Wired magazine ran a great piece on why is important to advocate for net neutrality and the potential dangers of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on January 14th. From Wired magazine: Three Dangers of Losing Net Neutrality That Nobody’s Talking About 1. No matter how things play out with net neutrality, the outcome is … [Read more…]
This week Gale announced that it would start to offer high school diplomas through Career Online High School (COHS) at Los Angeles Public Library. Read more here. Cleveland Public Library officially launched it’s TechCentral Makerspace on January 10.
On November 14, Judge Chin dismissed the Authors Guild website in favor of Google stating that Google Books provided “significant public benefits”. This ruling is great news of libraries and researchers. More information is available here.
From the IDPF: As part of the ongoing EPUB 3 Implementation Project the Association for American Publishers (AAP) has made available a white paper that documents several outcomes of the cross-industry initiative, including the top 10 features deemed most critical for immediate implementation by participating publishers and reading system developers, as well as the top … [Read more…]
The Mozilla Corporation released version 1.0 of the Web Literacy Standard on October 23. The standard is broken down into three core skill categories: explore, build, and connect. Mozilla hopes to train a generation of webmakers – users that not only consume information and media on the web but also generate it. The standard is … [Read more…]
One of the key differences in EPUB 3 is with how navigation is treated within the file. Gone is the XML based Navigation Control file (NCX) format in favor of a subset of HTML5. This move helps align EPUB with current web standards. There is no tradeoff with functionality and the HTML5 is less work … [Read more…]
Using open data, MapBox is attempting to make the first cloudless map. More information about this project is available in this Wired article.