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The DPLA and the risks of gentrifying America’s public libraries

By libertyc
August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jim Duncan, now executive director of the Colorado Librarian Consortium, offered some needed candor about the Digital Public Library of America for NPR reporter Laura Sydell’s August 19 segment [...]

Free ePub Book Shows Potential of Local Librarians as Content-Providers (Video)

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Whale Bombings, Pearl Harbor and Other Stories Enliven Q&A with Now-Dead Airman * * * Some unlucky whales died in certain stretches of the Pacific because inexperienced U.S. airmen mistook the [...]

Obama speech and PTA-Amazon alliance validate LibraryCity’s K-12 priorities

By libertyc
June 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

K-12 led my list of priorities in the 1990s for a well-stocked national digital library system blended in with local schools and libraries. Along the way, I suggested that Washington nudge Silicon [...]

Review: Voice Dream Reader e-reading app

By libertyc
May 13, 2013 // 3 Comments

Note: An update of this post on LibraryCity.org focuses on education-related issues of read-aloud apps. A Catch-22 dogs those of us who most often read e-books visually but also want to hear them [...]

A national digital library endowment: More details

By libertyc
March 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

LibraryCity inspired mentions on The Atlantic magazine’s website and elsewhere with a call for a national digital library endowment for the United States. Endowment funds would come entirely or [...]

Hurricane Sandy and the national digital library issue: With smartened-up journalists and voters, could we have stopped or slowed down global warming?

By libertyc
November 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Canned and dried foods, flashlights, radios, cellphones and good UPSes aren’t the only essentials that the wired might buy in an anticipation of the growing number of weather-related exigencies [...]

Kindle Fire-usable version of OverDrive is now available in Amazon's app store

By libertyc
October 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Kindle Fire-usable version of the OverDrive e-library app has now reached the Amazon app store. That could give the app’s Android version a nice boost—the Fire is essentially an Android [...]

Kindle Fire HDs apparently can’t change line spacing …

By libertyc
September 17, 2012 // 7 Comments

Kindle Fire HD tablets apparently can’t change line spacing when you’re reading an e-book. Is this part of a consumer-hostile niching initiative by Amazon to high-pressure my fellow Kindle [...]

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