December 14, 2017

The Internet Archive Raises $1 Million and Adds a Lot of Information During 2012

Congrats and Thank You to Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive Team! From Brewster’s IA Blog Post: Thanks to the generous support of our users we raised $250,000 in donations during the month of December, and with the 3-to-1 match from one of our donors that gives us $1,000,000!  We raised enough to purchase 4 […]

Lake Superior State U. Releases 38th Annual List of Banished Words

From LSSU: The list, compiled from nominations sent to LSSU throughout the year, is released each year on New Year’s Eve. It dates back to Dec. 31, 1975, when former LSSU Public Relations Director Bill Rabe  and some colleagues cooked up the whimsical idea to banish overused words and phrases from the language. They issued […]

Pew Internet Releases New Findings About Mobile Access to Library Services and Library Web Sites

From the Latest Pew Internet Report, Mobile Connections to Libraries: Some 13% of those ages 16 and older have visited library websites or otherwise accessed library services by mobile device. This is the first reading in a national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project on this subject. An earlier survey […]

Article: “Using a LibGuide to Track and Deliver Mobile Access”

Title Using a LibGuide to Track and Deliver Mobile Access Author Rochelle Ballard Digital Resources Coordinator, Princeton University Source Trends and Issues in Library Information Technology December 2012 From The Article Testing mobile access can be a challenge. Most of us own at least one mobile device. However, I wanted to test access on a […]

Colorado: “New Boulder Public Library Rule: No Unattended Children Under Age 12″

From The Daily Camera (Boulder): The Boulder Public Library’s new rules of conduct don’t allow children under the age of 12 to be alone in the library. Library officials say they developed the new rule, which will go into effect Wednesday, because some parents leave young children by themselves in the children’s section while the […]

Atlanta: An Old Library Building Becomes a New Home For Atlanta Couple

From USA Today: When most folks look at a library, they just see a library. But when Atlanta residents Randy Brazee and Jonathan Huff first saw an old library building for sale, they immediately saw a home. Their home. “The first time I walked into this space, I knew right away,” Brazee recalls with a […]

Useful! Siri: The Ultimate Guide

Rene Ritchie at iMore has put together a wonderful reference resource that includes video demos and plenty of screenshots, that can help users get the most out of Apple’s Siri. From setting alarms, creating calendar events, searching the web, use Wolfram|Alpha, and MUCH more. You can access the guide on the iMore web site.

Books: Goodreads Posts Year-End Facts and Stats

In a recent blog post and infographic Goodreads shares some year-end numbers. Highlights Goodreads claims to have have 13 million members. That’s double the amount they had a year ago. Their database passed the 20 million reviews mark Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was the most reviewed book of 2012 with 22,383 reviews Here’s the Complete […]

Now Available: Mobile Scheduler App For 2013 ALA Midwinter in Seattle

Access the Scheduler App Direct to Android App (via Google Play) Direct to iOS App (Web App) Direct to 2013 ALA Midwinte Mobile Web Site via ALA: Highlights of the Scheduler include: multiple ways to browse sessions; an easy-to-create personal schedule that can be shared publicly or kept private; tailored lists of recommendations; ease of […]

Fast Facts: Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 315.1 Million on New Year’s Day

From a U.S. Census Announcement: As our nation prepares to begin the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected that on  Jan. 1, 2013, the total United States population will be 315,091,138. This represents an increase of 2,272,462, or 0.73 percent, from New Year’s Day 2012 and an increase of 6,343,630, or 2.05 percent, […]