Digital Free Library | Adafruit Learning System #tech #collections #digital #libraries #portable #gadgets #DIY #projects


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The Digital Free Library is a fun project that will allow you to create your own electronic library to share with others. Similiar to a Little Free Library but digital. READ: Overview | Digital Free Library | Adafruit Learning System

Cool little digital library server project! You could also use the Calibre application but that’s too easy. In library school we developed digital libraries from scratch using Greenstone Digital Library OSS. Now that was a challenge!

Disclosure: I do not endorse distribution of copyrighted or DRM protected file formats. – infophile

 

Top 10 Tech | 2016 | School Library Journal #STEM #coding #tech #youth #kids #education #gadgets #learning #makerspace


Scratch is a great coding platform, so I imagine ScratchJr is fantastic too. Love to get my greedy little hands on the Sphero SPRK+.

Our picks highlight leading tech trends, with an eye toward the future. READ: Top 10 Tech | 2016 | School Library Journal

You’re Considering a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Now What? | Information Space #MLIS #libraryschool #librarianship


You couldn’t put down that one book. In fact, you’ve reread it every summer since. Or maybe you love kids and want to be the facilitator of story time … forever. Perhaps a stroll through a history museum gives you a natural high. Or maybe you’re like me, and you stumbled into librarianship after receiving invaluable advice from a professor: “You should consider getting an MLS degree.” No matter what made you decide to pursue librarianship, welcome! READ MORE: You’re Considering a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Now What? | Information Space

How Google’s search algorithm spreads false information with rightwing bias | Guardian #search #autocomplete #Google #algorithms #language #racism #bias @Google


Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias on subjects as varied as climate change and homosexuality.

Following a recent investigation by the Observer, which found that Google’s search engine prominently suggests neo-Nazi websites and antisemitic writing, the Guardian has uncovered a dozen additional examples of biased search results. READ MORE: How Google’s search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias | Technology | The Guardian

Bibliotheca: Finished | Vimeo #books #religion #bookmaking #design #manuscripts #editors #publishing


Although one may not have interest in religion or reading the Bibliotheca text, you have to have full admiration for the dedication of the Bibliotheca project creators and the commitment to developing a quality product. Great case study for crowdfunding and design concepts.

This Book Designer Redesigned The Bible As A Novel | Huffington Post

Bibliotheca Bible Project Blows Up On Kickstarter With Chapterless Bible | HuffPo

Bibliotheca: Finished from Bibliotheca on Vimeo.

 

How These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data Science | Fast Company #datascience #careers #skills #employment #talent #women #STEM


There’s more than one path into a successful data job than through the university system’s “talent pipeline.” READ MORE: How These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data Science | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library | HBR #libraries #employee #engagement #innovation #strategy #organizationalexcellence #strategicplanning #services


The New York Public Library is one of the largest public libraries in the world, with 18 million visitors yearly, a budget of nearly $300m, and 93 branches. It serves vastly diverse populations…

Library leaders knew that given the immense changes brought on by digital innovations, as well as shifts in the communities that the Library served, it would need to evolve. How to transform such a huge, iconic institution, wrapped in history, into a nimble player? How to provide hyper-local services tailored to the diverse needs of its patrons while also upholding a consistent and high standard of service?

In the spring of 2014, we proposed a radical approach: offer anyone on staff – over 2,500 individuals, many of them union members – the chance to shape the library through strategic conversations with senior leaders. READ MORE: How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library | Harvard Business Review

More than 1.8 million teens are reading books by text messages thanks to this startup | Washington Post  #SMS #texting #reading #books #youth #YA #mobile #storytelling #teens


OK, it’s not exactly Dickens. But how about a great story delivered to you by text message? That’s the idea hatched by Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia. The two entrepreneurs launched their company, Telepathic, a year ago with an application called Hooked after raising $1.9 million from investors that included numerous venture capital firms and Lean Startup author Eric Rie… And the kids, they do love it. READ MORE: More than 1.8 million teens are reading books by text messages thanks to this start-up | The Washington Post

Learning Toys and STEM Toys We Love | The Wirecutter #STEM #learning #education #play #gadgets #devices #recommendations #children #kids


We don’t think there’s a right or wrong way for kids to play. For this kid-oriented gift guide, we focused on learning toys—open-ended games, kits, toys and crafts that promote lifelong skills like critical thinking, problem solving, logic, and even coding. To choose from the hundreds of toys available, we spent more than 30 hours trying 35 recommendations from experts, educators, and parents… READ MORE: Learning Toys and STEM Toys We Love | The Wirecutter

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write | Fast Company #networking #email #scripts #communication


“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead. READ MORE: The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write | Fast Company | Business + Innovation