The week in tweets (8/21/09 - 8/27/09)
Twitter messages from the @OCLC account between Friday, August 21 and Thursday, August 27 2009.
- Clive Thompson on the New Literacy (Wired)
- Google Docs now supports translation of online documents in 42 languages (Google Blogs)
- RT @MerrileeIAm -- Turning "labeling archives" into a game at Dartmouth College:
- OCLC and RDA: Beyond the record (Metalogue)
- RT @geekthelibrary Do you geek your local librarians? Nominate them!
OCLC announces agreements in Europe to extend coverage in WorldCat
- Google makes 1 million+ public domain books available in Open EPUB format
- Sony Comes After Kindle with a Wireless, Touch-Screen Device (NYTimes.com)
- Flat World Knowledge offers free textbooks on the Web, charges fees for print versions and extras (Ars Technica)
- Register for the OCLC Digital Forum West by Friday, August 28, for $20 early bird discount.
- OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series: Helene Blowers to present on the future of libraries. Oct 9, Dublin OH.
- Gates Foundation presents "Access to Learning" award to Colombian org for innovative use of tech in libraries
- Wikipedia to impose a layer of editorial review on articles about living people (NYTimes.com)
- Barnes & Noble Gets Aggressive in the E-Book Wars (Fast Company)
- OCLC names participants for 2010 Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program
- Twitter API Adds Location Data
- AtYourLibrary.org 7-part interview w/ Cory Doctorow on librarianship, media, copyright, gaming
- Back to School: Apps Every College Student Should Try (ReadWriteWeb)
- VALAtech Boot Camp OCLC API Mashathon 8 Feb. Preconf event for VALA2010 in Melbourne, Australia #vala2010
- Back to school with Wolfram|Alpha -- Chemistry 101
- Rural broadband = more jobs, better salaries(Ars Technica on Dept. of Ag. study)