It's time to summarize the posts from week 34.
How The Government Saved The Internet (TechCrunch)
The fight for keeping the the Internet free and open never ends, because to this day certain interested parties want to capitalize on one of the most democratic and open mediums.
ALA Releases Ebook Report for Libraries, Delivers Recommendations ( EContent)
The American Library Association ( ALA) made the following recommendations in a released a report on what model libraries should follow when dealing with e-book publishers:
* inclusion of all titles: All e-book titles available for sale to the public should also be available to libraries
* libraries should have the option to effectively own the e-books they purchase, including the right to transfer them to another delivery platform and to continue to lend them indefinitely
* libraries need access to metadata and management tools provided by publishers to enhance the discovery of e-books.
Digital Book World Launches New Weekly E-Book Bestseller Lists ( INFOdocket)
The new weekly e-book bestseller from Digital Book World list can be found here
E-Learning, Wikipedian, Tweeps, Hackathon, and Other New Words Added to Oxford Dictionaries Online (INFOdocket)
"The world of technology remains a major influence on the English language, with innovative advances reflected in new entries including ethical hacker, 3D printing, and e-learning. Social media also continues to shape language evolution: tweeps, video chat, lifecasting, and hat tip are among the latest words to make their Oxford Dictionary debut.."
Google Offers Free & Discounted Wi-Fi at U.S. Malls, Airports(Search Engine Watch)
To get the "free" Wi-Fi at the participating malls and airports customers need to subscribe to Google Offers.
E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries( New Stephen's Lighthouse)
Interested in the "history and the current state of the e-book publishing market", the " structure of the licensing practices and business models used by distributors to make e-books available in libraries", and what are the "challenges facing libraries and publishers" , then this post is for you.
TED Reveals Top 20 Most-Watched Talks, Sir Ken Robinson Tops The List (TechCrunch)
I try not to miss TED presentations related to libraries, but as you can imagine there is a lot more to see and hear at the open Technology, Entertainment, Design conferences.
5 Ways To Learn Code From The Comfort Of Your Own Browser(TechCrunch)
With the abundance of free resources on the web, learning web coding doesn't necessarily mean signing up for a class or going for an expensive computer degree.
Google Voice Search Rolls Out to 13 More Languages(Search Engine Watch)
More than 40 languages are now supported with Google Voice, including the new ones: Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Swedish.