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Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending

Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Even as anxious publishers are hoping to increase friction in the ebook lending experience, librarians have been clamoring for vendors of integrated library systems (ILS) to make e-lending a unified, sleek experience. Rather than navigating their patrons away from the library’s web presence to Balkanized, often commercial, third-party platforms, each with a different discovery and delivery experience, librarians have been demanding a single, easy-to-use, easy-to-search platform — an integration of the ILS with ebook vendor platforms.


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Five e-book trends for 2012 and beyond

Five e-book trends for 2012 and beyond | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"With the arrival of new tablets, advanced e-readers and digitally enhanced content, the e-book market has seen tremendous growth over the last year..."


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Whichbook | A new way of choosing what to read next

Whichbook | A new way of choosing what to read next | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs. Click to open and move the slider bars to set your choices.

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Everybody Let's Jump (For Your Library)

Ran across this great example of a library using social media for fundraising and advocacy! Too cute not to post (and share, and talk about, and donate), right? Nicely done!

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Friends: Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services: The ...

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The Complete Timeline of Social Networks From 1960 to 2012 [Infographic]


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Web Technology News - Library of Resources: 12 Websites to Create Free Websites

Web Technology News - Library of Resources: 12 Websites to Create Free Websites | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Do your patrons need a way to create a free website?

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Libraries using twitter: how do you approach the thorny issue of replies? « « thewikiman thewikiman

Libraries using twitter: how do you approach the thorny issue of replies? « « thewikiman thewikiman | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Interesting discussion in the comments about how libraries handle the issue of replies in Twitter.

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Home - Tweeting in the Library - Library School Sandbox at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

This guide explains how libraries can effectively use Twitter in their organizations. From promoting library services and events to providing reference service- Twitter can do it all!

 

(links to some great blog posts and websites)

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re a librarian, student, teacher, or just an avowed bibliophile, Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities. Read on to learn about some of the many ways libraries are helping spread the word about the resources and services they offer, using this innovative new social media forum..."

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A few clarifications on Pinterest/Copyright/TOS worries - Copyright Librarian

"Glad a lot of people are finding my previous post about Pinterest useful and informative. A number of comments, tweets, and emails have pointed out a couple of areas that I glossed over too fast in that post, so here's a couple of additions and clarifications..."

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Movers & Shakers 2012

Movers & Shakers 2012 | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Oh, how I love to read all the profiles and learn about what these librarians are doing for their library/system.  Inspirational!

 

"Welcome to the 2012 Movers & Shakers. For 11 years now, LJ’s Movers & Shakers has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all types and library services forward."

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City Library Eases the Way For Searching 1940 Census - Wall Street Journal

With the availability of the 1940 census on April 2, New York Public Library "is launching an online tool to allow users to type in names and, potentially, locate census forms listing a host of details on every person living in the family household at the time of the census..."

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Swiss Army Librarian » Online Newsstand Makes Databases Fun :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » Online Newsstand Makes Databases Fun :: Brian Herzog | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Do you wish the great content in your databases was easier to access and more engaging for patrons? Sure, we all do. And now it can be, with the Online Newsstand.

 

Steve Butzel of the Portsmouth (NH) Public Library developed the Online Newsstand Project to promote some of the great content libraries are already paying for - just by making that content more visible to patrons...

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Marketing Agency increased conversion rates by 300% using Social Media

Marketing Agency increased conversion rates by 300% using Social Media | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Written for businesses, but can be applied to libraries.

 

"Can you really measure social media ROI in business? This is the No1 question most marketing agencies get asked about when providing social media services, even out here in Berkshire! We believe you can, so keep reading if you want to find out how..."

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Transformation Lab - Prototyping the Future

The Transformation Lab has produced new visions for the physical library of the future. In June the project will be presented at the 17th Halmstad conference...

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Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services Part 2

INTEGRATING IPADS Rebecca K.Miller AND HeatherTABLET COMPUTERS Moorefield- Lang INTO LI...

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Should You Be on Pinterest? [Infographic]

Should You Be on Pinterest? [Infographic] | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"I know everyone in this industry has seen a ton of posts on Pinterest and are basically fed up with them, but I think the following infographic is simple and correct. We have seen plenty of “How to do well on Pinterest” posts, but should your business be on Pinterest at all?"

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Use Pinterest to Promote Events & Curate Content for Your Patrons

Pinterest is one of the hottest social networks of 2012.  It's a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images & videos, and browsing others' Pinboards is a fun way to discover new things & get inspiration from people who share your...

 

Some best practices and ideas for using Pinterest for your library.

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Library Design Showcase 2012: Technology Enabled | American Libraries Magazine

Library Design Showcase 2012: Technology Enabled | American Libraries Magazine | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Librarians know that technology is as much a part of the modern library as books are. The following facilities have incorporated technology into their construction projects in innovative ways."

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The Case for Social Media - Revolutionising Libraries with Social Media - Library School Sandbox at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Great collection of information related to libraries and social media.  Look at all those tabs!  (eBooks & eServices, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, and more...)

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How Libraries Can Leverage Twitter

How Libraries Can Leverage Twitter | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Twitter has been working pretty well at our library. It is coming up on two years since our first tweet. I have been thinking a lot lately about how we use Twitter and our successes and shortcomings with it. Looking back on tweets, conversations, and interactions from the past year and a half, I noticed 7 ways that we are leveraging Twitter to improve our library, our services, and our relationships with users. We are leveraging Twitter to..."

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21 Resources for Library Marketing with Social Media

There are so many good (and free!) marketing opportunities on social media channels. Here are some articles and blog posts which offer advice for making the most of these.
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How to Track Traffic From Pinterest in Google Analytics

How to Track Traffic From Pinterest in Google Analytics | More TechBits | Scoop.it
How many referrals does Pinterest generate? Are those visits valuable? Try these four ways to measure Pinterest using Google Analytics.
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Responsinator: A simple & effective way to test your site design on a range of popular screen sizes

Responsinator: A simple & effective way to test your site design on a range of popular screen sizes | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Today’s content is increasingly being viewed on more devices and browsers than ever before — and designers have to create sites with this in mind. Websites that adapt to things like screen sizes and operating systems are known as responsive designs.

 

The Responsinator, created by Tama Pugsley & Andy Hovey, is possibly the easiest way to test the responsiveness of your own web design. All you have to do is type in your URL, and you’ll quickly see how your site looks on screens of various sizes, including de-facto devices like the iPhone...."

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Books on Demand Technology Comes to Brooklyn Public Library | American Libraries Magazine

Books on Demand Technology Comes to Brooklyn Public Library | American Libraries Magazine | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"A new instant, made to order printing press was unveiled at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza Wednesday, allowing budding authors to self-publish and print their own books..."

 

And here's another article on the topic from Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily:  http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2012/11/all_bookmachine_2012_03_16_bk.html

 

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