The Web of Where…09.29.10

29 09 2010

Public Library Directors on Their Future…09.28.10

28 09 2010

Read ePUB Files on Kindle…09.28.10

28 09 2010

Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:

  • Library Management
  • E-book conversion
  • Syncing to e-book reader devices
  • Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Content server for online access to your book collection…”

To read ePUB files on Kindle, “…All you’ve got to do is download Calibre, drag and drop your EPub eBook into the Calibre library, highlight the eBook you want to convert, set the output dropdown on the right to ‘MOBI,’ then click ‘Convert eBook.’ You can drag and drop the Mobi eBook into your Kindle’s documents folder and enjoy the read…”, according to a post today.

Becoming Upwardly Mobile – Can Libraries Rise to the Challenge?…09.28.10

28 09 2010

Becoming Upwardly Mobile – Can Libraries Rise to the Challenge?

7 Essential Skills You Didn’t Learn in College…09.28.10

28 09 2010

From Wired post 7 Essential Skills You Didn’t Learn in College:

“It’s the 21st century. Knowing how to read a novel, craft an essay, and derive the slope of a tangent isn’t enough anymore. You need to know how to swim through the data deluge, optimize your prose for Twitter, and expose statistics that lie. In the following pages, you’ll find our updated core curriculum, which fills in the gaps of your 20th-century education with the tools you need now. Call it the neoliberal arts: higher learning for highly evolved humans…”

1.  Statistical Literacy–Making sense of today’s data-driven world.

2.  Post-State Diplomacy–Power and politics, sans government.

3.  Remix Culture– Samples, mashups, and mixes.

4.  Applied Cognition–The neuroscience you need.

5.  Writing for New Forms–Self-expression in 140 characters.

6.  Waste Studies–Understanding end-to-end economics.

7.  Domestic Tech–How to use the world as your lab.

iPad Clone Wars Continue With the Blackberry PlayBook Tablet…09.28.10

28 09 2010

California’s Future According to the Institute for the Future…09.27.10

27 09 2010

From BoingBoing