We will be launching a new, improved ebrary Reader over the upcoming months. Exact information about the timing of your institution’s change to the new Reader has been or will be communicated via a separate email. In the meantime, you are welcome to preview key features and benefits here.
The new Reader was designed with both laptop and tablet usage in mind. So, in addition to all the great enhancements we’ve made to the online research capabilities with the Reader, we are evolving our mobile experience to use the popular Bluefire app for offline reading. The Bluefire app is highly rated and can be used on iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices.
Given the move to Bluefire, we are retiring ebrary’s dedicated mobile app as of August 4th. But your patrons don’t need to wait until then to switch to Bluefire – they may use it today to download ebrary books to a mobile device. To download the Bluefire app simply visit the App Store or Google Play.
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Originally posted on Gigaom:
The internet champions “permissionless innovation,” the ability to develop new services without tedious negotiation and approval. As the Federal Communications Commission makes its third attempt to develop a fair, coherent, and lawful regulatory policy for the internet’s broadband on-ramps, it can either apply this principle or it can adopt Title II — a contrary rule that once limited the pace of innovation in the historic telephone network.
Much of the internet establishment, many ordinary citizens, and even some cable network comedians urge implementing Title II without acknowledging the harm it’s likely to cause. The father of net neutrality, Columbia law professor Tim Wu, is an exception: he admits that “excessive regulation can stagnate an industry” even while preferring monopoly-style regulation for increasingly competitive broadband networks.
A historical precedent
There is no clearer example of stagnation than traditional telephone service. Since the passage of the Communications Act in 1934, telephone service…
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