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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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Need Info? Text the Library - Patch.com

Need Info? Text the Library - Patch.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Linda Sadlouskos:

“Recognizing the increased use of text messaging by patrons of all ages, we felt it important to offer a way to communicate with the library via text messaging,” said Ruth Lufkin, Director of Bernards Township Library. “The new service provides an easy-to-use interface for our librarians and maintains the privacy of our patrons’ information.”

Senior Reference Librarian Lynne Hilf said that the texts or chat messages can ask any question that a library patron normally would ask a reference librarian. The responses during normal library hours would include information or possibly refer the questioner to certain websites. Users also may check whether books are available, she said."

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"Text-a-Librarian was developed by Mosio, an award-winning mobile technology company that enables companies and institutions to utilize mobile communications, according to information from the library."

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