Mobile Growing Faster Than Google Predicted…02.28.11

28 02 2011




18 Super Secret Tips for Generating Buzz Librarians Can Use…02.28.22

28 02 2011




Social media: A guide for researchers…02.28.11

28 02 2011

Social media: A guide for researchers





HarperCollins Boycott…02.28.11

28 02 2011

HarperCollins Boycott





Preparing Collections for Digitization…02.26.11

26 02 2011

 

Preparing Collections for Digitization

“”Most libraries, archives and museums around the globe are now confronting the challenges of providing digital access to their collections. As digitization becomes more widespread, there is huge demand for detailed guidance on best practice. While much has been written on the theory, these practical aspects have often been neglected, but they are significant not only in safeguarding the collection during image capture but also in ensuring that projects run smoothly and the resulting digital collection is of high quality.

This practical guide fills that gap, offering guidance covering the end-to-end process of digitizing collections, from selecting records for digitization to choosing suppliers and equipment and dealing with documents that present individual problems. As such, it can be used as a ‘how-to’ reference manual for collection managers who are embarking on a digitization project or who are managing an existing project. It also covers some of the wider issues such as the use of surrogates for preservation, and the long term sustainability of digital access. Key areas covered are:

• digitization in the context of collection management
• before you digitize: resources, suppliers and surrogates
• the digital image
• the process of selection
• surveying collections
• equipment for image capture
• preparation of document formats and fastenings
• preparation of damaged documents
• setting up the imaging operation.

A clearly-written guide to a complex process, this book is an essential resource for all collection and project managers who have responsibility for the preservation of archival collections, as well as all industry professionals whose role touches on the digitization of collections…

 





More About QR Codes…02.26.11

26 02 2011




Library 3.0 tools without 3.0 million dollars…02.25.11

25 02 2011




One-Day Online Conference: How QR Codes and Augmented Reality Are Affecting Library Services…02.25.11

25 02 2011

From OPAL (Online Programming for All Libraries):

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, 10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, 8:00 Pacific, and 4:00 p.m. GMT:

    One-Day Online Conference: QR Codes and Augmented Reality  

    Over the course of the day a group of presenters will explore and discuss how QR codes and augme

    nted reality are affecting library services and library users. 

    Please Note: Participants are required to register for this one-day conference and pay a small registration fee.

    Conference Website (includes registration info):





Value of the Library Experience…02.25.11

25 02 2011




Slideshare goes next step: live video presentations, er, “ZipCasts”…02.25.11

25 02 2011




Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office…02.24.11

24 02 2011




Hot Or Not: The Disruptive Tech Outlook for 2011…02.24.11

24 02 2011




Next Mobile trends…02.24.11

24 02 2011




QR Codes & Augmented Reality For Mobile Library Users…02.24.11

24 02 2011




Internet Archive and Library Partners Develop Joint Collection To Extend Traditional In-Library Lending Model…02.23.11

23 02 2011

From the Internet Archive:

“…a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive announced a new, cooperative 80,000+ eBook lending collection of mostly 20th century books on OpenLibrary.org, a site where it’s already possible to read over 1 million eBooks without restriction. During a library visit, patrons with an OpenLibrary.org account can borrow any of these lendable eBooks using laptops, reading devices or library computers. This new twist on the traditional lending model could increase eBook use and revenue for publishers…

A recent survey of libraries across North America was conducted by Unisphere Research and Information Today, Inc. (ITI). It reported that of the 1,201 libraries canvassed, 73% are seeing increased demand for digital resources with 67% reporting increased demand for wireless access and 62% seeing a surge in demand for web access…”

Participating libraries

Libraries interested in partnering in this program should contact: info@archive.org





Global Obsession with Facebook…02.23.11

23 02 2011




Kindles in the Classroom…02.22.11

22 02 2011




OverDrive eBooks on the iPhone…02.22.11

22 02 2011




Online Libraries and Databases – Impact on New Generation…02.22.11

22 02 2011





Top Ten Bestselling eReaders for 2011…02.21.11

21 02 2011




QR Codes & Augmented Reality For Mobile Library Users…02.21.11

21 02 2011

See Also: How to track QR codes in Google Analytics





Veridian Digital Library Software Overview…02.20.11

20 02 2011




Slideshare’s New Zipcast for Presentations…02.20.11

20 02 2011




How To Be Awesome On Slideshare …02.20.11

20 02 2011




Future Uses of Glass…02.18.11

18 02 2011




The Tech Behind IBM’s “Watson”…02.18.11

18 02 2011

Also read:

A conversation with IBM’s Mr. Big Data





Disruptive Technology Outlook 2011 – Slideshare Presentation With Zipcast…02.18.11

18 02 2011

OR use the following link:

Charlene Li’s First Zipcast: Disruptive Technology Outlook 2011





What IBM’s Watson Means for Law Librarians…02.17.11

17 02 2011

 





Engaging Your Community w/ QR Codes…02.17.12

17 02 2011

From librarian Joe Murphy’s post Engaging Your Community w/ QR Codes:

Sunday, March 20, 2011.  1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Register today http://bit.ly/cil11reg

Session W11 – ‘Engaging Your Community With QR Codes’ David Lee King, http://www.davidleeking.com/ Digital Branch & Services Manager, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Joe Murphy, Science Librarian, Coordinator of Instruction & Technology, Yale University QR codes are emerging as a mobile technology to bridge the digital and physical worlds. This workshop covers the basics of QR codes—what they are, how to make them, how to use them, what resources are necessary, etc. It then moves onto creative ways communities are using them to engage their audience within and beyond libraries—scavenger hunts through town, learning to use the academic library, marketing, and information delivery. It covers the new opportunities for libraries that QR codes represent: expanding concepts of resource discovery, facilitating patron use of mobile devices to connect with the library and its resources, and renewing/re-imagining uses of library space. Join our active QR gurus and learn everything you need to know about QR codes and libraries: their applications, the practical steps and concerns, and the technical aspects of leveraging this exciting new technology.”





Google’s Visualization Tool for Public Data…02.17.11

17 02 2011

Google Public Data Explorer








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