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  1. Read for Later- Facebook Live, The Next Rembrandt, and Our Future Debts

    There’s a lot of Facebook info this week and the coverage spans Books, Publishing, and Media, The Internet, and even Artificial Intelligence headings. Maybe that will keep you reading through to the end of this week’s compilation. Maybe. Along the way you ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/11/2016 - 15:32 - Libraries Transform

  2. Read for Later- More Subscription Services, the Dark Web, and Millennials' Expectations

    Media and demographics. That’s where the news seemed to align this week. And some interesting pieces about the internet, including the dark web, the evolution of Snapchat, and challenge of web site annotations.   You can always check out the Center's ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/04/2016 - 21:08 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later- What Happened To Our Friend Tay, Credentialing in Higher Education, and Sephora's (and our) Future Spaces

    Microsoft’s teen-focused chatbot Tay brought a critical eye to artificial intelligence this week. Streaming content (television and music) showed its potential in two new reports. And some interesting stories about credentialing in education. And please r ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/28/2016 - 14:48 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later- Millennials and Generation K, Artifical Intelligence and Education, and Pizza and Robots

    There’s been another uptick in subscribers to the newsletter version of this post – thank you and welcome! – and so I just wanted to share a bit of the thinking behind this effort.   Part of our strategy at the Center for the Future of Libraries is to kee ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/21/2016 - 16:08 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later- Artifical Intelligence, Chief Data Scientists, and the Future of Malls

    We lost an hour this week (things were so much easier when I lived in Arizona), but that doesn’t mean we lost any bit of news. Artificial intelligence breakthroughs, virtual reality’s continuing expansion, a growing focus on the power of data, and concern ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/14/2016 - 16:50 - Libraries Transform

  6. Read for Later- Voice Command, Apps, Food, and Virtual Reality

    Voice. Hands free. Livestreaming. Oh, and a cluster about Food- let’s just make that its own heading from now on. And Virtual Reality – if it makes it to McDonald’s and roller coasters, you know it’s for real.   And a Happy Teen Tech Week! Thanks to YALSA ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/07/2016 - 17:59 - Libraries Transform

  7. Read for Later- Apple and Encryption, Teens and Apps, and the Future of News

    So, there’s been a recent uptick in subscribers to the newsletter  version of this post – thank you! – and it makes me think it might be a good time to review the reasoning behind this effort.   About six months ago, Keith Fiels, ALA’s executive director, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/22/2016 - 14:06 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later- Water Innovation, Teens Are All Right, and Urbanization

    This week’s news featured several stories caught at the intersection of multiple trends. Privacy (or surveillance) and the internet of things. Urbanization and income inequality. So apologies if you find stories that would have been better filed under dif ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/15/2016 - 21:14 - Libraries Transform

  9. Read for Later- Senior Renters, Online Charters, Under-Connected Families, and Near- and Long-Term Trends in Higher Ed

    One of the things that amazes me as I set about scanning through the week’s news is the amazing number of research reports that are available. This week highlights some of those, including the new NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition, Mak ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/08/2016 - 14:01 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later- Machine Learning in Games, Computer Science in the Classroom, and Streaming Media at Sundance

    This was another one of those weeks where two stories – Google’s machine learning system AlphaGo and the Obama administration’s push for computer science in schools – seemed to be covered everywhere. Along with those two big stories, there were interestin ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/01/2016 - 15:37 - Libraries Transform