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iLibrarian » Create Your Own Library Social Media Monitoring Dashboard

iLibrarian » Create Your Own Library Social Media Monitoring Dashboard | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"I’ve been looking into various social media monitoring tools which are available but haven’t found one that completely fits the bill for our library so I decided to create one from scratch. I wanted something free..."

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Pinterest now lets you select a pin for a board cover, but private boards still elusive

Pinterest now lets you select a pin for a board cover, but private boards still elusive | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Pinterest. Love it or hate it, the site draws a ridiculous amount of traffic and it’s taken off in a huge way. There have been some bumps in the road, and the company is trying to address those. Today, in a blog post, Pinterest details how users will now be able to select a single image to represent each of their boards."

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Killed by Tech

Interesting list of some of the things that technology has done away with in the last 20 years... 

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4 Hot Apps for Microvideo Blogging

4 Hot Apps for Microvideo Blogging | More TechBits | Scoop.it
With microvideo blogging apps, you can record short video clips and share them instantly over social platforms. Here are our four faves.
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What To Pin To The Top Of Your Facebook Timeline

What To Pin To The Top Of Your Facebook Timeline | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Here's a list of things you might want to pin to the top of your timeline page on Facebook -- plus clarification about the difference between pinning and highlighting.
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The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students

The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Check out the features of Google search for your students!


Via Patty Ball, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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6 Ways to Acquire New Customers via Social Media

6 Ways to Acquire New Customers via Social Media | More TechBits | Scoop.it

We all know social media is an important tool for brand awareness and customer acquisition — but how exactly are you supposed to convert random Twitter and Facebook users into real-life customers? Well, that depends.

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QR codes | Brand & Marketing Agency | Berkshire

QR codes | Brand & Marketing Agency | Berkshire | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Uncover why and how QR codes might be on their way out despite innovative uses that have been adopted.
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Musings about librarianship: What are library facebook pages using as cover photos? A survey

Musings about librarianship: What are library facebook pages using as cover photos? A survey | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"It's common for libraries to have a Facebook page now and as such we are all affected by the new Facebook Timeline for pages that will be turned on March 30 2012..."

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10 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know

10 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Looking for a quick answer among Google's millions of search results? Here are a few tricks to help you out.
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Holy Bodacious Barcodes: Using QR Codes to Extend Learning and Promote a Love of Reading

The Adventures of Library Girl: Holy Bodacious Barcodes: Using QR Codes to Extend Learning and Promote a Love of Reading | More TechBits | Scoop.it

QR Codes are one of those subjects that I’ve been meaning to write about forever. To be honest, I was something of a QR Code skeptic when they were first brought to my attention last fall.


Via Fabricio Cárdenas
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Windsor Library provides self-publishing tools

Windsor Library provides self-publishing tools | More TechBits | Scoop.it

More self-publishing at the library...

 

"WINDSOR, Ont. -- A revolutionary “book machine” for a new self-publishing lab provides Windsor Public Library with another first-in-Canada bragging right, library officials said on Thursday..."

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» Making Library e-Books on the e-Book Reader Visible ACRL Tech Connect

» Making Library e-Books on the e-Book Reader Visible ACRL Tech Connect | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Like many libraries, Florida International University (FIU) Library started an e-book reader lending program that circulates e-book readers. Each reader comes with more than one hundred titles that have been selected by subject librarians. But how can a library make these library e-books on e-book readers noticed by library users? How can a library help a user to quickly figure out what books are available on, say, a library Kindle device when those are specifically what the user is looking for?"

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25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page | Social @ Blogging Tracker

25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page | Social @ Blogging Tracker | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Enhance your Facebook Pages with these timeline ready apps. A total of 25 facebook apps to choose from, including BONUS app suggestions to improve fans engagement.

Via Tina Cook, ABroaderView
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Historypin | Home

Historypin | Home | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history.

 

"Individuals can add photos, videos, audio files, stories and recollections, pinning them to a particular point in place and time, for other people to add to, learn from, debate and use to build up a more complete understanding of the world."

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Technology Will Kill

...and a list of some of the things that may be replaced in the next 6!  

 

These sorts of videos always make me think about where things are headed in general, and then more specifically where things are headed for libraries.

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American digital public library promised for 2013

American digital public library promised for 2013 | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Two million books will be available in an online digital library to rival Google's collection, according to Professor Robert Darnton, who promised the new database would overcome copyright hurdles by next year...
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Some of the Better Google Tools and New Features

Some of the Better Google Tools and New Features | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Google has recently closed a few of its less popular services, but it's still rolling out fantastic new tools and improvement on a regular basis.

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Facebook Timeline Overview Infographic | Edelman Digital

Facebook Timeline Overview Infographic | Edelman Digital | More TechBits | Scoop.it

A quick infographic overview of the new Facebook Timeline for Pages. 


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Wescott Library's "Reader Bar" Introduces Patrons to Virtual Books - Patch.com

Wescott Library's "Reader Bar" Introduces Patrons to Virtual Books - Patch.com | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Wescott Library Manager Mary Wussow doesn't have an e-reader yet, but it's just a matter of time, Wussow said, before she joins the latest trend sweeping the literary world..."

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DIY Your Library Facebook Timeline | TechSoup for Libraries

"On March 30, big changes are coming to all Facebook brand pages – the new Timeline format...

 

Your library or nonprofit may not be able to follow the big brands in throwing a large marketing budget behind the new layout. But with a little forethought, know-how, and creative reuse of the resources you have on hand, you can take advantage of these changes to tell your organization's story in a fresh way."

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Pinterest for Librarians | so tomorrow

Pinterest for Librarians | so tomorrow | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"One of the things that has surprised me lately is the number of emails I get with questions about Pinterest. I thought it might be handy to put some tips together."

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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest - Online Colleges

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest  - Online Colleges | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.
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Library invites customers to generate energy with bikes

Library invites customers to generate energy with bikes | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Interesting idea...

 

Library staff had noticed a growing need for people to charge their electronic devices at the libraries. “The human powered generators will address this need. At the same time, they will champion a healthy and sustainable message.”


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Charging Using an Outlet and USB

Charging Using an Outlet and USB | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Modifying your electrical wall outlet so that it will also allow you to charge via USB. That’s what U-Socket does. From their website: U-Socket is a duplex AC receptacle with built-in USB por...
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