Week 4: NYC Library Systems Busier Than Ever, 3M Cloud Library Now Within Boopsie,EBL Going to Proquest,Overdrive Into Streaming,

New Report From NYC Think Tank Looks at Future of All Three New York City Public Library Systems (New Stephen's Lighthouse)
The report only makes me proud to be one of the staff members, working for one of those public library systems in NYC.

3M Cloud Library now available with one click through the Boopsie native mobile app(Library Technology Guides)
Library customers can now go to 3M Cloud Library from the Boopsie mobile app platform.

E-Books: EBook Library (EBL) Sold to ProQuest, Will Merge With ebrary( INFOdocket)
There is an agreement apparently between Ebooks Corporation Limited and Proquest for the purchase of Ebook Library (EBL).

OverDrive announces streaming video and audio services for libraries and schools(Library Technology Guides)
OverDrive's new streaming video and audio services wouldn't require users to download apps or activate a devices.

Canada: University Libraries in Nova Scotia Test eBook Sharing(INFOdocket)
"In a pilot project that began in November, the member libraries deposited a total of $100,000 to access a shared collection of about 16,000 ebooks through vendor EBL. Patrons of any of the 10 libraries can instantly access these books through the Novanet system."

The Little Book Club Sends Busy Parents Quality Kids’ Books Every Month(TechCrunch)
Shipping books to busy parents and charging for the service? Why not. Not sure what is going to happen when parents discover the free services of the local public library.

Google Chrome to Encrypt All Searches(Search Engine Watch)
Nobody is going to protest Google's decision to encrypt all searches on Chrome.

More Than 7,200 Libraries Now Using Baker and Taylor’s Collection HQ, 100+ New Customers Added During 2012
Collection HQ is a wonderful collection development software, which will help you understand and improve your collection through various reports.

IMLS 2010 Public Library Survey Results Announced( New Stephen's Lighthouse)
Reduced funding,service hours and staffing for many public libraries didn't prevent them from serving 297.6 million people in the US, "a number that is equivalent to 96.4 percent of the total U.S. population, according to new research by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Innovative to Integrate Access to Digital Public Library of America into Encore Synergy(Library Technology Guides)
Digital Public Library of America will be part of the Encore search discovery system

ProQuest Congressional Service Debuts with Powerful New Tools and Technology(Library Technology Guides)
Proquest has rebuild their Proquest Congressional Service database with better
navigation and discovery tools, including the first "full text digital collection of all U.S. bills and resolutions from the first Congress in 1789 to the present."

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