Submitted by Kate Sheehan on October 4, 2011 - 8:08am
I’ve got robots on the brain lately. Slate.com ran an interesting series about robots replacing even highly educated knowledge workers. No sooner did I finish the last piece (about robots replacing scientists) than I picked up the September 15 issue of Library Journal, featuring a library robot on the cover. Clearly, the robots are coming. Read More »
Submitted by Jason Griffey on September 28, 2011 - 10:36pm
That explosion you heard today? That was the sound of a thousand heads hitting a thousand desks over at Barnes & Noble HQ today as Amazon pulled the rug out of B&N’s temporary lead in eBook technology. For the last year Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color has stood alone on the tablet eReader front, and their more-recently announced Nook Touch was at the top of the technological heap of eInk devices. Amazon has always had the better ecosystem for eBooks, as well as a better catalog of books. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on September 21, 2011 - 9:08am
We just wrapped up the ALA TechSource Workshop Creating Subject Guides for the 21st-Century Library with Buffy Hamilton. We had some fantastic discussion during this event, and because the session was so jam-packed with content, Buffy wasn’t able to answer all of the great questions participants had. Below are some questions for continued discussion. Buffy will be responding in the comments--whether you attended or not, feel free to join the conversation!
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Submitted by Michelle Boule on September 19, 2011 - 8:59am
Recently, I reached an intersection of a few marginally related things that made me think about how important books, information, and libraries are to the inspiration of culture, education, and technology.
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Submitted by Patrick Hogan on September 16, 2011 - 1:03pm
Boopsie will debut a Spanish language version of its mobile app at the REFORMA conference starting today in Denver,CO.
Boopsie apps are available in all languages using the Latin alphabet. Customers are responsible for content translation. REFORMA chapters are available to assist libraries with Spanish language services. See the REFORMA website for a list of chapters. http://www.reforma.org
According to a recent Pew study, Smartphone adoption among Hispanics is among the highest in the country at 45 percent.
Full press release on PRWeb.
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on September 14, 2011 - 3:23pm
We just wrapped up the second session of the ALA TechSource Workshop Using Google Apps for a More Efficient Library with Suzann Hollland. Whether you attended or not, feel free to join the discussion in the comments area!
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Submitted by Patrick Hogan on September 8, 2011 - 9:48am
Are you attending Buffy Hamilton’s September 20th Workshop Creating Subject Guides for the 21st-Century Library? Give some time to her preliminary readings. Even if you haven’t registered for the workshop, this list is worth a read for anybody who creates subject guides. Read More »
Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on September 7, 2011 - 3:20pm
We just wrapped up the first session of the ALA TechSource Workshop Using Google Apps for a More Efficient Library with Suzann Hollland. Whether you attended or not, feel free to join the discussion in the comments area!
The Preliminary Readings from Today’s Event
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Submitted by Kate Sheehan on September 1, 2011 - 8:21am
I am entirely unqualified to comment on San Diego’s restaurant scene. But I spent several days there prior to ALA Midwinter 2011. Fortunately, I had locals to show me around, but it was in San Diego that I really started to doubt Yelp. Like a lot of online-types, I often rely on Yelp to find decent restaurants, though I usually keep a few salt crystals on hand when I skim through the reviews. As someone who spends a lot of time online, sifting through other people’s thoughts and ideas, I felt well equipped to ferret out a reasonably priced and delicious place to eat in a strange city. Read More »
Submitted by Jason Griffey on August 30, 2011 - 8:27am
August is traditionally a slow month for technology news. It’s too early to begin the announcements for the 4th quarter holiday season, but too late for the back-to-school announcements. Generally speaking, there’s just not a lot to talk about in technology in August.
Well, this year shot that theory out of the sky. This has been one of the strangest months for technology news in recent memory, and in case you don’t keep up with it like I do, here’s the three things you should know that happened in the last 3 weeks. Read More »