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Public libraries – is the worst yet to come?

Public libraries – is the worst yet to come? | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
CILIP News: 16 March 2012. CILIP’s survey of public library authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland gives the most up to date picture of the state of public library services estimating that this financial year 2,159 posts will be deleted from a total of 20,924 staff, a 10% cut in staffing twenty-five per cent of which at a professional level.
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After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Bowing to the competition online, the encyclopedia's publisher said the 2010 edition, a 32-volume set that weighs in at 129 pounds, would be the last.

 

In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will discontinue its print edition, and will now focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools.

 

Many librarians, however,  say that while they have rapidly shifted money and resources to digital materials, print still has a place. Academic libraries tend to keep many sets of specialized encyclopedias on their shelves.

 

Read more here: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/after-244-years-encyclopaedia-britannica-stops-the-presses/

 

View a related post here: http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/03/13/wikipedia-and-the-internet-just-killed-244-year-old-encyclopaedia-britannica/


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ACRL- Association of College and Research Libraries Conference 2013-Registration opens May

ACRL- Association of College and Research Libraries Conference 2013-Registration opens May | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Registration for ACRL 2013 conference featuring more than 300 carefully curated programs to help librarians stay at the forefront of their profession will open this May.

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20 Coolest iPad Ideas for Your Library | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

20 Coolest iPad Ideas for Your Library | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Many public and university institutions lead the way with iPad adoption by developing some pretty cool uses for their patrons.  A few ways these wondrous gadgets can best be used in libraries, hopefully providing some inspiration on how to get started making your workspace a more tech-savvy, iPad-friendly environment.  

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iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

"Pinterest’s inspiration boards have a lot of potential for libraries and other organizations for creating visual displays of resources and services. All of Pinterest’s boards and posts can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Here are some ideas for how you can make the most of this popular social network for your library."


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41th LIBER Annual Conference - Mobilising the knowledge economy for Europe | LIBER

41th LIBER Annual Conference - Mobilising the knowledge economy for Europe | LIBER | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

The 2012 LIBER annual conference, to be held next June in Tartu, Estonia, is being kindly organised by the Tartu University Library.

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5 reasons why we really need librarians and Information Professionals in the Internet age

5 reasons why we really need librarians and Information Professionals in the Internet age | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Great post by Louise Morrison on the changing library world.

Threatened budget cuts have led to worrying times for library workers. But these are exciting times too! Advances in technology mean we can reach users in previously unimagined ways and provide amazing new services.

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E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change | Digital Book World

E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change | Digital Book World | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
E-books have become a core part of U.S. publishers’ business. Libraries and booksellers have built e-book lending programs. What is the future of e-lending?
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New Machine At Brooklyn Public Library Allows Users To Publish Own Work

New Machine At Brooklyn Public Library Allows Users To Publish Own Work | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
What smells of glue, hums like a copy machine and can print a book in as little as four minutes?

It’s the Expresso Book Machine at the Brooklyn Public Library that lets users print books on demand and gives them instant access to million of titles that can be printed in many languages

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College & Research Libraries News

College & Research Libraries News | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Established in 1966, College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) provides articles on the latest trends and practices affecting academic and research libraries and serves as the official newsmagazine and publication of record of ACRL. Monthly columns include Internet Resources, Internet Reviews, Preservation News, Washington Hotline, Grants and Acquisitions, People in the News, and New Publications. Other regular features are Scholarly Communication, Job of a Lifetime, and The Way I See It. C&RL News is published 11 times per year.

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iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download

iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Just getting started with your new iPad and wondering what to download? Here are 20 popular apps to get you going in the areas of News, Reference & Education, e-Book Readers, Productivity Tools, and Social Tools.

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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions: Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions: Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Libraries exist to give us access to information. Until recently, books were one of the more efficient forms of transferring information from one person to another. Today there are 17 basic forms of information that are taking the place of books, and in the future there will be many more…

Read this revealing article by Futurist Thomas Frey

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Library 2.0 - the future of libraries in the digital age

Library 2.0 - the future of libraries in the digital age | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held October 3 - 5. The conference will be online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and free to attend! The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Sign up to be kept inform!!!

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Liber Quarterly - The Journal of European Research Libraries

Liber Quarterly - The Journal of European Research Libraries | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
RT @LynParker: Partnership Approach to Promoting Information Literacy for HE Researchers - in latest Liber Quarterly http://t.co/ivyTNDeJ #infolit...
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Library Journal’s Patron Profiles: Understanding the behavior and preferences of U.S. public library users — The Digital Shift

Library Journal’s Patron Profiles: Understanding the behavior and preferences of U.S. public library users — The Digital Shift | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Running successful libraries in the digital era demands you have accurate, up-to-date information on the people so vital to your future: your patrons. This is intelligence you can't afford to be without.
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Internet Librarian International 2012

Internet Librarian International 2012 | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Internet Librarian International is the innovation and technology conference for information professionals attracting hundreds of library and information professionals from around the world. 

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