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Technology Trends in Libraries & the Emerging Generation, by David Lee King

"Technology has changed the face of libraries, and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to our younger customers and their parents. This presentation introduces emerging technology trends and needs of children and teens, and how those trends can help re-shape library services. Examples of how to incorporate these trends into libraries are provided."


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Great ideas for libraries to incorporate the youth in their services!

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TLC's Lists & Actions for Librarians on the Go - InfoToday.com

TLC's Lists & Actions for Librarians on the Go - InfoToday.com

"The LS2 Staff interface is a touchscreen-optimized, tablet-friendly design that allows a librarian to leave his or her desk and perform circulation tasks anywhere in the library.

The new Lists & Actions tab leverages this mobility to provide lists of items and associated transaction data wherever it’s needed using an array of filters associated with MARC record data and circulation statistics. Each selected filter opens a range of options to help narrow down the search. Librarians can view saved pick lists, create weeding lists on the fly, or limit collections from within the stacks, in the workroom, or anywhere in the library by any number of filters and variables.

Data from lists and saved searches can be exported to a spreadsheet, added to an existing list, or used to create new lists. Each filter has options available for further narrowing a search, and each column in the results table can be rearranged, resized, sorted, or deleted to customize a user’s list or saved search.

Source: The Library Corporation"

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Tablet adoption lowers reading of physical books, newspapers, survey shows - Digital Lifestyle - Macworld UK

Tablet adoption lowers reading of physical books, newspapers, survey shows - Digital Lifestyle - Macworld UK | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Matt Hamblen:

"More than half of tablet adopters are reading books and other media on their tablet screens instead of relying on paper, a survey finding that should serve as a warning to publishers to adapt quickly to electronic media, Gartner analysts said."


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The Running Librarian: Evaluating e-books in Law Libraries - Slideshare

The Running Librarian: Evaluating e-books in Law Libraries - Slideshare | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
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by JAMES MULLAN:

"The iLibrarian [Ellyssa Kroski] has published the slides from a recent presentation on e-books, which I've embedded below. In her talk she outlines some of the benefits and downsides to purchasing and maintaining e-book collections. If you've not thought about e-books before, this is a good introduction to the topic."

 

Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ellyssa/evaluating-ebook-offerings?from=ss_embed&nbsp

 

 

Valid information for librarians from any library to consider, with statistics of tablet and ebook use 

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Tech trends predicted for 2014

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Trends in technology now move almost as fast as technology develops. Looking at growing tech trends now, what can we expect to see trending in 2014? To get an idea of this, we need to examine what is starting to catch momentum now and what ideas are challenging the current status quo - which nearly mandates some form of mobile device.

Computer and tech enthusiasts continue hoping for a computer or tablet that will have the capability to follow the most basic instructions with great ease. Others are looking forward to devices that will accept verbal input flawlessly by assimilating your accent to access them. The above individuals will have to go on with their day-to-day assessments on Apple Mac books and windows 8 operating systems, as well as the open source operating systems available, since from here, anything is possible.

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Interesting, esoecially the Geo-tagging and security issues!

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Choosing the Best E-Reader … for me, and for you | TeleRead

Choosing the Best E-Reader … for me, and for you | TeleRead | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Cara Gavin:

"I recently stumbled upon a Tech News Daily article that helps consumers choose which e-reader is best for them. I delved right in, looking to find the answers to my e-reader questions.

Should I get a tablet or an e-reader?

Do I want to type or tap?

Kindle vs. Nook: Which has the better display?

Do I want to read in bed?

What about book selection?

Do I get any perks?"

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Consumers Choosing Tablets Over E-Readers, E-Book Sales to Suffer | Digital Book World

Consumers Choosing Tablets Over E-Readers, E-Book Sales to Suffer | Digital Book World | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Jeremy Greenfield:

"As consumers increasingly choose tablet computers over e-readers for e-book reading, the e-book business will be adversely affected, according to a new survey."

 

[...]"Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publishing services at Bowker Market Research, which partnered with BISG on the survey.

“Tablets will adversely affect the e-book business in that the tablet is a multifunction device and will therefore draw the reader into non-book activities and therefore cause them to consume books slower and therefore buy fewer books versus a single function e-reading device,” said Gallagher.

The survey, conducted among 1,000 e-book buyers in February 2012, has good news for publishers, too. Nearly two thirds of respondents said they spent more money on e-books once they bought an e-reading device of any kind and nearly three quarters said they bought more e-book titles.

In the short term, at least, e-book buying continues to rise despite the growing popularity of tablets."


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Libraries adapt, change with advances in technology - via Louisburg Herald

Libraries adapt, change with advances in technology - via Louisburg Herald | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Kiersten Allen:

"The evolution of technology does not mean the extinction of libraries. We have requests for help with new technology every day. When someone gets a new gadget and doesn’t know what to do with it, where do they go? They turn to the library.

Patrons want our help with purchase recommendations for the popular eReaders, using the gadgets (straight out of the box), and accessing free books. They have their eReaders and now want their eLibraries. Thanks to library eContent, eBooks and eReaders, the publishing industry is transforming how books are delivered to readers. We equate the changes to the advancement of the Internet in libraries. We adapted then, and we are adapting now."

 

http://www.kccommunitynews.com/louisburg-herald-news/30868397/detail.html

 


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