Seattle Public Library Partners with Smashwords and Begins Library’s First-Ever Ebook Self-Publishing Contest ( INFOdocket)
Seattle Public Library decided to start a contest among local writes to support them in self-publishing their works.
Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods
“Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, and items are supplied by a number of partners including Mixee, Sculpteo and 3DLT.“
40 Tech Tools & Tips in 20 Minutes (The Travelin’ Librarian )
Don’t miss this presentation by the innovative Travelin’ Librarian Michael Sauers.
Nebraska: The Omaha Public Library’s Book Bike Hits the Streets For the First Time ( INFOdocket )
The Omaha Public Library book bike transports dozens of books with the help of an attached cart behind the bicycle. “Anyone can check out a book when they see the bike and also make use of it’s mobile wi-fi”
Video: Boise Public Library is Opening a Digital Branch at Boise Airport Later This Month ( INFOdocket)
“When someone approaches the digital branch, they’ll see a table of 29-inch-screen PCs (all touch-screen, no keyboards), all accessing the Internet and loaded with digital content. There will be e-books for kids, magazines for adults, you’ll be able to check your email and you’ll even be able to get a temporary library card right on the spot,” explains Kevin Booe, Boise Public Library director. “Plus, we’re working on a tutorial on how to download e-books or music to your own iPad, Kindle or portable device. But again, this is really about those passengers who may not be accessing our library.”
Reference: Law Library of Congress Releases Indigenous Law Portal (Beta)( INFOdocket)
“We hope all our users find this new resource useful. We still have a long way to go, but we hope you will take a look at our work and send us your feedback. We will complete the United States region in the next few weeks and plan to move on to the aboriginal peoples of Canada in the near future.”
Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon ( TechCrunch)
The new Kobo H2o Aura is quite impressive, versatile and durable e-reader at a very affordable price.
ACRL: Reimagining Information Literacy Competencies (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
“ACRL completed the final document of a new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which its task force will submit to ACRL’s board of directors at its October meeting. Much has changed since ACRL formally adopted the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education in 2000, including the nature of higher education and the responsibility of academic institutions; approaches to learning, pedagogy, and scholarly communication; advances in IT and its ubiquitous use, as well as the globalized information environment; and recognition of the student as a knowledge creator (in addition to a user) and the diversity of formats in which these students create new knowledge (e.g., print and multimedia).”
The Common Core and Academic Librarians (New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
If Common Core Standards in education is something that interests you, you shouldn’t miss this Stephen Abram’s post.
How Much Data is Created Now Every Minute… (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
Did you know that in 1minute Google receives over 4,000,000 search queries and 2,460,000 Facebook users share pieces of content?
NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
The new Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition identifies, “six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies ” for libraries in the next “one to five years, giving library leaders and staff a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.”