Week: 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,& 26: LearningExpress Joins EBSCO, Innovative Launches Mobile Worklists, San Francisco Public Library The First 10 Gigabit Library

Gale supports public libraries with new Digital Early Literacy Resource (Library Technology Guides)
“Partnering with Miss Humblebee LLC., Gale has co-developed a robust product tailored specifically to the public library user, which includes the assessment tools libraries need to measure their impact on early literacy development in their communities.”

LearningExpress becomes Part of EBSCO Information Services (Library Technology Guide)
Learning Express, the popular standardized test preparation database in  public libraries is now part of EBSCO.

Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
It is hard to argue with Commoncraft :)…libraries and librarians have always been able to provide quality information in different formats.

Innovative launches Mobile Worklists in new cloud architecture
(Library Technology Guide)
The new cloud based version of Mobile Worklists includes the ability to “create and track lists of materials, scan barcodes with the mobile-device’s camera, share lists in Sierra for editing or updating in real time, and more”

Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty ( TechCrunch )
“Amazon wants parents to buy Kindles for their children and is today launching a discounted “Kindle for Kids Bundle” to encourage them to do so. This new package includes the combination of a Kindle e-reader, a durable cover, and an extended warranty on the device which protects against spills and drops. The Bundle is being sold for $99, which is a savings of $39.98″

The Free Ebook Foundation has launched (Library Technology Guide)
Unglue, a crowd-source ebook distribution platform and GITenberg  open source publisher of ebooks in the public domain have joined together in a new non-profit corporation called “The Free Ebook Foundation”.

San Francisco Public Library Becomes First 10 Gigabit Library in U.S.
( INFOdocket )
“San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), and the City and County of San Francisco announced today that they have collaborated to provide unprecedented direct connection at 10 gigabits per second access speed to CENIC’s California Research and Education Network (CalREN) and from there to the world.”

Library Simplified to Increase Access to ebooks from Libraries
(The Lone wolf Librarian  INFOdocket )
The Library Simplified initiative to expand the adoption of ebooks and reduce acquisition costs must be followed and supported.


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