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Judaica Europeana posts 3.7 million digital objects from Jewish collections online | European Association for Jewish Studies

Judaica Europeana brings online 3.7 million digital objects from Jewish collections via Europeana Judaica Europeana – an international network of museums,...
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Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web | Video on TED.com

TED Talks At the 2007 EG conference, Kevin Kelly shares a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what's coming in the next 5,000 days?
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Brewster Kahle: A digital library, free to the world

http://www.ted.com Brewster Kahle is building a truly huge digital library -- every book ever published, every movie ever released, all the strata of web his...
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WOW! This guy is my hero!
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The cost of knowledge is too high, academics say | ksl.com

The cost of knowledge is too high, academics say | ksl.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
In recent months, tens of thousands of academics, including many in Utah, have begun to question the expensive and monopolistic system of academic publishing in what has been dubbed the...
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Library uses data to better serve community

Library uses data to better serve community | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Fiction books are pretty popular in Shawnee County - particularly on the outskirts of the county.
People living in southwest Shawnee County have the greatest affinity for the genre - it makes up nearly 46.
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FEATURE: The Decline and Fall of the Library Empire

The past 30 years of library history is littered with projects and plans and sometimes just dreams of ways the library might play a more pivotal role in the digital revolution that continues to transform the information landscape around us. Some of those projects never really got off the ground.

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Gamifying Your Library — The Digital Shift

Gamifying Your Library — The Digital Shift | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Before the grammar police break down my door, allow me to defend my use of “gamifying”. If “gamification” can have its own Wikipedia page, and no less of a respectable source than National Public Radio can use it, then I think I’m good. So save your vitriol for those using “cyberspace”. I mean, srsly.

 

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Emerging Leaders Team Seeking States to Host Librarians Build Communities | American Libraries Magazine

Emerging Leaders Team Seeking States to Host Librarians Build Communities | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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The Library of Utopia - Technology Review

The Library of Utopia - Technology Review | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Google's ambitious book-scanning program is foundering in the courts. Now a Harvard-led group is launching its own sweeping effort to put our literary heritage online. Will the Ivy League succeed where Silicon Valley failed?
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Are the E-Reader's Days Numbered? - Real-Time Advice - SmartMoney

Are the E-Reader's Days Numbered? - Real-Time Advice - SmartMoney | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Real-Time Advice: Why Microsoft’s investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook suggests the future of digital books may not be on e-readers.
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Harvard vs. Yale: Open-Access Publishing Edition

Harvard vs. Yale: Open-Access Publishing Edition | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Harvard's library appears set to push open access harder than its Ivy League rival.
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3D printing: coming to a library near you | SmartPlanet

3D printing: coming to a library near you | SmartPlanet | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A public library has converted part of its facilities into a ‘hackerspace’ with 3D printing equipment to encourage innovation in personal...
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CBC TV - Take 30 (Program) - McLuhan predicts 'world connectivity' 1965

The Story: We waste too much time racing from home to office, says Marshall McLuhan, an English professor at the University of Toronto who's becoming known i...
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Money for Nothing and Your eBooks for Free | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

As eBook popularity explodes, authors and publishers struggle to handle rapid and massive change.
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Cortometraje - Libros y Lectura

A short film about reading...

 

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A universal digital library is within reach

A universal digital library is within reach | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Since 2002, at first in secret and later with great fanfare, Google has been working to create a digital collection of all the world's books, a library that it hopes will last forever and make knowledge far more universally accessible.
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The Librarian With The Donkey! – My Telegraph

The Librarian With The Donkey! – My Telegraph | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Mustafa Guzelgoz was a legend librarian in Turkey, especially in Central Anatolia Region’s Cappadocia part, he was born in Urgup in 1921 and died in Urgup when he was age of 84 in 2005.

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CISPA: The Keyboard Cops

CISPA: The Keyboard Cops | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The clampdown on Internet freedom comes in the guise of a new bill that should give online entrepreneurs nightmares.
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Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record

Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.
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Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM)

Why e-books will soon be obsolete (and no, it’s not just because of DRM) | Library Corner | Scoop.it
E-books will be obsolete within five years.  Crippled by territorial license restrictions, digital rights management, and single-purpose devices and file formats that are simultaneously immature a...
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What is the effect of WikiLeaks for Freedom of Information? | IFLA

What is the effect of WikiLeaks for Freedom of Information? | IFLA | Library Corner | Scoop.it

WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization working for transparency which publishes news leaks based on their ethical, historical and political significance. WikiLeaks was founded in 2006 by Chinese dissidents, journalists and mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, South Africa Australia, and Europe. An Australian Internet activist, Julian Assange, is described as a director of WikiLeaks.

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Publisher Experiments I’d Like to See, by Jane Litte | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Publisher Experiments I’d Like to See, by Jane Litte | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Library Corner | Scoop.it
In the past two weeks, we’ve seen two publishers engage in some experimental changes in the way they sell digital books.
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TechCrunch | Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books

TechCrunch | Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble has found a new, major partner in its fight to get an edge over Amazon and Apple in the market for e-books and the devices being used to consume them: it is teaming up with Microsoft in what the two are calling a strategic...
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Open Access Publishing is on the Way with Scholastica!

Open Access Publishing is on the Way with Scholastica! | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Scholastica has always been devoted to making academic publishing better.
Library budgets are being squeezed, access to research is laborious, and the status quo is unwilling to experiment with how...
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Library e-book lending hurt by publisher restrictions | Tulsa World

Library e-book lending hurt by publisher restrictions | Tulsa World | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Four of the six major publishers refuse to allow libraries to purchase their e-book formats. One publisher raised its rates by more than 100 percent and another put limits on its per-item checkout.

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