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Everyone is commenting / questioning / debating (heatedly) the recent initiatives of prestigious universities to offer Massive Open Online Courses. How would you like to be taught by an Ivy League professor…for free? How would you like to be 1 of 150,000 students in your class? What if you could’t earn any credits toward a degree for your work in the class? Hmm…
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A new form of DRM developed in Germany alters words, punctuation and other text elements so that every consumer receives a unique version of an eBook. By examining these
The early debate around a key provision wasn’t about anything like mass collection of phone records.
Metadata is information generated as you use technology, but what exactly is it? Explore some of the data collected through activities you do every day
The writer of His Dark Materials leads a new campaign to address 'underpayment' of writers for digital loans
Marika Sboros asks whether it is better for your eyes to read a digital book or the old-fashioned type, printed with ink on paper
Also: Charlotte Bronte's French homework fetches a staggering sum; McArthur & Company is closing its doors.
"As of this morning, Amazon sales of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 had jumped 6,021 percent in just 24 hours, to No. 213 on Amazon's bestseller list."
Why Apple's e-book trial matters.
With ebooks so many of the costs of publishing are eliminated, and publishers need to adjust prices accordingly.
The deep reading of books and the information-driven reading we do on the web are very different, both in the experience they produce and in the capacities they develop.
Sara Keating borrows some ebooks from her local library
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
"I believe public libraries should move away from being ‘houses of knowledge’ and move more towards being ‘houses of access."
The information that can be legally obtained about your communications will increase as new technologies emerge.
Many libraries are providing the first half-hour of internet access free and then charging a range of fees to stay online
Libraries — especially those open to the public — perfectly embody the idea that education and culture exist as a basic human right, not the exclusive domain of the privileged elite.
When the list of prominent internet companies participating in a semi-secret government surveillance program called PRISM leaked, most of the world’s massive tech firms were not on it. But one...
Why The “It’s Just Metadata” Argument Is False
2 recent surveys about children and digital books generated headlines hinting that, for kids, paper books are preferable to ebooks.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg think the film industry is heading towards a cliff. The pair behind some of the most successful franchises in movie history think that conservative programming...
I recently posted to Facebook Dear ALA, Library Journal, and others: I have an MLS. I paid good money for it. I earned it. I am a librarian. Forever. The fact
As the trial opens, the government lays out evidence that it says shows Apple conspired with publishers to fix prices.
As I reported earlier this morning, Apple today squared off with the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) in a Manhattan courtroom in a bizzare case
Visual novels and gamebook adventures share many of the same challenges, which means similar solutions can make them more popular with modern gamers.
Once upon a time, people read books on paper, and the publishers who printed them and the librarians who lent them to people were friends, or at least amicable partners. Publishers made books, libraries made them accessible.