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iLibrarian » Do E-Reader Owners Read More Books? [INFOGRAPHIC]

iLibrarian » Do E-Reader Owners Read More Books? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Library Tech | Scoop.it

The folks at Infographic Labs have summarized the findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project and other reports on e-books and reading in this excellent infographic.

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Palm City library branch goes high tech with Idea Lab - Palm Beach Post

Palm City library branch goes high tech with Idea Lab - Palm Beach Post | Library Tech | Scoop.it

By Michael Readling:

" The Idea Lab at the Cummings Library offers patrons the opportunity to use new technologies such as a MacBook Air, iPad, iPod Touch and even a recording studio which comes complete with a green screen for digital productions.
The lab offers the ability to get acquainted with the new technology – much of which is being taught in grade school – as well as put together productions for school projects, or just for fun."


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25 Libraries To Follow on Pinterest | iLibrarian

25 Libraries To Follow on Pinterest | iLibrarian | Library Tech | Scoop.it
The folks here at OEDb have put together a stellar list of 25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest.

http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/25-libraries-we-most-love-on-pinterest

 

 

This is a great source of inspiration for libraries and organizations wondering how best to leverage this wildly popular social media site.


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Library Webinars

Great - and free! - professional development resource. This site collects webinars on all things library-related. Almost all are free; ALA ones are linked to, but it's clearly indicated that those cost money. 

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News New Report Explores Roles of Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture

News New Report Explores Roles of Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture | Library Tech | Scoop.it

"The Salzburg Global Seminar and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announce the publication of "Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture." The report details the events of the October, 2011 convening of fifty-eight library, museum, and cultural heritage leaders from thirty-one countries. Together, the participants developed a set of recommendations to help libraries and museums embrace new possibilities for public engagement that are made possible by societal and technological change.

The deliberations identified "imperatives for the future" including accepting the notion of democratic access, placing a major emphasis on public value and impact, and embracing lifelong learning."


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iLibrarian » Do E-Reader Owners Read More Books? [INFOGRAPHIC]

iLibrarian » Do E-Reader Owners Read More Books? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Library Tech | Scoop.it

The folks at Infographic Labs have summarized the findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project and other reports on e-books and reading in this excellent infographic.

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How To Compare e-Book Platforms – Part I

How To Compare e-Book Platforms – Part I | Library Tech | Scoop.it

There are a lot of variations between e-Book platforms. So much so that it often seems like comparing apples to oranges. These posts will attempt to clear up much of the confusion and set you on a path to confidently evaluate and compare the different offerings.....


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Top 10 Apps for the Visually Impaired

Top 10 Apps for the Visually Impaired | Library Tech | Scoop.it

This article presents 10 apps specifically designed to make Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch more accessible to users who are blind or visually impaired. 

 

Just 10 ways that apps are leveling the playing field for the blind and visually impaired!


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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create —

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — | Library Tech | Scoop.it

On Libraries and New Media, powered by Library Journal and School Library Journal ... This was the key theme of “Made in a Library,” the latest OCLC/Library Journal innovation symposium, on May 15.


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Do Your Fans Like What You are Posting on Facebook? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do Your Fans Like What You are Posting on Facebook? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Library Tech | Scoop.it

"A study on Facebook learned that photos are the best type of content to draw the highest-level of engagement while links draw the least." Good to know for library websites: Now the question is, what kind of photo/video content can we provide more of? Photos from programs? Book trailers? What kind of content is your library providing?


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Sci-Fi Publisher Ends Digital Rights Management on E-Books

Sci-Fi Publisher Ends Digital Rights Management on E-Books | Library Tech | Scoop.it

Sci-Fi Publisher Tor Ends Digital Rights Management on E-Books - from Slate.com

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How to maintain healthy eyes in the Digital Age

How to maintain healthy eyes in the Digital Age | Library Tech | Scoop.it

Staring at a screen all day is bad for your eyes and can induce headaches. It’s called Computer Vision Syndrome. Here are steps to remedy it.


