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Inside Windows Azure: the cloud operating system (Channel 9)

Inside Windows Azure: the cloud operating system (Channel 9) | Future Library | Scoop.it

SAC-853T Mark Russinovich goes under the hood of Microsoft’s new cloud OS .

 

For those who want to know about the back end of Microsoft Azure Cloud ...for IT people

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Apps in Education: My E-Textbook Manifesto:

Apps in Education: My E-Textbook Manifesto: | Future Library | Scoop.it

"The Apple announcement this week about iBooks Author - the new app that will allow anyone to create and distribute multimedia interactive books has been a long time coming. This announcement needs to be tempered with an evaluation of what we want and what we need as teachers. After all, we are the ones that are at the coalface, we are the risk takers, the experimenters, the alchemists. What do we want for our students? What do our students need from e-texts? I am not sure that I have an exact answer yet but I given some thought to the notion. So here we go - Part wish list, part rant."


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Ensuring eLearning Success in 2012: Think Like a Charity by Martin Baker : Learning Solutions Magazine

Ensuring eLearning Success in 2012: Think Like a Charity by Martin Baker : Learning Solutions Magazine | Future Library | Scoop.it
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The Uni : a portable, open-air reading room for public space

We're building a structure that will allow us to quickly deploy and operate temporary reading rooms in almost any urban setting.

 

bibliothèque mobile, quasi portative dans la ville

L'appel de fonds sur Kickstarter a été atteint en 2011 (contributions de 5 à 1000$), l'UNI sera donc fabriqué(e) au MIT...

 

signalé en français parArgus 

http://revueargus.qc.ca/index.php/2011/12/01/the-ultra-flexible-library/ 

et l'enssib 

http://www.enssib.fr/breves/2012/01/12/une-bibliotheque-mobile-et-flexible

 

 

 


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The Future of Augmented Reality - DLD Blog

The Future of Augmented Reality - DLD Blog | Future Library | Scoop.it
The Future of Augmented Reality The folk behind Aurasma, which aims to bring virtual and physical worlds together, demonstrated their software at DLD12 this afternoon. The app functions from...
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After Furor, Harvard Library Spokesperson Says ‘Inaccurate’ That All Staff Will Have to Reapply

After Furor, Harvard Library Spokesperson Says ‘Inaccurate’ That All Staff Will Have to Reapply | Future Library | Scoop.it
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If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Future Library | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo:

Just in case you haven't seen this yet: RT @PrincipalBerry: If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video!

 

Funny library montage from movies & TV shows

 

 

 

 


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Pinterest- The Next Big Thing | Social Media Today

Pinterest- The Next Big Thing | Social Media Today | Future Library | Scoop.it

Pinterest also valuable for librarians & archivists.

 

Nina Churchill

"Pinterest is one of the newest and fastest growing social media networks out right now.  Pinterest is a place to share pictures on "boards", organized places to store the photos that you "pin".  

Since it came out in 2009, Pinterest has been an invite only site, making it exclusive and generally spam free. Although it is invite only, you probably know someone who is already a member and willing to invite you in. According to a report by Experian, the site received over 11 million visits the week of December 17th, which is 40x more hits than just six months earlier."


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Audiobooks the Next Victim in Digital Lending Saga | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Audiobooks the Next Victim in Digital Lending Saga | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | Future Library | Scoop.it

Mercy Pilkington:

"GoodEReader has been closely watching the ongoing struggles that public and school libraries and their patrons are facing as several major publishers decide exactly where digital content fits into the world of lending.

But now, audiobooksare being pulled into the cross hairs.Penguin Group, which announced last year that any books published after November 14 would not be available for ebook lending from libraries—and initially had said those ebooks would not be available for Kindle, but has since backed down from that statement—has now decided to pull its audiobook downloads from library catalogs for books published on or after that same date."

(RT @carolynstarkey: Audiobooks the Next Victim in Digital Lending Saga)


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Digital Library Lending Up 130% in 2011 | Techland | TIME.com

Digital Library Lending Up 130% in 2011 | Techland | TIME.com | Future Library | Scoop.it

Graeme McMillan:

"If you build it, they will come. Not just words of wisdom from a Kevin Costner movie anymore, but the experience of libraries across America.

They’ve seen a triple-digit jump in the amount of digital lending during the last year due, in part, to the increased use of tablet devices such as the iPad, Kindle, and Nook.

News of the jump came from OverDrive, one of the leading global distributors of eBooks and audiobooks, which powers “virtual branch” sites for libraries and schools. Ahead of a full presentation of 2011 statistics at this year’s American Library Association Midwinter Conference, the company announced that its own library website traffic more than doubled to 1.6 billion page views last year, with the number of book and title catalog pages viewed increasing by 130% to 1.6 billion."

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/01/19/digital-library-lending-up-130-in-2011/#ixzz1jyleROeu

 


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From Curator To Publisher: When The Community Becomes The Book Editor

From Curator To Publisher: When The Community Becomes The Book Editor | Future Library | Scoop.it

"Longreads crowdsources and curates its way to its first-ever ebook by pulling together the best long read articles from 2011 and making those into a commercial publication."

