Ninety-five percent of public libraries currently offer ebooks to patrons, up from 72 percent in 2010, and 89 percent in both 2012 and 2013. … [Continue Reading]
Privacy around what students read, along with other personal data, may be at risk due to software giant Adobe’s transmission of … [Continue Reading]
Connecticut’s Westport Library this month has drawn attention from media outlets around the globe, thanks to the acquisition of a pair of … [Continue Reading]
Students at the French American International School (FAIS) in San Francisco, where I used to teach, recently had the opportunity to … [Continue Reading]
A stream of #TDS14 tweets from revved-up librarians accompanied the closing keynote speech by Anil Dash, a blogger, entrepreneur, and … [Continue Reading]
By Gary Price on December 17, 2014
From the OverDrive Library Blog: …we’re happy to announce that browser-based audiobooks will be joining your collection in 2015 – instant access, maximum ease of use. See audiobook, play audiobook – and that’s all it takes! All of your MP3 audiobooks will also be automatically available as browser-based audiobooks: Download using the app or listen […]
One Format to rule them all, One Format to find them; One Format to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. – with apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien It is now over 12 years since I wrote “MARC Must Die” in Library Journal. At the time that I wrote it, I think that I imagined […]
Non-Profit Group Plans to Open Omaha’s First Digital Library, Omaha Public Library Will Be a Partner
By Gary Price on December 3, 2014
From the Omaha World-Herald: Omaha philanthropists will transform a vacant former bookstore into the city’s first digital library, the nonprofit group Heritage Services announced today. The library will be aimed at offering the entire community access to the latest digital information and technology, education in using it and equipment in spaces designed to foster creativity. […]
By James LaRue on December 1, 2014 Leave a Comment
SELF-e is the partnership between Library Journal and Charleston, SC’s BiblioLabs. A BiblioLabs product, Biblioboard, is a platform that seeks to bring (among other things) self-published works into the library ecosystem. I spoke recently with Hallie Rich, Cuyahoga County Public Library’s communications and external relations director, about the library’s pilot project with the platform.
The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center
On Wednesday, October 1, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center (#TDS14) attendees will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive change like no other institution, reaching classrooms and communities around the globe, and will provide actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces.
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By April Witteveen on November 21, 2014 Leave a Comment
A Tennessee parent and the ACLU claim that a school district’s tech policy, which students must sign to participate in activities on campus computers, violates free speech and compromises student privacy.
Educators encourage their students to head online for digital resources that enhance their classroom learning. Now it’s time for them to do the same.