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Archive for February, 2011

Class Struggle

This hasn’t happened in my library yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did….

by flickr user .michael.newman.

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Open Library

One of the many free eBooks available from OpenLibrary.org

I recently joined the 21st century and bought myself a Barnes & Noble Nook. Over the past few years, my opinions on e-Readers went from distrust (a threat to libraries!) to distaste (for the DRM) to curiosity and then, finally, I realized one could be useful. I refused to buy a Kindle due to the proprietary software and the fact that I wanted to use library eBooks.

However, Overdrive can be picky and difficult to use. With that, I was exceptionally pleased to see the Internet Archive’s recent announcement of an extensive free e-book collection at Open Library. From the announcement:

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