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The rise and rise of e-reading

A survey of recent ebook and ereading developments:

"As academic players embrace the ebook, scholarly publishers are clearing the path to easier access ...

From swift discoverability and instant access to interactive content and an affordable read, scholarly publishing players are striving to ease accessibility to the ebook. "

Download 10,000+ Books in Arabic, All Completely Free, Digitized and Put Online

Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is "a digital library of Arabic-language texts now boasting 10,042 volumes across 6,265 subjects ."

To learn more: Colin Marshall, Open Culture, February 28, 2018, http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-more-than-10000-books-in-arabic-all-completely...

Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016

An interesting story about the problems of digital preservation, especially the preservation of social media:

"Myspace, the once mighty social network, has lost every single piece of content uploaded to its site before 2016, including millions of songs, photos and videos with no other home on the internet.... More than 50m tracks from 14 million artists have been lost..."

The Internet Archive is working to preserve public Google+ posts before it shuts down

"In a post on Reddit, the sites announced that they had begun their efforts to archive the posts using scripts to capture and back up the data in an effort to preserve it. The teams say that their efforts will only encompass posts that are currently available to the public... "