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Pinterest For Business: A Battle of the Sexes

Pinterest is the hottest social media tool of 2012 and its popularity is exploding amongst women. Will men adopt the tool or be left in the dust?
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How To Access Your Ebook Library on Your iPad via Dropbox - How-To Geek

How To Access Your Ebook Library on Your iPad via Dropbox - How-To Geek | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
You’re a reader on the move and you don’t have time for a tethered sync—that’s no problem. Today we’ll show you how to keep your ebook library synced to your iPad via Dropbox.
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It's a desktop revolution as Aussies take to their tablets

It's a desktop revolution as Aussies take to their tablets | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
HALF Australia's population will be using a tablet computer by 2016, in a predicted take-up rate twice as fast as that of the smartphone.
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NMC and ELI Release the Horizon Report > 2012 HiEd Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC and ELI Release the Horizon Report > 2012 HiEd Edition | The New Media Consortium | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it

A must read for people keeping aligned with the way the industry is going ...

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Bitcasa - Infinite Storage on Your Desktop

Bitcasa - Infinite Storage on Your Desktop | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
Sign up for the Beta to get early access to infinite storage seamlessly integrated into your desktop.
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Infographic: Information Overload is Hurting Productivity

Infographic: Information Overload is Hurting Productivity | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it

But as we all know, it’s not just the volume of information that’s grown, but also the speed at which it’s delivered. The morning and evening papers have given way to a news cycle where stories break across social media and online outlets in mere minutes, leaving even cable news behind. We’ve reached a point where the channels through which news and information are delivered are almost limitless: email newsletters, live online content, web cams, constant streaming, instant messaging, RSS feeds, Twitter, etc.
This explosion of available information made possible by the Internet is amazing. But it’s simply not true that this all leads to better productivity. In fact, in many ways this information deluge produces the opposite result.

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Cloud-Based Ebook Lending with 3M at ALA | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Cloud-Based Ebook Lending with 3M at ALA | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
3M’s Library System loves to show up at a packed conference and show off something new and innovative for the world of library ebook lending, such as at...
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The evolving role of HE librarians. Friday 3 February, 12pm - 2pm

The evolving role of HE librarians. Friday 3 February, 12pm - 2pm | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
What is the role of the academic librarian in the modern institution?
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Nimble - Augmented Reality book-based library

One of the places where the tension between searching and browsing is readily apparent is the library. We go to search for a book, do research, or just read and work.
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Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class | MindShift

Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class | MindShift | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it

“The iPad really helps move between different kinds of texts and material, visual, cinematic, written, audio, etcetera,” Cohen said. “Students love them, beyond just being a new shiny device.”

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The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

A bit of an oldie - but still worth a look - "Web 2.0" in just under 5 minutes. http://mediatedcultures.net This is a slightly revised and cleaned up version of the video that was featured on YouTube in...

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Pinterest: Everything You Wanted to Know About 2012's Hottest Startup [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pinterest: Everything You Wanted to Know About 2012's Hottest Startup [INFOGRAPHIC] | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
How fast is Pinterest growing? How many people work there? This infographic lays it out.
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Interview with Stanford Libraries Curator Henry Lowood

With the emergence of social bookmarking services like Diigo and delicious.com, and more recently Pearltrees, Scoop.it, and Pinterest, the word "curation" ha...
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iPad 3 rumors: specs, launch date, and more

iPad 3 rumors: specs, launch date, and more | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
Apple's iPad 3 is approaching release, judging by the increasing frequency of leaked information emerging about it. The latest report suggests a launch event in early March, likely to be followed by retail availability shortly thereafter.
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Libraries: championing digital information on campus

Libraries: championing digital information on campus | Emerging Library Technologies | Scoop.it
Alison Mackenzie explains how a new project is looking at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy...
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The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society

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