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Audiobooks the Next Victim in Digital Lending Saga | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Audiobooks the Next Victim in Digital Lending Saga | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Mercy Pilkington:

"GoodEReader has been closely watching the ongoing struggles that public and school libraries and their patrons are facing as several major publishers decide exactly where digital content fits into the world of lending.

But now, audiobooksare being pulled into the cross hairs.Penguin Group, which announced last year that any books published after November 14 would not be available for ebook lending from libraries—and initially had said those ebooks would not be available for Kindle, but has since backed down from that statement—has now decided to pull its audiobook downloads from library catalogs for books published on or after that same date."

(RT @carolynstarkey: Audiobooks the Next Victim in Digital Lending Saga)

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Keep Calm and Chat to a Librarian | poster - MUSSE

Keep Calm and Chat to a Librarian | poster - MUSSE | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Kate Hannah:

"@ww2poster Have you seen this one? I have a photo of the poster in the wild somewhere too. "

 

"The University Library has launched a new service which provides instant online access to help from librarians.

The service was set up to offer students, staff and the University community a convenient alternative to phone, email or visiting a library service point in person."

 

 

 

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The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society

The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"As more information moves online, traditional libraries are losing relevance, but librarians are becoming more important than ever.

 

This is according to R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship (MIT Press, 2011). Himself a librarian—he is the director of Syracuse University’s Library and Information Science Program and an associate professor in Syracuse’s School of Information Studies—Lankes sees librarians’ roles evolving into that of “facilitators of conversation” who interact with their communities to support each one’s informational and learning needs.

Rick Docksai, staff editor for THE FUTURIST, spoke with Lankes about his book and his views on libraries’ future."

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Handheld Librarian Online Conference VI. Feb 1-2, 2012. Mobile Solutions for Libraries That Work | Joe Murphy – Librarian, Innovator

Handheld Librarian Online Conference VI. Feb 1-2, 2012. Mobile Solutions for Libraries That Work | Joe Murphy – Librarian, Innovator | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Joe Murphy:

Attend the next online Handheld Librarian conference Feb 1-2

http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/

 

"Stay current and move your library fwd with the 6th online Handheld Librarian conference. Featuring for the first time, post conference skill-building workshops on eReaders and Mobile app development as well as top Keynotes by Stephen Abram and Michael Stephens.

This event offers the best and most timely practical information from and for librarians about applying mobile technologies in library settings.

 

Register online now http://www.handheldlibrarian.org/register/ for one of the most affordable professional development opportunities available.

 

If you attend any professional development event at the beginning of this year, it needs to be this conference. Diverse library professionals share the best practical examples of implementing top mobile techs. The best in current awareness for this rapidly evolving field will help keep you and your library relevant.

 

Featured Keynotes by top library thinkers: Stephen Abram and Michael Stephens."

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If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo:

Just in case you haven't seen this yet: RT @PrincipalBerry: If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video!

 

Funny library montage from movies & TV shows

 

 

 

 

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Library Research Service| Public Libraries | Public Libraries and Web Technologies

Observational study of web technologies used by public libraries in the United States.

"In spring 2008, LRS undertook an observational study to assess the prevalence of certain web technologies in Public Libraries in the United States.

We repeated the study in spring 2010, including more libraries and newer technologies. Take a look at the reports below to find out what changed in the two years between studies, and to learn some of the differences between libraries that use web technologies and those that don't."

 

Publications here: http://www.lrs.org/public/webtech/

 

 

 

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SABC Media Libraries: What do you do when you see a QR code?

SABC Media Libraries: What do you do when you see a QR code? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

How to scan a QR code.

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Undaimonia: Help! How much help should libraries be? by @SimonXIX

Undaimonia: Help! How much help should libraries be? by @SimonXIX | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

@SimonXIX's latest blog post http://t.co/xKkReJDL...

 

"The question comes down to: how do libraries best help people? Is it by addressing their short-term need for information or is it by addressing their long-term need for information literacy? And who gets to make this decision: the librarians; the students; the university management? And since ‘helping’ is part of a library’s raison d’être, the question of what level of help to provide leads to the question of what a library’s purpose is. Bob Usherwood wrote a great post for Voices for the Library about the purpose of public libraries and their corresponding level of help. Do we need to ask the same existential questions for academic libraries?"

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BlogJunction » Blog Archive » The Why and What of Storytelling for Libraries

BlogJunction » Blog Archive » The Why and What of Storytelling for Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Betha's post about yesterday's Organizational Storytelling for Librarians webinar #libstory http://t.co/xoMB6MVu...

Tuesday’s webinar on Organizational Storytelling for Librarians answered two burning questions about the topic: why the library should use storytelling and what makes a good story.
[Photo: Pawnee Story Bundle, courtesy of Kansas Historical Society]

 

Entire webinar here: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars/webinar-archives/-/articles/content/132383604

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Milwaukee Public Library's Brilliant Ad Campaign To Get People Reading More Books

Milwaukee Public Library's Brilliant Ad Campaign To Get People Reading More Books | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Milwaukee Public Library's Brilliant Ad Campaign To Get People Reading More Books: Love this.

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