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3D Printing and Copyright | Maker Librarian

3D Printing and Copyright | Maker Librarian | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

Michael Weinberg, Vice President of the Institute for Emerging Innovation at PublicKnowledge.org, has just released a follow up to his influential 2010 whitepaper It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology.

What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?  looks at developments over the last two years and examines issues of infringement in greater depth.

 

Link here: http://www.publicknowledge.org/Copyright-3DPrinting


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Valuable whitepaper to consult!

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4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure, by Andrew Kirk

4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure, by Andrew Kirk | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
Andrew K Kirk, Founder of Face The Buzz and Social Media Examiner writer, outlines 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure, but these can all easily be applied to libraries as well.

 

"Goal #1: Raise Awareness of Your Brand
Goal #2: Website Traffic
Goal #3: Website Visitor Loyalty
Goal #4: Conversion Rates"

 

read more: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/4-social-media-goals/

 


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How to kill a library, By Kitty Pope

How to kill a library, By Kitty Pope | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

"[...]there are more than a few ways to kill a library.

For example:

√ Stop believing in the libraries mission. Do we really believe in the freedom to read, learn and discover?

√ Spend less time with the board. The ideal public library board would meet 4 times per year and agrees with everything the CEO recommended.

√ Stop talking to your customers. What do they know any way? And on the same topic, stop consulting staff. It is a huge time waster.

√ Don’t worry about the future and how you will get there. Sustainability is not an issue with which libraries need to be concerned. After all, we’ve have survived for hundreds of years.

√ Stop telling the library story. Everyone has heard our story.

√ Accept that the library building is old and you don’t need to keep renovating, painting, and updating it. It is what it is.

√ Accept that just like instant coffee killed the coffee bean, the e-book will kill the printed book.

√ Stop promoting the product; everyone knows about literacy and lifelong learning.

√ Stop empowering staff, and stop training them. They should come to us fully trained.

√ Stop all this talk about innovation. It just makes for more work.

√ And, for heaven’s sake, stop changing the rules and our traditions. It’s annoying!"


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Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association

Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
U.S. libraries of all types are turning more and more to social media and Web 2.0 applications and tools, using a wide range of applications to connect with customers.

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