- Library head Daniel Caron resigns as $170,000 in expenses found.
- White House Rolls Out New Rules to Open Up Government Data.
- CSA guidebook: the CSA is suing Mr. Knight and his son, Gordon, for violating copyright.
- What’s the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, Smashwords research suggests.
- Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’.
- In Nook, Microsoft sees a chance to compete against Amazon and Apple.
- PBS MediaShift starts publishing ebooks; first topics: cord-cutting and self-publishing.
- Amazon Publishing launches Kindle Love Stories podcast, focused on romance books.
**crossposted at Literature Reviews for Library Techs**
It is beneficial to get youth involved in the library culture. In fact, if we accept that it is important to shape people when they are young, it is essential. How do we go about fostering this? What programs should be provided? How do we go about attracting youth? The purpose of this post is to explore what the library literature says about the development of youth programs at public libraries
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- Five Online Communities changing the way publishers interact with readers.
- How to archive for the future? Daniel Caron and Eric Mechoulan at Berkman.
- Wikipedia is now drawing facts from the Wikidata repository, and so can you.
- collectionHQ expands collection development tools to eBook titles.
- Court backs artist in Rasta case: less copyright control for image owners?
- Dear Diary: the role of a personal journal in the digital age.
- It’s never too late to turn in those overdue books: Books returned to Toronto library, 200 years overdue.
On April 7, 2013, 11 members of the Fraser Valley LTAS chapter met at the White Spot in Aldergrove and held a discussion in round table format. The topic? Share something interesting that’s going on: are you going to or presenting at any conferences? Is anything happening at work? How are school and/or practicums going? Continue reading
- Why digital book publishers are starting to embrace data.
- Librarians respond to the launch of the Digital Public Library.
- On big data, the Boston Marathon and civil liberties.
- Tumblr CEO David Karp says at least 70 users have turned blogging into book deals.
- Canada clears Random House-Penguin merger.
- Apple sought iBooks recommendation deal with Goodreads, was blocked by Amazon purchase.
- The increasing popularity of Mysteries in print and ebook.
- eBound partnering with Canadian libraries on homegrown e-content distribution solution.
- Closure of fisheries’ libraries called ‘a ‘disaster’ for science.
- eReader For Developing Countries Worldreader counts 500,000 users of its e-reading app.
- Buying Book Chapters like Music Tracks, and What’s Wrong with Traditional Peer Review Anyway?
- Ebooks made up 23 percent of US publisher sales in 2012, says the AAP.
- B&N rebrands PubIt! as Nook Press, and adds new features to make self-publishing easier.
- Book review: Former Kindle exec on Kindle flaws, Nook strengths and Google’s future in ebooks.
- Blackstrap will turn your Pocket or Instapaper articles into a $15 print book.
- Librarians head to Guatemala to help out school.