The Librarian as Situated Educator…03.31.11

31 03 2011




The Post-Recession Library…03.31.11

31 03 2011

 





Librarians Still Boycotting HarperCollins…03.31.11

31 03 2011





Introducing the +1 Button…03.31.11

31 03 2011




Autonomous Flight with a Kinect…03.31.11

31 03 2011




Social Media Strategy & Goals…03.31.11

31 03 2011




ROI – Google’s Stated Value…Over $119 Billion Per Year…03.30.11

30 03 2011

Notice that Google mentions part of their VALUE is avoiding “COST OF TRIPS TO LIBRARY”

 





Google and Content Farms…03.30.11

30 03 2011





Multiple “Literacies”…03.30.11

30 03 2011

From “Literacy Sucks“:

“…In sum, there are multiple literacies out there, but they can be organized in a way that makes sense. In fact, I think they should be organized better. I’ll admit that the organizational structure I tossed up there is a work in progress and may be completely, utterly idiotic. But, it’s a start…”





Making the Most of Twitter in Libraries…03.29.11

29 03 2011




Make iPhone Apps for Your Library…03.29.11

29 03 2011




Mobile Library on Drupal…03.29.11

29 03 2011




Libraries Organizational Intelligence…03.29.11

29 03 2011




QR Codes Library Audio Tour…03.29.11

29 03 2011




Beyond FourSquare and Libraries – SCVNGR…03.29.11

29 03 2011




This Week in Libraries…03.29.11

29 03 2011

 

 





David Lankes: The participatory, assertive, subversive, radically positive librarian?…03.29.11

29 03 2011

 





rethink – rebuild – rebrand…03.29.11

29 03 2011




Serials Solutions to Enable Full-Text Search of the HathiTrust Collection from the Summon™ Service…03.28.11

28 03 2011


From the Hathi Trust Serials Solutions to Enable Full-Text Search of the HathiTrust Collection from the Summon™ Service:

“MAR. 28, 2010 – SEATTLE – Serials Solutions and HathiTrust today announced an agreement to enable full-text search of the entire HathiTrust collection of digitized scholarly books from the Summon™  web-scale discovery service. Researchers and faculty at institutions with the Summon™ service will be able to use the library’s own website to search the full text of its print books and serials, and discover materials relevant to their research topics. This collaboration makes the full text of much of the library’s physical collection as easily searchable as its electronic content.

‘The HathiTrust collection today includes a significant, and growing, percentage of all the books contained within research libraries,’ said John Wilkin, executive director of HathiTrust and associate university librarian at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. ‘We believe the library community needs strong platforms that make the discovery of quality content in libraries’ collections as easy and compelling as commercial web alternatives.  In making the HathiTrust searchable from the Summon discovery service, we are enabling users to easily and efficiently search the full text of the entire HathiTrust collection concurrent with their exploration of a library’s other collections. We see this significant step forward in discoverability aiding HathiTrust in ensuring the accessibility and long-term preservation of this vast record of cultural heritage and collected knowledge.’

Soon researchers at any library with the Summon™ service will effectively search the full text of more than 8.4 million total volumes in the HathiTrust collection, including more than 4.6 million book titles and over 200,000 serials titles— nearly three billion pages. Once users locate the information they need using the Summon™ search box, they can access public domain materials directly from the HathiTrust, as well as be directed to the digital and physical content in the collections of their respective libraries.

Designed by Serials Solutions, a unit of ProQuest, with a no-compromise commitment to meeting the comprehensive discovery needs of today’s scholars and researchers, the Summon™ service provides users with a simple and compelling starting point to search the full breadth of a library’s content. Already adopted by more than 200 academic and research libraries worldwide, the Summon™  service delivers proven value to the library with a measurable impact on the use of resources…”






Augmented Reality App for Shelf Reading…03.27.11

27 03 2011




13 user experience commandments…03.25.11

25 03 2011




Computers in Libraries 2011: Tablets & Superphones…03.25.11

25 03 2011




TED Talks – Human Exoskeletons…03.23.11

24 03 2011




Google Launches “Think Quarterly”…03.24.11

24 03 2011

From the UK’s Guardian:

“The first thing to say about about Google’s new ‘online magazine’ Think Quarterly is that it’s not a consumer magazine.  It’s a marketing booklet sent to about 1,500 of its partners in the UK.

The quarterly magazine is designed by creative agency The Church of London.  It features no advertising and is free to view.

Yes, most of the content is produced by Google staffers – alongside contributions from the Guardian’s Simon Rogers, and others.  But Google is no more a media company today than it was yesterday.

Update: Google nips any media notion in the bud. A spokesman says: ‘Like most companies we regularly communicate with our business customers via email newsletters, updates on our official blogs, and printed materials. This short book about data was sent to 1,500 of our UK partners and advertisers.

“There are only a limited number of copies, and they aren’t for sale or designed for anyone other than our partners – but anyone who’s interested can visit the companion website at http://www.thinkquarterly.co.uk.’…”;





Google Analytics – Web Managers Academy 2011…03.24.11

24 03 2011




Usability Express: Recipe for Libraries…03.24.11

24 03 2011




Thinking Strategically & Critically: Seeing possibilities…03.24.11

24 03 2011




Performance Measures: Illustrating Value to Your Community for web…03.24.11

24 03 2011




The 24th Thing in Library 2.0: What’s Next?…03.24.11

24 03 2011




How Libraries Add Value…03.24.11

24 03 2011







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