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Jonathan Franzen: E-readers are ‘Damaging to Society’

January 30, 2012 by

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From the Christian Science Monitor: Jonathan Franzen doesn’t want you to read his bestsellers on e-readers. The acclaimed novelist of “Freedom” and “The Corrections” launched a tirade against e-books at a recent literary event, calling them “not for serious readers” and “damaging to society.” “The technology I like is the American paperback edition of ‘Freedom,’” […]

Infotrieve Launches New Features for Mobile Library

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From a Company Announcement: Mobile Library’s new features include: an enhanced search interface with additional flexibility for ranking results, and the addition of an auto-complete feature; new functionality in the Personal & Shared Library Suite including a dashboard showing recent changes to the library, discussion pages in each library for general comments, user creation and […]

Coming Thursday: House Ways and Means Subcommittee Will Hold Hearing About Access to Social Security’s Death Master File

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UPDATED: Prepared Testimony from Hearing (February 2, 2011) From the Subcommittee Chairman: U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the accuracy and uses of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File.  The hearing will […]

Minneapolis/St.Paul: Metro Libraries, Patrons Unload on Audiobooks Full of Glitches

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From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: More than 100 metro-area libraries serving about 2 million users depend on one provider of digital audiobooks, but there’s a problem: The company’s technology is so plagued with glitches that one county library system temporarily suspended the service and another will be launching a separate service in February. “We hate, […]

UK: Real Time Information: Transport for London Launches Live Traffic Map

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From the Transport for London Web Site: The new information tool identifies traffic hotspots and makes congestion easier to avoid. By simply visiting tfl.gov.uk/trafficnews, motorists can now gain a bird’s eye view of London’s traffic hotspots to see where traffic is building up and which areas to avoid. This includes access to a network of […]

New York University’s Student Newspaper Publishes Editorial About e-Textbooks

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The editorial is titled, “College students will stick to paper books” and was published by Washington Square News today. From the Editorial: The benefits of these e-Textbooks include the ability to quickly search through large amounts of text, insert marginalia in electronic comment boxes and access hyperlinks. Yet the tactile quality of textbooks, something e-Books […]

New Interactive Reference Resource: State Transportation Facts and Figures

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New from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics: State Transportation Facts and Figures [is] an interactive web transportation mapping application that allows customers to find state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings as well as gives them the ability to download state transportation information. State Transportation Facts and Figures contains data and statistics related to each state’s […]