Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pic-of-the-Week – Bill Gates Says

Bill Gates said this last year during a lecture at an Austin university in Texas:

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Transliteracy : Constructing Knowledge and Networks

Librarians gathered together for a one-day conference on ARLD Day 2012 (27 April) in Minnesota to engage, discuss and connect on the theme “Transliteracy: Constructing Knowledge and Networks“. The conference, presented by the Academic and Research Libraries Division, covered a wide … Continue reading

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The Rise of E-Reading

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has a 3-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the role of libraries in users’ lives and in their communities. As a result of their … Continue reading

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Lips smacking?

This stunning looking sofa was conceived and created by surrealist artist Salvador Dali in 1938. A total of five sets were made and were inspired by the voluptuous, 30’s Hollywood actress, Mae West. However, whilst Dali did have an interest in furniture design, … Continue reading

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US Report on “Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study “

Since 1994, the Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study has been providing information about public access to computers, the Internet and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, as well as the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology … Continue reading

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D10 Conference : Internet Trends Report 2012

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, who used to be called “Queen of the Net” when she was an analyst at Morgan Stanley was named “one of the ten smartest people in tech” by “Fortune” magazine in 2010. Her … Continue reading

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Pic-of-the-Week – Statue in Park

Did you know that a statue in a park with a soldier on a horse with its 2 feet in the air means that soldier died in combat.

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All Things D(igital) Conference (D10)

The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference (D) took place between 29 – 31 May 2012 in New York City.  D is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is hence called the D10 conference. This is a … Continue reading

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D: All Things Digital Conference Video : Steve Jobs Memorial

The D: All Things Digital conference (D10) took place between 29 – 31 May 2012 in New York City. The D Conference focuses on talks with industry’s top players through unscripted conversations about the impact digital technology will have on … Continue reading

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(belated) pic of the week what your digital bookshelf says about you

The titles on an individual’s bookshelf say a lot about that person, but as many of us move away from physical books to digital it is harder now to walk into a someone’s house and make a quick decision on character … Continue reading

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