 

Megan Garber at The Atlantic has a great story on how an online community of long-form articles readers has moved its natural skill one step up by, making of its most valuable curated list, a commercial ebook.

 

From the article:

 

"At the end of last year, Longreads, one of the curators of lengthy, magazine-y stories that has sprung up to help fans of long-form journalism find great stuff online, released a list highlighting the top ten longreads of 2011.

 

The list included such savor-worthy pieces as Maria Bustillos' examination of David Foster Wallace's private self-help library, for The Awl; Jeff Wise's investigation into the crash of Air France 447, for Popular Mechanics; and Amy Harmon's exploration of adult autism, for The New York Times. The list was, in other words, fantastic.

 

Today, the list is taking a new form -- as an ebook, which is available for $6.99 on Amazon.

 

The folks at Longreads have licensed seven of the original collection's stories, working out a revenue sharing arrangement between the pieces' authors and the stories' original publishers to ensure that -- in vague IP-ese -- both content creators and rights-holders benefit from the book's sale."

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

Read the full story: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/when-a-web-community-becomes-a-book-publisher/251560/ 

 

(Curated by Robin Good)


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Apple Will Own Your Work With iBooks Author

Apple Will Own Your Work With iBooks Author | Future Library | Scoop.it
Apple's recent iBooks Author special event revealed the changes the company plans to make in the world of publishing. While iBooks 2 is innocent enough, Author is more than it appears on the surface.
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The Future of the Book.

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book.

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Facebook on track to dominate the semantic web - SeanMcGinnis.me | SeanMcGinnis.me

Facebook on track to dominate the semantic web - SeanMcGinnis.me | SeanMcGinnis.me | Future Library | Scoop.it
Facebook is poised to dominate the next iteration of the web (commonly referred to as web 3.0 or the semantic web) in the same way, and for the same reasons that Google dominated web 2.0.
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The Future of Augmented Reality is in our Hands with Haptics & Touch Screens

The Future of Augmented Reality is in our Hands with Haptics & Touch Screens | Future Library | Scoop.it
There are two questions that I’m often asked: ‘What’s in store for the future of AR?’ and ‘What would you like to see in the future of e-books and tablets?’

My answer to both is hapt...
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Aurasma - The world's first Visual Browser, bringing the physical and virtual worlds together

Aurasma - The world's first Visual Browser, bringing the physical and virtual worlds together | Future Library | Scoop.it
The world's first visual browser, bringing the physical and virtual worlds together. Get Aurasma on your smartphone now for free from the App Store or Android Market.
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Sharing for the Future | Blatant Berry

Libraries provide new operating models for a successful societyFROM THE BEGINNING OF THE MODERN LIBRARY movement librarians have unselfishly shared their best ideas, innovations, strategies, management insights, and plans with one another. While there has been some competition and rivalry among libraries, it has never hampered the profession’s willingness to share success and failures


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Libraries: championing digital information on campus

Libraries: championing digital information on campus | Future Library | Scoop.it

"Alison Mackenzie explains how a new project is looking at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy (RT @dmlcentral: New project looks at the role university libraries play in developing digital literacy)"

 

"The Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) is working on a project to review the roles academic libraries are playing in developing the digital literacies within their own institutions, and across the information profession. Academic librarians have a long tradition of championing the effective use of information. The SCONUL project is designed to reveal how libraries and librarians are shaping their services to maximise the opportunities and benefits of working in a digital environment."


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The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society

The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society | Future Library | Scoop.it

"As more information moves online, traditional libraries are losing relevance, but librarians are becoming more important than ever.

 

This is according to R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship (MIT Press, 2011). Himself a librarian—he is the director of Syracuse University’s Library and Information Science Program and an associate professor in Syracuse’s School of Information Studies—Lankes sees librarians’ roles evolving into that of “facilitators of conversation” who interact with their communities to support each one’s informational and learning needs.

Rick Docksai, staff editor for THE FUTURIST, spoke with Lankes about his book and his views on libraries’ future."


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Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On?

Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On? | Future Library | Scoop.it

Libby Fischer Hellmann:

A discussion about ebooks for patrons with four librarians...

 

"With all of the discussions, opinions, and analyses of ebooks these days, one of the aspects we don’t hear enough about are libraries and how they’re adapting to the e-verse. An article in PW recently discussed the situation from a library’s point of view and pointed out some issues that are impeding the growth of ebook borrowing. As both an author and an avid user of libraries, I decided to approach it a little differently.

 

A large percentage of my readers, maybe even a majority, have borrowed my books from the library in the past, so I’m especially interested how and if library patrons are able to download my ebooks easily. So far, the answer is “kinda-sorta.” The only way I know that patrons can download ebooks is through Overdrive, and there seems to be some issues with Overdrive’s inventory, ie some libraries have titles that other libraries don’t. In other words, no consistency. Which is not a good thing for a mid-list author."

 


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