August 30, 2014

U.S. Navy Launches NeRD, a Security Enhanced E-Reader

Navy eReader Device

The U.S. Navy General Library Program (NGLP) last month announced the release of its new Navy e-Reader Device (NeRD), which comes preloaded with 300 titles including popular fiction, recent bestsellers, and content from the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program. The new e-ink readers were designed by preloaded digital content provider Findaway World (perhaps best known in the library world for its Playaway) and are the first devices to feature Findaway’s new “Lock” ereader security solution.

Navy Makes Progress On Non-Web-Based Ebook Library

Logistics Specialist Joshua Williams browses the stacks aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower's library

The U.S. Navy General Library Program (NGLP) is hoping to have a pilot test for an expandable, non-web-based ebook lending library platform ready within a year, ultimately developing a system that will allow on-ship libraries to loan ebooks in areas with limited Internet access, and for libraries on smaller surface ships and submarines to store […]