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New Research Tools Kick Up Dust in Archives

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Advances in technology have transformed the methods of historians and other archival researchers, a change that carries both benefits and consequences.

 

In just a few years, advances in technology have transformed the methods of historians and other archival researchers. Productivity has improved dramatically, costs have dropped and a world distinguished by solo practitioners has become collaborative. In response, developers are producing an array of computerized methods of analysis, creating a new quantitative science.

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Technology greatly enhances research in archives, but also bring new challenges 

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» Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love, by Ellyssa Kroski

» Ten Geeky Gadgets Librarians Will Love, by Ellyssa Kroski | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Since last week’s post on 10 Geeky Office Supplies for Librarians was so popular, I decided to follow it up with these awesome and very geeky gadgets that are on my wish list:

1.) Livescribe Smart Pen 

2.) Noteboard Foldable Pocket Whiteboard

3.) Hot Cookie USB Cup Warmer

4.) Literary iPad Cases

5.) The Point and Click Dictionary

6.) iPad Mini

7.) iPhone/iPad Pocket Projector

8.) FreeLoader Pro Solar Charger

9.) Aroma USB

10.) Doctor Who USB Dalek Desk Defender"

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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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New The Favorite Gadgets And Apps Of CEOs [INFOGRAPHIC] – Stephen's Lighthouse

New The Favorite Gadgets And Apps Of CEOs [INFOGRAPHIC] – Stephen's Lighthouse | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Stephen Abram:

"Favorite Gadgets And Apps Of CEOs [INFOGRAPHIC]: For all those specialized librarians out there..."

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-favorite-gadgets-and-apps-of-ceos-infographic-2012-11#ixzz2Ccjacv9A

 

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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By MATT RICHTEL:

"As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show.

This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.

“I’m not antitechnology at home, but it’s not a savior,” said Laura Robell, the principal at Elmhurst Community Prep, a public middle school in East Oakland, Calif., who has long doubted the value of putting a computer in every home without proper oversight."


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