Week 43: The Economist Looks Into the Future of the Book,Neil Gaiman on Libraries,How Google Works, Anonabox Promises to Keep You Anonymous On The Internet

Friday Video: Neil Gaiman on libraries and imagination (The Travelin’ Librarian)
As always Neil Gaiman is sooo cool!

New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery(New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
“As faculty members and students find new ways to locate scholarly research, a new report encourages college and university libraries to re-evaluate whether their efforts to connect users with content are money well-spent. The challenge comes from the nonprofit research organization Ithaka S+R, which promotes innovative forms of teaching and scholarly communication”

Publishing: The Economist Publishes an Online Essay About the Future of the Book (INFOdocket)

“There will be new experiments in storytelling, new genres born of the electronic age, and new authors who never would have been discovered in a print-only world. But there will also go on being lots of books in print—many of which may be more pleasant to hold, feel and own than ever before.”

NY Times: “Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time? (INFOdocket)
“The answer, researchers say, is not yet entirely clear. “We know how children learn to read,” said Kyle Snow, the applied research director at the National Association for the Education of Young Children. “But we don’t know how that process will be affected by digital technology.”

Libraries – Academic Freedom and Balanced Copyright…10.13.14(The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
Take a look at this post to learn how to maintain ” a  balanced copyright ecosystem in your library” .

How Google Works…10.14.14 (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
You really don’t want to miss this presentation.

An App That Lets You Converse With The Deaf, No Sign Language Necessary ( TechCrunch)
The new  Transcense app “works by catching conversations from the voices of different individuals and assigning them a color bubble so the deaf person knows who said what. It works with a distributed microphone system on all the devices using the app so that it can distinguish each person from another. It then translates those words and starts jotting them down in real time on the app. ”

Tiny Box Promises To Keep You Anonymous On The Internet (ReadWriteWeb)
The new  $45 Anonabox is an open-source router that reroutes your Internet traffic through the anonymous network Tor .

Dig DC, a New Online Digital Archive From the DC Public Library (District of Columbia History) (INFOdocket )
Dig DC is the new  digital archive build by DC Public Library on the digital asset management system CONTENTdm, which includes the Washingtoniana collections and the Black Studies Center at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. and the Peabody Room at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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