December 11, 2017

Info Tech: The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition Released Today

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From the New Media Consortium: The NMC and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies […]

New Data Analysis From Pew: “Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015″

From the Pew Research Center: A new analysis of 15 years-worth of data highlights several key trends: For some groups, especially young adults, those with high levels of education, and those in more affluent households, internet penetration is at full saturation levels. For other groups, such as older adults, those with less educational attainment, and […]

New Data From Pew: Internet Adoption in US Among Lower-Access Groups Hits Record Levels, But Digital Gaps Persist

From the Pew Research Center: For young adults, Americans with high education levels, and those in relatively affluent households, internet penetration nears full saturation levels, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 15 years of data on internet adoption. The report finds that, in 2000, 70% of those ages 18-29 used the internet, […]

News Roundup

1. Credo Survey: Faculty Teach Information Literacy in Response to Lack of Student Skills 2. hoopla Adds Material from DC Comics 3. Scribd Acquires Librify (via PW) 4. FollettNow Exclusive Distributor of Playaway Launchpad 5. OverDrive to Present the Future of eBook Lending at National Library Conference 6. Boopsie Launches “Top 20 Books” Channel on […]

San Jose Public Library to Expand to Six-Day Schedule July 11

From the San Jose Mercury News: All 22 San Jose Public Library branches, including the Berryessa branch, will be open six days per week beginning Saturday, July 11. [Clip] In April, San Jose City Council approved Mayor Sam Liccardo’s proposal for restoring the six-day schedule. Since then, the library has been recruiting staff and making […]

LibraryThing Posts Sneak Peek of TinyCat, a New Online Catalog for “Tiny” Libraries

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A new post on the LibraryThing blog provides a sneak peek at TinyCat, a new online catalog that Tim, Abby, and the rest of the LibraryThing team are formally releasing at ALA TinyCat is designed for “tiny” libraries (collections of less than 10,000 titles) while LibraryThing for Libraries is marketed to public and academic libraries. […]

Harvard’s Widener Library Celebrates Celebrates Its 100th Birthday

From the Harvard Crimson: Widener Library was dedicated in memory of Harvard graduate Harry E. Widener, Class of 1907, in 1915 when his mother earned naming rights to the building after a donation of nearly $2 million and 400 books—a gift that Sarah E. Thomas, vice president of the Harvard Library, called the “nucleus” of […]

Fine Art: Boston Public Library Releases Findings in Year-Long Review of the BPL Print Collection

From the Boston Public Library: Today, the Boston Public Library announced the results of the Print Department Report, a BPL commissioned year-long external review of the BPL Print Collection. Launched in June 2014 and conducted by Simmons College Professor Dr. Martha Mahard, the four-volume report evaluates inventory control and the current physical arrangement of the […]

Collaboration: Archives at 15 California St. University Campuses to Digitize Nearly 10,000 Japanese American Internment Documents and Oral Histories

From California State University, Dominguez Hills: The National Park Service has awarded a two-year $321,554 grant to California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Archives and Special Collections to serve as principal investigator on a collaborative project between archives at 15 CSU campuses to digitize nearly 10,000 documents and more than 100 oral histories related to […]

Collaboration: Library and Archives Canada & University of Ottawa Sign Memorandum of Understanding

From Today’s Announcement: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the University of Ottawa will collaborate in several key areas over the next five years to share expertise, knowledge and technology as well as support research and outreach initiatives. This unique agreement—the first of its kind signed with a Canadian university—was announced today by Librarian and […]