This story is from China. First, I doubt it’s that simple and second, what is the definition of “librarian” in this context? Are we talking trained individuals with degrees or clerks that fetch books? Ebooks might be convenient, but they come at a cost. The spread of ebooks has driven circulation down in China’s...Read more →
Google SMS Search was shut down sometime in the past few days. No there wasn’t any warning, but then again you probable hadn’t noticed anyway.
Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as “Windows Blue” will be called Windows 8.1and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store. Read the full article @ blogs.windows.com.Read more →
I read the article in question this morning and chose to ignore it. Magpie Librarian, not so much… There are several things you can count on in this world: Every now and then, the New York Times will write a 10 years too late article about hipsters and Brooklyn; someone will start an essay about...Read more →
Color Kindle suddenly seems a lot more likely. Nate at The Digital Reader reports on Amazon buying Liquavista, maker of Color eInk and potentially Color Kindle screen technology. The key points - Amazon bought Liquavista from Samsung. Perhaps for a bit under $100 million. Amazon used a Delaware LLC to try and hide the...Read more →
Head on over to Google Image search to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Atari Breakout.
Scholarship applications for the 2013 conference, to be held in Omaha, NE on September 26-28, are being taken now, until June 15, 2013 at 5:00 Central Time. Apply Now >> The Association for Rural and Small Libraries currently offers three annual conference scholarships to promote the organization and the conference. They are the Dr. Bernard...Read more →