Tag Archives: Digital books

Reading on-screen content: are you still with me or have you given up reading this?

Back in 2008 The Atlantic ran an article looking at what the internet is doing to our brains. The author wrote that he’d noticed that reading articles on-line was apparently affecting the way we take in information and was having … Continue reading

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Tip of the day: a neat ebook on Google search tips and tricks

Gizmag, which itself is an interesting read for anyone of techy-mindedness, is currently offering a free download to A Guide to Google Tools, Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without You can fill in a form to download the book … Continue reading

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Google progresses its mission to digitise libraries and make them searchable

A Happy New Year to you. Here’s to 2015, may the search continue! Oooh, that sounds a bit Star Wars-like, but there we are. As a friend once quoted Yoda to me: “do or do not, there is no try”, … Continue reading

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Welcome revisions to copyright law

Wow, it’s taken a while, but some helpful and long-called-for changes to copyright law have been made. It’s not really seen as an exciting topic of conversation (try introducing it at a party some time: “nice background music, good quality … Continue reading

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Scanning the horizon for all the books

It’s being widely reported in the media that Google has finally been given the green legal light to scan the world of books until it reaches the far horizon. It’s a lovely thought, and could be quite disruptive – a … Continue reading

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Nature’s special issue on the disruption taking place in scientific publishing

Nature’s 28th March 2013 issue took an in-depth look at all the changes that have been, and will be, taking place in scientific publishing, from the rise of “open access” to the hopefully soon-to-be launched Digital Public Library of America … Continue reading

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We have the e-book, how about the “intelligent” book?

Spock might have liked this. A company called Vulcan has decided that the next logical step to take in the e-book world is to produce an e-book that can answer your questions. The 4th of August edition of the The … Continue reading

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Want to know where to find digital books? This is the place

Here’s a resource which provides access to thousands of books in digital format. Discover ebrary has been much talked about on the information professionals’  sites and email newsletters, and for some time, but as you may not receive those, you … Continue reading

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