Week26:VuFind 2.0 Launched, Improved Google Groups Starts,Barnes & Noble Will End Manufacturing Nook Tablets, Software Stops 3D Gun Printing

VuFind 2.0 Released (Library Technology Guides)
VIllanova UNiversity released Version 2.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software.

Partnership Helps British Library Preserve E-Journals(ResourceShelf)
The British Library and digital preservation specialist Portico announced today that they will be working together to ensure that thousands of electronic journal titles will be collected, preserved and made available to current and future generations of researchers.

Relaunch: New Google Groups Now Available to Everyone (INFOdocket)
The newly improved Google Groups includes single email address that can be shared among different users working on a project.

Polaris releases new software update, increases staff efficiency (Library Technology Guide)
The latest Polaris update offers around "100 feature and functionality enhancements"that will increase staff productivity in circulation, cataloging and acquisitions.

Barnes & Noble Will End Manufacturing Nook Tablets as Company Posts Large Quarterly Loss(INFOdocket)
It look like Barnes & Noble is quiting on manufacturing the Nook tablets but it will
continue with Simple Touch products and will announce a third party manufacturer to co-brand the tablets.

PEW: Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations Part 1: A portrait of younger Americans’ reading habits and technology use(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
I strongly recommend for every library administrator or librarian to make time to familiarize themselves with all 4 parts of the study ( I am only posting part 1). The majority of our teens "ages 16-17 own a cell phone (93%), including 63% who own a smartphone. Some 91% have a desktop or laptop computer at home. Looking at e-reading devices, we find that about one in five (21%) have an e-reader and about one in four (26%) say they have a tablet computer."

Google Kills Tilde Search Operator(Search Engine Watch)
You would not be able to use the (~) operator in Google anymore looking for synonyms for a keyword in the search results.

Danish Company Creates Software That Will Stop You From Printing A Gun(TechCrunch)
"A Danish company called Create It Real has built a software package that recognizes digital gun part models and prevents them from being printed."

Library mobile apps company, Boopsie for Libraries, debuts multilingual functionality(Library Technology Guides)
Boopsie, the mobile app creator company announced that non-English users will be able to select their native language and navigate within the mobile app.

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