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Declaration for the Right to Libraries

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries was the cornerstone document of 2013 - 2014 ALA President Barbara Stripling’s presidential initiative,</i> …

More Vendors Help Libraries Stream Video

Since the beginning of 2013, four major library vendors have announced the launch of new or expanded streaming services that will enable patrons to …

Learn 48 Languages for Free Online: A Big Update to Our Master List

Right in time for your travels, we've just completed a big update to our rich collection of Free Foreign Language Lessons. Featuring free audio and …

The NSA and the End of Privacy

Exactly what's been done with our personal data has always been a discussion for another time—and that time is now.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Do You Read E-Books Faster than Print Books?

Photo credit: wck on Flickr<p>After reading three e-books in a little over the course of a week, it occurred to me that as of late, I’ve developed a …

Staying Mentally Stimulated Throughout Your Lifetime Could Lower Cognitive Decline Risk

Staying mentally stimulated could help lower your risk of cognitive decline later in life -- no matter your age.<p>Researchers from Rush University Medical Center found that people who reported doing brain exercises such as reading and writing throughout their lifetimes -- from childhood through …

Interview With Larry Alford, Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto

The Q&A interview appears in the Summer 2013 issue of U of T Magazine. Alford was interviewed by Scott Anderson, an editor at the magazine.<p>From the …

Lynn Silipigni Connaway's vision of the library of the future published in Library 2020 book

Her chapter "Meeting the Expectations of the Community: The Engagement-Centered Library" describes how the library in 2020 will be …

Travelling along the Open Road - LIBER

This Blog posting of LIBER President is an overview of a paper given at the 41st LIBER Annual Conference in Tartu, Estonia, in June 2012<p><b>1.</b> <b>The …

Available Online: Carnegie Mellon Libraries Create Digital Archive of Jewish News in Pittsburgh Since 1895

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries have completed the Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project, a digital archive documenting daily life in the …

I Don’t Get Discovery Platforms

Every ILS and database vendor at ALA Annual seemed to be touting their new flashy, single-search discovery tool that groups together all kinds of …

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech

<b>Corrections Appended: July 12, 2013</b><p><i>The original version of this article included several quotes or statements that were not clearly attributed to the</i> …

Why public libraries should follow Chicago’s lead and build maker labs

Square co-founder Jim McKelvey built the first prototypes for his little white credit card swiper at the TechShop workshop in Menlo Park, Calif. …

Gigaom | Apple is guilty in the ebook case. For consumers, not much changes; for Apple, a lot could

Advertisement<p>The decision could have taken months, but U.S. District Judge Denise Cote took only a couple of weeks to rule that Apple (s AAPL) was …

What eBooks Looked Like 20 Years Ago (Video) | The Digital Reader

The Kindle is widely regarded as being responsible for igniting the ebook era, but the idea had been around for at least 30 years before the Kindle …

UCLA Online Campaign Literature Web Archive is now available: California Digital Library

In 2012, the UCLA Online Campaign Literature Archive team started using WAS to capture elections for local, state, and federal offices affecting the …

Azerbaijani national library turns 90

By Nigar Orujova<p>The importance of the national library in the process of the intellectual formation of Azerbaijan can never be …

Illinois: “Library Director Says Mistake Was Made in Book ‘Weeding'”

The Urbana Free Library board announced on Tuesday night that it would seek early separation with Library Director Deb Lissak.<p>Board President Chris …

How you and I could become nodes in the internet of things

Ever wonder what the network infrastructure of the future will be? Try looking in the mirror.<p>Some day our bodies — or at least the clothing or …

The Darker Side of the Digital Content Life Cycle | The Signal

In May I was suffering from writer’s block and crowdsourced some topics for blog posts on Facebook. I got some very funny suggestions, many useful …

Chicago Sun-Times cuts book coverage » MobyLives

The <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> announced it will no longer run the Sunday Show section and its book pages. On July 14, the entertainment stories will be folded …

Why E-readers Are Good for Books: People Read More

There’s a lot of angst in the book publishing industry — and among book lovers — about the rise of the e-book and the decline of the printed version, …

EBSCO releases EBSCONET Analytics: a powerful complement to EBSCONET Usage Consolidation

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 28, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has released EBSCONET Analytics — the first phase of a multi-tiered upgrade for …

For-Credit MOOCs a Growing Trend | Emerging Education Technologies

Is the day coming when MOOCs will be widely accepted for credit?<p>Some have hailed MOOCs — massive open online courses – as the next great wave in …

Paper rules: Why borrowing an e-book from your library is so difficult

Two weeks ago, the annual Book Expo America (BEA) conference hit New York City. A gathering of publishers, booksellers, librarians, authors, …