Week 46: The Internet of Things and Libraries, David Rothman : Top Six Library Issues, Microsoft Office Comes To iOS For Free, Google Calendar Improves Scheduling

EDUCAUSE Publishes “Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2014″ ( INFOdocket)
Did you know that  the majority of the surveyed students say they learn best with a blend of online and face-to-face work and the report shows 75% of students study in a partial online environment?

The Internet of Things and Libraries… (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
A cool presentation from Lee Rainee from the Pew research Center Internet Project.

Columbia University: Beta Release of New Digital Library Collections Website Goes Live
( INFOdocket)
“Columbia University Libraries / Information Systems is pleased to announce the beta launch of our new Digital Library Collections website.The new site combines into one platform the digital content and metadata from many of our digital special collections projects and online exhibitions. Until now, all of our digital projects’ content has been managed within separate, standalone web/database applications and discoverable only in that context.”

The top six library issues – from the Amazon threat to the need for a national digital library endowment ( LLRX)
“Long time public library advocate David Rothman shares what he identifies as the Six Big Issues for libraries, and a related discussion about each. ”

Apps for Librarians: digital literacy with mobile apps ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Nicole Henning shares some tips on using mobile apps for digital literacy.

Penn Libraries Adds Records and Direct Links For 2 Million Titles From HathiTrust to Library Catalog ( INFOdocket)
Joining HathiTrust doesn’t come without benefits, if 4 years later the University of Pennsylvania Libraries readers are “able to search, read, and download” 35% of HathiTrust’s archived content (public-domain e-books) directly from the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Google Calendar Wants To Help Make Scheduling Simpler ( ReadWriteWeb)
“New updates make it simple to create events right from emails, like vacations or flight plans, and a “schedule view,” pulls photos from places you’re going and illustrates different events with graphics like cocktails for happy hours on your calendar.” In addition,  new suggestions, “which Google calls “assists,” will predict different events and people you’ll be meeting up with, and learn your behavior overtime.”

“Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age” – Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age…11.04. (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
Listen to Cory Doctorow’s interview on NPR: Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age

LibraryThing for Libraries answers: What Do I Read Next? (Library Technology Guides)
If your library is a subscriber to LibraryThing for Libraries’ Catalog Enhancement Package, your customers will be able to see book recommendations by the “same author, similar authors, genres and more, all based on the library’s current holdings. ”

Types of 3D Printing: Fused Deposition Modeling (ALA TechSource Blog )
This is the second post of a series of posts by Jason Griffey’s.

Microsoft Office Comes To iOS For Free ( ReadWriteWeb)
Big news for all Apple customers: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are now freely available on iOS .

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