On Thursday the first meeting of the NISO committee to develop a Consensus Framework to Support Patron Privacy in Digital Library and Information Systems took place. This initiative is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. I am honored to be working with this committee on this important issue. If you have any thoughts or concerns please feel free to leave a comment or … Continue reading Patron Privacy in Age of Digital Service #nisoprivacy
My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 10.22.2011 through 10.28.2011. In no particular order: 1. Amazon adds Whispersync for personal ebooks · Hidden Peanuts Amazon is declaring that they don’t care where your ebook comes from, they just want you to read it on their platform (as long as it doesn’t have DRM mucking things up anyway). 2. great post! … Continue reading Top Ten Links 2.43: eBooks, Easy QR Codes, Time Management and Career Expectations
Or any Kindle application including the Cloud Reader. Having gone through this process myself I can say it is almost like magic, especially compared to the pain and suffering that is Adobe Digital Editions. Enjoy! How to find library ebooks for your Kindle at the High Planes Library District* This slideshow from the Wake County Public Libraries shows how to return a book early if … Continue reading How to Check Out (and Return!) Library eBooks from OverDrive on Your Amazon Kindle
My personally selected top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 7.2.2011 through 7.9.2011. In no particular order: 1. Comcast targeting digital divide – If you’ve heard me speak or read my writings about the digital divide you know I applaud the FCC’s National Broadband Plan to ensure that high-speed internet access is available to everyone. But that I also express concern that just making … Continue reading Top Ten Links 2.27: The Digital Divide, Digital Devices & Your Rights, Personal Brand, Time Management & More!
In case you haven’t seen it, there is a new site organizing a boycott of HarperCollins. Conversations about this have popped up on Twitter, Facebook and in the comments of my original post about the HarperCollines Fiasco, so I thought I’d provide a venue for discussion just about this issue. I’m inclined to agree with Toby Greenwalt on this one But I would argue that the picket line … Continue reading Is A Boycott of HarperCollins The Right Course of Action at This Time? #hcod #ebookrights
Sarah’s recent post – Why I am a library traitor and love the Kindle got me thinking – WHY is she a library traitor? I know I know, but hear me out. I have a Kindle. I love my Kindle. You know what I do with my Kindle? I buy books, books I didn’t check out from the library (the horror!). But here’s the thing, wait … Continue reading eBooks and eReaders: There Can Be Only One
My personal select top ten from the links I shared on Twitter 9/17/2010 through 9/23/2010. The best of the best and/or the most important stuff I tweeted last week. 1. read this. bookmark it. live it. The Power of Positive Feedback Mere acknowledgment of good performance increases the probability of more good performance. And specificity of feedback — telling the person exactly what you liked about what … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 38 – Positive Feedback, Library Trends, TechnoLiteracy and More