Arquivo do mês: julho 2015

With 10,699 books printed, Windsor library’s self-publishing machine is a hit

Sue Perry likens her role at the Windsor Public Library to that of a midwife. Perry runs the main library’s self-publishing Espresso Book Machine which has produced 10,699 books in three years and she hopes to be even busier delivering … Continuar lendo

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Ebook Library Services For Authors. An Alliance of Independent Authors Report

Andrew Lowe, UK indie author and new Watchdog and Partner Member Manager at ALLi, offers an in-depth review of which library services are best for authors. Discoverability is one of the key challenges facing independent authors. How do you get your … Continuar lendo

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How the NY Public Library Crowdsources Digital Innovation

Like most public institutions, the New York Public Library is chronically underfunded. However, shoestring staffing has not slowed the breakneck pace at which NYPL Labs releases new digital projects. NYPL Labs offers a model for public institutions around the country: … Continuar lendo

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Public Libraries Will Operate Tor Exit Nodes to Make the Service More Secure

American libraries are signing up to help grow the Tor network as the team behind the anonymous web browsing protocol seeks to make the service both more secure and faster. It’s a move that’s not out of character for libraries, … Continuar lendo

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7 formas de ponerte en contacto con las bibliotecas sin salir de casa

No hay duda que las bibliotecas, y sus bibliotecarios, están para ayudarte en tus necesidades informativas, de ocio y conocimiento. Las bibliotecas crean sociedades más formadas e informadas a través de sus servicios y atenciones hacia sus usuarios. El trato … Continuar lendo

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Why are librarians hesitant to CANCEL ALL THE JOURNALS?

There’s lots of discussion out there right now in the twitter and blog world concerning Bjorn Brembs’ call to librarians to jumpstart the mass migration to Open Access by essentially unilaterally cancelling all the journals they subscribe to. This act … Continuar lendo

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Does the Copyright Office Belong in a Library? | Peer to Peer Review

It has been a busy time for those of us who watch the doings of the Copyright Office. In addition to releasing a massive report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization, about which I have written here, the Copyright Office … Continuar lendo

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