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February 25, 2016 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Open eBooks App Launches to Provide Digital Learning to All Students

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced the launch of Open eBooks, an e-reading app that makes thousands of ebooks available for free to children living in low-income households. Providing more than $250 million in content, this launch complements the ConnectED initiative the White House introduced in April 2015 to give all young people high-quality digital learning tools.

DPLA, First Book, and The New York Public Library partnered to create Open eBooks, with Baker & Taylor providing content support. This group also curated the ebook collection and developed its distribution and usage systems. Participating publishers include the Big Five, National Geographic, Bloomsbury, and Cricket Media.

For more information, read the press release.

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