Say Hello to the NeRD: Findaway World Unveils a Customized Ereader for the U.S. Navy
Note: In 2012 we shared an item about the U.S. Navy wanting to learn more about ereaders that would allow personnel to access ebooks without an Internet connection. About one year ago we shared a Navy solicitation with specifics about what they wanted the device to provide.
Today, the ereader was formally released.
Say hello to the NeRD (Navy Ereader Device) developed by Findaway World. All NeRD’s come pre-loaded with three hundred full text ebooks.
From Today’s Announcement:
Findaway World today announced a partnership with the Navy General Library Program (NGLP) to provide a digital catalog of popular eBook titles to Sailors through custom designed, preloaded and secure eReaders. Findaway’s first-ever eReader solution delivers a diverse library spanning best-sellers, classics, professional development, and entertainment selected by the Navy.
By integrating the NeRD into the NGLP, the Commander, Navy Installations Command addresses a challenge common to outfitting maritime vessels with library collections—storage restrictions. Officers and enlisted Sailors have limited access to the Navy’s Library Multimedia Resource Center (LMRC) as a result of physical storage restrictions. NeRD addresses this requirement by consolidating a library that accommodates vessel restrictions in a user-friendly, mobile format.
Findaway World has served both the US Government (USG) and military since 2007, delivering over one million digital media devices with pre-loaded content to over 70 countries throughout the world.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.