Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Vista Unavailable Sunday, July 22nd 6am to NOON

Announcement sent: July 17, 2007 11:00 AM

The Vista Operations team has scheduled maintenance for this Sunday, July
22nd at 6am. The purpose of this maintenance is to install additional
storage for anticipated increase in capacity requirements associated with
the upcoming Fall semester, and for the new Vista 4 system currently under
construction. Therefore, Vista will be unavailable from 6:00 am through noon
on Sunday. Please plan accordingly for work submissions and deadlines.

Labels: ,

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

World eBook Fair, 2007

I had completely forgotten to post about the World eBook Fair, which started a week ago. Both text and audio books are available from July 4th through Aug 4th. Not everything listed is free; a few commercial groups have discounts only.

A fair number of these collections are free from their originators all year long. These include U.S. and other government documents (NASA, Dept. of Energy, FAA, UN, etc.), Project Gutenberg, Renascence Editions, World Public Library, and a variety of international collections. If you want to see the breadth of ebooks available these days (and download a few for your reading/listening pleasure) now is the time to do it.

Copyright restrictions do apply. Be sure to check with the originating group to see if the book will be available later on if any of these look good as textbooks, supplemental reading, or source materials.