New from Pew Research: The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society…04.30.13

30 04 2013

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Copyright and Libraries…04.30.13

30 04 2013




Internet Archive – What Does 10 Petabytes of Data Look Like?…04.30.13

30 04 2013




Use Hashtags on Instagram…04.30.13

30 04 2013

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Library Linked Data…04.29.13

29 04 2013




This Week in Libraries – A People’s Lab, Maker Spaces, Buildings Partnerships, User Driven Innovation and Engaging with Users…04.29.13

29 04 2013




The Digital Campus 2013 – Major Players in the MOOC Universe…04.29.13

29 04 2013

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From the Chronicle of Higher Education





The Future of Infographics…04.26.13

26 04 2013




How To Successfully Produce A Professional Grade Webinar, Webcast, or Teleconference…04.26.13

26 04 2013





“Telepathy One” to Rush to Market Before Google Glass…04.24.13

24 04 2013




Pew Report: Changing World of Librarians…04.24.13

24 04 2013




Pearls of Marketing Wisdom from Hubspot…04.24.13

24 04 2013




“The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business” – New Book from Google’s Chairman…04.14.13

24 04 2013

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The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business  – New Book from Google’s Chairman

From CNN Google Chairman: 6 Predictions for Our Digital Future:

  1. Online privacy classes will be taught alongside sex education in schools.
  2. The rise of the mobile Web means the entire world will be online by 2020.
  3. News organizations will find themselves out of the breaking-news business, as it becomes impossible to keep up with the real-time nature of information sources like Twitter.
  4. Online “cloud” data storage will continue to emerge as the norm, and that’s going to radically change how we view privacy.
  5. As the Web expands, revolutions will begin springing up in nations with oppressive governments “more casually and more often than at any other time in history.”
  6. More people will use technology for terror. But a Web presence will make those terrorists easier to find, too.




New Technology – Obake Elastic Touch Screens…04.24.13

24 04 2013




Are You a Hacker’s Target?…04.23.13

23 04 2013

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The British Library Labs Project…04.23.13

23 04 2013




Top Digital Tools for Churches…04.23.13

23 04 2013

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Kentucky Digital Library – One of the Initial Service Hubs for the Digital Public Library of America…04.22.13

22 04 2013




The (Im)possible Role of the Social Media Manager…04.22.13

22 04 2013




The State of Digital Marketing in the Networked Age…04.19.13

19 04 2013




Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches Today…04.18.13

18 04 2013

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From DPLA website:

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform today. The portal delivers millions of materials found in American archives, libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions to students, teachers, scholars, and the public. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through its united collection of distributed resources. Special features include a dynamic map, a timeline that allow users to visually browse by year or decade, and an app library that provides access to applications and tools created by external developers using DPLA’s open data.

“The wonder and joy of entering an expansive library for the first time is truly a special feeling. We are delighted to be able to share this unified, open collection with Americans and the world, and can’t wait to see what people discover, and what new applications and knowledge will be created,” said Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the DPLA.

“Many decades in the visioning, two and a half years in the planning, with a small steering committee and an incubation hub at the helm, and featuring dozens of great libraries, universities and archives involved in hundreds of meetings, workshops, plenary meetings, and hackathons, attracting thousands of volunteers backed by millions of foundation and government dollars, today the Digital Public Library of America goes live! It’s a great day for education and progress, as if the Ancient Library of Alexandria had met the Modern World Wide Web and digitized America for the benefit of all,” said Doron Weber, Vice Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee and Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a major, active funder of the project.

The DPLA portal is powered by a rich repository of information, known as the DPLA platform, which enables new and transformative uses of America’s digitized cultural heritage. With an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data, the DPLA can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps. The DPLA App Library features an initial slate of applications built on top of the platform; developers and hobbyists of all skill levels are freely able to make use of the data provided via the platform…





ClipPick-in-action…04.18.13

18 04 2013




The Last Bookshop…04.18.13

18 04 2013




The Goal of Access to All Knowledge Through Digitization…04.18.13

18 04 2013




Google Glass Unboxing…04.17.13

17 04 2013




Scope, Scale & Speed – The Age of Scale…04.17.13

17 04 2013




Facebook vs Pinterest…04.17.13

17 04 2013

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This Week in Libraries – Peter Gorgels (Internet Manager Rijksmuseum…04.16.13

16 04 2013




Digital Public Library of America Launch Event in Boston Postponed Until Fall…04.16.13

16 04 2013

From the DPLA:

A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAN COHEN

Posted by Dan Cohen on April 16, 2013 in DPLA LaunchDPLA UpdatesFeatured.

From all of us at the Digital Public Library of America, our hearts go out to those affected by the terrible events in Boston yesterday.

The tragedy took place right in front of the Boston Public Library, where we planned to have our gala launch on Thursday. I have been in touch with Amy Ryan, the President of the BPL, and I extended our sympathies to the BPL staff and their loved ones.

We have all been looking forward to this week’s festivities, to celebrate how thousands of people and institutions have come together to build the DPLA, to thank our incredibly generous contributors and funders, and to mark the DPLA’s transition from vision to reality.

Unfortunately, I no longer think it is possible to hold those events this week. The area around the BPL has been closed off, perhaps for several days, and it is not easy to relocate such a large-scale meeting. But logistics are the least of my concerns. People need time to mourn and to get resettled. Amy’s staff, like so many other honorable public servants in Boston, have to be there for the surrounding community first.

I am very sorry to those who planned to attend Thursday and Friday. Airlines and hotels have been forgiving about rescheduling; I hope by making this decision rapidly it will be possible for all attendees to rework their travel easily. For those of you with questions about this process, please see the DPLA launch section of this website.

I do not have the exact details yet, but we have already begun to plan an even larger event for the fall, one that will highlight our continued growth and emergence from the beta phase, and that also can serve as our first annual DPLAfest. This week’s event had been filled to capacity for weeks, with hundreds of people on the waiting list; we will use this time to see what we can do to accommodate even more people in the fall. We want to thank everyone for their great interest in the DPLA.

The new DPLA site will still go live at noon ET on Thursday as planned, and we look forward to sharing the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums. Although we have canceled all of the formal events, DPLA staff will be available all day online, and informally in person in the late afternoon in the Boston area (at a location to be determined), for those taking their first look.

I see the building of a new library as one of the greatest examples of what humans can do together to extend the light against the darkness. In due time, we will let that light shine through.





Simple Steps to Foster Stakeholder Engagement…04.16.13

16 04 2013







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