Pew: 30% Of U.S. Adults Don't Have Broadband; 10% Use Smartphones As Sole Internet Access; 20% Have Zilch(TechCrunch)
For those readers that are stil skeptical about the digital divide.Picture this: 20% of the adults in the US are still without Internet and 10 % use their smartphones for Internet access.
Canada: 99th Branch of Toronto Public Library Scheduled to Open in November, 100th Branch Coming in 2014(INFOdocket)
With 100 branches open at Toronto Public Library, it will be hard for any other public library in North America to compete for circulation statistics and programming attendance.
New York Public Library is Firm on Plans for Renovation (Central Library Plan)(INFOdocket)
NYPL is confirming its intentions to continue with the renovation of the flagship Mid Manhattan library on 5th ave.
Google Wants To Drive Development Of Its Own Self-Driving Car(ReadWriteWeb)
In addition to helping car manufacturers to build self-driving cars, it looks like Google is designing its own software for self-driving car, called "Robo Taxi".
Social Media: ID Theft, Scams and How to Prevent Becoming a Victim(Daily Bits)
Useful advice on how to avoid scams when using social media.
Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses(TechCrunch)
"…Google took another big step into the open courseware game, announcing a new partnership with edX — the Harvard and MIT-backed, non-profit organization that currently stands as one of the Big Three MOOC Providers, along with Udacity and Coursera. Together, the two companies plan to launch MOOC.org, a site that will allow teachers, businesses — and really anyone — to create their own digital course and share it with the world. As of now, the site is slated for launch in the first half of 2014"
Kansas City PL to Launch Software Lending Library Pilot(Library Journal)
Kudos to the staff at Kansas City Public Library, MO for executing on the very interesting idea of loaning software to customers over the Internet.
Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas(Library Link of the Day)
Paper and electronic libraries have a long way to co-exist together before we all move completely into the digital format.
EBSCO Releases Two Audiobook Subscription Collections(ResourceShelf)
EBSCO is adding two new audio-book collections: AudiobookPremier Collection and AudiobookYouth Collection.
Amazon Rolls Out Kindle MatchBook: Buy a Paper Book, Get the Kindle Version Cheap or Free (Library Link of the Day)
One more reason why you should visit your local public library where the same book you purchased is probably available free of charge in print and digital format.
Our dream library: Unlimited e-books for less than $10 a month(Ars Technica)
A new app called Oyster has the ambition to be the new Netflix for e-books only for $10 per month.