SWONtech News for March, 2012


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March's podcast includes discussion of the continuing struggle to secure ebooks for library patrons, whether in the public or academic sector. Other topics include the Pew Research Center's latest study on internet search, Apple's new iPad and other digital content news. Tune in!

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SWONtech News for March, 2012

  1. 1. March 2012
  2. 2. #CILDC 3 Days 90 Sessions 1 Twitter Account @SWONtech 2 Thumbshttp://www.infotoday.com/cil2012/https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23CILDC
  3. 3. Apple’s New News • New iPad: 4x Pixels (= 4x Size) • Larger App File Sizes • Retina Display, “264 pixels per inch (ppi)” • iPad2 = $399http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/http://www.macstories.net/news/this-is-the-new-ipad-our-overview/
  4. 4. Apple’s iPad Configuratorhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-configurator/id434433123?mt=12
  5. 5. AppleTV & the iTunes iCloudhttp://www.apple.com/appletv/http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/7/2852114/itunes-in-the-cloud-now-supports-movies
  6. 6. Apple & Ebook Price Fixing? Pricing Models: Agency Pricing vs. Wholesale Pricinghttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203961204577267831767489216.html
  7. 7. “Convert higher bitrate songs to...”http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/12/2864555/itunes-10-6-transcoding-options-192kbps-256kbps-ipod-iOS
  8. 8. Neil Young & The 5% http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neil_Young_-_Per_Ole_Hagen.jpg • 24 bits, 192 khz vs. 16 bits, 44.1 khz • Variable bitrate vs. Constant bitrateiTunes: 256kbps CBR AAC Amazon: ~256kbps VBR MP3Google Play: 320kbps CBR MP3 FreeGal: 256kbps CBR MP3 http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1677694/sundance-film-festival-neil-young.jhtml https://www.hdtracks.com/ http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Listening_Tests
  9. 9. ReDigi: Marketplace for used MP3shttp://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/pre-owned-music-lawsuit-2/https://www.redigi.com/buy.html
  10. 10. Harris Poll: E-Reader Ownership Growth Continues in February (Pew)http://www.harrisinteractive.com/NewsRoom/HarrisPolls/tabid/447/ctl/ReadCustom%20Default/mid/1508/ArticleId/979/Default.aspxhttp://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/E-readers-and-tablets/Findings.aspx
  11. 11. Pearson Foundation Survey on Students and Tabletshttp://www.pearsonfoundation.org/downloads/PF_Tablet_Survey_Summary_2012.pdf
  12. 12. Corporate Buyers Thinking iPad 30%http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/13/survey-ipads-the-choice-of-84-of-companies-buying-tablets/
  13. 13. Google’s “Play”: Music, Video, Books, Appshttps://play.google.com/storehttp://www.theverge.com/2012/3/6/2848223/google-play-store-rebranded-android-market
  14. 14. Pew Internet: Search Engine Use 2012http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_Search_Engine_Use_2012.pdf
  15. 15. Pew Internet: Search Engine Use 2012http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_Search_Engine_Use_2012.pdf
  16. 16. Pew Internet: Search Engine Use 2012http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_Search_Engine_Use_2012.pdf
  17. 17. Pew Internet: Search Engine Use 2012http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_Search_Engine_Use_2012.pdf
  18. 18. Pew Internet: Search Engine Use 2012http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_Search_Engine_Use_2012.pdf
  19. 19. Pew Internet: Search Engine Use 2012http://pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2012/PIP_Search_Engine_Use_2012.pdf
  20. 20. Dropbox Gets New Web Interfacehttp://www.theverge.com/2012/3/9/2856829/dropbox-adds-photo-viewer-keyboard-shortcutshttp://db.tt/pEAvGkL (Sign up for Dropbox - Referral link)
  21. 21. SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books (BoB)http://battleofthebooks.slj.com/faq/
  22. 22. Pinterest: Land of the Lawless?  ü 1. While the way Pinterest functions certainly raises a number of copyright issues, theyre not significantly different from the issues raised by many other social sharing sites! 2. A lot of people are talking about how scary the Pinterest terms of service are - but they are not significantly different from those of many other social sharing sites.http://ddkportraits.com/2012/02/why-i-tearfully-deleted-my-pinterest-inspiration-boards/http://blog.lib.umn.edu/copyrightlibn/2012/03/pinterest-copyright-and-terms-of-service.html
  23. 23. Nook & Library Ebook Checkoutshttp://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/faq/(By “validate” I mean “authorize”)
  24. 24. Some Random House Ebook Prices Triple The Agnostic Maybe blogRandom House, 2011: “For us, a library book does not competewith a sale. A library book is a sale.” Public Libraries: Estimated $800 Million per YearRandom House, 2012: “We believe that pricing to libraries mustaccount for the higher value of this institutional model, whichpermits e-books to be repeatedly circulated without limitation.” http://agnosticmaybe.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/random-house-not-so-random-with-library-ebook-price-increases/ http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/03/ebooks/librarians-feel-sticker-shock-as-price-for-random-house-ebooks-rise-as-much-as-300-percent/ http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/where-do-libraries-fit/ (Audio Recording)
  25. 25. Elsevier: 36% Profit Margins “[W]e have seen faculty taking note of the cost of some e-journal packages and collections of titles, most notably the $2.9 million figure from Purdue when that institution came close to cancelling [sic] their Elsevier package in December.”http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/transitions/?p=720http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_779ca6a6-2839-11e1-bf49-001a4bcf6878.html
  26. 26. A Small Lab: Certeau for Toddlershttp://a-small-lab.com/http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-small-lab/sets/72157629544188361/
  27. 27. Podcasting 101 @ SWON