Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Saturday, January 7

6498602811_9dd509fdb7_bEditor's Note: The following is a compilation of tweets from @PaulKBiba, the former editor of Teleread.

2017 Book Industry Predictions: Intrigue and Angst amid Boundless Opportunity (Smashwords)

Smashwords Year in Review 2016 and 2017 Preview (Smashwords)

Happy Public Domain Day: here's what American's don't get this year, thanks to retroactive copyright term extension (BoingBoing)

Duobook Lets Readers Listen to an Audiobook Exactly Where They Stopped Reading, or Vice Versa (The Digital Reader)

2016 is the year EFF set out to kill all the DRM in the world forever. (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Rakuten Kobo in Deal to Acquire Tolino from Deutsche Telecom – Wait, What? (The Digital Reader)

Looking Back at 2016: Important Publishing Developments Authors Should Know (Jane Friedman)

Online Resource: Tar Heel Reader Approaches 10 Million Books Read (Infodocket)

Four Questions on the Kobo-Deutsche Telecom Deal (The Digital Reader)

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles (BoingBoing)

Scribd Pulls Digital Comics From Its Subscription Reading Service (The Digital Reader)

Gale Digitizes Archive of the American Civil Liberties Union (PRNewswire)

Using Amazon KDP Ads to Sell Your Ebook on Amazon (Jane Friedman)

.@ScarletJedi @europe_creative we have lots of PD images. Want to browse them? Use filters on the left side-> (Europeana)

The Largest Historical Dictionary of English Slang Now Free Online: Covers 500 Years of the “Vulgar Tongue” (Open Culture)

#Readium open meeting in NYC (@nypl) Jan 17 4pm (Readium)

Netflix for Comics: Where to Find Unlimited Comics Now That Scribd Has Dropped Out (The Digital Reader)

Customers should be able to read what they want in any format they want. Interoperability is pivotal for eBooks as we will show next Tuesday (European and International Booksellers Federation)

History: University of Calgary Releases Arctic Exploration and Discovert (1800s-Early 1900s) Digital Collection (Infodocket)

Funding: CLIR Announces Recipients of 2016 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards (17 Projects) (Infodocket)

Report: “New York Public Library and European Digital Reading Lab Team Up For a Better E-Reading Experience” (Infodocket)

Japan: National Diet #Library Announces New Midterm Vision: “Universal Access 2020? (Library Stuff)

This May be the Only Taxidermy Library in the Country (Library Stuff)

hoopla digital Announces New Content and Showcases Publishing Growth in 2016 (PRNewswire)

Digital Publishing: IDPF Members Unanimously (72-0) Approve EPUB 3.1 as IDPF Recommended Specification (Infodocket)

Germany’s De Gruyter Takes Over ‘Info DaF’ Publication, Digitizing Back Issues
(Publishing Perspectives)

Gale Releases Final Installments of Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (PRNewswire)

Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds (Dating Back to 1929) (Bookofjoe)

The risks of avoiding Amazon: The All Romance E-Books bankruptcy (Teleread)

Exciting! American Archive of Public Broadcasting Now Offers Online Access to 17,000 Historic Programs (Infodocket)

image by DRs Kulturarvsprojekt

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