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New Site Gives Mobile E-Books Away for Nix
Many devoted readers are, for various reasons, holding out against the urge to buy a tablet such as a Kindle or an iPad for e-reading purposes. Many of who don’t own a tablet do own a smartphone, however, and sometimes it’s good to know you’ve got something to read, just in case you miss your train or the dentist is running late. Last week…
Latest Salvos in UK Library Battle
Detail of the British Library, via WikiCommons
Hundreds of thousands of Britons braved the February cold on Saturday to protest the closure of some 450 local lending libraries. The closures are the result of government funding cuts, and have been the subject of Dailies here and here.
The Guardian’s coverage of the protests (at times wildly creative) included an opinion piece by former…
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