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MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies

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Everyone is commenting / questioning / debating (heatedly) the recent initiatives of prestigious universities to offer Massive Open Online Courses.  How would you like to be taught by an Ivy League professor…for free? How would you like to be 1 of 150,000 students in your class? What if you could’t earn any credits toward a degree for your work in the class? Hmm…

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What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library

What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.
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Amazon says $9.99 eBooks Make More Money

Amazon says $9.99 eBooks Make More Money | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Amazon has penned an open letter on their website which spells out their mentality in approaching the ongoing Hachette eBook dispute. They primarily
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Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and ...
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Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription

Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched the mooted read all you can manage service and called it Kindle Unlimited. It costs, sadly for the US only at present, $9.99 a month and gives unlimited access to some 600,000 titles. Various people have various ideas about all of this. My colleague Michael Humphrey points [...]
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Libraries Are Not a "Netflix" for Books - BOOK RIOT

Libraries Are Not a "Netflix" for Books - BOOK RIOT | Library Corner | Scoop.it
If there’s one phrase I dislike more than the latest company touting itself as the “Netflix for books,” it’s when the retort is that such a thing already exists and it’s called the library. The library is not a Netflix for books. … Continued
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Amazon's all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited is now official at $9.99 per month

Amazon's all-you-can-read Kindle Unlimited is now official at $9.99 per month | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The service that a few Amazon users spotted making a premature appearance a couple of days ago is today official: Amazon's Kindle Unlimited is a $9.99 subscription that provides access to over...
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International Librarians Network Applications Open

International Librarians Network Applications Open | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (IL...
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The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 17, 2:04 AM

Five important principles - good reminder!

Ashok Kumar's curator insight, July 20, 11:01 PM

Relevance of Dr SR Ranganathan Today.

 

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Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community | LibraryCity

Cell phone book clubs: A new way for libraries to promote literacy, technology, family and community | LibraryCity | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Library restructure earns national recognition

Library restructure earns national recognition | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Skokie Library earns national recognition as a Top Innovator by the Urban Libraries Council.
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The Age of Erasable Books

The Age of Erasable Books | Library Corner | Scoop.it
What a society chooses to rewrite is as revealing as what it records in the first place.
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Aspen Ideas Festival -- The Public Library Reimagined - YouTube

Aspen Ideas Festival -- The Public Library Reimagined - YouTube | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Public Library Reimagined (1/8) -- As the institution continues to evolve, are libraries moving away from being mere repositories for books and increasin...
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The big city library as Internet provider

The big city library as Internet provider | Library Corner | Scoop.it
New York Public Library is experimenting with serving up the Internet to the public, wherever it may be.
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The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records - NYTimes.com

The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records - NYTimes.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading, writes John Naughton
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Stories live in libraries, but how to share them?

Stories live in libraries, but how to share them? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
And I learned two important things: libraries are unsung liberators, and everyone in a library has a story.
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Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 25, 1:58 PM

This sounds like a good way to utilize video in the library.

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Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is | TechCrunch

Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is | TechCrunch | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Amazon’s war on publishers reached a crescendo yesterday with the leak of Kindle Unlimited, a subscription plan that would allow readers to pay $9.99 per..
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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy

The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy | Library Corner | Scoop.it
"When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too."

"A library is many things," E.B. White once wrote in a let
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Serving the User When and Where They Are: Hyperlinked Libraries | Tame The Web

Serving the User When and Where They Are: Hyperlinked Libraries | Tame The Web | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 18, 8:00 AM

Wonderful summary  of the shifts by Michael Stephens.

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Speaking Volumes - Carnegie UK Trust

Speaking Volumes - Carnegie UK Trust | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Speaking Volumes demonstrates in a clear graphical way how libraries are relevant to four main policy areas: social, economic, cultural and education policy – all of which have an impact on wellbeing.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 17, 2:02 AM

Continuing relevance of public libraries!

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OverDrive signs deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution for streaming video lending through U.S. and Canadian libraries | OverDrive Blogs

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The power of librarians ←

The power of librarians ← | Library Corner | Scoop.it

http://www.research.utoronto.ca/

Marcel Fortin is a man in demand.
 

Fortin, the geographic information systems (GIS) and map librarian at Robarts Map and Data Library, is a master at mapping spatial data, the geographic dimension of information. The popularity of this discipline has skyrocketed during the last 10 years, especially with the advent of Google Maps and Google Earth, he says.

“Spatial data means thinking about things in relation to geography. People often haven’t done that before,” says Fortin.


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How Technology Is Reinventing the Library Experience

The MLK Library in Washington, D.C., is using technology to transform the public's access to free education.
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Libraries Start to Adopt Pay-per-use - YouTube

One of the biggest trends to come out of the American Library Association Annual 2014 was Pay-per-use. This is a new concept that has libraries presenting th...
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Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access”

Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access” | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Some 77% of Americans now think it is “very important” for public libraries to provide free access to computers and the internet to the community. (For comparison, 80% of Americans say the same thing about books.)
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