April 17, 2014

Social Media: Twitter Passes 100 Million Active Users, 40% Only "Listen" (aka Don't Tweet or RT)

This blog post from Twitter says that of those 100 million active users 40%* simply “log-in and listen.” In other words, just because your posts are being retweeted doesn’t mean they are not being read. This is similar to talk radio where a very small percentage of listeners ever call in and chat on the […]

Now Available: C&RL News (September 2011, 72.8)

College and Research Library News (C&RL News) Direct to Complete Table Of Contents  (September 2011, Vol. 72. No. 8) Selected Articles “In the spirit of Benjamin Franklin: 13 virtues of the next-gen librarian” by Andy Burkhardt, Catherine R. Johnson, and Carissa Tomlinson Full Text Full Text (PDF) “Teaching with graduate instructors: Tips for a successful partnership” by Kacy […]

Recently Made Available by Library and Archives Canada: Launch of "Census of Canada, 1871"

From the LAC Web Site: The 1871 census marked the first regularly scheduled collection of national statistics, and Library and Archives Canada is now pleased to make its results available online. Researchers can access digitized images of original census returns featuring the name, age, country or province of birth, nationality, religion, and occupation of Canada’s […]

Online Database: IUPUI Library, Indianapolis Recorder Partnership Puts 106 Years of Black History Online

From Indiana University: A digitization project of the University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, done in collaboration with the nationally recognized Indianapolis Recordernewspaper, makes available online 106 years of black history. Indianapolis Recorder Publisher Emeritus Carolene Mays granted IUPUI University Library copyright permission to create a comprehensive online archive of the Recorder. The full-text […]

New Research: Changing Demographics of Tablet and eReader Owners in the US

Paul Biba at TeleRead alerts us to a study that was recently released by Nielsen looking the demographics of tablet and ereader owners in the USA. From the Nielsen Web Site: In the U.S., as recently as last Summer, tablet and eReader owners tended to be male and on the younger side. But according to […]

Academic Libraries: "UNM [U. of New Mexico] Libraries Still Appeal to Students"

From the New Mexico Daily Lobo: Despite stores such as Borders and Newsland closing up shop, UNM’s Zimmerman Library still has plenty of chapters left in an increasingly digital world. UNM Libraries associate dean Nancy Dennis said that 1.8 million people visited UNM’s four libraries last year, and Zimmerman topped the list. “We’re already seeing […]

Publishers & British Library Agree Framework Licence Agreement For Document Delivery Outside of UK to Non-Commercial Researchers

From the British Library: The British Library and the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) have agreed a framework licence agreement to be entered into directly between individual publishers and the British Library. It governs the supply of copies of articles from the British Library’s Document Supply Service to non-commercial end users […]

New Member: UConn (University of Connecticut) Libraries Join HathiTrust

From a UConn News Release: The UConn Libraries have become the newest member of HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating to compile a massive digital library of published scholarship. [Clip] “Membership in the HathiTrust takes full advantage of what the Internet Archive and Google Books have done, and places […]

Google Releases Blogger App for iOS

Google has just released an official iOS app for posting and updating material with Blogger. The 1.2MB app is free and is available in 28 languages. English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian It […]

Google Acquires Zagat and Google: Your Online Wine Merchant

More content for Mountain View! From Search Engine Land: Google is buying the venerable Zagat survey, which is the original local reviews provider and has been in business for more than 30 years. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Rumor had it that Zagat has been “on the block” informally for some time as the […]