The World eBook Fair runs from July 4 to August 4, 2011, during which time there will be free public access for this month to 6.5 million eBooks.
“The share of adults in the United States who own an e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from 6% in November 2010. E-readers, such as a Kindle or Nook, are portable devices designed to allow readers to download and read books and periodicals. This is the first time since the Pew Internet Project began measuring e-reader use in April 2009 that ownership of this device has reached double digits among U.S. adults.”–From the website.
This is a helpful study that was done in May, 2011, by the Poudre River Public Library System, Colorado State University, and Front Range Community College.
Various kinds of apps are presented here in this slidedeck.
UC-Berkely offers this tutorial on how to search the internet to find information, on how to evalute web pages, as well as offering style sheets for citing resources, a glossary of internet & web jargon, information on specific search tools, and more.
Excellent, free handouts for Computer Basics, Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007, Microsoft Excel 2003 and 2007, Microsoft Publisher 2003 and 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and 2007, Mail Merge 2003 and 2007, the Internet, E-Mail, and Special topics from the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
American Journeys : Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement : A Digital Library and Learning Center
“American Journeys contains more than 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the sagas of Vikings in Canada in AD1000 to the diaries of mountain men in the Rockies 800 years later.”–from the website.
“The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and Library of Congress (LOC) are collaborating to digitize some of our nation’s most important legal and legislative documents after receiving approval from the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP). The digitization project will include the public and private laws, and proposed constitutional amendments passed by Congress as published in the official Statutes at Large
from 1951-2002. GPO and LOC will also work on digitizing official debates of Congress from the permanent volumes of the Congressional Record from 1873-1998.”–From the Press Release.
“Today, a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive announced a new, cooperative 80,000+ eBook lending collection of mostly 20th century books on OpenLibrary.org, a site where it’s already possible to read over 1 million eBooks without restriction. During a library visit, patrons with an OpenLibrary.org account can borrow any of these lendable eBooks using laptops, reading devices or library computers. This new twist on the traditional lending model could increase eBook use and revenue for publishers.”–From Web Post.