PDA: Ingram Will Manage Chicago Public Library’s Patron Driven Acquisition Pilot For Print Books (INFOdocket)
"To launch the PDA pilot, Ingram created hand-tailored lists for adult fiction, non-fiction, and youth titles, and the bibliographic records for these books were added to the library’s online catalog. When an item is requested by a patron, a purchase is triggered, a report is generated for the library, and the library places an order with Ingram.At the conclusion of the project, Chicago Public Library will own approximately 13,000 new reading and informational materials."
Chrome Extends Support For XP Users Until April 2015( TechCrunch)
Google Chrome extends it's support for XP user till April 2015, a year after Microsoft declared that it will stop supporting Windows XP in April of 2014.
New: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Releases BARD iOS App( INFOdocket)
The new iOS app called BARD Mobile provides access to 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download.
Google to Ditch Cookies, Start Tracking Users With Anonymous Identifier?(
Google is planning to replace the cookies for tracking users with " an" anonymous identifier called "AdID" to "protect user's privacy".
Paperless society? IDC says not so fast(New Stephen's Lighthouse)
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) "you can cover New York City 237 times with the volume of pages printed". Unfortunately, the "print global page volume will remain flat for 2013 to 2017."
JSTOR Introduces Subscription Service for Individuals(ResourceShelf)
For as little as $19.50 per month individuals now have access to unlimited online reading from the JSTOR library and also downloads of up to 10 articles a month or 120 per year.
Just Released: IMLS Reports on “The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States”(INFOdocket)
"The report finds that 6,098 libraries (77.1 percent of all public libraries) are small libraries and that overall 46 million people (15.4 percent of the population) are served by small libraries."
E-readers may help dyslexics read more easily( Library Link of the Day)
New study found out that, e-readers help customers with dyslexia with reading sentences, when those sentences are broken up into short segments.
What is Google Hummingbird?(Phil Bradley's weblog)
The long story short:Google Hummingbird is a major change/update in the "way in which Google interprets and returns search results."
New York spreading wireless access across city(Daily Bits)
The goal of the project, according to New York officials is to create "technology hubs in the city's five boroughs catering to cultural and educational growth as well as low-income residential areas."
OverDrive announces new APIs for Library Circulation(Library Technology Guides)
Overdrive announced brand new Circulation APIs on the OverDrive Developer Portal. With the new Circulation APIs users of approved ILS platforms will be able to request checkouts, downloads, holds, and returns from within their own discovery interface.
Librarian Compiled! New York Public Library Releases Its List of Top 100 Great Children’s Books of the Last Century(INFOdocket)
NYPL released its list compiled by librarians of the "top 100 children’s books of the last century."
The Internet of Everything…(The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's Weblog)
A must see presentation about the upcoming interconnected world of Internet of Everything.
YouTube Launches Free Audio Library With 150 Royalty-Free Tracks( TechCrunch)
YouTube started an audio library with 150 new royalty-tracks, that can be downloaded and remixed.
#Google and hashtags(Phil Bradley's weblog)
Google is going to implement hashtags, but only if the hashtags have been used in Google+ previously.
Organic Food Delivery Service Good Eggs Raises $8.5M Series A From Sequoia Capital (TechCrunch)
Fortunately the new organic food delivery service is available in Brooklyn, so I going to ask one of my friends to give it a try.
Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads(TechCrunch)
"Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads…Web Designer was developed to allow advertisers to easily create HTML5 ads for mobile and desktop"
EDUCAUSE: Five Myths about MOOCs, MOOCs for Blended Learning, and More (INFOdocket by)
A nice set of articles about MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses).
Chicago Public Library to Expand YOUmedia Program in 2014(INFOdocket)
Chicago Public Library got additional $500,000 funding for YOUmedia Program (innovative learning lab/space for teens that teaches tech coding, web design and programming ) to serve 25 % more teens in next year.