Week 42: Oyster The Netflix For E-Books,Cool Projects From LITA Forum,Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Expands,Google Releases Play Software

Week 42 is already at our door.

EBSCO Publishing announces new e-book and audiobook collections providing sports and politics resources (Library Technology Guides)
EBSCO added two new e-book collections Football 2012 and Election 2012

The Library as Dataset: Text Mining at Million-Book Scale…10.18.12(The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's Weblog)
Didn't have time to look at the whole presentation but it sound promising for data librarians and business analysts.

Google Launches Disavow Links Tool(Search Engine Land)
Google is starting a disavow links tool for SEOs, but experts warn: use it with caution.

Reporting from the LITA National Forum(Smart Libraries Newsletter Archive)
I didn't have a chance to attend the LITA National Forum,so posts like this are a gold mine for me and my only chance to learn about projects with ShelvAR and Vufind and even look at the presentations mentioned.

Five Apps to Keep Your Kids Safe(Daily Bits)
I don't recommend using all the tools to protect the safety of your little ones, but
some of them are a must.

Libraries, books, ebooks and the future( Phil Bradley's weblog)
Phil Bradley makes a strong case for expanding the "traditional" public library services.

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Expanding to UK, Germany, and France + Interview with Jeff Bezos( INFOdocket)
"Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is coming to the UK, Germany and France later this month, bringing Kindle owners with a Prime membership over 200,000 books to borrow for free as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates."

Google Play TV Shows, Movies, Music Debut on Google TV (Search Engine Watch)
Google has released its Play software and media service to the Google TV platform(Search Engine Watch)
With the new Play software Google customer can "access the Play app store as well as download and view content from the Play television and movie services."

Tony Marx, President of the New York Public Library, Profiled in The New York Times(INFOdocket)
In case you haven't seen the profile article in the New York Times.

Google Maps Adds 250,000 Miles Of Street Views In Their Largest Update In History( Search Engine Land)
Was that a planned upgrade or Google is rushing with the good news to show everyone the superiority of Google Maps?

All The Ebooks You Can Read: A Netflix-Like Service For Ebooks Named Oyster Gets $3M Investment( INFOdocket)
Oyster is positioning itself to be the new Netflix for e-books, an idea I believe other companied will be willing to exploit too once the market for digital media expands.

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