Week18: The Best Learning Management Systems,GoogleNow Goes On iOS,Toronto Libraries Lend Fewer Books to Children

Texas: Librarians Fight to Keep Publishers From Taking Over E-Book Revolution(INFOdocket)
Libraries have the potential to self publish customers works and network together.

The 20 Best Learning Management Systems( New Stephen's Lighthouse)
Learning Management Systems are very popular in academic institutions but they can also be used for class instruction in public libraries.

Google Now Launches On iOS( TechCrunch)
Google's intelligent personal assistant is now available on iOS platforms.

Can We Talk About the MLS?(Library Journal)
Although some of the arguments in this article are valid, I can think of at least one type of librarianship that cannot be fully mastered "on the job"-the special librarian, whether it is a business, corporate, medical or law.

AppArchitect Lets Anyone Build iOS Apps, No Coding Or Templates Necessary(TechCrunch)
The new AppArchitect app promises to make the iOs apps creation as easy as working on Power Point.

What’s Missing? (David Lee King)
David Lee King is proposing a straightforward approach for librarians to solicit feedback from customers.

Toronto Libraries Lend Fewer Books to Children and Teens Following Increase in Fines(INFOdocket)
"Teens and children are borrowing fewer books and other materials from Toronto libraries, an alarming trend that started in 2012 and escalated in the first part of this year…In 2012, TPL implemented significantly increased fines rates, lowered the thresholds for using the collection agency, and introduced a new fine for holds not picked up."

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