Library Link of the Day

October 2014

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  1. Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots [The Wall Street Journal]
  2. The Hidden Costs of E-books at University Libraries [Times of San Diego]
  3. Popular on Amazon: Wildly misleading self-published books about Ebola, by random people without medical degrees [The Washington Post]
  4. Librarians won’t stay quiet about government surveillance [The Washington Post]
  5. What Kind of Town Bans Books? [The New Yorker]
  6. Why 'deep reading' is good for your health [WPLG Local 10]
  7. How Libraries Preserve E-books [Publishers Weekly]
  8. Can't get into highbrow novels? Ditch them, says Nick Hornby [Telegraph]
  9. Adobe’s e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text [Ars Technica]
  10. Lessons from Swets: Libraries Need Subscription Security [Library Journal]
  11. Amazon to open first physical store [CNET]
  12. Can the Monograph Survive? [Inside Higher Ed]
  13. A Good, Dumb Way to Learn From Libraries [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  14. With no Internet at home, Miami-Dade kids crowd libraries for online homework [Miami Herald]
  15. Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines [Salon]
  16. The future of the book [The Economist]
  17. Crooner in Rights Spat [The New Yorker]
  18. The Jacket Designer's Challenge: To Capture A Book By Its Cover [Fresh Air]
  19. Appeals Court Overturns Important Fair Use Win Concerning University 'E-Reserves' -- But Potentially For Good Reasons [Techdirt]
  20. What Are You Doing For Open Access Week? [Electronic Frontier Foundation]
  21. You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story [The Daily Beast]
  22. Royal Mail: the inside story [FT Magazine]
  23. Improving the Library Homepage through User Research — Without a Total Redesign [Weave: Journal of Library User Experience]
  24. Free software, free society [TED]
  25. Does Amazon's Monopoly Really Matter? [Bloomberg View]
  26. Surprising Gadgets, Not Just Books, Are Ready for Checkout at College Libraries [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  27. Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift [The New York Times]
  28. What Book Should You Read Next? Putting Librarians And Algorithms To The Test [Co.Exist]
  29. Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment [Library Journal]
  30. Silicon Valley will destroy your job: Amazon, Facebook and our sick new economy [Salon]
  31. Why Netflix sends 'Orange is the New Black' to the Library of Congress on videotape [The Verge]

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