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New Canaan librarian draws attention to schools' Web filters

New Canaan librarian draws attention to schools' Web filters | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Many school districts in Fairfield County have strict limits on which Web pages can be viewed by students during school hours, effectively outlawing the use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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Find PDF Manuals for Electronics Using Google and Amazon

Find PDF Manuals for Electronics Using Google and Amazon | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

I get a fair number of requests for things like this here at the library. Heck, I recently bought a video camera and it didn't even come with a manual. Instead it came with a slip of paper telling you how to download the manual from the net or, and this was kind of novel, get it off the camera itself. Turns out, they simply stored the manual in the camera's memory.

 

Hey, no trees died in the making of that manual.

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TechCrunch | Amazon’s Answer To Apple’s Terms: A Web-Based Kindle Cloud Reader — Brilliant On PC, Better On iPad

TechCrunch | Amazon’s Answer To Apple’s Terms: A Web-Based Kindle Cloud Reader — Brilliant On PC, Better On iPad | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Much has been made about Apple's recent changes to the iOS terms. At first, everyone was sure that many big players, would be forced to pull their apps, such as Amazon's popular Kindle app.

 

See, the thing I'm not a big fan of when it comes to Apple is that you don't do business with Apple more than you do business in SPITE of Apple.

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A Lost Movie Resurfaces!

A Lost Movie Resurfaces! | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
This weekend, something wonderful happened on the Internet, but it was brought down somewhat by a bunch of jerks who were simply too impatient. A while back, I wrote a post about how pirates can ac...
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Hands-on with Kindle Cloud Reader: can it replace a native iPad app?

Hands-on with Kindle Cloud Reader: can it replace a native iPad app? | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Amazon has finally released a Web app for reading, downloading, and buying Kindle books.

 

I know I've already posted something on this, but this is a pretty big development and, since this article comes from Ars Technica and features hands on use of the new Kindle Cloud Reader, I figure it's worth a read too.

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Praguers protest abolition of free Internet in libraries | Prague Monitor

Recently, the United Nations declared Internet access to be a human right. I wonder how this jibes with that declaration?

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