OverDrive and Amazon launch Kindle compatibility with Library eBooks

Public libraries and schools in the U.S. can now lend eBooks for the Amazon Kindle. OverDrive announced that it has begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network and expects to have all sites updated within days. Read more>>> RSS

What is Cyberspace?

Cyberspace Cyberspace refers to the nonphysical environment created by joined computers interoperating on a network. In cyberspace, computer operators interact in ways similar to the real world, except cyberspace interaction does not require physical movement beyond typing. Information can be exchanged in real time or delayed time, and people can shop, share, explore, research, work…

Information Fluency: Solving Information Problems

Helen Nneka Eke Certainly, we all as information scientists have one way or the other, come across different terms regarding information and its creation; its repackaging and dissemination to the recipients.  Presently, the society we are in has moved from the industrial society to information society (and gearing towards the knowledge society), and information society…

Library RFID Management System

I visited a site recently, and I found the write-up interesting. It listed points down, on issues regarding Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) in the library system. It has been noted that RFID-based systems move beyond security to become tracking systems that combine security with more efficient tracking of materials throughout the library, including easier and…

Implementing RFID is a Business Decision, Not a Technology Question

Obfuscate Me with Facts According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, “obfuscate” means 1 a : darken, b : to make obscure, 2 : confuse. And that is exactly what often happens in considering RFID. You should, by now, be familiar with the benefits of RFID: non-contact, non-line-of-sight reading, read/write capability, etc. The problem is that different RFID…

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Library Automation News at ALA Midwinter

The 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego was not one characterized by major announcements by the field of library automation vendors. Rather, most of the companies reported incremental progress on existing products or projects previously announced. Developments seen at the conference boil down into themes of a shift toward cloud computing, increasing interest in…

OCLC and Ex Libris signed an agreement

OCLC and Ex Libris signed an agreement that will enable Ex Libris to incorporate the WorldCat Search API into several Ex Libris discovery and delivery services, providing OCLC member libraries access to WorldCat through the Ex Libris Primo and MetaLib solutions. Ex Libris will integrate the WorldCat Search API, which provides machine-to-machine access to WorldCat…