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Books Aren't Dead

"Books Aren't Dead ... (They're Just Going Digital)" proclaims the November 26 Newsweek cover story. The article provides an overview of the future (and history) of reading and of books, including an interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and a review of Amazon's new Kindle e-book reader.

The promise of the "always-on" book sounds intriguing, and I love the idea of toting around over 200 books in a single device. But, I admit that when I went to read the Newsweek article, I bypassed the online version and went straight to Green's current periodicals section to read it the old-fashioned way.

What is The European Library?

"The European Library is a non-commercial organisation. It provides the services of a physical library and the opportunity to benefit from a virtual environment in 20 languages.

This website allows to search through the resources of 30 of the 47 national libraries involved in The European Library. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.).

Currently The European Library gives access to 150 million entries across Europe. The amount of referenced digital collections is constantly increasing. Quality and reliability are guaranteed by the 47 collaborating national libraries of Europe.

The European Library searches the content of European national libraries.

Do Take Time to Explore! Lots and Lots of Great Content and Advanced Features !!!"

Posted by Gerry McKiernan to DIG_REF@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU

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