Week 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,&35: GPO Looking to Digitize Federal Register and Related Material From 1936-1994, Almost Half of Americans Do Not Know If Their Library Lends E-books, The 24 Most Popular Cloud Apps at Work

The 24 most popular cloud apps used at work ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse )
I am certain that at least one out of the mainstream 24 apps is used in almost every office in the US.

GPO Looking to Digitize Federal Register and Related Material From 1936-1994 (2.1 Million Pages), ( INFOdocket )
Government Printing Office ( GPO)  “is undertaking an effort to digitize Federal Register related material including all daily issues, indexes, and Codification Guide/List of CFR Sections Affected from 1936 through 1994.Deliverables include master files in JPEG2000 format, searchable PDF files with embedded OCR text, and associated metadata.”

What Exactly Is The “Internet of Things”? ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse )
We will be leaving in an increasingly more connected world, where mnore everyday objects will be connected to the Internet.

40 Social media statistics (Phil Bradley’s weblog)
Did you know that nearly half of the world’s population (7.357 Billion) are Global Active Internet Users ? More interesting stats from Phil Bradley’s post.

New Pew Report: “Libraries at the Crossroads”, Includes Data About Ebook Usage ( INFOdocket )
“It is still the case, though, that almost half of Americans ages 16 and over (46%) do not know if their local library lends e-books. At least 90% of public libraries have e-book lending programs, according to the American Library Association. Those between the ages of 50 and 64 and those with lower levels of educational attainment are a bit more likely to be unaware of e-books for loan.”

Building an Award-Winning Digital Archive with the Kansas City Public Library (The Lone Wolf Librarian)
All former VTLS ( Virtua ) customers and current Innovative Interfaces customers interested in building their digital archive should take a look at this presentation.

The Future of Library and Information Science Education: A Global Perspective  (The Lone Wolf Librarian)
A must see presentation by Clara Chu, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Top trends in academic libraries: ACRL ( ACRL)
The 
ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee focused “on the following large categories within higher education: data, device neutral digital services, evolving openness in higher education, student success initiatives, competency-based learning, altmetrics, and digital humanities.”

 

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