Week50:Microsoft’s Launches Socl,ProQuest Saves The Statistical Abstract, Google+ Introduces Communities,NYPL under fire from WallSt Journal

Week 50 didn't offer too many events.

New Research Report From ACRL: Academic Libraries and Research Data Services(INFOdocket)
"As science becomes more collaborative, data-intensive, and computational, academic researchers are faced with a range of data management needs. Combine these needs with funding directives that require data management planning, and there is both a need and an imperative for research data services in colleges and universities."

Library borrowers DO buy eBooks, don’t they?(New Stephen's Lighthous)
57 percent of users in a joint ALA and Overdrive survey say that " the public library is their primary source of book discovery."

Copyright Licensing Agency Introduces Mobile App( ResourceShelf)
With the new mobile app users can scan the ISBN or ISSN code of a book or magazine title to find out if they have CLA licence to legally copy from it.

Wall St. Journal Architecture Critic Blasts NYPL Renovation Plan(INFOdocket)
"In a column titled, “Undertaking Its Destruction”, WSJ Architecture Critic, Ada Louise Huxtable, blasts (and that’s being kind about it) the current NYPL renovation plan for the 42nd St. Library."

Study Links Multiple Media Usage To Depression And Anxiety( ReadWriteWeb)
"A report published this week by Michigan State University's psychology department found evidence that using multiple forms of media at the same time is linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression. The study was conducted with data from two surveys of 319 undergraduate students, a group that engages in a lot of media multi-tasking."

ProQuest revives The Statistical Abstract of the United States(Library Technology Guides)
By publishing the 2013 Statistical Abstract of the United States, ProQuest saved one of the favorite reference resources statistics for librarians in the US.

Google+ Introduces “Communities” To Replace Old School Groups, Forums And Message Boards( TechCrunch)
Google is replacing the old social media Groups, Forums And Message Boards with Communities in Google+

Microsoft's Socl Network Opens: Are You Ready To Ride The Firehose?(ReadWriteWeb)
The new Microsoft Socl network makes it "extremely easy to share Web pages, images and videos you've found on the Web "

ONLINE and Searcher Merge(ResourceShelf)
Beginning with the January/February 2013 issue, Online and Searcher will merge into Online Searcher.

OCLC announces the first phase launch of Bookmark Your Library(Library Technology Guide)
"Bookmark Your Library will be home to FABLibraries, the UK's only public library national catalogue, which is based on the holdings of UnityUK subscribers. Users will also be able to use the site to access the Enquire digital reference service and chat online with a librarian to answer questions or support learning, at any time of the day or night. Bookmark Your Library will help people to find out about local library events, become a member, and provide them with the information they need to develop skills and pursue interests through their library service. And, they will be able to do all of this for free."

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