Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

Apple has changed the way that ebooks are accessed on its devices
Publishing is living in a world not of its own making

A Google a Day has been around for a few months now but here's an article about how it relates to libraries.
Teaching Search Engine Literacy with A Google A Day

New York scheme for 143,000 kids to work off library fines: Read

Lots and lots of librarians are chronicling their week over at:

And finally, this is a survey that the ALA is asking members of student chapters to take.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

OCLC releases new membership research report: Seeking Synchronicity: Revelations and Recommendations for Virtual Reference

Library closures challenged in court

Open-Access Advocate Is Arrested for Huge Download

Textbook Rentals Come to the Kindle: Probably Not a Money-Saver

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

An overview of a report about how the Internet affects our brains.
Is the Internet Bad for Our Brains? The Answer Is Subtle and Complex, But Quite Reassuring

Free As in Libraries, But Libraries Are Not Free

New e-book option!
Open Library offers libraries a third choice for eBooks

This could be a really great professional resource, once it gets going! We should all commit!

Here’s a nifty image ‘milkshake’ put together by a librarian. Lots of pretty books!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

This was a quiet news week (maybe everyone is recovering from the conference?) but here are a couple stories.

A man in Florida thinks the librarians in his county should be fired, which obviously got librarians riled up. There are comments at this link and Annoyed Librarian also wrote a response.

Since this week is so short, here is a collection of awesome librarian blogs for further reading, put together by Salem Press.

Have a great Fourth of July!