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Digital Shift: Penguin Restores Kindle Lending But Still Not Providing Digital Editions of New Titles
As of this morning, Penguin has backpedaled on part of their decision, and apparently Amazon is going to work with Penguin and Overdrive to address Penguin’s concerns. I don’t know enough of what’s going on here, but it sure feels to me like someone fell down on the job while reconciling all these contracts in advance of turning on Kindle lending.

D-Lib: UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab: Fostering Public Digital Humanities
A short writeup on a new lab at UNC that’s working to expand digital humanities outside the academic sphere. In particular they mention a cool project that pairs grad students with cultural organizations so they can do some work on things like electronic exhibits, walking tours, etc. Very neat.

ALA TechSource: Social Media Archiving with ThinkUp
Describes a cool project that enables you to archive all your social media stuff (Twitter, Facebook, etc) on your own server so you can access it later. Also provides stats and analytics – I think this has some great potential.

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