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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.

 

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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Communication Monographs, Volume 81, Issue 3, September 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Original Articles 
Enacted Goal Attention in Family Conversations about End-of-life Health Decisions
Allison M. Scott & John P. Caughlin
Pages: 261-284
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.925568

Social Media Research: An Assessment of the Domain’s Productivity and Intellectual Evolution
Wietske van Osch & Constantinos K. Coursaris
Pages: 285-309
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.921720

How Violent Video Games Communicate Violence: A Literature Review and Content Analysis of Moral Disengagement Factors
Tilo Hartmann, K. Maja Krakowiak & Mina Tsay-Vogel
Pages: 310-332
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.922206

Pillow Talk and Cognitive Decision-making Processes: Exploring the Influence of Orgasm and Alcohol on Communication after Sexual Activity
Amanda Denes & Tamara D. Afifi
Pages: 333-358
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.926377

Hurtful Episodes in Parent–Adolescent Relationships: How Accounts and Attributions Contribute to the Difficulty of Talking about Hurt
Rachel M. McLaren & Alan Sillars
Pages: 359-385
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.933244

Predicting Success: Revisiting Assumptions about Family Political Socialization
Hillary C. Shulman & David C. DeAndrea
Pages: 386-406
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.936478

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Journal of Children and Media, Vol. 8, No. 3, 03 Jul 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Articles 
The Effects of Background Television on the Quantity and Quality of Child-Directed Speech by Parents
Tiffany A. Pempek, Heather L. Kirkorian & Daniel R. Anderson
Pages: 211-222
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2014.920715

Mean Girls and Tough Boys: Children’s Meaning Making and Media Literacy Lessons on Gender and Bullying in the United States
Kimberly R. Walsh, Laras Sekarasih & Erica Scharrer
Pages: 223-239
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2013.851094

What Matters in Movie Ratings? Cross-country Differences in how Content Influences Mature Movie Ratings
Joseph Price, Craig Palsson & Doug Gentile
Pages: 240-252
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2014.880359

A Child’s Eye View of Where the Wild Things Are: Lessons from Spike Jonze’s Film Adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Picture Book
Sarah Annunziato
Pages: 253-266
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2013.869238

The Relationship between Narrative Processing Demands and Young American Children’s Comprehension of Educational Television
Jessica Taylor Piotrowski
Pages: 267-285
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2013.878740

A Model and Measure of US Parents’ Perceptions of Young Children’s Parasocial Relationships
Bradley J. Bond & Sandra L. Calvert
Pages: 286-304
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2014.890948

Commentary 
Pornography and the Sexual Socialization of Children: Current Knowledge and a Theoretical Future
Paul J. Wright
Pages: 305-312
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2014.923606

Book Review 
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens; The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
Dr June Ahn
Pages: 313-316
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2014.923607

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