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Despite predictions, print books are alive and well

Pleased to share this article via Quartz – Against all odds, print books are on the rise again in the US “For the last half decade, ever since digital books and e-readers first came on the scene, news headlines have been at war. “The physical book is dead,” some reports declared, while others vehemently arguedContinue Reading

OCLC – Shaping the Library to the Life of the User

Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging – by Merrilee Proffitt, James Michalko and Melissa Renspie.” This report provides a recap of the October 2015 Library in the Life of the User meeting that featured insights about ways libraries can provide more meaningful support based on what students, scholarsContinue Reading

ALA – Library 3D Printing Democratizes Creation

Toward A More Printed Union: Library 3D Printing Democratizes Creation: “At the crossroads of communities and campuses, libraries of all types increasingly provide access to 3D printing. In public libraries, 428 branches offer the service, up dramatically from 250 the year before.. Anyone seeking to take advantage of the full creative capacity of 3D printingContinue Reading

The Cloud Catalog: One Catalog to Serve Them All

The Cloud Catalog: One Catalog to Serve Them All – By Steve Coffman “As a whole, public libraries are the single largest supplier of books in the U.S. No single other outlet can compete with public libraries—not Amazon, not Barnes & Noble, not Walmart or Costco, not all your local bookstores. But you’d never knowContinue Reading

The Emergence of the Millennipreneur

“This year, the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report reveals the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs under 35 years old. Dubbed the ‘Millennipreneurs’, these are business starters from ‘Generation Y’, born between 1980 and 1995, also known as Millennials. Their approach to business, in terms of their ambitions, results and leadership style, differs fromContinue Reading

FastCompany on the Future of Facebook

Harry McCracken – FastCompany – Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones. “The Facebook of today—and tomorrow—is far more expansive than it was just a few years ago. It’s easy to forget that when the company filed to go public onContinue Reading

Gartner – Turn Voice of the Customer Into Competitive Advantage

IT can lead the charge to give the customer a full voice and the enterprise unprecedented insights into its customers.  November 17, 2015, Contributor: Scott Smith. “Too often, the voice of the customer (VoC) gets lost across multiple data collection points, mired in separate systems, and trapped in departmental silos. IT can lead the chargeContinue Reading

Selected presentations available from Internet Librarian 2015

See which presentations are available for download (most are PDF or PPT).

Google – Updated Search Quality Rating Guidelines

Google Webmaster Central Blog: “Developing algorithmic changes to search involves a process of experimentation. Part of that experimentation is having evaluators—people who assess the quality of Google’s search results—give us feedback on our experiments. Ratings from evaluators do not determine individual site rankings, but are used help us understand our experiments. The evaluators base theirContinue Reading

World’s Largest Law Firm Will Have More Than 7,000 Lawyers

Bloomberg BNA – “The world’s largest law firm by attorney headcount will have more than 7,300 lawyers — some 3,000 more lawyers than the next largest firm, according to a recent announcement. Dentons said on Tuesday it has agreed to combine with Singapore’s Rodyk, with 200 lawyers, and Australia’s 500-lawyer Gadens law firm. The resultContinue Reading

New strategy for IBM

New York Times – IBM’sDesign-Centered Strategy to Set Free the Squares – “The tech stalwart has been hiring designers by the hundreds, all part of an accelerated approach to product development that is a major departure from the past.”

VA launches a new incomplete site open for viewing as developed

Vets.gov – “This site is a work in progress. We’re designing in the open. If you don’t find what you need, visit VA.gov.” See also 9 reasons why Vets.gov is the future of federal government websites