Video: Sarah Houghton on Ebooks, DRM, and Privacy in Libraries

Sarah Houghton, also known as the Librarian in Black, appeared on the program Social Jumpstart to discuss ebooks, digital rights management, and the effects on privacy in libraries. Host Mike Wolpert and Sarah discuss ebook DRM and ecosystems including Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble.  Also, how buying versus access licensing will affect the traditional role of libraries in archiving and preserving items for future access.

YouTube for Schools: Video for the Classroom

YouTube just introduced a service for educators called YouTube for Schools.  This program gives free access to YouTube EDU with comments and related videos disabled making it more appropriate for the classroom.  Teachers control which videos are accessible.

YouTube for Schools gives you access to the hundreds of thousands of educational videos on YouTube EDU. This includes short lessons from top teachers around the world, full courses from the world’s best universities, professional development from fellow educators, and inspiring videos from thought leaders.