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Crowdfunding — the new landscape of raising capital in the social networking world in which we live - Lexology

Crowdfunding — the new landscape of raising capital in the social networking world in which we live - Lexology | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding — the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.
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Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive

Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"...“The conversation a year ago was, ‘Oh my god you’re going to kill my book sales’ and ‘You can’t release e-books simultaneously’ and ‘Don’t do an app, no one will buy my book if the app is $2.99!’” said Lorena Jones, the publishing director behind Chronicle Books‘ digital initiatives, in an interview with Wired at the company’s San Francisco office.

Now book publishers know they must evolve: 21 percent of Americans say they’ve read an e-book, according to a Pew Internet study released last week, and the Association of American Publishers says 114 million e-books were sold in 2010 (the most recent year for which numbers are available). Some 48.3 million iPads, Android tablets and e-readers were sold to U.S. consumers in 2011, and about half that many were sold the year before, according to NPD Group. With so many tablets flooding the market, demand for e-books is only going to grow.

Though the rewards promise to be great, the adaptation book publishers must make is far more complicated than that faced by the music and movie industries, which essentially needed to digitize their current products. Bookmakers must become multimedia companies — creating audio, video and interactive components for their immersive, built-for-tablets offerings..."

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Can someone who is not a lawyer own part of a law firm? Only in D.C.

Can someone who is not a lawyer own part of a law firm? Only in D.C. | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

An American Bar Association group plans to meet this week to mull a question stirring up debate around the legal community: can someone who is not a lawyer own part of a law firm?

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Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom: The Censor's Library by ...

Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom: The Censor's Library by ... | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

As Moore shows, such secret collections have accumulated in many parts of the world, often carefully tended by censor-librarians. Private Case, Public Scandal, the book that revealed the contents of the British Library's secret ...


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Find French law in translation | The University of Chicago Library News

Find French law in translation | The University of Chicago Library News | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

The wonderful Legifrance just got even more amazing! It already offered English translations of French codes of law:

Civil code
Code of civil procedure
Code of criminal procedure
Commercial code
Consumer code
Environmental code
Insurance code
Intellectual property code
Monetary and financial code
Penal code

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Data Mining You

Data Mining You | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
In these last years, while so many Americans were foreclosed upon or had their homes go "underwater" and the construction industry went to hell, the intelligence housing bubble just continued to grow.
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Mobile Devices Drive Creative Instruction - District Administration Magazine

Mobile Devices Drive Creative Instruction - District Administration Magazine | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

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Competitive Intelligence – Tools and Tactics

Competitive Intelligence – Tools and Tactics | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Tools & Tactics for Competitive Intelligence


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Social Media Competitive Intelligence

Social Media Competitive Intelligence | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Using social media to stay competitive


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For Archivists, ‘Occupy’ Movement Presents New Challenges - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

For Archivists, ‘Occupy’ Movement Presents New Challenges - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
RT @tadawes: For Archivists, ‘Occupy’ Movement Presents New Challenges - Wired Campus - http://t.co/iKpx3Hmg...

 

By Jeffrey R. Young:

"Howard Besser, a New York University archivist, recently got into a shouting match at an Occupy protest, making a case for why the activists should preserve records of their activities.“Within the Occupy movement there’s a huge suspicion of traditional organizations, including libraries and universities,” Mr. Besser explained Monday at the spring meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information.

The shouting match was an extreme moment, but Mr. Besser and other archivists on a panel here explained that they have had to take unusual steps to try to gather a snapshot for future scholars of the nationwide Occupy protests, which call attention to income inequality in the United States. Those steps—including distributing postcards promoting archiving at protests, developing automated systems to download photos posted online, and asking participants to vote on which images are most important for the historic record—could serve as a model for preserving future events."


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Shifting to Net Work

Shifting to Net Work | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Our first Net Work Literacy session ends this week. There were several reasons why Jane Hart and I decided to offer this two-week online programe. The idea first came to me as I realized how many of my clients and colleagues were not as connected as they could be, too often wasting their time on routine things and not building networks that could help them get work done.


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A guardian and a guide

A guardian and a guide | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

ONCE upon a time, in-house corporate lawyers were dismissed as plodders. Only someone who couldn’t hack it as a legal brain-for-hire would seek the dull security of a salaried job, people assumed.

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3 Innovative Social Media Campaigns on Pinterest

3 Innovative Social Media Campaigns on Pinterest | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

You'll have heard of Pinterest by now but how can it be used effectively for marketing? Aaron Lee shows three innovative campaigns to give you some ideas . . .


