On June 21, 2018, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) introduced Open Bookshelf, a one-stop shop for hundreds of e-books that are freely available online. This collection, which currently features over 1,000 books, includes titles that are in the public domain along with titles that are Creative Commons licensed. Visitors may browse this collection by language or genre (e.g. science fiction, education & study aids, and computers). Individual users can access Open Bookshelf through
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NPR's Book Concierge is an interactive guide that offers readers a curated, highly visual selection of more than 300 books published in 2018 and "recommended by NPR hosts, critics, reporters, and producers." Designed by NPR Visuals to "be more Venn diagram-y than list-y," the Book Concierge allows visitors to filter the recommendations by multiple categories simultaneously
Harvard University's Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) has created the Harvard WorldMap, "an online, open-source mapping platform developed to lower barriers for scholars who wish to explore, visualize, edit, and publish geospatial information." Launched in 2011, WorldMap was created in part to provide a mapping platform that supports large datasets that also allows collaboration. This feature-rich tool enables anyone to create their own online mapping portal, upload large GIS layers and
BBC iplayer is one of my favourite apps with interesting content, drama and broadcasts. A new show "More or Less" aims to offer a "statistical guide to the world and everything else." Each episode discusses the statistics quoted in recent news stories and new research. Each episode of "More or Less" is approximately 11 minutes in length and all current and past episodes are on the website.
5 Smarter News Apps to Simplify How You Read Important News. "News is changing rapidly, and you need to change how you read it. To fight information overload as well as biased articles, here are some useful new apps for a smarter way to read the news. These apps are essentially news aggregators or news validators, which means they don’t produce the news themselves. Instead, they take news from established media publications, like the top censorship-free news sites or even those with obvious