Broward County Library has published its first eBook, The Bienes Museum Catalogs of James A. Findlay. This lushly illustrated publication pays homage to the work of librarian and curator James A. Findlay, who served as director of the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, a rare books and special collections library located at Main Library. Findlay, who passed away in 2010, was responsible for organizing and curating exhibitions from the Bienes Museum’s own special collections, which total more than 15,000 items, including rare books, artifacts, manuscripts and reference materials.
“This eBook is the first of many which will showcase, through digitization, our special collections that can now be showcased to all Broward County residents and the world by means of the Internet,” says Broward County Library Director Robert E. Cannon.
The new eBook, the first of its kind to be created in-house at Broward County Library, is a survey of the approximately 30 printed publications Findlay and his staff prepared to accompany Bienes Museum exhibitions. The Bienes Museum Catalogs of James A. Findlay provides an exciting look back at publications that Jim Findlay (1943-2010) wrote, edited or contributed to in some capacity. Jim and his colleagues produced a varied array of exceptional print pieces, at times in collaboration with expert collectors. Customers can now learn more about Broward County Library and its vast array of holdings with a simple download to their e-reader or tablet.
The Bienes Museum Catalogs of James A. Findlay may be accessed for free by visiting Broward County Library’s online Digital Collections page. It is available in EPUB eBook (iPad, NOOK, Sony Reader) | Kindle Book. You can also view the EPUB eBooks on your computer with Adobe Digital Editions.
New to eBooks and eReaders? Get Help @ Broward County Library
If you’re new to using eBooks and eReaders, there are a number of free, how-to programs held at various Broward County Library locations On June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, visit the “eReader Open House” at North Regional/Broward College Library and find out how to download free books from Broward County Library. South Regional/Broward College Library will host two in June. On June 19, uncover the magic of you Amazon Kindle from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and learn all about the Barnes and Noble Nook on June 26, also from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit Northwest Regional from 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday in June and July for their eReader Open House.
Everyone’s An Author: Learn How to Write and Publish Your Own eBook
Interested in writing and publishing your own eBook? First, check out free Universal Classes, a free online resource that lets Broward County Library cardholders pick from over 500 free, non-credit, personal enrichment courses. Take classes in Book Editing 101 and Book Publishing 101; enroll in a creative writing workshop, memoir writing, copy editing and proofreading, poetry, punctuation and grammar and a host of other writing- and publishing- oriented classes.