Week5: Apple Takes On Texbooks, Home Libraries Show Up, Google Uses “Bouncer” , London Starts “Smart Bins”, Lexis-Nexis With 2.0 Service

You wouldn't want to miss this weekly overview of library and technology blogs.

Apple's Textbook Strategy(ALA TechSource Blog)
Apple has decided to attempt yet another media disruption, this time focusing on reinventing the textbook market. This move was foretold in the biography of Steve Jobs, where Walter Isaacson wrote about Jobs:“He wanted to disrupt the textbook industry, and save the spines of spavined students bearing backpacks by creating electronic texts and curriculum material for the iPad."

Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm( TechCrunch)
The idea of education adapting to the needs of the customer (Knewton a startup ), seems very appealing to me.

Little Free Libraries" pop up in MN and across U.S.(INFOdocket)
According to this video "home-made" libraries the size of a bigger mailbox where users can loan materials and bring their own to be lend out with no due dates any any other restrictions are becoming popular.

Credo Reference Introduces Literati by Credo(Resourceshelf)
Credo Reference by Literati goes out of beta and promises"technology, content, tools and services to help eliminate the hurdles of discovery"and research.

OCLC and Elsevier sign agreement to provide full-text searching of SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and e-books through WorldCat Local (OCLC News)
Full text from Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and e-books are now available to users of OCLC’s WorldCat Local.

London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics (TechCrunch)
In my opinion, LCD recycling bins might last longer than 2 hours in the central parts of Manhattan in NYC, where it is full of tourists and police.

LexisNexis Launches Social Media Visibility Service ( ResourceShelf)
LexisNexis Social Media Visibility is the new way for Lexis Nexis to help lawyers and smaller law firms with developing social media presence.

All SAGE Journals Now Available Via Mobile Devices (INFOdocket)
"SAGE’s entire online journal collection is now available in a mobile-optimized format with the help of HighWire Press’ Mobile Web Interface."

Google Adds A New Security Layer To The Android Market… A “Bouncer,” If You Will( TechCrunch)
" Bouncer", the new layer of security for Androids, automatically scans apps for spyware and viruses.

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