April 20, 2018

Live On the Web in 45 Minutes (Noon EDST): CCC Webinar on Google Book Settlement

You can learn more and register (free) on this page. Through lively discussion, copyright expert Lois Wasoff and Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally will analyze this highly-anticipated decision, what it means for those affected by the proposed settlement and what is likely to happen next. About Lois Wasoff: Lois F. Wasoff has established a legal […]

"The Shiny New Evernote Web: Redesigned Interface, Expanded Note Sharing Options and More"

From an the Evernote “Noteworthy” Blog: Over the past several months, we’ve released major updates to our four most popular versions: Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android. Today, we’re excited to unveil the fifth newly redesigned member of the Evernote family, Evernote Web. [Clip] The most obvious change you’ll notice in Evernote Web is the entirely […]

"Four UCSD Libraries to Close in Consolidation Move"

From a San Diego Union-Tribune by Pat Flynn: Four University of California San Diego libraries, including that of the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, are slated to be closed and their collections consolidated into other campus libraries in a cost-cutting move. “Scripps has a library that is 100-years old and recognized as the leading collection […]

New Report: Social Media and Kids: Some Benefits, Some Worries (Full Text)

From an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) News Release: Pediatricians are adding another topic to their list of questions for visits with school-aged and adolescent patients: Are you on Facebook?  Recognizing the increasing importance of all types of media in their young patients’ lives, pediatricians often hear from parents who are concerned about their children’s […]

"Sunscreen, Wolfram|Alpha, and Facts: The Ultimate Beach Essentials"

From the Wolfram|Alpha Blog: While we were nestled by our office heaters, drinking Swiss Miss, and dreaming of the bright sunshine, [the W|A hq is located in Champaign, IL] we developed a few new tools in Wolfram|Alpha that give you facts on how to keep your skin healthy while enjoying the Sun. To get started, […]

"Introducing Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web, and Amazon Cloud Player for Android"

From the News Release: Amazon.com today announced the launch of Amazon Cloud Drive (www.amazon.com/clouddrive), Amazon Cloud Player for Web (www.amazon.com/cloudplayer) and Amazon Cloud Player for Android (www.amazon.com/cloudplayerandroid). Together, these services enable customers to securely store music in the cloud and play it on any Android phone, Android tablet, Mac or PC, wherever they are. Customers […]

New Preprint (Full Text): "Adoption of E-Book Readers among College Students: A Survey"

The article will appear (TBA) in Information Technology and Libraries from the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). Author: Nancy M. Foasberg Title: Humanities Librarian Affiliation: Queens College, City University of New York From the Abstract: To learn whether e-book readers have become widely popular among college students, this study surveys students at one large, […]

New York City: "Three Renowned Research Libraries Join Forces To Better Serve Users"

From an NYPL News Release: The New York Public Library and the libraries of Columbia University and New York University—three renowned research institutions all on the island of Manhattan—have launched an initiative to expand collections and better serve their users. The collaboration, dubbed the Manhattan Research Library Initiative, or MaRLI, will help the institutions increase […]

A New Online Community From Credo Reference: "Libraries Thriving"

We always like to hear about vendors taking an active role in helping libraries share info, learn marketing skills, and improving how we communicate our value and impact. Kudos to Credo Reference! Credo Reference announces the launch of a new online community, Libraries Thriving (http://www.librariesthriving.org), a space dedicated to communicating the value of libraries and […]