Editor’s Note: I disagree with this article. The site, and its keepers, and the tools used, are not friendly for librarians or most others. It is dominated by those who turn away criticism, replace materials without reason, and seek to keep out those who don’t follow them. The hierarchy of the old guard keeps out anyone who thinks differently. Too bad.. was a good concept and got lost by giving all the power of truth to the leaders with the most history and who dominate the site and its posts.
See how Wikipedia, its community, and libraries are increasingly working together to provide free and open information to all in this excerpt from Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2018).
Source: Bringing Wikipedia into the Library | American Libraries Magazine
Advertising has always been about the search for perfect targeting data, paving the way for the annihilating power of Google and Facebook.
Source: How the Math Men Overthrew the Mad Men | The New Yorker
“To make room, librarians removed tens of thousands of books and other materials that hadn’t been checked out in years. The items were put into storage — some across town, some a few hours away. Students can still request them; it just might take a few days to get them back to the library.”
Source: The Right To Browse: A Library Puts Books Into Storage And Readers Cry Foul : NPR Ed : NPR
Talk to Books [from Google] is a new way to explore ideas and discover books. Make a statement or ask a question to browse passages from books using experimental AI.
Source: Talk to Books
Robotic canines could assist elderly people and those with disabilities.
Source: Why scientists are teaching AI to think like a dog
On April 9, the American Library Association (ALA) released The State of America’s Libraries report for 2018, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 8–14, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries.
Source: State of America’s Libraries 2018 | American Libraries Magazine
Hoopla, one of the digital lending services allowing libraries to offer ebooks and other digital content, has helped drive the unassuming library ebook to success in over 1,600 public library systems. Here’s how.
Source: How Digital Lending Service Hoopla Brings Libraries Into The Internet Era
OCLC introduces Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.
Editor’s Note: See the site at https://www.oclc.org/en/wise.html
Source: New OCLC Wise: Designed around people, driven by data
When an online news outlet goes out of business, its archives can disappear as well. The new battle over journalism’s digital legacy.
Source: Erasing history – Columbia Journalism Review