Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Saturday, April 15

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

An Epic Retelling of the Great Chinese Novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 110 Free Episodes and Counting (Open Culture)

Digital Library of India is a digital collection of rare books collected from various libraries in India (Digital Library of India)

Under the Hood and Behind the Curtains of the FB3 eBook Format (The Digital Reader)

Reference: Ontario University #Libraries Collaborate and Release Over 1000 Historical #Maps of Ontario Online (Library Journal)

Dual-Screen 13.3″ E-ink Musik eReader by Design M Plus (video) (The Digital Reader)

Rarely Seen Literary Treasures from the Library of Congress Archives (Literary Hub)

Portugal Passes Bill to Restrict Use of DRM, Grant Circumvention Right (Torrent Freak)

Digital Preservation: UN Moves To Preserve World’s Software Code ‘Heritage’ (Infodocket)

Lift Off from Your Laptop with 140,000 Images and Videos from NASA (Hyperallergic)

Photos of 19th-Century Black Women Activists Digitized and Put Online by The Library of Congress (Open Culture), an alternative niche for free quality content (including ebooks) in the arts and humanities (No Shelf Required)

Audiobook Producer/Distributor Acquired by RB Media (The Digital Reader)

Fordham U Press & Fordham U Libraries Awarded NEH/Mellon Humanities Grant to Digitize American Philosophy Titles (Infodocket)

Peruse 1,000-Year-Old Medical Remedies, from Ox Bile to Mandrake Root (Hyperallertic)

Thalia is Selling eBooks in-Store (The Digital Reader)

On April 21, hear Eli Neiburger @ulotrichous talk about the “Digital Future of the Public Library” (BISG)

Systems and Information Technology Librarian at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Digital Koans)

Research Data Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University (Digital Koans)

IPA & @WIPO launch 1st-of-kind stats survey of global publishing industry. It’s going to be big… (IPA)

Cornell University Library Releases Over 1700 Digitized Items From Hip Hop Collection Documenting Hip Hop’s Rise (Infodocket)

National PTA and Amazon Award Kindle E-Readers to Schools For National Reading Month (PR Newswire)

Systems Librarian at Skidmore College (Digital Koans)

Data Services Librarian at San Jose State University (Digital Koans)

Kindle Firmware 5.8.9 Adds Better Margin Control (Ragged Right, Yay!) and Improved Format (The Digital Reader)

Kindle Unlimited Royalties: KDP Global Fund and Payout Trends (Written Word Media)

Kortext and Dawson Books collaborate (Library Stuff)

How Do Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Behave (And How Does it Impact Authors)? (Written Word Media)

Reference Resource: An Interactive Visual Dictionary for Sign Language Available Online (Library Journal)

Six More Apps That Help You Make eBooks (The Digital Reader)

Was Copyright Register Maria Pallante fired for incompetence? (Teleread)

New Digital Collection: National Library of Medicine’s Collection of Handwritten Recipe Books, 1600–1900 (Infodocket)

National Library Week: The shifting landscape of the digital library (Ebook Evangelist)

Auburn Public Library to launch new Cloud Library app in May
(The Plainsman)

New EFF Report: “Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy” (Infodocket)

Library and Archives Canada Moving National Union Catalogue to WorldCat, Other Services to WMS (Infodocket)

The Times of London says focus on editions has driven digital growth (Nieman Lab)

The joy of audiobooks: Let your ears do the reading (Melville House)

Higher ed still lagging on digital accessibility (Educational Technology)

How Google Book Search Got Lost (Backchannel)

AAP Reports Print Up, eBooks Down 16.2% Through November 2016 (The Digital Reader)

New Online Digital Collection: Pre-1870 #Copyright Records, Over 2000 Pages of Records (Infodocket)

1 Comment

  1. KS "Kaz" Augustin17 April, 2017

    Wow, what a great line-up today. Thanks Paul! 🙂


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