August 30, 2014

New Issue Alert: The Code4Lib Journal (Issue 17) Now Online

Direct to Complete Full Text TOC Articles Include: Editorial Introduction Tim Lepczyk Tools for Reducing and Managing Link Rot in LibGuides Wilhelmina Randtke and Matthew D. Burrell Discovering Digital Library User Behavior with Google Analytics Kirk Hess Using Semantic Web Technologies to Collaboratively Collect and Share User-Generated Content in Order to Enrich the Presentation of […]

Preprint Article: Why Some Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World

Title Why Some Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World Author Trina J. Magi University of Vermont Source College & Research Libraries Anticipated for Publication: September 2013 Abstract For decades, academic librarians have provided individual research consultations for students. There is little information, however, about why students schedule consultations, the […]

New Media Consortium Releases: “NMC Releases the Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition”

From a News Release/Summary: Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving educators, school administrators, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The report is sponsored by the HP Sustainability […]

National Federation of the Blind Tells Secretary of State Clinton That Kindle Does Not Meet Needs of Blind/Print Disabled

UPDATE: Rob Pegoraro has tweeted that Wednesday’s Kindle Learning Initiative event at the State Dept. has been CANCELLED.  No reason given. We’ve contacted the State Department and had no info to share. They said a news release might be coming later. Last week we posted about a no-bid contract between Amazon.com and the U.S. State […]

What’s New? Apple iOS 6 and OS X (Mountain Lion) Preview Sites Now Online

There is a massive amount of coverage of today’s Apple World Wide Developers Conference keynote presentation online. We’ve rounded several reports below. One of the highlights of the event was a preview of iOS 6 that’s set for release this Fall. In the past hour, Apple has released a preview site for you to get […]

More Than 6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online, Change Yours ASAP

Better safe than sorry! Change your password ASAP. Coverage 1. LinkedIn investigating reports that 6.46 million hashed passwords have leaked online (via The Verge) 2. Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online (via News.com) 3. Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked – take action NOW (via Sophos)

Reference: Final Version of NIST’s Guide to Cloud Computing Now Available

Title Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations Publisher NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies) Full Text (81 pages; PDF) Background via FedScoop: NIST releases final version of cloud computing guide Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations (Special Publication 800-146), NIST’s general guide to cloud computing, explains systems in plain language and provides recommendations for information technology […]

Handy! Reference: Compare Streaming Media Devices and Content Platforms With New Chart

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Say hello to The Ultimate Streaming Media Device Guide: 2012. It’s color chart making it easy to compare basic specs for 12 streaming media devices and content platforms. Compiled and edited by Dan Rayburn, Principle Analyst at Frost and Sullivan and EVP at StreamingMedia.com. From Dan’s Blog Post: Today, at the broadband device pavilion on […]

Accessibility: The NY Times Releases Screen Reader Friendly Version of Site (Prototype)

From the Beta620 Blog: We already provide (via the National Federation for the Blind) “newspaper by phone,” a text-to-speech reader that is accessed nearly 30,000 times a month. How many people might we be able to reach if our Web site was truly accessible? With nytimes.com/accessible, we’re hoping to find out. /accessible reorganizes the structure […]

Research Preprint: Are e-Readers Suitable Tools For Scholarly Work?

The following article has been accepted for publication in Online Information Review. Title Are e-Readers Suitable Tools For Scholarly Work? Authors Siegfried Schomisch GESIS Liebniz Institute for Social Sciences Maria Zens Philipp Mayr Source via arXiv Summary This paper aims to offer insights into the usability, acceptance and limitations of e-readers with regard to the […]