Week 18: New Data Journalism Handbook, Microsoft Invests $300 million in B&N;Google Docs WIth 450 New Fonts, How To Use HTML Meta Tags

Week 18 is already here.

New Reference Publication Now Available: The Data Journalism Handbook (INFOdocket)
Data Journalism is an emerging field that interest not only journalists but librarians too.

Millions of Harvard Library Catalog Records Publicly Available (ResourceShelf)
Harvard is making 12 million catalog records from 73 libraries publicly available under a Creative Commons public domain license.

Public Libraries in the Digital Age by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's Weblog)
21% of American adults read an e-book last year, 29 % of them used a cell phone, 42% a PC, 41% e-book reader and 23% a tablet.

CNN: Why one in five U.S. adults doesn’t use the Internet (New Stephen's Lighthouse)
Interesting breakdown on those one in five adults who don't use the Internet

Ski Lift Retailer Liftopia Goes White Label, Lets Resorts Add E-Commerce To Their Own Sites(TechCrunch)
I ski every winter and will take any startup websirte that offers discount on on ski tickets.

Web Design Trends for 2012 (David Lee King)
David Lee King has put a nice post with links to the new developments in web design.

Microsoft's Nook Deal Boosts B&N, Challenges Android, Doesn't Help Consumers(ReadWriteWeb)
"Microsoft is putting a $300 million investment into "newco," an as-yet-unnamed subsidiary, in exchange for a nearly 18% equity stake in the company. B&N will own the rest of the company, which will have an "ongoing relationship" with B&N's retail stores. The company will also include the B&N college business. There will be a Nook app for Windows 8 as part of the deal, as well."

Harvard, MIT Will Bring Classes To The Masses With Their ‘edX’ Online Learning Initiative (TechCrunch)
Harvard University and MIT are planning to offer online courses through a non-profit edX online learning initiative.

A universal digital library is within reach (Library Link of the Day)
The post describes the copyright obstacles to digitize orphan and out-of-print works and include them in the future Digital Public Library of America.

Google Updates Google Docs With 450 New Fonts, 60 New Templates And More (Tech Crunch)
Google Docs now has 450 new fonts and more than 60 new templates.

How To Use HTML Meta Tags (Search Engine Watch )
Tutorial from Search Engine Land on different types of HTML meta tags and how to use them to improve tanking of your website.

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