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E-books: Resistance Is Futile | The Adaptive Curmudgeon's Blog

E-books: Resistance Is Futile | The Adaptive Curmudgeon's Blog | Library Corner | Scoop.it
I was recently listening to a hand wringing airhead fret about the incivility of bookstores. “Since when is it OK to have food in a book store?” She sniffed. My only thought was; “There is indeed a lot of stupid in popular fiction, ...
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Local Libraries Using E-books To Modernize - Patch.com

Local Libraries Using E-books To Modernize - Patch.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
lymelineLocal Libraries Using E-books To ModernizePatch.comLibraries throughout New London county and Rhode Island are using e-books as a way to modernize with the industry.
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Turns text files into 3D-animated ebooks

Turns text files into 3D-animated ebooks | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Plain, ordinary text files aren't normally the most interesting ways to convey information, but if you'd like to change that then Toolwiz FlipBook may be able to help.
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Open and Shut?: Open Access Mandates: Ensuring Compliance

Open and Shut?: Open Access Mandates: Ensuring Compliance | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Three years ago, I wondered aloud how we should judge the success of an Open Access (OA) mandate. In particular, I wondered what level of compliance it was reasonable to expect a mandate to attain, and pointed out that ...
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IFLA Statement on Orphan Works | IFLA

IFLA Statement on Orphan Works | IFLA | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Libraries are dealing with an increasing number of works where the copyright owners cannot be identified and located to consider the library’s request for uses of the work which require the owner’s permission. Such works have been termed “orphan works”. To maintain the appropriate balance between owners and the library uses of the copyright works, it is important to ensure that copyright laws be adapted to special circumstances where necessary.

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Google: If You Can’t Fight ‘Em, Buy ‘Em

Google: If You Can’t Fight ‘Em, Buy ‘Em | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Google is offering billion dollar checks to labels for blanket rights to their entire catalogs, according to highly placed digital music sources.

 

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5 Vital Facebook Reports Every Community Manager Should Know

5 Vital Facebook Reports Every Community Manager Should Know | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Learn how Facebook Insights reports and public data sources can help you understand, at a granular level, the way your community consumes the stories you create, your fans demographic information, and how users are engaging with your competitors.

Via Genevieve Lachance
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Transforming Academic & Corporate Libraries for a Digital Age | Furniture by Dovetail

Transforming Academic & Corporate Libraries for a Digital Age | Furniture by Dovetail | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Libraries are in the midst of a dramatic metamorphosis into vibrant information centers designed for collaborative learning and work. Furniture by Dovetail lets you know more about this change.
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Pay us for library ebook loans, say authors

Pay us for library ebook loans, say authors | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: Many writers rely on income from library loans, says the Society of Authors, in calling for digital books to be included in PLR scheme...
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Waterstones director warns library e-book lending could threaten bookstores | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Waterstones director warns library e-book lending could threaten bookstores | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Bookseller has a brief report on a London roundtable in which some publishers and booksellers sounded a warning about library e-book lending.
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IFLA Releases Background Paper on e-Lending | IFLA

IFLA Releases Background Paper on e-Lending | IFLA | Library Corner | Scoop.it

As part of its work on the 2011-2012 Key Initiatives, the IFLA Governing Board appointed a working group to draft a background paper on digital lending. At its April meeting the IFLA Governing Board endorsed this paper, and we are now pleased to present a version for download.

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DRM-free physical media: dead in the water or the answer to art’s prayers? | Ars Technica

DRM-free physical media: dead in the water or the answer to art’s prayers? | Ars Technica | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Since the video format wars of the mid 2000's, Blu-ray has reigned supreme for high-definition video. The problem with the high-density, high-definition optical disk format is that it's also proprietary. Several layers of access-control are built onto those disks, making them (relatively) expensive to produce, but also much harder to make copies for backups and sharing.
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Lisbon libraries to receive multi-million cash boost - The Portugal News

Lisbon libraries to receive multi-million cash boost - The Portugal News | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Lisbon libraries to receive multi-million cash boostThe Portugal News...
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Open Access: Not just a matter for scientists | @ccess

Open Access: Not just a matter for scientists | @ccess | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Open Access: Not just a matter for scientists http://t.co/EXl7onh0 via @sharethis...
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eBooks Grow to Comprise 6 Percent of Export Sales | Publishers ...

From 161 reporting publishers, print export sales in 2011 were $335.9 million, and ebook sales into the same territories were $21.5 million (or 6 percent of all export sales). Significantly the biggest "export" territory, ...
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Introducing the Knowledge Graph

Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection of the peo...
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Musings about librarianship: How is Google different from traditional Library OPACs & databases?

It's a truism in library circles today to say that Google and web search engines (I will use "Google" as a stand in for web search engines) have changed the way users search which in turn affects what they expect from searches in the library.

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Get patrons to add the library as a contact on their phone!

Get patrons to add the library as a contact on their phone! | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Getting More Patron Usage from your Text a Librarian Service | Mosio's Text a Librarian. May 15th, 2012 by tessa Leave a reply ». The video below is a recorded session discussing how we're seeing libraries increase patron usage.
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Don't Turn In Your Library Card! - Forbes

Don't Turn In Your Library Card! - Forbes | Library Corner | Scoop.it
By Andy Boynton, with William Bole. This time of year, many thousands of young people stride onto the commencement stage and take their diplomas—and, with the other hand, turn in their library cards. Okay, not literally.
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Educational Origami - Some Libraries still have got it wrong….

Why is it that the experts with the passion for books are the last point of call? why are they the end of the process?

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Booksellers v. Libraries? Publishers v. Amazon? This is the wrong fight | Digital Book World

Booksellers v. Libraries? Publishers v. Amazon? This is the wrong fight | Digital Book World | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Libraries have long been battling competition from not reading. They're experts. Now it's time for publishers and booksellers to step up to a new game.
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The Internet's Battle For Our Digital Souls | Endless Innovation | Big Think

The Internet's Battle For Our Digital Souls | Endless Innovation | Big Think | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Harvard neuroscience researchers have just confirmed what many of us have suspected all along: social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are “brain candy” for Internet users. Every status update, every tweet, every pin is a micro-jolt delivered squarely to the pleasure centers of our brains. We get approximately the same type of pleasure from talking about ourselves on social media as we do from having sex.

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Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload

Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload | Library Corner | Scoop.it
If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.
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Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks

Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Society of Authors' suspicion of e-lending is misguided, writes Anna Baddeley...
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