Libraries & the Post-PC Era…02.29.12

29 02 2012




New from IFLA: “Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries”…02.29.12

29 02 2012

From Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries:

“Electronic resources represent an increasingly important component of the collection building activities of libraries. “Electronic resources” refer to those materials that require computer access, whether through a personal computer, mainframe, or handheld mobile device. They may either be accessed remotely via the Internet or locally. Some of the most frequently encountered types are:

• E-journals

• E-books

• Full-text (aggregated) databases

• Indexing and abstracting databases

• Reference databases (biographies, dictionaries, directories, encyclopaedias, etc.)

• Numeric and statistical databases

• E-images

• E-audio/visual resources

This Guide focuses exclusively on electronic resources whether acquired via purchase or license, free from the web, born digital or multiple format materials (e.g., CD-ROM combined with a book). Electronic resources present a number of challenges not encountered with the selection and acquisition of traditional analog materials and it is advisable for the library to develop clear policies and processes for the selection and management of such resources. This will provide clarity to staff and ensure that electronic resources within the library are developed with due consideration of cost, technical feasibility, licensing, access and preservation requirements, and constraints…”





How People Spend Their Time Online…02.29.12

29 02 2012





Social Media and Fundraising for Non-Profits…02.29.12

29 02 2012




Who Really Uses LinkedIn?…02.28.12

28 02 2012





IBM Research Announces New Advances in Quantum Computing…02.28.12

28 02 2012




Technology, Media, Telecommunications 2012…02.27.12

27 02 2012




NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition…02.27.12

27 02 2012

Download your copy of the Horizon Report free now at http://go.nmc.org/2012-hi-ed.





Who Will Buy the iPad3…02.26.12

26 02 2012





Walden Media is Moving Forward to Film Rex Libris…02.24.12

24 02 2012

According to Variety:

“Walden Media is moving ahead on development of ‘Rex Libris,’ tapping Ben Zazove to adapt the humorous sci-fi graphic novel.

Walden acquired feature rights to ‘Rex’ last year, which follows the zombie-slaying adventures of librarian Rex Libris as he protects the books of the Middleton Public Library and guards the world’s literary treasures from a host of supernatural foes.

The graphic novel is written and drawn by James Turner, and published quarterly by Slave Labor Graphics. Warner Bros. had announced in 2007 that ‘Rex Libris’ was in development with Mosaic Media producing…”





Information Overload and Technology…02.24.12

24 02 2012




Marketing on Pinterest…02.24.12

24 02 2012




Librarian David Lee King Testing out the Zoom H4N Handy Recorder…02.24.12

24 02 2012




How Digital Millennium Copyright Act Takedown Notices Work…02.24.12

24 02 2012





Counjuring Arts Research Center – Ground Zero for Illusionists and Historians…02.23.12

23 02 2012




New Neilsen Report: Generation C – The Most Connected Generation…02.23.12

23 02 2012

New from Nielsen and NM Incite’s U.S. Digital Consumer Report:

“…The most recent U.S. Census finds 18- to 24-year-olds make up 23% of the population. Yet they watch 27% of online videos, constitute 27% of visitors to social networking sites, own 33% of tablets and use 39% of smartphones. When it comes to watching TV, they are exactly in proportion with their ratio of the population, representing 23% of TV viewers…”





How to Generate Demand with Content Marketing…02.23.12

23 02 2012




Wirelessly Powered, Self-Propelled Medical Device…02.23.12

23 02 2012




Is Internet Use An Addiction?…02.23.12

23 02 2012





Simulating The Brain – The Blue Brain Project…02.23.12

23 02 2012




What Mobile Users Will and Won’t Put Up With…02.23.12

23 02 2012





2012 Digital Marketing Outlook…02.22.12

22 02 2012




Content Marketing Update…02.22.12

22 02 2012




Library in Your Pocket – Mobile Technologies…02.22.12

22 02 2012




The Rise of the Independent Workforce in the New Economy…02.21.12

21 02 2012





Managing Professional Information Overload…02.21.12

21 02 2012




Pew Center Presentation: Speaking the Language of the Next Generation…02.20.12

20 02 2012




New Nielsen Report: U.S. Smartphone Growth by Age and Income

20 02 2012

Survey: New U.S. Smartphone Growth by Age and Income:

“…While overall smartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in the 24-34 age group showed the greatest proportion of smartphone ownership, with 66 percent saying they had a smartphone. In the same age group, 8 of 10 of those that had gotten a new device in the last three months chose a smartphone. Among those who chose a device in the last three months, more than half of those under 65 had chosen a smartphone…”





New Single-Atom Transistor ‘End of Moore’s Law’ – ‘Beginning of Quantum Computing’…02.20.12

20 02 2012




Getting eBooks from OverDrive onto a Kindle (via WiFi)…02.20.12

20 02 2012








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