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Airbnb Really Screwed Up With Ads About Paying Taxes

Airbnb Really Screwed Up With Ads About Paying Taxes | Library Corner | Scoop.it
This week, Airbnb rolled out a series of ads around San Francisco to raise awareness of the $12m or so it raises for the city through hotel taxes. Sadly, the effect was passive-aggressive — and it’s now at the receiving end of biting criticism.
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ALA Responds to Pew Library Study With PSA

ALA Responds to Pew Library Study With PSA | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The study finds that public libraries are vital resources within communities.
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Libraries are banding together in support of Tor

In July, the Kilton Public Library in New Hampshire partnered with the Library Freedom Project (LFP), to become the first library in the country to run a server connecting to Tor, an online network...
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Public history and public libraries: A natural affinity | Public History Commons

Public history and public libraries: A natural affinity | Public History Commons | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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What Does the Librarian of Congress Do?

What Does the Librarian of Congress Do? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Presiding over the world's largest library isn't easy.
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Wikipedia is fighting a crazy new European law

Wikipedia is fighting a crazy new European law | Library Corner | Scoop.it
European parliament wants to make a law change that would see tens of thousands of photos removed from the encyclopedia.
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The National Digital Platform for Libraries and Museums | American Libraries Magazine

The National Digital Platform for Libraries and Museums | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Introducing LibCrowds: a crowdsourcing platform aimed at enhancing access to British Library collections - Asian and African studies blog

Introducing LibCrowds: a crowdsourcing platform aimed at enhancing access to British Library collections - Asian and African studies blog | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Today we launch LibCrowds, a platform dedicated to the hosting of experimental crowdsourcing projects aimed at enhancing access to British Library collections. The home page of LibCrowds Our first project series, Convert-a-Card, is dedicated to the retro-conversion of printed card catalogues into electronic records, in order to make them available...
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Original Star Wars script from 1976 discovered in Canadian library | News | Geek.com

Original Star Wars script from 1976 discovered in Canadian library | News | Geek.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A librarian at the University of New Brunswick found something unusual lurking in the stacks recently. Not just another book, periodical, or magazine, but a script. And not just any script — this [...]
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Digital literacy: A growing demand

Digital literacy: A growing demand | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Information technology has become a necessity in our classrooms. The break-neck speed at which technological innovations are changing business and society puts serious pressure on national education systems.Governments around the world recognise this and are modernising their schools and curricula to train a future workforce that can compete in an increasingly connected and tech-dependent world. Simply putting technology in the classroom is insufficient; we need better technology adoption polici
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The quest to save today’s gaming history from being lost forever

The quest to save today’s gaming history from being lost forever | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Changes in digital distribution, rights management increasingly make preservation tough.
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Digital Inclusion Survey | Research & Statistics

Digital Inclusion Survey | Research & Statistics | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The overview page for the Digital Inclusion Survey, conducted by the University of Maryland and the American Library Association, to document the impact of libraries in building digitally inclusive communities.
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Libraries at the Crossroads

Libraries at the Crossroads | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Americans believe libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years.
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The American Library Association Lost Control Of Their Facebook Page This Weekend | TechCrunch

The American Library Association Lost Control Of Their Facebook Page This Weekend | TechCrunch | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Getting hacked is bad news... unless you're a bunch of librarians. For three days "hackers" took over the American Library Association's Facebook page and..
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how to destroy special collections with social media

how to destroy special collections with social media | Library Corner | Scoop.it
I just got back from a wonderful trip to Rare Book School to deliver a talk in their 2015 lecture series. It was the last week of their summer season in Charlottesville, the week when the Descripti...
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Palfrey: The library of the future must be digital + physical

Palfrey: The library of the future must be digital + physical | Library Corner | Scoop.it
At a time every smartphone offers fast access to an immeasurable pool of information, many question the need for physical ...
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Librarians, hackers and privacy activists gather in San Francisco, June 29/30

Librarians, hackers and privacy activists gather in San Francisco, June 29/30 | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The day after this year's American Library Association conference in San Francisco, the Noisebridge Hackerspace will host lawyers, hackers, librarians, and privacy ninjas in a two-day workshop on reinventing libraries' mission in the age of surveillance.
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Transforming the Library Profession | American Libraries Magazine

Transforming the Library Profession | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites

What Google’s Algorithm Change Means for Library Websites | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Google recently changed its algorithm to give preference to mobile-friendly sites, dubbed “Mobilegeddon” by the technology press. Even if your website isn’t optimized for mobile yet, your library c...
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How Librarians are Rockin’ the Makerspace Movement | Educator Innovator

How Librarians are Rockin’ the Makerspace Movement | Educator Innovator | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Going for a song: the hidden history of music piracy

Going for a song: the hidden history of music piracy | Library Corner | Scoop.it
From the late 90s, illegal filesharing gradually brought the music industry to its knees. Exclusive extracts from Stephen Witt’s book pinpoint how music ‘got free’
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Kitchens in Libraries

Kitchens in Libraries | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Two brand new libraries in the Province of Barcelona have a space with a kitchen and cooking equipment. The library directors explained why cooking programs for children and adults are very success...
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