Week 1:Calculate Social Media ROI, Is 3D printing for libraries?,Nook Sales Decline,10,000 E-Books Going To Douglas County Libraries

Week1: First and foremost, I want to wish Happy New Year to all the readers of Library Blogs Buzz Weekly! I promise, that our journey together in library and technology blogs in 2013 will continue to be informative, interesting and intriguing.

5 Steps to Calculate Social Media ROI Using Google Analytics(Search Engine Watch)
A lot of social media librarians will be interested in a post on how to calculate return on investment ( ROI) on social media.

3D printing – is it for libraries?( Phil Bradley's weblog)
Phil Bradley is explaining why 3D printing will be part of our culture in th near future.

Barnes & Noble Reports Decline in Nook Sales(INFOdocket)
"The bookseller said revenue for the Nook unit – including e-readers, digital content and accessories – fell 12.6 percent, to $311 million, during the holiday shopping season, compared with the period a year earlier. Digital content sales rose 13.1 percent, while sales of Nook devices declined."

New Briefing Document Offers a Concise Overview on Usability and User Experience(INFOdocket)
The positive user experience is a very important driving force for our customers, so we always need to build our services and applications with usability in mind.

Douglas County Acquires 10,000 E-Book Titles from Smashwords ( ALA TechSource Blog )
10,000 books from Smashwords (self-published books vendor) are now part of the Douglas County Libraries newly build e-book platform.

U.S. Department Of Defense Signs New Deal With Microsoft To Bring Windows 8 To 75% of Employees(TechCrunch)
Microsoft received a big boost from DOD ( Department of Defense), which signed a three-year licensing agreement to provide Windows 8, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013 Enterprise to 75% percent of DoD staff members.

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