Every two weeks, free tracks from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Classical Music Library are offered.
This week (the week of January 28, 2014) the Smithsonian Folkways Recording is Pete Seeger's Buffalo Gals in honor of Pete Seeger's passing at age 94 on Monday, January 27, 2014.
Pete Seeger's life, music, and legacy encapsulate nearly a century of American history and culture. He has immersed himself in folk music and used it, like Johnny Appleseed, to "plant the seeds of a better tomorrow in the homes across our land." The songs in this collection of 139 American Favorite Ballads narrate tales of ordinary people and their extraordinary deeds, and show Pete at the crossroads of the past and the future putting his own stamp on America's folk song heritage while bequeathing it to generations to come.
iOS 7 has been released, and many of you Apple users may have upgraded your device or will be upgrading in the near future.
If you're already using library eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, your Overdrive Media Console app will fail when trying to open a library eBook.
A fix is in the works, but in the meantime, the immediate remedy is re-authorize the app with your Adobe ID. If that doesn't work, the next step is to uninstall and re-install Overdrive Media Console app which will also require you to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear the bookshelf, history, and app settings from the app.
Your Bookshelf of checked-out eBooks will still be available from your eMedia Account so you can re-download any titles you still have checked out.
The Digital Bookmobile is traveling coast to coast and making a special stop at the Virginia Village Branch Library. Denver Public Library has thousands of eBooks and audio eBooks just waiting to be downloaded.
At this free event readers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks and audio eBooks with instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a fully-loaded gadget gallery.
He had such a prominent presence online, on Twitter (my social medium of choice), Facebook and his blog. Here are some of the tweets that came across my feed yesterday afternoon. It's fascinating to see how widespread is the love for Roger Ebert.
Ebert's last tweet, linking to his last blog post for the Chicago Sun Times, posted 2 days before he passed away and 46 years after being named the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times:
Our tried-and-true Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is now available online to Denver Public Library card holders. Use the table of contents to drill down by topic, or use the search box to search by keyword or table number.
Borrowing eBooks and audio eBooks from the library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Last week, Barnes & Noble added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK Apps storefront. This NOOK app enables users to wirelessly borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library.
Visit the NOOK Apps storefront to install the free OverDrive Media Console (OMC) app.
Sometimes you find answers in unexpected places. I found the most succinct description I've ever seen of how England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom relate to each other in a library newsletter about travel guidebooks:
London is the capital of England.
England is a country.
Britain is an area that consists of England and the country of Wales.
Great Britain is the name of the island that is home to the countries of England, Wales, and Scotland.
The United Kingdom (UK) is a country that is a union of the countries on the island of Great Britain, along with the country of Northern Ireland (which shares the island of Ireland with the Republic of Ireland.)
[The Republic of Ireland is] a separate country that is not part of the UK.
To accompany their many modern-day languages, Mango Languages recently announced the release of their Religious and Scholarly Language Collection, which includes Latin, Koine Greek, Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew.
These specialized courses focus on passages from historical books, poems and religious documents, providing insight into the cultures in which the languages were spoken.
Choose Privacy Week will take place May 1-7, 2012 and is an ongoing program of the American Library Association.
Choose Privacy Week is an initiative that invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy.
Barbara Jones, executive director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF), discusses Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7, 2012), a national public awareness campaign that aims to educate the public on how to protect their privacy and understand their rights.
It’s time for Americans to take charge of their information privacy.