Bonus: Here's a recent CNN article about WiFi's growth
There’s a slew of newspaper’s already participating. I wonder if this might be of interest to look into? The company premiered the service for libraries at ALA last year and recently just launched a new print on demand service to accompany it.
BTW: Check out the Press Display site (the tool that displays the actual newspapers online). How cool is it to be able to view the the front pages from major newspapers across the world in any language? What a powerful tool for our foreign speaking population!
Read the USA Today announcment here.
Find out more from Google here: http://print.google.com/
Try it out for yourself in Google with these book titles:
- Romeo & Juliet
- Scarlet Letter
- War & Peace
- Huckleberry Finn
Any thoughts on how this development might have an impact on libraries?
I’d love to try and get a copy of Windsor’s approach. Sounds like they really had a comprehensive approach.
Barbed Wireless: Why high-speed Net access won't be free.
Here's an interesting article outlining the current trend and possibility of what's ahead.
They Want Their MP3 (SJL, July 2004)
Here's a little article that offers a good overview from Northwestern University Library.
As a general information guide it might be lacking a bit. (ex. public library lists Group Services as it own library, Colleges – reveals everything from Central Piedment to College Place restaurant).
But if you need to find a restaruarant with "deli" in its name within a mile of the downtown area, then it surely can be a help.
It will be intetesting to where they take it.
Yahoo Local: http://local.yahoo.com
More info: Observer article
After hearing comments this past week during Charles' staff address about the need for more copies of CO, I wonder if this would offer a viable option.
Wouldn't it be great if you could access the last 30 days (or whatever) in e-dition format that mimics the print without having to maintain a huge paper file. Just a thought. It might be worth checking out.
In the last two weeks of July, nine organizations (including one PL Orange
County Library System) have committed to adding text-only versions to their
websites using the LIFT Text Transcoder to support a two-pronged approach to web
Get a demo of your site with the text-only option added
This two-pronged approach helps to instantly increase the general
accessibility of all current web content, while allowing webmasters to focus
limited resources on developing new content using current web accessibility
guidelines. By implementing a central server-based solution with the LIFT Text
Transcoder, all content can be accessed in a text-only version, dramatically
increasing the web accessibility of older, more disbursed content by adding a
simple link to pages.
Some new live Examples - see "text-only" links
Maryland Transit Authority (text only link top left)
NJ Dept of Personnal (text only link on main navigation bar)
This blog is an attempt to keep up with these changes and stay informed. So bookmark the site, feel free to contribute and join me on the ride.