Tag: libraries

by Julie Keck

1. Librarians leap to the aid of researchers whose funding will soon depend on open access (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education – registration required) 2. Education technology deals reach $1.6 billion in first half of 2015 (Tony Wan & Tyler McNally / EdSurge) 3. Campus technology 2015: Q&A with MakerBot’s Jordan Brehove […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBCUniversal poised to make big investments in BuzzFeed and Vox Media (Kara Swisher & Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Public libraries will operate Tor exit nodes to make the service more secure (Jason Koebler / Motherboard) 3. Two out of two news organizations recommend user research (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 4. How […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Infographics: Gay marriage: From a few states to the whole nation (Haeyoun Park / New York Times) 2. First Knight News Challenge of 2016 to focus on libraries (via Knight Foundation) 3. List of BBC web pages which have been removed from Google’s search results (Neil McIntosh / BBC) 4. HuffPost to launch film […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tor and Bitlit offer discounted e-books to print-book owners (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 2. President Obama unveils plan to give 10k free e-books to low-income kids (Kwame Opam / The Verge) 3. Want to succeed in self-publishing? Watch the money (Drucilla Shultz / Publishers Weekly) 4. How to make multi-channel publishing profitable (Hal Robinson […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Cronkite students develop transit app for Apple Watch (via Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication) 2. Columbia’s 8th group of Spencer Education Journalism Fellows (via Columbia Journalism School) 3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to acquire Scholastic’s Educational Technology & Services Business for $575m 4. K-12 librarians’ roles shift to meet digital demands (Carol […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? (Carlos Lozada / Washington Post) 2. The magic of ‘experiment land’ in legacy newsrooms (Katie Hawkins Gaar / Poynter) 3. How PopSugar went from zero to 14 mil. Facebook video views a month (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 4. Cheaper […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How do Amazon-publisher disputes affect authors and readers? (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. Self-published star lands seven-figure deal with traditional imprint (Alison Flood / Guardian) 3. Google Play Books wants you to be the next E. E. Cummings (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. 12 ways to update print production habits […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book-censoring Clean Reader app closes catalogue, profanity is mother-[freaking] victorious (Kathleen Culliton / Bustle) 2. What you need to know about crowdfunded publishing (Matt Kaye / Jane Friedman) 3. Publishing’s clues from video games (Candide Kirk / FutureBook) 4. E-books gained, online retailers slipped in 2014 (Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly) 5. eBooksAreForever wants […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP’s ‘robot journalists’ are writing their own stories now (Ross Miller / The Verge) 2. Instagrammers discover front-page NYT placement by chance (Katie Hawkins-Gaar / Poynter) 3. Netflix deals with broadband providers said to get oversight (Todd Shields / Bloomberg Business) 4. Attention football-hating TV commercial lovers – this Dish is for you (Amol […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. CityShelf makes it more difficult to skip Amazon, buy at indie bookstores (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 2. Self-publishing info sessions for indie authors (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 3. IMLS will award $154.8 million to states to improve library services (via Library Journal) 4. How much can a self-publisher make? (David […] more »