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How do you autograph an eBook? Some thoughts after a visit to Book Expo America - Out of the Toy Box | Blog on Gifts and Dec

How do you autograph an eBook? Some thoughts after a visit to Book Expo America - Out of the Toy Box | Blog on Gifts and Dec | Library Corner | Scoop.it
I just got back from B.E.A. (Book Expo America), America's biggest book trade event. I hadn't been in a few years and it felt, not surprisingly, smaller than in the past. There were lots of people (librarians, publishers, editors, writers, etc.) but when I inquired about actual buyers, I found that they were not present in abundance. There are simply a lot fewer book retailers than there used to be. People who love books, and I am one of them, have to feel a bit despondent over this course of events, but the world does continue to change.
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Widbook - Write, read and share!

Widbook - Write, read and share! | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The social network to find books, publish your own, create shelves and spread ideas...
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10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities

10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.
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Harry Potter's Author Helping Sony With an Interactive PlayStation...Book...Thing

Harry Potter's Author Helping Sony With an Interactive PlayStation...Book...Thing | Library Corner | Scoop.it
It's either the cutest or the most ridiculous thing we'll see at this year's E3, but it's a thing: Sony has developed an interactive book.
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ISO - News - Digital object identifier (DOI) becomes an ISO standard

ISO - News - Digital object identifier (DOI) becomes an ISO standard | Library Corner | Scoop.it

A new International Standard that provides a system for assigning a unique international identification code to objects for use on digital networks is expected to bring benefits for publishers, information managers, multi-media distributors, archive and cultural heritage communities, and the internet technology industry.

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Libraries manage to avoid deep cuts despite economy - NorthJersey.com

Libraries manage to avoid deep cuts despite economy - NorthJersey.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
While tough economic times have forced towns to make tough decisions about what services to provide, but when it comes to the local library the ax thus far is stayed.
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Publishers: What eBook pricing conspiracy?

Publishers: What eBook pricing conspiracy? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Penguin and Macmillan, the two remaining publishers named in the Department of Justice lawsuit over allegations of eBook price fixing, have responded to claims of conspiracy leveled against them.
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Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching (SCARLET) : JISC

Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching (SCARLET) : JISC | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The SCARLET project aims to use AR (Augmented Reality) to simultaneously allow students to experience the magic of original materials, whilst enhancing the learning experience by ‘surrounding’ the object with digitised content; images, texts,...
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How to Convert News Feeds to Ebooks with Calibre - How-To Geek

How to Convert News Feeds to Ebooks with Calibre - How-To Geek | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Setting up your ebook reader to receive bundles of articles from web sites that interest you is a great way to add functionality and great content. Read on as we show you how to turn the RSS feeds from your favorite sites into ebooks.
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Geek of the Week: Craig Simmons on the future of libraries in the digital age

Craig Simmons, our latest Geek of the Week, didn't originally plan to pursue a career in technology.
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The United Nations, Controller of the Internet?

The United Nations, Controller of the Internet? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A group of public and private technology experts will meet with lawmakers Thursday to urge them to keep the Internet out of the UN's hands.
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The new digital tools for scientific research

The new digital tools for scientific research | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a student, researcher or engineer, you’ve probably mastered to perfection certain IT tools: PowerPoint, word processing software, electronic messaging. Other, less well known tools exist, each with a specific use. In research, as in many fields, it is important to organize one’s time and to use relevant, well-adapted tools. Do you need to organize your bibliographic search, exchange large files, or optimize your work as a team? The newcomers to help you with this are called ResearcherID, Figshare, Prezi and Sozi… Do you know them? Read on for a look at the digital tools to use for your scientific research.

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Text mining: what do publishers have against this hi-tech research tool?

Text mining: what do publishers have against this hi-tech research tool? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Researchers push for end to publishers' default ban on computer scanning of tens of thousands of papers to find links between genes and diseases...
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Science in the Open » Blog Archive » 25,000 signatures and still rolling: Implications of the White House petition

Science in the Open » Blog Archive » 25,000 signatures and still rolling: Implications of the White House petition | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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ACRL White Paper Recommends Ways for Academic Libraries to Demonstrate Value

ACRL White Paper Recommends Ways for Academic Libraries to Demonstrate Value | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Among the top ten trends in academic libraries in 2012, “communicating value” was at the top of the list, according to the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Planning and Review Committee. This is a direct result of the intense pressure academic and research libraries are under to clearly align their priorities with the overarching institution’s goals and also to provide data-driven documentation of the library’s impact.

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OER Commons a step forward, but needs improvement | opensource.com

OER Commons a step forward, but needs improvement | opensource.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Open source beyond technology. Explore how the principles behind open source--collaboration, transparency, and rapid prototyping--are proven catalysts for innovation.
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A Digital Dilemma: Ebooks and Users’ Rights | American Libraries Magazine

A Digital Dilemma: Ebooks and Users’ Rights | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Last September, libraries and librarians around the country welcomed the announcement that OverDrive and Amazon had reached an agreement that would allow Kindle owners to borrow books through their public libraries. The new arrangement allowed libraries to meet a pent-up patron demand for Kindle ebook loans. But librarians and users alike learned that the deal came with some strings attached: Kindle users whose loan periods were coming to an end began to receive marketing messages from Amazon.
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Reflections on Girolamini: Libraries, funding and the people we trust ...

Reflections on Girolamini: Libraries, funding and the people we trust ... | Library Corner | Scoop.it
It is one of the richest libraries in the south of Italy, and one of the oldest in Naples and a particular example of the public library in pre-Unification Italy. The library expanded in the following centuries to a collection of almost ...
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Macmillan, Penguin Finally Respond to DoJ eBook Lawsuit

Macmillan, Penguin Finally Respond to DoJ eBook Lawsuit | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Two publishers accused of eBook price fixing has responded, seemingly throwing Apple under the bus.
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Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning

Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A study of young people Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra aims to encourage networks to improve education through mobile technology...
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Citia Lets You Skip the Boring Stuff in E-Books (And Get to the Important Parts)

Citia Lets You Skip the Boring Stuff in E-Books (And Get to the Important Parts) | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A New York-based software company is taking e-reading to a whole new nonlinear level.
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Open Access: Money and Data talk and say the same thing?

Open Access: Money and Data talk and say the same thing? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
One of these days — I promise — I will get back to writing about science.
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Social Media, Social Networking and School Libraries.

Social networking is a participatory medium that is changing the very nature of our professional connections, our community practices and the nature of learning...

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See me, be me. The future of Lifelogging. | KZero Worldswide

See me, be me. The future of Lifelogging. | KZero Worldswide | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Increasingly we use technology to tell people where we are and what we’re going. ‘Back in the day’ this used to be a phone call to a loved one letting them know we arrived safely somewhere, or a call to someone telling about what we’re up to. Mobile, email and SMS then became the easier way of asynchronously performing this action. The important point to make here is that the action of letting someone know what we’re doing and where we are was a one-to-one action.

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