Reading about eReading this week October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Charge your electric car at the Library

October 17, 2014 Leave a comment

What do you think?  Would you like to be able to charge your electric car at your nearest Allegany County Library?

Learn about Jonathan Slade and his wife Novia Campbell’s Electric Road Trip across Maryland.

 

Categories: Community, Gadgets, libraries

2014 UK Media Preferences of Parents and Children by Age

October 15, 2014 Leave a comment

From Business Insider Chart of the Day.

Web Site of the Week: Explore the Constitution

October 14, 2014 Leave a comment

If you type the words “U.S. Constitution” into Google, the search engine returns about 31 million results. That’s a lot of talk about a document written by a handful of scholar-politicians in an upstart republic more than 227 years ago. Yet less than a quarter of Americans have actually read the document. This site, hosted by the National Constitution Center, includes the United States Constitution in its entirety, divided clearly by Article and Amendment, and annotated with notes by the Annenberg Classroom. Perhaps best of all, you can browse the site by Issue. For instance, click on Abortion and explore how the Row v. Wade Supreme Court ruling was based on Ninth and 14th Amendment rights. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Web Site of the Week: Paleobiology

October 7, 2014 Leave a comment

The Smithsonian National Museum of History’s paleobiology department is celebrating 50 years as one of the world’s top resources for information about the biological and environmental history of Earth. From the homepage, where historical photographs of Smithsonian researchers grace the screen, click Blog & News, where you can read about recently arrived dinosaur bones and newly discovered fossils. Features opens up a number of different specialized web sites, such as FossiLab, Geologic Time, and Blast from the Past! The paleobiology Collections section of the site brings readers to renowned collections such as The Cushman Collection and The Springer Collection. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Reading about eReading this week October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014 Leave a comment

I’ve recently been buying physical copies of books and then illegally downloading electronic versions of the same books, so I can read them on my Kindle when it’s more convenient. Is this stealing?

This Is The Apple Store Of Libraries

New report offers recommendations to improve usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries

The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries

DCL eBook Price Comparison Report – October 2014

E-Reading Device Growth Slows

Web Site of the Week: Happiness Research Institute

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment

For a more earnest look at happiness, check out the web site of the Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fascinating articles here make large scale surveys and empirical projects sensical and relevant to anyone with an interest in well-being- for themselves, their communities, and their nation. From the homepage, click New Report to read about why Denmark is named among the happiest countries on earth, year after year. The Projects section highlights recent undertakings by the institute, including projects on Sustainable Happiness and reports on Happiness and work. While not all reports are available here, a number of them are ready for your consumption and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF. The Research section of the site may also be of interest as it covers “easily digestible” information on happiness from around the globe. [CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

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