Announcement of a major grant from the DPLA, the Washington Post is being sold, an online educational symposium from IGI Global, and an announcement regarding Homework Help from Credo:
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is extremely excited to announce that an anonymous donor has stepped forward to provide substantial support towards its efforts. The $447,000 grant will allow the DPLA to accelerate its work of bringing together America’s collections and providing new pathways into them.
The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations.
Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to The Washington Post Co., which owns the newspaper and other businesses.
The August edition of IGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium Series will explore how technology and ecology are intrinsically related, as well as the origins of technology and human separation from the ecosystem. Although human beings are part of nature, they are seriously damaging the ecosystem, our support system. This presentation will address technological possibilities for strategic alignment with the ecosystem, encouraging a new consciousness among consumers. Featuring Professor Robert A. Schultz of University of Oregon, this presentation is entitled “Technology vs. Ecology: The Conflict between Man and Nature”, a discussion on his research and forthcoming publication Technology versus Ecology: Human Superiority and the Ongoing Conflict with Nature.
In an effort to help public libraries and schools connect students to state certified teachers at their point of need, Credo today announced that it is making Homework Help available as a standalone service in addition to packaging the tool with its Literati solutions. Furthermore, Homework Help subscribers can use the newly released widget to embed the service in any website. More details.