Week 43&44:Queens,Library Will Lend 5000 Google Tablets, Presentations From Second Designing Libraries Coneference,The New Library Patron ?

Queens Library Will Begin Lending Google Nexus 7 Tablets To Cardholders Later This Month; 5,000 Tablets Set To Circulate (INFOdocket)
I am proud to announce that Queens Library will start circulating 5000 Nexus Google tablets to community libraries affected by Hurricane Sandy (Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway). The Android app we build is very intuitive and customer friendly.

EBSCO Forms ILS partnership with Aurora Information Technology (Library Technology Guides)
EBSCO and Aurora Information Technology, an Australian company for Library Management System (LMS) research are joining forcec to "enable EBSCO Discovery Service to be seamlessly integrated into Aurora IT's LMS system"

Google Webmaster Tools Now Highlights Security Issues(Search Engine Watch)
"A new section within Webmaster Tools offers a portal for "Security Issues" to alert webmasters when they have a security issue or evidence that a site has been hacked, as well as give more detailed information on the nature of the issue."

Gale Introducing Usage-Driven Acquisition Purchase Model for Virtual Reference Library Titles(INFOdocket )
With the new Usage-Driven Acquisition Purchase Model libraries will be able to purchase e-books based on real-time usage.

New Online: Presentations from 2nd Annual Designing Libraries For the 21st Century Conference(INFOdocket )
I wouldn't miss this post, considering how much design these days plays a key role in the user experience.

Digital Public Library of America announces million-dollar grant to train public librarians in digital technologies (Library Technology Guides)
$990,195 grant was awarded to the Digital Public Library of America from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a system to train public libraries in digital technologies.

Video: A Brief Look at the The Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab (North Carolina State U.(INFOdocket)
The librarians at North Carolina State University really got creative with the new Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab, where professors and students can simulate real time environments for their classes.

PEW: The New Library Patron(NewStephen'sLighthouse)
The library services wishlist of the "new" library patron is requesting quite traditional services like "quiet room", "more resources to do research" and " job assistance".

Amazon.com Launches New Program That Provides Readers With Early Access to Some Books(INFOdocket)
Kindle users are now offered Kindle First, a new program that gives customers access to one per-selected popular Kindle book a month in advance of the official release. The service is $1.99 per month and free for Prime members.

New Reference Resource: Global Health and Human Rights Database(INFOdocket)
"Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University in Washington DC have launched the Global Health and Human Rights Database. The Database is a fully searchable online database of more than 1000 judgments, constitutions and international instruments on the intersection between health and human rights."

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