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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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Post Artifact Books and Publishing

Post Artifact Books and Publishing | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A discussion and definiton of the systems behind the future of books, publishing and reading.
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The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it

The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Authors need our resources, our expertise and our marketing experience now more than ever...
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10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities

10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities | Library Corner | Scoop.it
In honor of School Library Month, check out the ways libraries are going to blossom in the coming years.

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After Flash, why PDF must die !

After Flash, why PDF must die ! | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Ok now that I have your attention, I'll quickly say that of course I believe that PDF is a great technology that has served its purpose for a long time, but I believe we should progressively stop using it in some use cases since the world has actually changed to slowly make it less relevant.

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Copyright Continues to Crumble; Ebooks Libertated from DRM; Gatekeepers Quake

Copyright Continues to Crumble; Ebooks Libertated from DRM; Gatekeepers Quake | Library Corner | Scoop.it
From Reason: Science Fiction Publisher Liberates Its E-Books Katherine Mangu-Ward | April 24, 2012 Tor/Forge, the rather libertarian science fiction publishing house I profiled in “Tor’s World Without Death or Taxes,” has decided to eliminate digital...
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Shareable: Making Libraries More Shareable

Shareable: Making Libraries More Shareable | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Libraries are really good at lending. It’s who they are, it’s what they do. A growing number of materials, including ebooks, fishing poles, cake pans, art and tools, can all be borrowed from libraries. But as libraries transform themselves into 21st century institutions, some innovators are looking beyond libraries solely as lenders and seeing ways that they could be hubs for the sharing economy.

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Why gamification is changing the face of 21st century education

Why gamification is changing the face of 21st century education | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Read 'Why gamification is changing the face of 21st century education' on Digital Trends. How can we make learning easier and more likable with the help of...
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Open access will be crucial to maintain public confidence in science

Open access will be crucial to maintain public confidence in science | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Peter Coles: Making research papers freely available is about much more than breaking the monopoly of rich academic publishers...
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Frontiers | Peer Reviewed Articles - Open Access Journals

Frontiers | Peer Reviewed Articles - Open Access Journals | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Why I’m going to Harvard to argue that libraries are obsolete and why you should help me do it » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Why I’m going to Harvard to argue that libraries are obsolete and why you should help me do it » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Breaking: Facebook's Buying Instagram for a Billion Dollars

Breaking: Facebook's Buying Instagram for a Billion Dollars | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerburg just announced that Facebook has agreed to buy mega-popular photo sharing service Instagram for $1 billion.
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How to build 5 libraries in 2 weeks

More about this project: http://bit.ly/ozBNv8. A quick re-cap of the amazing Buy India a Library Project, that ran in early 2010.
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Vatican and Bodleian libraries to offer rare collections online

Vatican and Bodleian libraries to offer rare collections online | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Greek manuscripts and earliest surviving Hebrew codex among 1.5m pages to be digitised for both scholars and public to peruse...
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Harvard Releases Metadata Into Public Domain — The Digital Shift

Harvard Releases Metadata Into Public Domain — The Digital Shift | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Harvard is making more than 12 million catalog records from its 73 libraries publicly available under a Creative Commons public domain license, the university announced today.

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Harvard University: Major periodical subscriptions cannot be sustained

Prices for online content from two providers have increased by about 145% over the past six years, which far exceeds not only the consumer price index, but also the higher education and the library price indices. These journals therefore claim an ever-increasing share of our overall collection budget. Even though scholarly output continues to grow and publishing can be expensive, profit margins of 35% and more suggest that the prices we must pay do not solely result from an increasing supply of new articles.

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Public libraries in the digital age

Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented "Public libraries in the digital age" to the Chief Offices of State Library Agencies at their spring meeting.
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Life after Elsevier: making open access to scientific knowledge a reality | Tyler Neylon | Science | guardian.co.uk

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The Case Against DRM on eBooks

The Case Against DRM on eBooks | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Not only is Charlie Stross a published sci-fi author, but he is also an advocate for DRM-free eBooks. As such, he's put together a thoughtful argument as to why DRM-free eBooks will be good for the publishing world...
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3D Printing and Scanning Pilot Project Closer to Launch : The LibVine

3D Printing and Scanning Pilot Project Closer to Launch : The LibVine | Library Corner | Scoop.it

3D printing and scanning for the Dalhousie community is only a few weeks away! SIM students Michael Groenendyk and Riel Gallant have been hard at work testing this service to make it user-ready for the pilot project slated to be set up in the main Killam Learning Commons in May.

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Harvard Library to faculty: we're going broke unless you go open access - Boing Boing

Harvard Library to faculty: we're going broke unless you go open access - Boing Boing | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Henry sez, "Harvard Library's Faculty Advisory Council is telling faculty that it's financially 'untenable' for the university to keep on paying extortionate access fees for academic journals. It's suggesting that faculty make their research publicly available, switch to publishing in open access journals and consider resigning from the boards of journals that don't allow open access."

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Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Exclusive: world wide web inventor says personal data held online could be used to usher in new era of personalised services...
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OverDrive Data Shows Majority Still Like to Browse the Virtual Shelves — The Digital Shift

OverDrive Data Shows Majority Still Like to Browse the Virtual Shelves — The Digital Shift | Library Corner | Scoop.it

OverDrive released its first “Big Data” report at the London Book Fair, a snapshot of the library ebook platform’s March traffic. In that single month, more than 5 million visitors viewed 146 million pages in 12.6 million visits to OverDrive-hosted digital catalog, the company reported. On average, ebook catalogs hosted more than 408,000 visits each day. Visitors viewed 11.6 pages and browsed the site for 9 minutes 34 seconds on average.

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Amazon’s $1 million secret

Amazon’s $1 million secret | Library Corner | Scoop.it
By quietly supporting small presses and literary nonprofits, is Amazon backing book culture or buying off critics?
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