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Statistics: Internet 2011 in Numbers

January 21, 2012 by

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Another MASSIVE, interesting, and useful compilation of statistics/charts from Royal Pingdom. This time a review of 2011 numbers. All stats are linked to their source. Superb work, a keeper! Here’s a very small taste of what you’ll find. Email 3.146 billion – Number of email accounts worldwide.27.6% Microsoft Outlook was the most popular email client […]

OCLC Forms Strategic Partnership with Sustainable Collection Services

January 21, 2012 by

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From OCLC: OCLC has established a strategic partnership with Sustainable Collection Services, LLC, an organization founded by the principals of R2 Consulting, that leverages WorldCat Data to help libraries intelligently manage their print monograph collections. Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) makes use of the WorldCat Search API to provide decision-support for collection assessment, deselection, and shared […]

eBooks: Innovations Continue for 3M Cloud Library, New Publishing Agreements Announced

January 21, 2012 by

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From a 3M Announcement: Beta site users [including St. Paul Public Library, Kansas Digital Library Consortium, and the Mobile Public Library of Alabama] are now discovering the 3M Cloud Library’s outstanding ease of use, as 3M has created the easiest way to install and start using its app. By eliminating the need for an Adobe […]

Chicago Public Libary: Mayor Emanuel to Announce Plan to Reopen Libraries on Mondays

January 21, 2012 by

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From the Chicago Sun-Times: The mayor has accused the union representing library employees of blocking a scheduling change that would have averted the all day Monday closing because they’re using libraries as a “bargaining chip” to “achieve something else.” But, he’s not about to sit around and wait for the stalemate with the American Federation […]

U.S.: Consumer Rentals of DVD and Blu-ray Disc Formats Fell by 11% in 2011

January 21, 2012 by

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What is the future of library video rental programs? Is there still a need? Popular titles? Foreign films? Independents? From The NPD Group: According to The NPD Group, U.S. consumer rental of movies in DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats fell by 11 percent in 2011, versus the prior year, and the landscape of retailers has […]