May 18, 2022

Yahoo Releases Survey Findings About Americans and Their Tablets

Tablet computers are quickly becoming the tool many use to access the web, play games, and the preferred tool to read ebooks. Here are some new survey results that Yahoo has made available that look at tablet usage and users in the United States. via Yahoo Andecdotal: A recent Yahoo survey reveals some interesting tablet […]

Open Online Education: MIT and Harvard Announce edX Collaboration

From MIT News: Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners. [Clip] The technological platform recently established by MITx, which will serve as the foundation for the new […]

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Debuts RFID Self-Checkout System

From RFIDNews: The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, New York has started using a self-checkout system that makes use of RFID technology, according to a local news report. In the past, if patrons wanted to check out a book or CD, they had to wait for a librarian to do it for them. With […]

Digital Preservation: DuraSpace Offers DuraCloud Access To Internet2 Members

From a DuraSpace Announcement: DuraSpace and Internet2 announced today at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting that Internet2 members now have automatic access to DuraCloud, a trusted service for archiving and managing content in the cloud featuring one-click creation of many copies, in multiple locations with several providers. DuraCloud is the first Internet2 NET+ community-developed […]

Forecast: 80% of Tablet App Downloads Will Be from Games, Digital Publishing, Social Networking, and E-Commerce Categories in 2016

From ABI Research: iPad and Android media tablet users have become and will remain avid app users over the next five years, averaging more than 31 downloads per year per media tablet. A new market intelligence study on emerging tablet applications found that 11 of the 13.7 billion app downloads forecasted for iPad and Android […]

Dropbox Adds New Feature, Share Direct Links to Items or Folders

From the Dropbox Blog: Once you’ve saved that video of your niece’s birthday party to Dropbox, just make a link to send to grandma and she can simply watch online — no download required! This saves you the hassle of having to re-upload or attach it to an email. Anyone with the link gets access […]

New From Cross Ref Labs: First Public Release of “pdf-extract”

From the CrossTech Blog: CrossRef Labs is happy to announce the first public release of “pdf-extract” an open source set of tools and libraries for extracting citation references (and, eventually, other semantic metadata) from PDFs. We first demonstrated this tool to CrossRef members at our annual meeting last year. See the pdf-extract labs page for […]

Loveland (Colorado) Public Library Wins Award For Its Use of Cloud Computing

Congrats! From a Wyse Technologies News Release: Wyse Technology today announced that IDG’s Computerworld Honors program has named Colorado’s Loveland Public Library as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. [Clip] Loveland Public Library is using Wyse cloud client computing solutions to […]

Video Presentation: Goodreads VP on “The Mechanics of Book Recommendation Engines”

A presentation by Kyusik Chung from Goodreads at the Booknet Canada Technology Forum that took place in Toronto a little over a month ago From the Program: Kyusik Chung, VP of Business Development at Goodreads and co-founder of Discovereads, takes us behind the scenes and explains how book recommendation engines work. Learn about the different […]

Gartner Says Worldwide Media Tablets Sales to Reach 119 Million Units in 2012

From the Gartner Web Site: Worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to total 118.9 million units in 2012, a 98 percent increase from 2011 sales of 60 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Apple’s iOS continues to be the dominant media tablet operating system (OS), as it is projected to account for […]