiobooks in Canada (Publishing Perspectives)

Could the European GDPR undermine the UK Investigatory Powers Act? (Media Policy Project)

2016 Was Not Kind to Book Industry Blogs (The Digital Reader)

The Final Chapter for GalleyCat (Adweek)

Axiell partners with CLIR to create the Digital Library of the Middle East (Library Stuff)

During this month a supporter will match your donation to the Internet Archive, dollar-for-dollar (Internet Archive)

#Tor blocked in Turkey as government cracks down on #VPN (NordVPN)

Datalogics Launches Bookvia Mobile Reading Platform (Digital Book World)

The diary of Baron Franz Nopcsa is also available via the National Library of Albania, covering his travels 1903-21 (Europeana)

AAP Reports eBook Revenues Down in July 2016 (The Digital Reader)

Digital Preservation: @Preservica Gets $3.8 Million in Funding From Mobeus Equity Partners (Infodocket)

A Newfangled Online Bookstore (Scholarly Kitchen)

Wikipedia will talk to you: Wikispeech (Wikimedia)

Guest Post: Should Writers be Paid for their eBooks Lent by Libraries? (The Digital Reader)

Datalogics Launches Bookvia Reading App (The Digital Reader)

A Reindeer Farmer at King Alfred's Court (British Library)

Australian Govt Advisory Body Digs in Over Fair Use & Geo-Unblocking (Torrentfreak)

Barnes & Noble’s New $50 Nook Tablet Ships with Bonus Malware (The Digital Reader)

Navajos hope to digitally preserve thousands of hours of oral history (Library Stuff)

B&N: We Already Dealt With the Malware Infesting the new Nook Android Tablet (The Digital Reader)

Why ebook blogs are at risk (Teleread)

B and N says they already fixed the NOOK malware issue, but…. (eBook Evangelist)

draft charters for new @w3c Publishing Business Group and EPUB 3 Community Group now available for review (IDPF)

Redundancy fears as Penguin Random House derecognises staff unions
(The Guardian)

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