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What is Cloud Computing and How will it Affect Libraries?

What is Cloud Computing and How will it Affect Libraries? | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

In an era of shrinking budgets, it gets harder with each passing year to justify the purchase and maintenance of servers that aren’t in use almost all the time. Cloud computing offers price savings due to economies of scale and the fact that you’re only paying for the resources you actually use...

A provisional attempt by Chris Peters to give the big picture...

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Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks

Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

The Society of Authors' suspicion of e-lending is misguided...With lending limits and lending right controls in place, there should be no reason for publishers or authors to fear e-lending, writes Anna Baddeley...

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unglue.it | Give ebooks to the world campaign

unglue.it | Give ebooks to the world campaign | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Unglue.it is a service provided by Gluejar, Inc. It's a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses.

What does this mean?

-Book-lovers and libraries everywhere can join together to set books free
-Authors and publishers get the compensation they deserve.
-Books that are out of print, not available as ebooks, or otherwise hard to enjoy will be available for everyone to read, share, learn from, and love freely and legally.

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ReadCube | Academic Software For Research

ReadCube | Academic Software For Research | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Readcube is a free, simple, academic software and reference manager for researchers. Read Cube helps researchers organize, annotate and stay on top of new research literature.
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Peer to peer Social Learning : Bloomfire

Peer to peer Social Learning : Bloomfire | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Team Knowledge is Powerful Contribute it. Share it. Ask for it. A Bloomfire is your secure place to share knowledge among teammates. Post content, comments, and questions. Watch it spread...

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The Library Marketing Toolkit

The Library Marketing Toolkit | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

"A lot of new technologies represent great opportunities for marketing libraries, so how do you get the most from the tools available? We know a lot about social media but there are a lot of other great platforms out there. A lot of them are free, easy to use, and can be harnessed without too much time and effort."

Ned Potter, academic librarian at the University of York and author of The Library Marketing Toolkit, Facet Publishing 2012, welcomes us all to his new website dedicated to helping librarians market their library...

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WISE - Web-based Information Science Education - WISE - Web-based Information Science Education

WISE - Web-based Information Science Education - WISE - Web-based Information Science Education | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a unique and groundbreaking opportunity in online Library and Information Science (LIS) Education.

Leading schools in the information field have extended their reach outside the traditional classroom to broaden the educational opportunities available to their students...

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CILIP | New Professionals Day 2012

CILIP | New Professionals Day 2012 | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
FREE information, inspiration and advice for new professionals, students and anyone thinking about a library and information career.

London, May 11th...

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Google+ hangouts for libraries

Google+ hangouts for libraries | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Google+ hangouts have many benefits for a library or information service, and ... it was time to take a little more of a look at what the functionality is, together with ways in which it can be used.

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Major Findings: The PIL 2010 Student Survey

What difficulties do college students encounter when conducting research for school or personal needs?
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Welcome to OCLC WorldShare library management services era

Andrew K. Pace gives a brief introduction to OCLC Web-scale Management Services, which will move crucial acquisitions, circulation and patron management services to the network—"the cloud"—making workflows more efficient and freeing library staff from time-consuming maintenance and repetitive tasks...

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In the Digital Era, Publication Isn’t Preservation | Digital Book World

In the Digital Era, Publication Isn’t Preservation | Digital Book World | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Publication used to mean preservation but it no longer does. Barbara Galletly explains about dangers to our literary heritage deriving from the ebook unstable nature, the constantly evolving e-books management software, the complexities of digital archiving...

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What Is the Role of Libraries in the Age of E-Books and Digital Information? | PBS

What Is the Role of Libraries in the Age of E-Books and Digital Information? | PBS | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

A must-read article on library digital age challenges, increasing responsibilities, publisher-libraries relationship friction and  library resources innovative uses as recorded in ALA,  Pew Research Center and Knight, Gates and MacArthur foundations reports...

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PDF Creation Feature for Blogs and Websites!!

PDF Creation Feature for Blogs and Websites!! | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Web2PDF Online is a free HTML to PDF Conversion service for your websites that allows your visitors to quickly save useful information in your blogs and websites to PDF files...

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The Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Top UK University Subject Tables and Rankings 2013 for Librarianship & Information Management 

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BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker

BibMe: Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Just like EasyBib™! BibMe AutoFills citations for you. Download your MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian bibliography in RTF for free.
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Innovative Articulate Storyline: a Story worth sharing

Innovative Articulate Storyline: a Story worth sharing | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

A blog post dedicated to all those teacher librarians  having for so long been  praying for an innovative, inspiring, teacher-friendly, less time-consuming elearning authoring tool.

And guess what?!! It’s finally out!! The Articulate Storyline is a fact!

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Marketing with New Technologies by Ned Potter on Prezi

A fabulous presentation outlining library marketing strategies with video, QR Codes, Geolocational apps, live-chat reference, library apps, online publishing ...

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CILIP Social Media Executive Briefing 2012 | 29th May

CILIP Social Media Executive Briefing 2012 | 29th May | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

This Executive Briefing will give an insight into and an understanding of the Social Media Revolution: how user generated content is changing the way information professionals work...

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RSA Animate - The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant, but has forgotten the gift."

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Lilac 2012 critical questions

This was part of an event held on Second Life while Vickie Cormie, St Andrews University (Ishbel Hartmann in SL) and I, Eleni Zazani, Birkbeck College (Loreena...
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A universal digital library is within reach - Los Angeles Times

A universal digital library is within reach - Los Angeles Times | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

"A universal digital library is within reach Los Angeles Times Since 2002, at first in secret and later with great fanfare, Google has been working to create a digital collection of all the world's books, a library that it hopes will last forever and...


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