The Biblioteca de São Paulo (BSP – Library of São Paulo) is part of a set of initiatives from the State Secretary of Culture to encourage and promote the habit of reading, which are provided both by the traditional and digital books. That’s why at BSP paper books live together with the new technologies – as the e-readers, devices that allow the reading of e-books and other digital media.
The allure of adults the youth and children through the digital world is one of the possible approaches with reading. E-books are not rivals, but allies in the social inclusion proposal by the means of the reading.
BSP NOW HAS DIGITAL PIECES OF LITERATURE
The Library of São Paulo has new features for its members! Now, through a tool called Book Clip (Livro Clip), all the registered users can have a digital access to several literary pieces.
Books like Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift; Brás; Bexiga e Barra Funda, by Antônio de Alcântara Machado; The fortune teller, by Machado de Assis; The Lady of the Camellias, by Alexandre Dumas Filho; The city and the mountains, by Eça de Queirós; The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare, among others, can be freely downloaded in .pdf format. In addition, the member also has access to videos and digital animations with data about books and information about the author.
Most part of the titles are of public domain, which means, they are pieces non submitted to Copyright Laws and are free trade.
There is still one section focused on kids books and other called BookGames, games developed based on the plot of some books that can be used as educational material.
To use this new tool, which can also be accessed through tablets, laptops or smart phones, you just log in on your member profile at BSP’s website and click in the option “Livro Clip”.
The BSP’s initiative is aligned to the proposal of offering digital content to all visitors of the Library.
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