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2017 Week 1,2,3,4 & 5 : Americans Are Reading Books At Nearly The Same Rate As 15 Years Ago, Free Public Databases, ALA Midwinter 2017: Not Business as Usual, ALA and Google Launch “Ready to Code University” Pilot Program, How to Fix the Internet

Gallup Releases Survey Findings on Americans and Book Reading (Stephen’s Lighthouse) Did you know that Americans are reading books at nearly the same rate as 15 years ago ? “More than one in three (35%) appear to be heavy readers, reading 11 … Continue reading

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Week 49,50,51 & 52: Why Public Libraries Must Use Customer Experience To Improve Services for Their Communities, Deep Web Research and Discovery Resources 2017, Texas A&M University Opens Virtual Learning Lab With zSpace Virtual Reality (VR) Technology, How Employees Shaped Strategy At The New York Public Library, Becoming an Open Library Leader?

Why Public Libraries Must Use Customer Experience To Improve Services for Their Communities ( Library Blogs Buzz Weekly) Customer Experience is often defined as “the product of an interaction between an organization and a customer over the duration of their … Continue reading

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Week 45,46,47 & 48 :California State Library Starts Veterans Connect @ the Library, New Digital Literacy Strategic Brief Released, PLA Publishes The First Project Outcome Annual Report, Linked Data: Building the Future for Libraries, Internet Archive Enhances Its Search Functionality

California State Library Starts Veterans Connect @ the Library   (Library Blogs Buzz Weekly) “The California State Library developed a project to bring Veterans Resource Centers (VRCs) to public libraries in the state. Working in partnership with the California Department … Continue reading

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Week 40,41,42,43 &44 : Only 24% of Americans Approve Moving Books To Make Way For Tech Spaces, Urban Libraries Council Selects 2016 Top Innovators, Alexander Street Is Beta Testing The Open Music Library,User-Designed Libraries?

New PEW Study Shows That Only 24% of Americans Approve Moving Books To Make Way For Tech Spaces ( Library Blogs Buzz Weekly) “Public libraries, many Americans say, should offer programs to teach people digital skills (80% think libraries should definitely … Continue reading

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Week 36,37,38, & 39: Blockchain Is The Technology Behind The Next Generation Of The Internet, Human Centered Design Is Gaining Popularity In Libraries, Join The “Library 2.016: Libraries of the Future” Mini-Conference,Only 17% of Adult Americans Are Digital Ready, EBSCO Develops Stacks, A Turnkey Web Content Management System for Public Libraries

Blockchain Is The Technology Behind The Next Generation Of The Internet ( Library Blogs Buzz Weekly) “What is the blockchain? In this TED talk Don Tapscott is  “demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the … Continue reading

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Week 31,32,33,34 &35: New Helsinki Central Library Designed By Residents, What is the Purpose-Based Library ?Library in Finland Installs Soundproofed Karaoke Booth, NASA With New Web Portal For Research, At The Request of Sno-Isle Libraries OverDrive Develops Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) Model, What is the Decentralized Web?

Helsinki’s New Library is Pretty Cool ( David Lee King) “The new Helsinki Central Library, due to open in 2018, was designed for the urban dwellers of Helsinki by the residents themselves. That’s the reason why the new library will have, among … Continue reading

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Week 27,28,29 &30: Human Libraries Have Real People On Their Bookshelves, Active Shooter Policies In Libraries, ACRL Encourages Open Access Publishing, Amazon Starts Singles Classics, Toronto Public Library Shows Website Searches In Real Time

What do modern libraries loan? Human books [CNN] (Library Link of the Day) “A Human Library is just like a real library but instead of paperbacks and hard covers, we have real people on our bookshelves,” said Ronni Abergel, cofounder of … Continue reading

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