Paul Biba’s eBook, eLibrary, and ePublishing news compilation for week ending Friday, May 19

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

Philosopher Hiroshi Kawano Makes “Digital Mondrians” in 1964: The Birth of Digital Art
(Open Culture)

Tanzanian project uses a solar-powered MP3 player to educate women who can’t read (The Next Web)

2017 Global Ebook Report: As Many Stories as Markets (Publishing Perspectives)

Digital Library Software Architect at University of Colorado at Boulder (Digital Koans)

Pocketbook Aqua 2 – Waterproof, Dust-Proof, $141 (The Digital Reader)

Digital Public Library of America Launching Ebook Pilot (No Shelf Required)

DRM Loophole Found for Audible Audiobooks (?) (The Digital Reader)

Ebook Collections: What’s the deal with Big Deals? (No Shelf Required)

Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian at Washington State University (Digital Koans)

“The Software Preservation Network: A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural Heritage” (Digital Koans)

Director of Digital Initiatives and Technology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (Digital Koans)

Kindle Unlimited Funding Pool Totaled $17.8 Million in April 2017 (The Digital Reader)

Library of Congress makes 25M records in online catalog available for bulk download (Talking New Media)

iOS 10.3.2 Update Stops eBooks in iBooks from Hacking Your iPad (The Digital Reader)

China Reading Launches Qidian Platform for an International Audience: With its content… (Publishing Perspectives)

Introducing the All-New Amazon Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 with Amazon Alexa (Amazon PR)

New Research From Scholastic Reveals That More Ebooks and Independent Reading Time Are Needed in U.S. Schools (Digital Book World)

Amazon rekindles 2 Fire tablets with a price cut and design improvements (The Kindle Chronicles)

A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks (Library Stuff)

LISWire: The Salinas Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support (LISWire)

Comment Internet permet de réaliser la bibliothèque universelle, par Robert Darnton a (ActuaLitte)

Digitised Manuscripts hyperlinks Spring 2017 (British Library)

Stephen Wolfram’s “A New Kind of Science” goes open-access (BoingBoing)

More European newspapers are charging for content online (but there are differences by country) (Nieman Lab)

Digital Scholarship Librarian at New York University (Digital Koans)

Head of Digitization at Internet Archive (Digital Koans)

Research Tools: Say Hello to the United Nations Digital Library (Infodocket)

Amazon offers UK Prime members a free, rotating e-book library (Engadget)

Ebook Models in K-12 Libraries, Part 3—Choosing Ebook Platforms (No Shelf Required)

Millions of Objects at 14 Art Institutions to Be Digitized for Online Database (Hyperallergic)

New ALA webinar: Understanding Ebooks — The Challenges and the Possibilities (No Shelf Required)

Letters Between Dante Gabriel Rossetti and His Model Fanny Cornforth Are Now Online (Hyperallergic)

ARL Releases ‘Data Curation’ SPEC Kit 354 (Infodocket)

May/June 2017 Issue of D-Lib Magazine, Special Issue Devoted to National Digital Platform, Now Available Online (Infodocket)

The Kindle Chronicles interviews Peter Costanzo, Digital and Archival Publishing Manager for The Associated Press (The Kindle Chronicles)

Explore how DPLA is working towards a National Digital Platform through our growing partner network (Dlib)

Harlequin Closing Five Lines, including Kimani Romance (Bookriot)

How real books have trumped ebooks (The Guardian)

Toward Gigabit Libraries (Dlib)

At the Edges of the National Digital Platform (Dlib)

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