By Daniel A. Freeman | We're happy to announce another ALA TechSource Workshop--Using E-Books and E-Readers in Your Library with Sue Polanka.
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By Daniel A. Freeman | Earlier today, Robin Hastings and David Lee King held the second session of their ALA TechSource Workshop Facebook, Twitter and More: Using Social Software in the Library. The following are some of the questions asked during the session. Robin and David will be chiming in via comments, and you can as well.
By Tom Peters | The Google ebookstore (http://books.google.com/ebooks) officially opened on Monday. At launch, Google ebooks are available only in the U.S., but they plan to go international in 2011. On Day One Google claimed to offer the world's largest selection of ebooks, with “...nearly 3 million free ebooks and hundreds of thousands of titles that are ready for purchase.” If and when the dust settles on the Google Book Settlement, those numbers should rise substantially.
By Daniel A. Freeman | ALA TechSource announces the latest in its series of Online Workshops--Library Analytics: Inspiring Positive Action through Web User Data, with Char Booth and Paul Signorelli.
By Cindi Trainor | One of the books I read last year was Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, about a band of high-school hackers who take down the seriously-overstepping, bad-guy Homeland Security Department.
By Daniel A. Freeman | Earlier today, Robin Hastings and David Lee King held the first session of their ALA TechSource Workshop Facebook, Twitter and More: Using Social Software in the Library. The following are some of the questions asked during the session. Robin and David will be chiming in via comments, and you can as well.
By Michael Stephens | Today I’m catching up with some recent reports from Pew Internet and American Life. One of the most recent focuses on “geosocial” applications and it offered some not surprising statistics on who is using services like FourSquare or Gowalla. The report finds “that 4% of online adults use a service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are nearby. On any given day, 1% of internet users are using these services.”
By Marshall Breeding | This column appears in the December 2010 issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter. To read more from Marshall Breeding on mobile library technology and other facets of the library automation industry, you can purchase this issue or subscribe to Smart Libraries Newsletter at http://alatechsource.metapress.com/content/q4330h323727/offerings/
By Michelle Boule | In June, some Georgia librarians launched something new. The Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Library Association’s Professional and Continuing Education IG started the GeorgiaWednesday Webinar Series.