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Poovan Devasagayam's comment, April 8, 2012 8:22 PM
Interesting article, especially in Asia Pinterest is at it's infancy stage.
David Blundell's comment, April 10, 2012 4:21 AM
@Poovan - I agree and I think many are starting to see the potential in Pinterest . . .
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Discover News According To Your Preferred Interests: Prismatic

Discover News According To Your Preferred Interests: Prismatic | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Prismatic is a news discovery tool allowing you to select and specify the "interests" and topics on which you want to be kept up-to-date.

 

Once configured Prismatic offers a well laid out web-based magazine format in which you can pick and look at any of your preferred news topics.

 

Prismatic automatically provides detailed information about each news story it will present you, including the number of times it has already been shared and the relevant tags associated to it.

 

Initially Prismatic connects to your main social networks (FB and Twitter) to learn about your interests and then gradually learns with your help what kind of content you are most interested in. 

 

Prismatic has two ways to discover new interests: search and links to related feeds. Search can find topic and publisher feeds or you can create a new feed from a query. Each story has links to related feeds, which you can follow to explore new interests.

 

Check out more News Discovery Tools here: 

https://www.mindmeister.com/134760952 ;

 

Free to use. 

 

Try it out now: http://getprismatic.com 


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Otir's comment, April 10, 2012 8:28 AM
Have you tried it? How is it different from ScoopIt?
Robin Good's comment, April 10, 2012 8:44 AM
Hello Otir, yes I have.

Nothing to do with Scoop.it. This is good either to create a page where to see all of your preferred RSS feeds in a visual fashion, or to create out of your feeds a visual page that displays them all.
Otir's comment, April 10, 2012 5:25 PM
Thanks for your reply, Robin! I will look into it more in depth then! Seems really interesting... (so many new tools, so little time, though :-)
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The Best Law Library Research Guides and Directories

The Best Law Library Research Guides and Directories | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Most law libraries publish comprehensive guides of legal resources. However, not all guides are created equal. In this post, I have curated a listing of some of the best law library research guides...
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10 Tips, Tricks and Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

10 Tips, Tricks and Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Google is a company known for its ingenuity and sense of humor. Here is a list of some of the things that can be done with Google and its products.

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The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries

The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.
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Do Company Computer Policies Risk Becoming Obsolete?

Do Company Computer Policies Risk Becoming Obsolete? | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Policies must reflect new laws and court decisions on data theft, social networking, and cloud computing.
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25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page

25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Enhance your Facebook Pages with these timeline ready apps. A total of 25 facebook apps to choose from, including BONUS app suggestions to improve fans engagement.

 

For page managers who know how to work with Facebook apps, the new Timeline layout for Pages is a great opportunity to highlight their application tab for maximum visibility and increase click through rates. But for those who aren’t, finding those timeline ready apps can be a massive headache.


Before adding any facebook applications to your Timeline (layout) page, there are a few things you should know:

 

NOT all facebook applications are suitable for your Page NOT all facebook applications are free Understand the use of each app before installing Understand each approved facebook app WILL HAVE access to a certain amount of your personal data on Facebook Facebook app is an ADDED advantage to achieve a particular purpose you have for your brand (get leads, customer contact info) but certainly NOT a compulsory It’s OK to NOT install any third party apps on your page if you don’t feel like it
Read more: http://www.wchingya.com/2012/04/timeline-apps-facebook-page.html
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There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate

There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Technology at best only amplifies the pedagogical capacity of educational systems; it can make good schools better, but it makes bad schools worse.


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A Top Secret Marketing Tactic- Competitive Intelligence | A1LegalArticles

A Top Secret Marketing Tactic- Competitive Intelligence | A1LegalArticles | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

The corporate world is extremely competitive


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How to Beat Walmart On Facebook | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

How to Beat Walmart On Facebook | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Use competitive intelligence to beat WalMart


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Sortir l’intelligence économique de l’ornière - Les notes - Publications - Fondation Jean-Jaurès

Sortir l’intelligence économique de l’ornière - Les notes - Publications - Fondation Jean-Jaurès | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Fondation Jean-Jaurès (RT @ArchimagRedac: Sortir l'intelligence économique de l'ornière : une note de la Fondation Jean Jaurès http://t.co/HypO6C9C...)...

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OverDrive fails to make ebooks accessible by public libraries...

OverDrive fails to make ebooks accessible by public libraries... | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Thad Mcilroy, in his The Future of Publishing blog, takes a look at the relationship between Amazon and libraries. Here's part of the post which discusses...

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Ottawa cuts CAP public web access funding

Ottawa cuts CAP public web access funding | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

The federal government is cutting funding for a public internet access program, CBC News has learned. The Community Access Program (CAP or C@P) operates out of libraries and community centres across Canada to provide free or low-cost internet access to the public. "Those that find a way to remain open will offer less technical support and be unable to update equipment."


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