Entries Tagged as 'Fun and Games'

Great Cartoon on eBooks, DRM, and Libraries

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Great cartoon on Why DRM doesn’t work or how to download an ebook from the Cleveland Public Library from The Brads site.

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Tags: DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Fun and Games · Library News · Public Libraries

Stress Test for a Healthy Ebook

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Michael Pastore at Epublishers Weekly blog posted a stress test for ebooks.  His test gives points to ebooks for the ability to complete tasks, like sharing with friends, converting, and printing.  The full test is on the blog, check it out. Here’s the intro material:  How healthy is your ebook? … Is your ebook free, […]

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Fun and Games · Interfaces/Platforms

ebrary announces sweepstakes for free ebooks

October 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

ebrary is launching a monthly sweepstakes for a free ebook a month for one’s institution – complete with ebrary’s  InfoTools.  To enter, just recommend an ebrary title.  Details of the contest are below, in the ebrary press release.  This is a fun idea, but I have to chuckle.  Can you imagine having a sweepstakes for […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Fun and Games · Press Releases · Vendor News

US House floor using print reference

February 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

Yesterday I had a rare opportunity to walk on the US House floor, thanks to a private tour from my nephew Matt, who works for one of the Ohio Representatives.  As we were milling about, looking at the electronic voting, printers and fax machines, laptop plugins, and CSPAN cameras, I was shocked to see, sitting […]

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Tags: Fun and Games

Did You Get an eBook Reader this holiday?

January 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Then checkout the funny in Unshelved, 12/29/2008 Happy New Year

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Tags: Ebook Readers · Fun and Games

No Shelf Required Fan Club

November 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

Wow, my first member!  Thanks Lora.  I’m glad to see that the resources in NSR are assisting library students too. Dear Sue Polanka, I’m a library student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  I just did a research project on the future of reference books for a collection development class.  In my research I […]

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Tags: Fun and Games · NSR Info

Blog as if your life depended on it!

November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

I posted a while back about a wonderful eBook site, DailyLit.  DailyLit sends me bits and pieces of eBooks to my email box each day, just enough to read for a minute or two.  The first title I chose (yes, because it was free) was 100 Ways to  Succeed by Tom Peters.  Yesterday, #39 arrived.  […]

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Tags: Fun and Games