Phil the Web Crawler – Will your children inherit your eBooks? Pew survey on eBooks and libraries, Cataloguing then, now and tomorrow, Wozniak calls piracy case “hokey”, and Happy Birthday Alan Turing

– Cataloging Then, Now, and Tomorrow.

– LinkedIn sued over hacking incident that exposed six million passwords.

–  Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says the U.S. piracy case against Kim Dotcom is “hokey” and a threat to Internet innovation.

– Meanwhile Richard O’Dwyer, 24, is to be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. on copyright charges for a website that is totally legal in the U.K.

Penguin returns its e-books to New York libraries.

– Pew study: library patrons largely unaware of e-book offerings.

–  But the same Pew study showed libraries say they find it difficult to acquire e-books for their users because of a restrictive policy on the part of book publishers.

– Will your children inherit your eBooks?

– Arizona libraries prepare for new obscenity law.  Civil libertarians say it is too strict.

– Making eBooks is harder than you think.

– A new agreement between EBSCO Publishing and SirsiDynix will provide mutual customers with easier access to the databases, e-journals and other e-content end users are looking for.

– Flesky IOS app allows the visually impaired to use iPhone.

– Japan Passes Jail-for-Downloaders Anti-Piracy Law.

– IBM’s new supercomputer is cooled with hot water.

Happy birthday Alan Turing, father of modern computing.


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