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, ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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