How American Libraries are Using New Tools for Public Relations and to Attract New Users…01.31.11

31 01 2011




Worldreader’s iREAD teachers and their reaction to e-readers…01.31.11

31 01 2011




A Lot Has Happened in the Year Since the iPad Appeared…01.31.11

31 01 2011





The Power of Graphs…01.31.11

31 01 2011





The Next Big Thing Is Not You…01.31.11

31 01 2011




The New Renaissance – Reflection Group on Bringing Europe’s Cultural Heritage Online…01.31.11

31 01 2011

The New Renaissance – Reflection Group on Bringing Europe’s Cultural Heritage Online





Experiences Become Expectations…01.31.11

31 01 2011




Time to Redesign Medical Data…01.25.11

25 01 2011




Visualize your LinkedIn network with InMaps…01.25.11

25 01 2011




Adobe Captivate…01.25.11

25 01 2011




Digital Trends to Watch in 2011…01.23.11

23 01 2011




2011 State of Wikipedia…01.23.11

23 01 2011




Crowdsourcing Data Visualization Platform…01.21.11

21 01 2011

From: What is the Ushahidi Platform?

• Imagine a way for people all over the world to tell the story of what was happening to them — or around them — during a disaster or emergency

• It would need to be easy to use. Something that almost anybody can do. And it would need to be deployable worldwide.

• And thatʼs why weʼve created Ushahidi (“testimony” in Swahili) Platform.

• Born form the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008, the platform kept Kenyans current on vital information and provided invaluable assistance to those providing relief.

• Since then the Ushahidi Platform has grown into a large open-source project impacting a number of communities around the world.

• It was deployed in the DR Congo to monitor unrest.

• Al Jazeera used it to track violence in Gaza.

• It was used to help monitor the 2009 Indian Elections.

• And to help gather reports globally about the recent Swine Flu outbreak.

• Anybody can contribute information. Whether itʼs a simple text message from a SMS-capable phone, a photo or video from a smartphone, or a report submitted online,

Ushahidi can gather information from any device with a digital data connection.

• After a report is submitted itʼs posted in near real-time to an interactive map that can be viewed on a computer or smartphone.

• But the most powerful feature the platform offers, is the ability to take the core application and deploy it yourself to suit your communityʼs needs. Since the Ushahidi Platform is open-source, anyone can improve the service in anyway they see fit.

• Our growing community of developers are constantly at work improving Ushahidi to bring it to as many people as possible — including working to bring native applications

to todayʼs most popular mobile devices.

• With the Ushahidi Platform, itʼs easier than ever to get critical and timely information to those that need it most, on a platform that almost everybody can use.





Library Day in the Life – Explained…01.21.11

21 01 2011




Hilarious – Why is my Blackberry not working?…01.21.11

21 01 2011




TED Talks – Visualized Medical Data…01.20.11

20 01 2011





ALA Tech Wrap-Up #2…01.20.11

20 01 2011




ALA Tech Wrap-Up…01.20.11

20 01 2011




Mobile at ALA…01.20.11

20 01 2011




Getting Started with eBooks: a beginner’s guide…01.19.11

19 01 2011

Getting Started with eBooks: a beginner’s guide





ABC’s of Your Online Presence…01.19.11

19 01 2011




Language Learning Games – Digital Dialects…01.19.11

19 01 2011

 

“The Digital Dialects website features free to use interactive games for learning languages. Language sections are updated regularly and new sections are under development…”





New Pew Research Demographics of Wikipedia Users…01.19.11

19 01 2011





New HathiTrust Digital Library WorldCat…01.18.10

18 01 2011

From OCLC posting HathiTrust Digital Library and OCLC introduce WorldCat Local prototype:

OCLC and the HathiTrust have developed a unique WorldCat Local user interface for discovery of items accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The WorldCat Local prototype (http://hathitrust.worldcat.org) for the HathiTrust Digital Library was designed and implemented by both organizations in close cooperation as a means to further develop a shared digital library infrastructure. The WorldCat Local interface for the HathiTrust Digital Library is based on the WorldCat database, and will run along with the current HathiTrust catalog during the prototype testing period.

As a digital repository for the nation’s great research libraries, the HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the massive digitized collections of partner institutions. HathiTrust offers libraries a means to archive and provide access to their digital content, whether scanned volumes, special collections, or born-digital materials. The representation of these resources in digital form offers expanded opportunities for innovative use in research, teaching and learning…”





Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography…01.18.11

18 01 2011

Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography

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This bibliography presents selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. Most sources have been published between 2000 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to sources that are freely available on the Internet, including e-prints for published articles in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories. Note that e-prints and published articles may not be identical. See thescope note for further details.
Digital Scholarship > Digital Curation and Preservation BibliographyCopyright © 2010-2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography. Houston: Digital Scholarship, 2010-2011. http://www.digital-scholarship.org/dcpb/dcpb.htm





Mobile Year in Review…01.18.11

18 01 2011




2011 Digital Outlook…01.18.11

18 01 2011




The BTH Library…01.18.11

18 01 2011




The Future of eBooks…01.15.11

15 01 2011

New and interesting report from Price Waterhouse Coopers entitled Turning the Page: The Future of eBooks





Chime in on “Does eBook Piracy Help Sales?”…01.15.11

15 01 2011

Does eBook Piracy Help Sales?:

“Does piracy help sales? Magellan Media founder Brian O’Leary thinks it can. In an interview with Forbes.com, O’Leary discusses how piracy may have helped lift sales for O’Reilly Mediaand Thomas Nelson titles.

He said: ‘Data that we collected for the titles O’Reilly put out showed a net lift in sales for books that had been pirated. So, it actually spurred, not hurt, sales. But we were only looking at O’Reilly and Thomas Nelson. The results are not emblematic of publishing overall. It could be more conservative, it could be less conservative. We just don’t have enough data. I’ve tried to get other publishers to join in, but it really hasn’t been a successful mission. Even at a low- or no-cost offer, publishers seem reluctant to collect the data required to reveal the true impact of book piracy.’…”

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