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61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads

61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

There are also jobs for more tech-minded and students among us. Many of us are passionate about the future of scholarly work, digitalcuration, and digitization of information. Others are fascinated by the importance of expertly managing projects and helping organizations function better through knowledge management.

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Doctorow’s Omen Shows Why We Need To Ban DRM | TorrentFreak

Cory Doctorow held a presentation just before the turn of the year, showing how the current copyright wars are just a skirmish in the battles yet to come.
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Amazon Registers New Kindle Domain – Let the Tech Blog Speculation Begin

Amazon Registers New Kindle Domain – Let the Tech Blog Speculation Begin | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
The tech blog Fusible has just noticed that Amazon registered another Kindle related website name earlier this week.There's no word from Amazon on why they wanted kindletutor.com, but I'm sure that all the tech blogs who pick up this story will invent...
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Mobile Magazine

Mobile Magazine | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

In its AppStore, Amazon chose to never show its competion’s eReaders apps: Wattpad’s, Kobo’ reader, and Bluefire ePUB and PDF reader. After some talks of Amazon and Wattpad, the alternative eReaders now showing in the Amazon’s collection of apps, apparently available to download to Amazon Kindle Fires.

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Egypt’s richest Library set on Fire | English | NEWS | DayPress

Egypt’s richest Library set on Fire | English | NEWS | DayPress | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
CAIRO- The 213-year-old Egyptian maps and historical manuscripts -- described as "irreplaceable" -- were destroyed after a library in Cairo was set ablaze during the clashes, Egyptian...
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California pushes for free open digital textbooks | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

California pushes for free open digital textbooks | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
From the press release: Joined by students, educators, The Twenty Million Minds Foundation (20MM), and other supporters, California Senate President pro...
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Amid consumer dissatisfaction, Amazon to issue Kindle Fire patch | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Amid consumer dissatisfaction, Amazon to issue Kindle Fire patch | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
The bloom may be off the Kindle Fire rose.
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Bookwheel: the multiple-tabbed browser of the XVIth Century - Boing Boing

Bookwheel: the multiple-tabbed browser of the XVIth Century - Boing Boing | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

A desk with a scattered pile of books in no logical order with all sorts of bookmarks and notes trying to make sense of it all. Agostino Ramelli, an Italian engineer born in 1531 proposed a complex but intriguing solution to this problem; the bookwheel.

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OverDrive Caught in a Bait & Switch With Library Ebooks

OverDrive Caught in a Bait & Switch With Library Ebooks | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever looked at your library’s ebook selection and been disappointed, I think I just found out why.

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E-book publishers are now being investigated in the US, not just Europe

E-book publishers are now being investigated in the US, not just Europe | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

The plot thickens....

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Kindle for Android Now Supports PDF

Kindle for Android Now Supports PDF | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

There’s not much to the update. Along with basic PDF support and bug fixes, the update also adds better support for Android v4.0 ICS smartphones. I suppose that would include tablets except there aren’t all that many Android tablets running the latest version of Android.

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Aldiko Updated – Now Optimized for Android Tablets

Aldiko Updated – Now Optimized for Android Tablets | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

Aldiko just posted a major update to their reading app. The new version is much better designed for a large screen tablet. Look at the screen shot at right and then try to picture it on a 10″ screen. The older v2.0 app was designed for small screens (5″ and under) and wasted a lot of screen real estate on 7″ screens and above.

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Kobo will be developing Metro-style apps for Windows — Kobo

Kobo will be developing Metro-style apps for Windows — Kobo | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

We are thrilled to be part of the Windows Store preview this afternoon in San Francisco, and believe that our upcoming Windows app will bring Windows 8 users a next-generation reading experience with access to one of the world’s largest bookstores of over 2.5 eBooks – which includes more than 1 million free titles to download and read for free.

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Kindle Touch to Get Solar Powered Case in March

Kindle Touch to Get Solar Powered Case in March | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
I just got back from the CES Unveiled event, and guess what I found? SolarFocus was there with their new case, the SolarKindle.They even had a demo unit for the not yet announced Kindle Touch case.
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HarperCollins sues Open Road over backlist e-book Julie of the Wolves | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

HarperCollins sues Open Road over backlist e-book Julie of the Wolves | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Looks like it’s that time again: time for some publisher to sue over backlist e-book rights.
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What Sarah Said: Episode 1 – Copyright Trifecta | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Introducing the first episode of What Sarah Said, my new videocast/podcast/video-thingie where I answer your questions about libraries, technology, privacy,...
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Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root

Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
Releasing 2 updates in just over a month since a product was launched used to be a sign that it had serious problems; today that is the norm.
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92% of librarians say offline access to eBooks more or equally important than online access

According to the ebrary press release, “Among other key findings, the survey revealed that 92% of librarians find providing offline access to e-books more or equally important than providing online access.”

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Superstarchivist: Rules for Improv @ Your Library

Superstarchivist: Rules for Improv @ Your Library | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

Encourage your staff/colleagues/librarians-where-you-work by joining in with their ideas. Instead of questioning them, kick it up a notch! "Oooh, I like that idea! And what if we added x as well?" What would happen in our institutions if we embraced new ideas? If we brainstormed without judging? If we weren't afraid to just go for it with no-holds-barred abandon? Think about it. Dream about it. Do it.

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REVIEW: Breaking down the Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire - Chicago Sun-Times

REVIEW: Breaking down the Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire - Chicago Sun-Times | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
ANDY IHNATKO REVIEW: Now that Barnes&Noble’s Nook Tablet is there to go head-to-head with Kindle Fire, which device deserves your money?
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Kindle Touch Gets World’s Simplest JailBreak (And It Runs HTML5)

Kindle Touch Gets World’s Simplest JailBreak (And It Runs HTML5) | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it

What would you think if I told you that jailbreaking the K5 was as easy as playing an mp3 file? I hope you’re sitting down, because it really is that simple.

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OverDrive Has Different eBook Catalogs for Different Libraries | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

OverDrive Has Different eBook Catalogs for Different Libraries | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Ryan Claringbole, the Digital Branch Librarian at the Chesapeake Public Library in Virginia.
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Bus –>Public library | Recyclart

Bus –>Public library | Recyclart | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
The project reveals a conceptual vision for a new public library, which would be housed in a waste tram at the “Otets Paisiy” Street in the town o...
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E-book investigation: Apple and 5 publishers in price-fixing probe

E-book investigation: Apple and 5 publishers in price-fixing probe | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
The publishers involved include Rupert Murdoch’s HarperCollins, and Penguin, which is owned by Britain’s Pearson Group.
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2011 eBooks Industry Stats - An Infographic

2011 eBooks Industry Stats - An Infographic | Public Library Circulation | Scoop.it
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