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Evaluating e-Book Offerings

Given at the DLIS St. John's Symposium, March 24, 2012.
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We Are All Curators

We Are All Curators | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
The word “curation” in common usage has lost some its meaning. We think of it more in terms of collector, aggregator or disseminator and not as “caretaker” as is its true de...
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Einstein's Complete Archives to Go Online for the First Time - PC Magazine

Einstein's Complete Archives to Go Online for the First Time - PC Magazine | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

By Damon Poeter:

"CBS NewsEinstein's Complete Archives to Go Online for the First Time" - 

PC Magazine

 

"Over the next several years, Albert Einstein's complete archives will be made available online by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, curator of the Noble Prize-winning physicist's volumes of private and professional correspondence, research notes, travel diaries, scientific writings, and more.
Einstein's archives include some 80,000 items that have only recently been "cataloged and enhanced with cross referencing technology," according to the Associated Press."

"Knowledge is not about hiding. It's about openness," Hebrew University president Menachem Ben Sasson told the news agency. Former university president Hanoch Gutfreund added: "More than anyone else, [Einstein] expressed his views on every agenda of mankind. Now we have a complete and full picture of that person."
With the help of a grant from the Polonsky Foundation UK, the organization that also assisted in the digitization of Isaac Newton's papers, curators have been "pulling never-before seen items" from a climate-controlled safe and readying them for distribution online as high-resolution images.
The university's new Einstein Archives Online portal, which debuted earlier this week, currently offers visitors about 2,000 documents representing Einstein's life through the year 1921. Subsequent additions to the site will fill out the papers bequeathed by the German Jewish physicist, born in 1879, to Hebrew University upon his death in 1955."


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Visualizing Distance in Our Solar System [Infographic] | Geekosystem

Visualizing Distance in Our Solar System [Infographic] | Geekosystem | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
If you think you'd like to attempt to fathom it, this infographic by the BBC is likely to help, illustrating the distance between you and the farthest reaches of the solar system with conveniently fathomable benchmarks.

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Data movement from Amazon to rival clouds hits speed bump

Data movement from Amazon to rival clouds hits speed bump | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Choose vendors wisely: A new series of tests shows that moving a 12TB data volume out of the Amazon storage cloud takes ten times as long as moving the same volume into Amazon's service.

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Legal Mobile Applications and Websites from West – West® | Westlaw®

Legal Mobile Applications and Websites from West – West® | Westlaw® | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Find legal Mobile Apps and Websites at West. Comprehensive legal resources for practicing law on the go.

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What can we learn from DIY libraries? « Sense & Reference

What can we learn from DIY libraries? « Sense & Reference | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Lane Wilkinson:

"The Little Free Library Project of Madison, Wisconsin is one of the more successful projects, though a lot of attention is also given to urban hacking Department of Urban Betterment project in New York City."

 

1. Librarians don’t define what a library is.

2. Libraries aren’t just about knowledge and information.

3. Printed books are still relevant.

4. Libraries will always find a way.

 

"Just to reiterate, I’m not saying that DIY libraries are a replacement for institutional libraries. I’m not saying that librarians are unnecessary. Institutional libraries serve an essential purpose that should not be diminished and professional librarians are absolutely vital. All I’m trying to point out is that the DIY movement highlights certain social attitudes that libraries and librarians shouldn’t neglect."


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Mayo Collaborative Services v Prometheus Laboratories - Supreme Court Opinion in Mayo v Prometheus

Mayo Collaborative Services v Prometheus Laboratories - Supreme Court Opinion in Mayo v Prometheus | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Because the laws of nature recited by Prometheus’ patent claims—the relationships between concentrations of certain metabolites in the blood and the...
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The Web vs The Semantic Web - semanticweb.com

The Web vs The Semantic Web - semanticweb.com | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"When somebody asks me What is the Semantic Web? I immediately ask them: What is the Web?”.

 

Stop for a minute and think about it. You use the Web every single day of your life, but are you able to explain what it actually is?

 

And by the way, the Web is not the Internet! It is a layer on top of the Internet.

 

Find Out More: http://semanticweb.com/the-semantic-web-has-gone-mainstream-wanna-bet_b27329


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It’s Hard to Compete With the Economics of Amazon (Video) | Digital Book World

It’s Hard to Compete With the Economics of Amazon (Video) | Digital Book World | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Publishers are going to have to focus on Amazon this year, according to James McQuivey, Ph.D., vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research.

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L'Etat doit redevenir un stratège | Le Cercle Les Echos

L'Etat doit redevenir un stratège | Le Cercle Les Echos | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
L'intelligence économique, selon Henri Martre, son père fondateur, est un ensemble de techniques destinées à offrir aux acteurs économiques les clés pour prendre des décisions pertinentes dans un environnement complexe.

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[Infographic]: Check Out This Flow Chart to See if Your Business Belongs on Pinterest

[Infographic]: Check Out This Flow Chart to See if Your Business Belongs on Pinterest | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Helpful infographic to help you determine if your business can be promoted through Pinterest.


