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This one chart shows the PC’s best days might be behind it

This one chart shows the PC’s best days might be behind it

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/pc-shipment-growth-decline-2015-4#ixzz3XNobQRxm

bii sai cotd global pc shipments growth

Stephen

Posted on: April 18, 2015, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized

The many roles of the 21st century library (infographic)

 The many roles of the 21st century library (infographic)

http://ebookfriendly.com/21st-century-library-infographic/21st-century-library-infographic-2/

The many roles of the 21st century library - infographic

Stephen

Posted on: April 18, 2015, 6:11 am Category: Uncategorized

5 Sad Facts About America’s Ridiculously Slow Internet

5 Sad Facts About America’s Ridiculously Slow Internet

 http://gizmodo.com/5-sad-facts-about-americas-ridiculously-slow-internet-1694843347

America’s not even in the top 10 worldwide

Don’t blame size

US speeds are tragically far from “broadband”

Mobile internet is even worse

America is home to a ton of hacker activity

Stephen

Posted on: April 18, 2015, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized

Special Discount: Information Services Today An Introduction Edited by Sandra Hirsh

Special Discounts with the attached PDF flyer for:
 Information Services Today: An Introduction
As a collection of 39 chapters addressing 7 key areas within the LIS field, I truly believe the success of this book lies within its historical context of the field, its current relevance to today’s complex LIS environment, its identification of essential and emerging issues, and its wealth of resources, tips, and strategies that will guide LIS students and professionals in their academic and professional pursuits. Promotion of the book has already begun and includes a combination of brochures and flyers, advertisements, and press releases across various platforms.
In addition to the book’s release, we will also be finishing the book’s adjoining 6-part webinar series this week. This webinar series, produced by Library Journal and offered in conjunction with the book, highlights the book’s key themes and objectives and offers thought-provoking insight and strategies for success within the LIS field. The book, the webinar series, and the wealth of resources offered through the online supplements provide readers a multimedia experience that will enhance both individual and classroom learning experiences.
Below  is the cover image of the book. The book is available in hardback, paperback and as an e-book. The book is available directly from Rowman  & Littlefield at: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442239579
Download this two page PDF for a special discount:
Stephen

 

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 1:22 pm Category: Uncategorized

Friday Fun: 25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work

25 annoying phrases you should stop saying at work

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/business-phrases-2015-3#ixzz3VsvgUsBA

I’ll admit to using many of these…

  1. “At the end of the day
  2. Back to the drawing board
  3. Hit the ground running
  4. Get the ball rolling
  5. Low hanging fruit
  6. Thrown under the bus
  7. Think outside the box
  8. Let’s touch base
  9. Get my manager’s blessing
  10. It’s on my radar
  11. Ping me
  12. I don’t have the bandwidth
  13. No brainer
  14. Par for the course
  15. Bang for your buck
  16. Synergy
  17. Move the goal post
  18. Apples to apples
  19. Win-win
  20. Circle back around
  21. All hands on deck
  22. Take this offline
  23. Drill-down
  24. Elephant in the room
  25. On my plate

What phrases are your pet peeves? Please share them in the comments section below.”

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/25-buzzwords-you-must-never-say-again-dr-travis-bradberry#ixzz3Vsvt6GTt

Stephen

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

Top 10 Ways to Break Bad Habits

Top 10 Ways to Break Bad Habits

http://lifehacker.com/top-10-ways-to-break-bad-habits-1694247761

“10. Fine Yourself for Each Offense 

8. Go Slow and Make Tiny Changes

7. Spend a Month Thinking About Your Habit Before Taking Action

6. Remind Your Future Self About Avoiding Bad Habits

5. Change Your Environment

4. Coach Yourself Out of Bad Habits

3. Do a Review When You Have a Bad Habit Relapse

2. Create an If-Then Plan

1. Train Yourself to Think Differently About Your Bad Habits”

Stephen

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 6:49 am Category: Uncategorized

15 Insanely Useful Diagrams For People Who Love Books

15 Insanely Useful Diagrams For People Who Love Books

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mallorymcinnis/charts-for-people-who-love-to-read#.vxPnVw2x7

“1. A flowchart to find your (literary) love story.

A flowchart to find your (literary) love story.

Created by Goodreads.

2. A guide to book and wine pairings.

A guide to book and wine pairings.

Created by Gone Reading.

3. Helpful (and ridiculous) ways to recycle a book you can no longer read.

Helpful (and ridiculous) ways to recycle a book you can no longer read.

Created by Lovereading UK.

4. A guide to words that you never knew came from literature.

A guide to words that you never knew came from literature.

Created by Lovereading UK.

5. Hmmmmm—what Shakespeare play should you read next?

Hmmmmm--what Shakespeare play should you read next?

Created by Goodreads.

6. How long will it take you to read a book? This chart may know.

How long will it take you to read a book? This chart may know.

Created by Personal Creations.

7. If you loved Pride & Prejudice you may also like….

If you loved Pride & Prejudice you may also like....

Created by the Austin Public Library.

8. Would you use a pen name? These authors did.

Would you use a pen name? These authors did.

Created by Lovereading UK.

9. This chart will make you want to hop on a plane and go on a literary tour of Ireland.

This chart will make you want to hop on a plane and go on a literary tour of Ireland.

Created by ByeBooks and NeoMam Studios.

10. Or maybe you’d rather go on a children’s book tour of the world?

Or maybe you'd rather go on a children's book tour of the world?

Created by Cheap Flights.

11. How to get your children to love reading as much as you do.

How to get your children to love reading as much as you do.

Created by LoveReading4Kids.

12. Looking for a diverse book to read to your child? Follow the flowchart.

Looking for a diverse book to read to your child? Follow the flowchart.

Created by Tracy López for We Need Diverse Books.

13. A chart featuring books with more characters than you can POSSIBLY keep track of.

A chart featuring books with more characters than you can POSSIBLY keep track of.

Created by Lovereading UK.

14. How readers save the world (at least a little bit).

How readers save the world (at least a little bit).

Created by the National Reading Campaign and CBC Books.

15. And the reasons why books will always and forever be the best gift.

And the reasons why books will always and forever be the best gift.

Created by Book Pal.”

Stephen

 

Posted on: April 17, 2015, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized