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.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is in the midst of a multi-year study of the changing role of public libraries in the digital age. If you check out or download eBooks from the library, they'd love for you to take their online survey and tell them about your experiences. The survey will be confidential your identity will not be shared.
Did you know that our newspaper database America's Newspapers offers Special Reports on timely topics?
NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, videos and other timely content so you can quickly locate information on a specific subject. Each Report features current and retrospective coverage, and new articles are added daily.
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks -- animated, talking picture books -- with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.
Reading eBooks on your trusty device is all the rage!
For everyone who reads or listens to eBooks or audio eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod: With the upgrade to iOS 5, you'll need to update your Overdrive Media Console. This affects just about everyone using an Apple device, whether you're downloading directly or downloading audio to Windows and then transferring. Update Overdrive Media Console now.
Question of the week: How do I return an eBook early?
Use the same technology you used to download the book.