Week17:H20 Adaptable Digital Textbook Project,What Is Software-Defined Networking?, 30 NYC Subway Stations With Wi-Fi, Free iPhone Car Apps

Video of 10th Columbia University Library Symposium: “TRENDING: New Opportunities in the Evolving Academy”( INFOdocket)
Don't have the time to look at each video, but I am sure that academic librarians will find the videos quite appealing.

Video: Harvard’s Jonathan Zittrain Talks About H2O, Adaptable Digital Textbook Project(INFOdocket)
"H2O is a suite of online classroom tools developed and provided by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Library. H2O allows professors to freely develop, remix, and share online textbooks under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License (per the Terms of Service). H2O is based on the open-source model: instead of locking down materials in formalized textbooks, we believe that course books can be free (as in “free speech”) for everyone to access and, just as important, build upon. Currently, H2O is geared primarily toward law professors, though the platform can be used across intellectual domains."

USC Libraries and School of Dramatic Arts Collaborate on Series of “Flash Plays” to Showcase Role of Libraries in Discovery(INFOdocket)
USC libraries are trying to highlight the role of libraries using creative one act plays.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN): What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters(ReadWriteWeb)
The Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is essentially "a virtual software switch or router in place of (or in conjunction with) the physical network devices. So instead of software embedded in the routers and switches managing the traffic, software from outside the devices takes over the job."

Google Tests Search Without Instant Previews, Moves Sharing Tool, Cached And Similar Pages To New Drop-Down Menu(TechCrunch)
Google is replacing the Instant Preview with a new drop-down menu.

MOOC Mania: Debunking the hype around massive open online courses(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
A must read article from School Library Journal on MOOC ( Massive Open Online Course)for libraries, going over licensing, access and available opportunities.

Useful and Cost-free Car Apps for iPhone Users(Daily Bits)
Are you looking for a cheap gasoline, or forgot where you parked your car, then take a look at useful car apps for iPhone.

MTA And Transit Wireless Expands Coverage To 30 NYC Underground Subway Stations(TechCrunch)
Long awaited opportunity for NYC commuters to use Wi-Fi.

The changing world of librarians(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
If only 46% of our users know all of our services, we have a problem.

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