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DIGITAL NEWS: Average person spends over 3 hours online each day | b2bmarketing.net

DIGITAL NEWS: Average person spends over 3 hours online each day | b2bmarketing.net | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The average person spent three hours and seven minutes online each day in 2012, according to a new infographic released by Voucher Codes Pro.

The average time spent online has increased from two hours 56 minutes in 2011. 

Meanwhile, the average amount of time spent watching TV, per person, has decreased from five hours 27 minutes in 2010, to five hours five minutes in 2012. Plus, the amount of time spent listening to the radio as well as reading newspapers and magazines have also lessened in recent years."

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Infographic of time spent online!

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Top Ed-Tech Trends: What's Changed from 2011 to 2012? - by Audrey Watters

Top Ed-Tech Trends: What's Changed from 2011 to 2012? - by Audrey Watters | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by AUDREY WATTERS:

"...the year’s major ed-tech developments. I’ve identified the 10 trends that I think have been 2012’s most interesting and important. I’ll string out the posts that cover these over the next 6 weeks — and not just because it’s time for the obligatory-end-of-year-wrap-up-crap posts that we bloggers churn out throughout the month of December. I find the reflection is useful (although time-consuming), and it’s a good process for me to go through all the news and all my writing to assess what’s innovative and what’s hype and what's changed and why."

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Reference and Services Trends in Public Libraries, 2012 by Colleen Egget

We are talking about reference and how it is changing in UPLIFT this week: August 15 at the Utah State Library & August 17 2012 in Ephraim, at the Karen A. Hunstman Library on the Snow College campus.

 

Reference and Services Trends in Public Libraries, 2012:

 

- Traditional reference work is less relevant to the needs of users
- Rather than worrying about reference’s demise, many librarians have been energized by their newly expanded roles
- Reconfigured or eliminated reference desks
- Consolidated desks and services
- Librarian and support staff work together on the one main desk
- Librarian can handle more complicated questions
- Increased training for support staff to handle basic reference questions
- The reference interview is as pertinent as ever
- Roving reference is more important—getting out to where people are
- Expansion of self-service options (self-checkout, online group study room reservations, self-service holds, and touch screen frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) on your website/ library catalog
- Reconfiguring online reference resources for smartphones and other mobile devices
- Librarians are exploring new roles in reaching out to meet information needs
- Reference through the stacks and other indirect means
- Reduction/elimination of print reference collections
- Greater marketing and promotion of online resources and services
- Librarians will spend less time staffing desks and more time outside of library walls
- Online reference: email, chat, Instant Messaging, and SMS (short messaging services) reaches users who may not visit the library
- Online reference requires continual marketing to be successful
- Collaborating with other organizations will do as much to keep libraries alive as any project or program
- Embedded librarianship: becoming an integral part. Getting close to users by getting out into the community; being actively present with the user at the point of need.
- The big shift: we’re not doing things “for” the community, but we’re being a part “of” the community
- Libraries are shifting from the physical to the virtual facilities and media; from an individual to a community focus; from being a collection library to being a creation library; from being an archive to being a portal

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The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management #ICKM12

"4 - 6 September 2012

South Africa

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE

"Rethinking Knowledge Management: Foresight in the 21st Century"

Call for Papers

Increasingly questions about the future of Knowledge Management arise. The subject field is relatively diffused and scattered into diverging concepts, perspectives and disciplines. This conference will explore trends about the future of Knowledge Management and will provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of diverse and professional approaches and research on recent and future developments in Knowledge Management. The conference will also provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners and doctoral students to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community. Papers are peer-reviewed before acceptance according to the requirements of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). 

The conference will be organized into several tracks covering a wide range of topics."

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Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Insightful points by AnnaLaura Brown:

 

"1. We will see a sharp increase in the number of libraries that have mobile friendly websites or library related applications for mobile phones.

2. More libraries will use youtube videos and other videos as a marketing channel and as an education medium.

3. We will see an increase in libraries using social media to educate rather than just to market resources and services.

4. Google Plus will increase in popularity and more libraries will develop pages on the site although Google Plus will still not be as popular as facebook.

5. More libraries will seek ways to create mobile apps for various uses and not just for the library website.

6. As more database vendors create mobile apps, libraries will be able to offer more services to patrons via mobile.

7. Book review sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing will be used by more libraries as tools for offering book reviews and for locating new books to read.

8. Libraries will adapt more open source programs for all aspects of running the library.

9. More libraries will find ways to use online gaming as a marketing and educational tool.

10. More libraries will use Google apps for a variety of functions including email."

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Best Databases 2012, by Henrietta Thornton-Verma

Best Databases 2012, by Henrietta Thornton-Verma | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"It’s a given that librarians are adept at database navigation, but with the number of digital information storehouses proliferating at an exponential rate, just finding the appropriate source to search can be a daunting task. Herewith, then, are a few tools I’ve found to be helpful in this regard." ~ Michael F. Bemis

 

Check out the best databases for 2012 as nominated by librarians who responded to this year's call:  http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/10/best-of/database/

 

Among the categories are:

*Best new database

*Best for library outreach

*Best ebook database

*Best PRofessional REsource

*Best for reports

*Best upgrade

 

Best Overall: Gale Virtual Reference Library

 


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Archivists file in for digital congress "A climate of change" - PS News #ICA2012

"More than 1,000 archivists from 90 countries have come to Brisbane this week to try and solve the challenges of the digital age.

   Hosted by the National Archives of Australia, the International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress is being held until Thursday (24 August) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
   The ICA is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world’s archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals around the world."

 

Full program can be accessed here: http://ica2012.com/files/data/program/Program-matrix-1508.pdf

 

1,000 meet to explore challenges   

It is the first time the four-yearly congress has been held in Australia and this year’s theme A Climate of Change will be explored by a number of keynote speakers including the Head Archivist for the United States of America, David Ferreiro, who will present the topic, ‘Archives in a world of social media’.

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Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map

Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.

 

Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists. 

 

But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.

 

The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.

 

On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).

Full map: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse  

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Mike Ellsworth's comment, October 10, 2012 10:23 PM
Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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Mala, thanks for the reScoop and many thanks to Robin Good for the crazy good mindmap!
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Social Media Tools List: +100 Social Media Tools | Socialnomics

Social Media Tools List: +100 Social Media Tools | Socialnomics | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Erik Qualman:

 

List of top social media tools available in 2012. 

 

"Tired of social media experts answering Hootsuite and Radian6 when asked about social media tools? Well dailytekk.com does an incredible job of keeping a social media tools list. So we’ve taken their incredible list and have mashed it with a few favorites of our own."

 

Divided as follows:

- 25+ RANDOM, MUST-SEE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

- MARKETING

- MONITORING AND INTELLIGENCE

- SOCIAL CRM

- MANAGEMENT

- BLOGS AND WEBSITES

- AGENCIES

- OTHER / MISCELLANEOUS

 

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