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Libraries Rethink Their Role in City

Libraries Rethink Their Role in City | Library Tech | Scoop.it
By JENNIFER MALONEY All three of New York's public library systems are conducting or planning expansive renovations that reflect a shift in whom they serve, and how. And books, in many cases, are no longer the focal point.

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Computers in Libraries 2012 Conference Report — The Digital Shift

Computers in Libraries 2012 Conference Report — The Digital Shift | Library Tech | Scoop.it

Jennifer Koerber: "This year, Computers in Libraries seemed to have a shift - from the innovative, theoretical and futuristic to the practical and present. Not just 'what can we do? but 'what can we do right now?' and 'what can we do with what we already have?'"

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PLA - 2012: The Year Code Broke | Public Libraries Online

PLA - 2012: The Year Code Broke | Public Libraries Online | Library Tech | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s tweaking the PHP in a WordPress template, performing a batch edit on a group of MARC records, or experimenting with a catalog API, knowing just a little bit can go quite a long way. Consider this your crash course in how code can help your library."

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Director sees library's role as creation hub / LJWorld.com

Director sees library's role as creation hub / LJWorld.com | Library Tech | Scoop.it

Current plans for the library expansion include what Allen is calling “creation zones” that will be set up in the basement of the library. There will be sound equipment, there will be video equipment, there will be computer tools to help people create everything from logos to funky photos.“But I want people to understand we’re not just talking about art here,” Allen said. “We might have the tools for you to create a commercial for your business or design a website. We think this is a way we can help the town grow and create vibrant local businesses.”


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Westport Library Unveils New Maker Space — The Digital Shift

Westport Library Unveils New Maker Space — The Digital Shift | Library Tech | Scoop.it

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Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) future | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) future | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Library Tech | Scoop.it
Associate Director Kristen Purcell shares Pew Internet's latest data on mobile, social networking, and e-reading in her keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference in New York City.
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How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Library Tech | Scoop.it
Ever wondered just how much data is funneled into the web? This infographic will give you the answer, down to the minute.
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Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012

Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012 | Library Tech | Scoop.it
An innovative course yields new products, services, and experiences that model the possible future of libraries.

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ALA’s YASLA Division Launches Teen Book Finder App for iOS (Free) | LJ INFOdocket

ALA’s YASLA Division Launches Teen Book Finder App for iOS (Free) | LJ INFOdocket | Library Tech | Scoop.it

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Building the Shelfless Library | American Libraries Magazine

Building the Shelfless Library | American Libraries Magazine | Library Tech | Scoop.it

"While I firmly believe we’ll have brick-and-mortar libraries with hard-copy books on the shelves for quite some time, I—like most of us—know that library service is changing.

To help us prepare for these transformations, this issue’s roundup offers information on books that can offer support."

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Announcing Attribution and Easy Sharing with Flickr

Announcing Attribution and Easy Sharing with Flickr | Library Tech | Scoop.it

Excellent: "Images with sharing enabled on Flickr now have a Pin It button, and pins from Flickr now have a clear attribution statement on Pinterest." Nice to see them working to facilitate ethical practices for sharing online.

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Consider Accessibility When Buying E-readers

Consider Accessibility When Buying E-readers | Library Tech | Scoop.it

For librarians who value equitable access to information for all, accessibility for people with disabilities should be second nature. We should automatically think about accessibility when buying resources for our library communities, including e-readers. But for the most part, we don’t. Primarily our problem is a lack of awareness.

 

-Carrie Russell @ Digital Dispatch


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10 Tools for Creating Great Info-Graphics

10 Tools for Creating Great Info-Graphics | Library Tech | Scoop.it

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Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing

Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing | Library Tech | Scoop.it

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) has launched its first Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) Innovation Award call – for libraries offering services that use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve economic wellbeing of the community.


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