After some false starts (hello Old Man Winter!), I finally arrived in Philadelphia about two hours before I had concrete places that I needed to be.
American Libraries Magazine
My first ALA Midwinter began the same way my first Annual began: in a dimly lit conference room for an unconference. Unconference is a participant-guided experience that aims to reinvent the informal, unstructured conversations that colleagues have at conferences.
What did I learn at CES 2014 this year that might affect libraries?
For the first time, CES 2014 featured an area specifically for 3D printing in the exhibit hall where all of the 3D printing companies were colocated.
Simon & Schuster announced on January 16 through a joint press release that it is expanding its library ebook lending pilot to 12 large public libraries and three lib
The offer is "unlimited ebooks for just $9.95 a month." This new service, Oyster (www.oysterbooks.com), has a fresh, clean, appealing interface. It runs on iOS7 devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).
The world of e-content has so far focused on academic librarians, who were first to immerse their institutions in digital repositories and open access, and public librarians, who struggled to fold the new e-content market into their already crowded offerings.
Earlier today, a federal district court struck down net neutrality, the nondiscrimination rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) governing how internet service providers deliver online information. ALA President Barbara K. Stripling swiftly responded to the decision in Verizon v.
A somewhat odd visit to the North Hall at CES 2014, just showing what the exhibits are like and giving an idea of the scale.
A 3D scan of myself, done in just 3-4 minutes by a 3D Systems employee using their tablet-based scanner.