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Can America Still Compete?

Can America Still Compete? | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
That's the big question HBR posed with our March issue and a month-long online conversation. Of course, the answer is, as it often is to such mega-questions: it depends.

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Keys of Collaboration: Building a Strong Team

Keys of Collaboration: Building a Strong Team | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Something often overlooked when collaborating is the team. We talk a lot about collaborative tools and strategies, but how good are they you’re part of an ineffective team?

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Matthew Reidsma : Your Library Website Stinks and It's Your Fault - audio recording

Matthew Reidsma : Your Library Website Stinks and It's Your Fault - audio recording | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Writings about libraries, technology, and the Web by Matthew Reidsma.

 

"Last week I gave a talk at the Library Technology Conference in St. Paul, MN, on how to make your library website better. It was a great conference, and I had enough foresight to record my talk. The audio is a little distant at time (because I pace)."

Link: http://matthew.reidsrow.com/articles/16

 


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QR Codes Extend Library Programming | American Libraries Magazine

QR Codes Extend Library Programming | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

"Pikes Peak Library District found Delivr to be an ideal code management platform, with simple code creation for URLs and text, as well as integrated tracking. Not only is Delivr a free service, it also provides exceptional options that many other companies would charge for. For example, the campaign can be tested, evaluated, and revised, and the URL can be substituted without changing the QR code itself. Delivr’s tracking information provides the number of scans, the type of device used, and when and where the scan occurred. The service also allows users to link up to 4,000 characters of text and offers options to embed links, images, and videos."


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The Ultimate Time Machine: Social Media from 1960 – 2012 [Infographic] - SocialTimes

The Ultimate Time Machine: Social Media from 1960 – 2012 [Infographic] - SocialTimes | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Infographics of social networks from 1960 to 2012. 


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It’s Hard to Compete With the Economics of Amazon (Video) | Digital Book World

It’s Hard to Compete With the Economics of Amazon (Video) | Digital Book World | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Publishers are going to have to focus on Amazon this year, according to James McQuivey, Ph.D., vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research.

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Google Announce Launch Of New Social Media Measurement Tool - Social Reports

Google Announce Launch Of New Social Media Measurement Tool -  Social Reports | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Speaking at SES New York, Google shared the news of the immediate, incremental launch of their new Social Reports.

 

“The new social reports take into account the total number of conversions that happen to visitors that had touched a social media channel connected with the account.”

 

Find Out More: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2161938/New-Google-Analytics-Social-Reports-Measure-SMM-Value-View-Streams


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Making Library e-Books on the e-Book Reader Visible

Like many libraries, Florida International University (FIU) Library started an e-book reader lending program that circulates e-book readers. Each reader comes with more than one hundred titles that have been selected by subject librarians. But how can a library make these library e-books on e-book readers noticed by library users? How can a library help a user to quickly figure out what books are available on, say, a library Kindle device when those are specifically what the user is looking for?


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Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries « Dysart & Jones

Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries « Dysart & Jones | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Rebecca Jones:

"Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries" http://t.co/ADV4dEEu SEE ALSO "Developing mobile apps the easy way" http://t.co/2WjfvXTY..."

 

"Jeff Wisniewski of University of Pittsburg updated the crowd at NYPL’s “Engaging Communitities, Promoting Learning” conference on the current state of mobile, and encouraged them to consider the implications for libraries. [...]

Here’s his main points:

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Apps Libraries Need to Pay Attention to & Leap Frog From:

- TeenBookFinder

- Buckeye Stroll

- Denver Public Library’s Creating Communities

- Yelp

- ScanJose.org

- ShelvAR

- Google Maps 6.0

- ideaflight.com

- Popplet.com

- Georgia State University Library uses ipads for “guerilla-style" assessment

- libraries can be publishers & support authors in creating ebooks with apps like iBooks and Kindle Direct Publishing

- mobile is also allowing libraries to liberate space

- push-location triggering alerting > DOKLAB"

 

 


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Solving Knowledge Management with Speed Dating: Interview with Clay Hebert | Trusted Advisor

Solving Knowledge Management with Speed Dating: Interview with Clay Hebert | Trusted Advisor | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Most corporate discussions about knowledge management (KM) are about databases, software, and IT. One mid-sized law firm I know took a different approach – getting partners to interact over lunch. It was very effective.


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Actualité de l'Intelligence économique (Competitive Intelligence)

Actualité de l'Intelligence économique (Competitive Intelligence) | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Dossier Delicious réalisé par le Master 2 Intelligence Economique Territoriale de l'Université de Toulon, consacré à l'actualité de l'Intelligence économique et Territoriale.


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Infographic: The Social Media Crisis Communications Decision Tree

Monitoring social media on behalf of an organisation is key to online reputation management. But not every online mention requires a response.

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7 Reasons To Engage Through Social Media [Infographic]

7 Reasons To Engage Through Social Media [Infographic] | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

It's a relatively simple but powerful infographic that spotlights the importance of using social networking through apercentage point of view. 


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