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Quirky: Traits innovators share

Quirky: Traits innovators share

http://innovateonpurpose.blogspot.ca/2017/12/quirky-traits-innovators-share.html

“There are really seven attributes that Schilling identifies:

  1. Sense of Separateness
  2. Extreme Confidence
  3. Creativity
  4. Higher purpose
  5. Driven to Work
  6. Opportunities in the era
  7. Access to resources”

Stephen

Posted on: December 10, 2017, 6:18 am Category: Uncategorized

A Working Definition of Wierarchy

I like this as a definition of the role librarians play

Wirearchy – from John Husband

THE WORKING DEFINITION OF WIREARCHY IS “A DYNAMIC TWO-WAY FLOW OF POWER AND AUTHORITY, BASED ON KNOWLEDGE, TRUST, CREDIBILITY AND A FOCUS ON RESULTS, ENABLED BY INTERCONNECTED PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY”.

— JOHN HUSBAND

Posted on: December 9, 2017, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

The Evolution Of User Experience Design

The Evolution Of User Experience Design

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/12/evolution-user-experience/

Stephen

Posted on: December 8, 2017, 6:16 am Category: Uncategorized

13 tech trends that shaped 2017 and new predictions for 2018

13 tech trends that shaped 2017 and new predictions for 2018

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/12/01/13-tech-trends-shaped-2017-new-predictions-2018/

“The technology trends of 2017 were big and impactful, with artificial intelligence (AI) topping the charts, along with on-demand workforce platforms and designing for the human experience. In 2018, technology is set to shift an even bigger focus on the internet of things (IoT), AI and machine learning. “

1. Intelligent Apps 

2. The Internet of Things 

3. Artificial Intelligence  

4. Machine Learning 

5. Influencer Marketing 

6. Account-Based Marketing

7. Word-of-Mouth Marketing 

8. Video and VR/AR/360-Degree Videos 

9. Blockchain 

10. Voice-Driven Applications

11. Public Cloud Adoption 

12. Bots 

13. Cybersecurity 

Stephen

Posted on: December 7, 2017, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

The 2017 Public Library Data Service Report: Characteristics and Trends

The 2017 Public Library Data Service Report: Characteristics and Trends

 

The 2017 Public Library Data Service Report: Characteristics and Trends

“Summary

The following summary of key findings is based primarily on analysis of results from the cohort of continuously reporting libraries:

  • Over the last five years library programs per capita have grown at a rate (6.3 percent) twice the decrease in circulation per capita (-3.0 percent).
  • Since 2012, staff expenditures (representing over 67 percent of operating expenditures) increased 7.05 percent while the number of staff/capita decreased -1.5 percent.
  • Electronic circulation is growing steadily at a rate of 11.7 percent, but not sufficiently to off set the decline in physical materials circulation.
  • Consortial sharing relationships for electronic materials significantly increased Holdings for libraries with a Population of Legal Service Area <100,000.
  • Declines in circulation may in part be a result of changes in measurement over time (differences in circulation policies especially for electronic materials) and due to an overall decline in library usage that mirrors the de- cline in unemployment rates (that have dropped steadily since 2011), reductions in usage of CD/DVD materials and a slowing uptake in electronic usage.
  • While expenditure on CD/DVD materials ($2.26/capita) decreased $0.02 in FY2016 there was a decline in share (-4.08 percent) of overall circulation.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 7, 2017, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

Another one for your collection: There’s a librarian action figure in the likeness of a real librarian

There’s a librarian action figure in the likeness of a real librarian

There’s a librarian action figure in the likeness of a real librarian

Stephen

Posted on: December 6, 2017, 10:45 am Category: Uncategorized

The Best Free Online File Converters for All Your Formatting Needs

The Best Free Online File Converters for All Your Formatting Needs

The Best Free Online File Converters for All Your Formatting Needs

Stephen

Posted on: December 6, 2017, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized