Library Blog Buzz is Now Library Blogs Buzz Weekly

Happy New Year to all readers of Library Blog Buzz!

In the new 2012 Library Blog Buzz is going to change its name to Library Blogs Buzz Weekly and will focus on weekly news posts from the library technology blogosphere. With time I will try to expand the number of library and technology blogs covered.

Without more ado, lets look at what this first week of 2012 had to offer. …

New and Improved Features on Census.gov Home Page (Resourceshelf)
Census.gov website got a new face-lift with "top drop-down menu for quick navigation to key topics",dashboard with economic indicators, subscription to automatic updates, new central "Census News" section and more.

Columbia Will Offer A Course On Occupy Wall Street (The Kept-Up Academic Librarian)
Getting a full course credit at Columbia University for participating and learning about Occupy Wall Street movement is becoming a reality with next semester's class taught by one of the movement supporters Dr. Hannah Appel.

It’s Official: Yahoo Announces PayPal President Scott Thompson As Its New CEO (TechCrunch)
After 4 months, Yahoo selected its new leader, Scott Thompson who was formerly at PayPal and is credited with increasing PayPal's users from 50 million to 104 million active users.

Updated: LLRX – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide(Resourceshelf)
Wouldn't miss any of the guides created by Sabrina Pacifici at LLRX.

Smivi (Phil Bradley's weblog)
Phil Bradley is giving thumbs up for a new video search engine called Smivi.

MITx Could Change Higher Ed As We Know It (The Kept-Up Academic Librarian)
The new free MITx interactive online learning platform at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will allow students who demonstrate proficiency in MIT courses to get a certificate.

LA Times Editorial: “Libraries Walk a Tightrope on Porn” (INFOdocket)
Gary Price at INFOdocket found a concise and interesting editorial in LA Times about one of the controversial topics in libraries.

Good Twitter practice for libraries (Tame The Web)
This is how we do it at Queens Library, where I work !

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