We ran the Library of Congress announcement on the launch of Read.gov in this space a couple of days ago. Today, we note that Gary Price's ResourceShelf has a posting discussing the site and service to coincide with its actual launch. It's full of great information, as, of course, is the site itself. From the ResourceShelf posting:
… What follows are some Read.gov features that we noticed while reviewing the site and reading this blog post.
+ Read Classic Books (in their Entirety) Online
Move through a book page-by-page (forward or backwards) by simply clicking on the page you’re currently reading or looking at. The LC Book Reader also allows you to see facing pages, the option to go directly to a specific page, zoom (in and out), and the ability to view the book in "scroll" mode. At the moment books are available in two categories: Teens and Kids.
Some of the titles available today are: The Raven, A Christmas Carol, A Wonder-Book for Girls & Boys (Teens) and The Baby’s Own Aesop, Baseball ABC, Denslow’s Humpty Dumpty, Mother Goose Finger Plays, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Wonders of a Toy Shop (Kids).
+ Episodic Reading: The Exquisite Corps Adventure
Click HERE to link to the full ResourceShelf posting on LOC's Read.gov.