Toyota is becoming more efficient by replacing robots with humans. Toyota's latest strategy has two main aspects. First ... “To be the master of the machine, you have to have the knowledge and the skills to teach the machine.” ...
Annika McGinley's insight:
This quote really resonates with me. Librarians are used to hearing that 'You can find everything on Google'... to justify job losses in the profession. In our case, there is a big difference between finding 'information' and finding the most relevant and appropriate information for a problem. Often students don't even know what they are looking for and rely on serendipity. We have the knowledge and skills to teach people to sift through mountains of data.
Emerging occupations require new skills, knowledge and expertise in response to changes in the world created by new technologies, ideas, processes, services or products as well as the evolving needs of society.
These occupations provide opportunities to be innovative without the constraints of traditional occupation boundaries. Whether you are about to finish school, re-enter the workforce, or change career, an emerging occupation could be suitable for you.
Annika McGinley's insight:
A short list of emerging occupations - all needed in the new library ecosystm.
Social media is changing faster than ever, as if that wasn’t something everyone already knew!If you’re managing social media for your business, it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year. Here are ten that might make you rethink the way you’re approaching social media....
In a recent survey of 1,550 US professionals on the impact of content curation for their business goals, 65% said content curation helped with regards to SEO. Not only that but data from 65M+ pieces of content curated on the Scoop.it platform show that an average of 40% of traffic comes from Google Search.
This presentation explains why and outlines content curation best practices for SEO.
MOVIECLIPS.com has movie trailers, previews, behind the scenes clips of old, new and upcoming films. Find videos of your favorite actors, actresses, scenes or watch clips of movies by producer, director or cast.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET Using usage statistics in various forms has been an important topic for those evaluating library collections, and making purchase and cancellation decisions.
Consumers don't make a distinction between traditional publishers and self-publishers when buying ebooks, according to a wide-ranging new study.
The Book Industry Study Group’s latest report, Consumer Attitudes Towards Ebook Reading, also shows that readers prefer ebooks over print books in 10 out of 14 subject areas, including all fiction genres.
Ebooks have a big lead over print in all areas of fiction, covering romance/erotic, mystery/thriller, general, religious, young adult, science fiction/fantasy and literary.
The ebook lead is narrower in non-fiction for business/finance and history/politics/social sciences and print takes over for how-to guides/manuals and travel while comics/graphic novels and cookbooks are preferred in print by a long way....
Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.
Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...