Volume 17, Number 6 June 2000
Getting cozy with a good...e-book?
by Shirley Duglin Kennedy
INTERNET WAVES column discusses the growing popularity of e-books.
Says that netLibrary is probably the leading commercial vendor of
e-books partnering with libraries. Reports that Project Gutenberg
has been around since 1971 and offers more that 1,000 titles in
plain text format. Adds that devices made for reading e-books are
available from SoftBook Press, Inc. and NuvoMedia, Inc. Discusses
bibliotherapy and recommends a Webliography on the City of
Clearwater's Web server. Reports that, according to Lauren
Weinstein's Privacy Forum e-zine, plans are afoot to involve
Internet service providers (ISPs) in monitoring Web use and sharing
the information with third parties. Says Predictive Networks
analyzes URL click-stream data. Mentions Web sites for The Skyrage
Foundation, Garden Hose Safety, and an interview with a Search
Includes three photos and one screen display.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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