Tag Archives: Apps

Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone

“Not everyone can visit Sicily’s Valley of the Temples, home to some of the world’s oldest examples of classic Greek architecture. Nor can they view the soft colors of Claude Monet’s “Tiger Lilies” in person at Tokyo’s National Museum of Western Art. Despite being made for the masses, art and culture are often inaccessible. Google’s Cultural Institute wants to change that. In the past five years, the initiative has teamed up with more than 1,100 institutions to bring artwork, artifacts, and 360-degree museum tours online. This week, in an update to its Arts & Culture app, the company turns your phone into a powerful portal for accessing and experiencing that art.” (via WIRED)

Leave a Comment

The New York Public Library — We’re introducing SimplyE…

“We’re introducing SimplyE, a new app that gives NYPL cardholders the ability to browse, borrow, and read more than 300,000 free e-books from the Library, in just a few steps.” (via NYPL)

Leave a Comment

The PLI Discover PLUS App is Here!

“Practising Law Institute (PLI) is pleased to announce Discover PLUS for iPad and iPhone. Discover PLUS is a subscription-based online research database targeted to legal, financial, and accounting professionals. Discover PLUS provides digital access to PLI’s full collection of acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Legal Forms, Program Transcripts and Answer Books. Content is derived from over 2,000 secondary source publications written by today’s experts on the most recent industry changes in regulations, rulings, and standard practices as well as over 400 + annual continuing legal education seminars. In developing the Discover PLUS App, PLI sought to create an interface that not only mirrored the award-winning desktop application, but also simplified the existing navigation and allowed synchronization for a seamless transition from a desktop to a mobile workspace. In an industry where real time research can make or break your case, we wanted to make sure you had an immediate connection to the right answers from the right people.” (via PLI Librarian)

Comments Off on The PLI Discover PLUS App is Here!

IU center awarded Library of Congress grant for educational app development

“The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University has been awarded $315,000 by the Library of Congress to create game-based learning activities for students to explore representative government and the challenges it faces. The IU center is one of three organizations selected to receive funding during the next two years to support the development of engaging Web- and mobile-based applications on the subjects of Congress and civic participation, for use in K-12 classrooms.” (via Indiana University)

Comments Off on IU center awarded Library of Congress grant for educational app development

App That Aims To Make Books ‘Squeaky Clean’ Draws Ire From Edited Writers

“In a stroke of irony fit for fiction, an effort by two Idaho parents to clean up their daughter’s books has dredged up a fairly messy controversy. Clean Reader — an e-reader app designed to ferret out, and block, profanity in novels and nonfiction — drew significant pushback from some authors amid its recent launch. In the face of that criticism, the folks behind Clean Reader have now backed down, announcing their intentions to stop selling books directly through the e-reading platform.”(via NPR)

Comments Off on App That Aims To Make Books ‘Squeaky Clean’ Draws Ire From Edited Writers

© Copyright 2016, Information Today, Inc., All rights reserved.