Category Archives: News

Times Wire

This month The New York Times unveiled an “online news reading product” called Times Wire.  The TW offers bits of news updated by the minute in a twitter-like fashion.  It is supposed to be customizable by allowing you to select … Continue reading

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NYT Reader 2.0

From Robin Ashford, Reference and Distance Services Librarian I watched this short demonstration video of the new Times Reader 2.0.  It is impressive but how many will pay for content? Read more about the Times Reader in the article from … Continue reading

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Amazon Eliminating Ebook Competition

Amazon has acquired Lexcycle, the company behind Stanza, an ebook reader application for both the desktop and the iPhone.  The iPhone app from Stanza is free, and offers users the opportunity to shop, buy, read, and organize books.  It has … Continue reading

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Library of Congress YouTube

The YouTube channel of the Library of Congress went public this month.  They have started with 70 videos with plans to keep going.  Read more on the LOC’s blog post, YouTube and Now We Do Too.

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Reagan and Bush Records

The National Archives has released 245,763 pages of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Presidential records in accordance with the Presidential Records Act and Obama’s Executive Order on Presidential Records.  Read more in the Washington Blawg.

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Google Searches Are Up

According to comScore, Google had a 63.7 percent share of the 14.3 billion U.S. searches in March.  It’s previous high was 63.5 percent.  Read the full article, “Google widens its U.S. search lead“, from MSNBC.

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Questia Linking to WorldCat

There is going to be a Questia Read tab in Worldcat.org that will allow users to access extensive previews to over 67,000 ebooks.  Read more at OCLC eNews.

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April 14th

Today is National Library Worker’s Day.  Read more in this press release from the ALA.

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Plastic Logic Reader

The Plastic Logic Reader is set to enter the market in various trials and pilot programs in the second half of 2009.  Pricing information will become available sometime in 2010.  The upcoming reading gadget will have supporting software for Windows … Continue reading

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National Library Week

This week is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians.  The Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2009 is actress and New York Times best selling author Jaimie Lee Curtis.

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