Monthly Archives: January 2012

QR Codes help win ALA’s 2012 Cutting Edge Technology in Library Services Award

The Contra Costa County Library’s innovative use of QR Codes has helped the Library won this year’s ALA Cutting Edge Technology in Library Services Award. This award showcases libraries who use cutting-edge technologies and/or innovative approaches to serve their communities.

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Sky’s the limit?

Nestled in the foothills below the Victoria Peak tram Station and beneath some of Hong Kong’s most impressive skyscrapers, is the peaceful and tranquil setting of St. John’s Cathedral. Representing man’s continued, yet contrasting, pursuit of fulfillment, meaning and purpose, … Continue reading

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The big red ribbon in Hjoerring Public Library

This is a wonderful time of the year where you (or perhaps more we in Singapore) enjoy a continuous flow of festive moods. First it was Christmas (25 & 26 Dec), then we had celebrations for the New Year (01 … Continue reading

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Library Tour – William H. Hannon Library

Opened on 30 August 2009, the William H. Hannon Library is the cultural and intellectual hub of the Loyola Marymount University campus. This is a $63 million project of which $56 million was raised from private sources, including gifts from the … Continue reading

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Pic of the Week – Alice in WonderJam

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cat: Then it doesn’t much … Continue reading

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Cars can talk to cars within next 5 years

Imagine the scene from the movie “Cars” where cars talk to one another. Well this scene isn’t going to be that distance after all.  According to Ford Motor, cars will be able to talk to cars soon.

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The Future of Publishing – Interview with HarperCollins CEO

For decades, publishers around the world have been helping authors tell their stories. With the explosion of ebooks and our readers now moving from the print to the digital devices, how are publishers coping with this transition? What are the challenges … Continue reading

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the joy of books

this video is currently doing the rounds on the literary twitters/facebooksphere. unlike yesterday’s ‘news’ about the book in Melbourne’s north that was returned after 30 years, you won’t watch this and think “well that was a wasted 2 minutes of my … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Library – BiebBus the Mobile Library

Complete with OPAC terminals, bean bags, etc., Dutch architect Jord den Hollander turns a shipping container into a mobile library.  And the portholes and glass bottoms certainly adds to the fun as well … Some may argue that this is … Continue reading

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Video Tour – The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Ever wonder what’s inside “The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library”? Take a video tour with Emmy and Golden Globe winning Actor Gary Sinise. A great video to remind us of one of America’s most well known president in history. Links: The … Continue reading

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