Tag Archives: E-book

Reports on the Death of the Book are Greatly Exaggerated

I was at a poetry reading at the library a while back and one of the poets had a poem about how lost in cyberspace everyone is and the implication was that he was seeing the end of print culture … Continue reading

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Books and The Latest Technology

Fredrick Furnivall, OED Editor via Wikipedia I write here a lot about technology and books, but specifically about open education resources and open textbooks, all of which tend to mean electronic texts. I love electronic texts and the internet. Through … Continue reading

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OER: Saylor Foundation’s New Bookshelf

Saylor Foundation The Saylor Foundation is making spirits bright and starting the New Year right by ensuring that openly licensed, free textbooks remain freely available to students. You may have seen their press release. Their “Bookshelf” page is already up … Continue reading

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Worldreader and biNu

Worldreader is a US and European non-profit whose mission is to make digital books available to children in the developing world, so millions of people can improve their lives. As of March 2012, they have “put over 75,000 e-books – and … Continue reading

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Why the Library is No Substitute for the Internet

My apologies to many of the fine librarians I know who have really kept up on the changing world of networked knowledge and the internet. The image at the left was posted by Xeni Jardin from Joe Sabia at BoingBoing. … Continue reading

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Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out

Tuesday, April 5, 20112:00-3:00 PM EST / 11:00AM-Noon PST Moderator: Nicole AllenTextbook Advocate for the Student PIRGs and Director of the Make Textbooks Affordable campaign. In the national debate surrounding textbook affordability and adoption, the student voice often goes unheard. … Continue reading

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OER: The Myth of Commercial Textbook Reliability

Image via WikipediaAn “OER” is an open education resource and the most common example is an open textbook. An open textbook is a book, most often electronic, that is licensed in a way that allows re-use, repurposing, editing, and republishing. … Continue reading

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