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Blog posts from August 2006

Wowio: It All Ads Up

Submitted by Tom Peters on August 17, 2006 - 7:43pm

Wowio, an LLC based in York, Pennsylvania, recently launched a free downloadable e-book service. The company's collection at launch is pretty sparse, but it does include both public domain and copyright-protected e-books. During my first use of the collection, I downloaded both The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—if for no other reason than to relish Emmeline Grangerford's mournful Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots—and Slaughterhouse Five. YOUR AD HERE!!!!!!!
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Steal this Idea: Learning 2.0 at PLCMC

Submitted by Michael Stephens on August 15, 2006 - 10:39am

A librarian colleague e-mailed me yesterday and asked about the libraries I'd visited this summer: "Which ones really had some cool things happen? Which ones were innovating?" Truth be told, there were many to choose from, like: Read More »


UC Libraries Join the Google Books Library Project

Submitted by Tom Peters on August 9, 2006 - 6:36pm

Tom PetersSoon after Google announced in late 2004 the collaborative project—currently called the "Google Books Library Project," involving the five research libraries of Stanford, Michigan, Harvard, Oxford, and the New York Public Library—to scan millions of books, the five libraries became known as the "G5 Group."
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Mammoth Mammonistic Snippets

Submitted by Tom Peters on August 3, 2006 - 11:02pm

Just when we thought it was safe... Just when we thought it was safe to return to the snippet-infested digital content pool, HarperCollins came along and launched today its own snippet-dangling service that tries to lure readers, especially "young-adult readers" (is that phrase becoming an oxymoron?) to buy more books (primarily) and read more (coincidentally).
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A Compelling Committee (or The Story of UHLSDSC)

Submitted by Michelle Boule on August 3, 2006 - 11:42am

We will anticipate and respond to the ways our users find, create, and share knowledge, and we will be fully integrated into the personalized library experience for each user and welcoming spaces for collaboration and discovery.

On campus and online, we will be a valued partner in the academic life of our students, faculty, and community. Read More »

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A New Addition

Submitted by Teresa Koltzenburg on August 1, 2006 - 5:08pm

It's a special day here at ALA TechSource. Not only did Jenny Levine begin at ALA today in her new job as Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide, but also today Michelle Boule, of Wandering Eyre Blog fame, officially starts as a contributor to this blog. (Watch your aggregator for her first post about utilizing committees to influence technology-related decisions.)
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