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25 10 2011




Tablet Computers and Journalism…10.25.11

25 10 2011





Make College Course Apps Out Of eBooks With JetPack…10.24.11

24 10 2011




Best Education Websites…10.24.11

24 10 2011





Smartphone Market Share – The Rise of Android…10.24.11

24 10 2011





Thinking Practically About Metadata for Digital Projects in Your Library…10.24.11

24 10 2011




Digital Public Library of America: Workstream…10.24.11

24 10 2011




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24 10 2011




LinkedIn Launching Talent Pipleline in 2012…10.24.11

24 10 2011




The End of Business as Usual…10.24.11

24 10 2011

The End of Business as Usual explores the rise of the connected consumer, their effect on the bottom line, and how organizations can adapt to effectively compete for their attention, their business or contribution, and most importantly, their loyalty. The book examines how leading companies are finding success with connected customers. And, the lessons, case studies, and best practices contained within will help readers earn the support of organizational leaders by identifying growth opportunities and prioritizing where to invest time and resources. The result is creating an adaptive foundation for businesses to not only build relationships with connected customers, but improve customer AND employee relationships overall. As the subtitle states, we must rewire the way we work to succeed in what really is nothing short of a consumer revolution…”






How Recruiters Use Social Media to Screen Candidates…10.24.11

24 10 2011





Prezi & Library Instruction…10.23.11

23 10 2011




Planning for Innovation…10.23.11

23 10 2011




Library Mobile Web Design: Tips, Tricks and Resources…10.23.11

23 10 2011




Digital Content Frustration…10.23.11

23 10 2011




Digital Public Library of America New Agreement with Europeana…10.23.11

23 10 2011

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From: Harvard’s Berkman Center for the Internet & Society:

“Two major digital library networks have reached an agreement to collaborate in ways that will make a large part of the world’s cultural heritage available to a large part of the world’s population. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which will provide access to digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives in the United States, announced today that it will design its technical structure in a way to promote interoperability with that of Europeana, which has developed a similar system to link the major libraries, museums, and archives of Europe.

Robert Darnton, a DPLA Steering Committee member and University Librarian at Harvard, said, “The association between the DPLA and Europeana means that users everywhere will eventually have access to the combined riches of the two systems at a single click. The aggregated databases will include many millions of books, pamphlets, newspapers, manuscripts, images, recordings, videos, and other materials in many formats.”

Jill Cousins, Executive Director of Europeana, welcomed the agreement, saying that “Europeana was designed to be open and interoperable, and to be able to collaborate with the DPLA is a validation of that aim. By this combined effort on two continents, Europeana and the DPLA hope to promote the creation of a global network with partners from around the world.”

Another outcome of this collaboration will be a virtual exhibition about the migration of Europeans to America. The DPLA and Europeana will demonstrate the potential of their combined collections by digitizing and making freely available material about the journey from the Old World to the New. This pilot project will include text and images about the experience of the uprooted as they abandoned their homes to seek a new life thousands of miles across a treacherous ocean. Letters, photographs, and official records open up unfamiliar views into the harsh world inhabited by Europeans from the shtetl communities of Russia to the peasant villages of Ireland. And equally vivid testimonies illustrate the culture shock and hard lot of the immigrants after their arrival. Everyone in the United States, including Amerindians, descends from immigrants, and nearly everyone in Europe has some connection with migration, either within Europe itself or across the ocean. All will be invited to stroll digitally through this rich exhibition.

A Statement of Common Principles: DPLA-Europeana

The Digital Public Library of America and Europeana share a common goal: to make the riches of libraries, museums, and archives available, free of charge, to everyone in the world. They will be guided in this mission by the following principles.

  1. They will make their systems and data interoperable to the greatest possible extent.
  2. They will promote open access to the greatest possible extent through joint existing and new policies concerning content, data, and metadata.
  3. They will collaborate regularly in developing specific aspects of their systems, beginning with:
    • an interoperable data model
    • a shared source code
    • cooperative collection building…”




FREE eBook: School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come…10.23.11

23 10 2011





How Libraries and Museums Will Be Different in 2020…10.22.11

22 10 2011




Microsoft’s 3D Augmented Reality HoloDesk…10.21.11

21 10 2011




Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin interviewed at Web 2.0 Summit 2011…10.21.11

21 10 2011




A History of eBooks & eReaders…10.21.11

21 10 2011




National Digital Stewardship Alliance Survey of Organizations in the U.S. Actively Involved in or Planning to Archive Web Content…10.21.11

21 10 2011

There is still time to take the survey and we encourage any organization that is engaged in web archiving, or planning to get involved soon, to participate.





Public Airwaves Spectrum Crunch…10.21.11

21 10 2011





E-Readers Gaining in Popularity…10.21.11

21 10 2011





Facebook Numbers…10.21.11

21 10 2011





New Lytro Camera – Taking a Photo and Afterward Selecting the Area of That’s in Focus…10.21.11

21 10 2011




Expeditions: Books on the Side – R. David Lankes…10.21.11

21 10 2011




Integarting iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services, Part 2…10.21.11

21 10 2011




New Version of Gmail Coming…10.20.11

20 10 2011




Born-Digital Challenges at the Smithsonian Institution Archives…10.20.11

20 10 2011







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