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Library of Congress Offers Congressional Record As iPad App

LOC – “The Library of Congress, at the initiative of House Leadership and under the guidance of the Committee on House Administration, today announced it has made the Congressional Record available as an app to users of iPad tablet devices. The Congressional Record delivered through the app is a PDF document that can be shared via email and be able to be browsed by date and searchable by keyword within an individual document or section; documents can also be saved to the iPad. Content includes Congressional Record issues dating from January 4, 1995 through the present.”

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Da Vinci’s “Codex” launched on iPad

Reuters – “”The Da Vinci Code” may have been a popular e-book for years, but now readers around the world can view the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Arundel in high definition on iPad as the British Library launches its “e-book treasures” series. The Italian manuscript written in Da Vinci’s characteristic “mirror writing” — left-handed and moving from right to left — is a collection of notes, drawings and short treatises on subjects ranging from the physical properties of water to descriptions of a prehistoric sea monster.”

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British Library offers e-classics app for iPad

BBC – “The British Library is making digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the iPad. Texts appear in fully digitised form, complete with original page markings and drawings, as opposed to the plain formatting associated with other types of e-books. All of the works date from the 18th and 19th centuries and include novels, poetry and historical accounts. Users must pay a monthly subscription of £1.99 to access the full collection.”

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The Plump Irony: Come Bloomsday, Apple admits mistake over ‘Ulysses’ app

Washington Post – “As literary apps go, Apple knows when to admit a wrong and replay the situation — when, in hacker’s terms, to take a Mulligan. Still, the incident is plump, if not stately, with irony. More than 75 years after the high court ruled that James Joyce’s “Ulysses” was not pornographic or obscene, the corporate judges who preside over Apple’s app store deemed inappropriate some portions of the graphic novel “Ulysses ‘Seen.’ ” But now, just in time for Bloomsday celebrations today, the company has admitted its mistake.”

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E-Reader Applications for Today, and Beyond

NYT – “It’s no longer such a novel thing to read a book on a mobile phone, and on the iPad, it’s practically a requirement to download “The Elements” or open “Winnie the Pooh” to give your friends a glimpse of the future of book reading. But for many people, choosing the best book-reading app is a challenge, especially for iPhone users, because of the wealth of choices in the App Store from Apple.”

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