Archive for January, 2012

Hvad sker der med e-bøgerne

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Why e-books will be much bigger than you can imagine (GigaOM)
The e-book business will grow faster than people think. Innovations from Amazon and Apple have increased the velocity at which we consume e-books, but there are two emergent behaviors that will increase the rate of overall consumption.

Om et muligt nyt e-bogsprodukt fra Apple

Apple to Introduce “GarageBand for E-Books” [RUMOR] (Mashable)
Apple is scheduled to host an education-related event on January 19 – shrouded with a veil of mystery, as always. A new report from Ars Technica says the company is about to unveil a set of tools to create interactive e-books.

Will Apple make iMovie for interactive books? (GigaOM)
Since before Apple announced its education-oriented press event taking place this week, there’s been some speculation — including here — that a logical step would be to start selling digital textbooks directly through its iBookstore. It would make sense because Apple needs a way to juice iBook sales, it has a fantastic e-textbook reader in the iPad and because, well, what else would you announce at a small “education” event in New York City, the center of publishing?

Tablets Will Transform the Classroom [OPINION] (Mashable)
Alongside these changes, forward-thinking educators are taking risks by distributing tablets in schools, in the hopes that the glimpses of efficiency we have seen to-date can continue to evolve for the long-term, changing classroom education for the better.

Benjamin Graydon, Blake Urbach-Buholz, and Cheryl Kohen: A Study of Four Textbook Distribution Models
EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, 2011, vol. 34, iss. 4

Key Takeaways:

  • In preparation for campus-wide e-text adoption, Daytona State College completed a two-year comparative study of four textbook distribution models: print purchase, print rental, e-text rental, and e-text rental with e-reader device.
  • Though faculty and administrators may embrace e-texts, students often prefer to rent printed textbooks.
  • Institutions seeking to implement campus-wide e-text adoption should be prepared to address specific concerns, including faculty choice, infrastructure needs, student technological skills, cost savings, and instructional adaptation.

Overfladen 2.0 – ny Surface på vej

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Microsoft og Samsung er på vej med næste generation af deres Surface. Den er døbt Samsung SUR40. det er igen ReadWriteWeb, der har en introduktion og præsentation – The Surface 2.0 From Microsoft And Samsung Ships At Last. Der er mere information hos Samsung.

Samsung SUR40: A New Way to Interact
Samsung has teamed up with Microsoft® to aid businesses like yours in delivering the latest in touch-screen display technology to customers. Meet the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft. It presents your brand and business in a way that completely changes the way we talk to customers.

Jeg kan se mange muligheder for en Surface på et bibliotek. Problemet er nok den forventede pris på $8400 og at der kræves ret så meget øvelse i at bruge den.

ReadWriteWeb om sociale medier og overload

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

ReadWriteWeb er en af de helt store tech blogs. Der er altid spændende læsning. De samler gode artikler fra mange kilder. Her er et par af de seneste.

One More Smartphone Woe: Social Networking Stress [STUDY]
Go ahead and check those work emails on your smartphone: a new study says it’s time spent checking Facebook and other “personal” social networks that is stressing you out.

87% Of Connected Consumers Prefer Websites & Mobile Sites Over Apps
Welcome to the connected consumer. This person most likely has a tablet and smartphone, and is constantly connected to their friends via Facebook. Today, more than 60% of 25-34 year-olds (Gen-Y) own a smartphone. One in three online consumers will buy a tablet by 2014. That’s a lot to digest at once, right? A new survey from Zmags investigates the connected consumer and their digital habits.

Study: Why Do People Use Facebook?
Facebook is an accepted means of communication. It is a never-ending virtual social gathering filled with adopted puppies, cute LOL kitties, baby announcements, viral articles and videos, events, groups, organizations and fan pages. But why do people really use it?
A new study entitled “Why do people use Facebook?” from Boston University’s Ashwini Nadkarni and Stefan G. Hofmann proposes that the social network meets two primary human needs: (1) the need to belong and (2) the need for self-presentation. The study also acknowledges demographic and cultural factors as they relate to the belonging need, and the variation of personality types on Facebook usage.

Den konstante innovation

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Bibliotekerne skal udvikle sig. De skal konstant genopfinde sig selv og udvikle nye services og tjenester som passer med tidsånden. Denne artikel fra Library Journal er en god kommentar på innovationen i bibliotekerne.

The Constant Innovator: The Academic Library as a Model of Change Management | Backtalk
It sometimes feels as though libraries are always behind. In the academic sphere this is amplified by the perception of cutting-edge research and activity that goes on elsewhere in a university. Yet it is often the case that libraries are already testing ideas and new technologies and services. Indeed, one might argue that the recent history of the library is one of adaptation and new technology innovation.

Denne artikel skriver om et andet forskningsbiblioteks arbejde med udvikling

Ryan, Marianne & Garrison, Julie
What Do We Do Now?: A Case for Abandoning Yesterday and Making the Future.
Reference & User Services Quarterly, Fall2011, vol. 51, iss. 1, s. 12-14
CBS Link (via fjernadgang)

Making the Future
…Driving toward a new future has required constant vigilance and a willingness to re-consider what seemed to have only just been decided. By continually focusing toward a completely new future, from designing new spaces, to re-considering the many products and services we deliver, we are able to position ourselves to make a future we can believe will be integral to our institution’s community.

Fra offline til online

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

På CBS’site med nyheder om forskning og forskere, Insights@CBS, kan man læse mere om hvordan distributionskanalerne har ændret sig. Musik og film købes ikke længere på DVD eller CD. De streames eller købes online. Jan Damsgaard fra Institut for IT-ledelse på CBS fortæller om at

Offline forretningsmodeller er fortid
Cd’en er på vej i graven, og Blockbuster ligger i ruiner. I det hele taget vender Android Market og Apples´ App Store op og ned på måden at gøre forretninger på. Det er en revolution med flere fædre, og en af dem hedder ’internetdistribution af digitale tjenester’. Onlinedistribution har kun begrænsede masseproduktionsomkostninger, og de kortslutter og omgår de sædvanlige – og fordyrende – distributionskanaler.

Bibliotekerne har jo længe været i front med at levere digitale services. Så som sådan ikke noget nyt for os. Men vi står overfor nogle interessante problemstillinger når ‘alt’ er digital.

Fra linkskassen

Friday, January 6th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Her kommer et par spændende link til weekenden

- 8 Simple Digital Tools for Scanning Documents (Mashable)

- How e-reading changes reading habits – a testimonial

- What Lady Gaga Can Teach You About Running a Business

- Thoughts on co-creation : are your employees wearing hardhats?

- Kubisbloggen lukkes

- Mashable’s Digital Predictions for 2012

- 12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012


- Viral Marketing and Libraries

- Best of street art 2011

- The 25 Most Beautiful College Libraries in the World

- How to Create a Viral Sweepstakes With Social Media

- Pinterest – Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love. (stadig i Beta)

Harddisken fejrer fødselsdag

Friday, January 6th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Harddisken på P1 er altid interessant læsning og lytning. Programmet har nu været i æteren i 18 år. De har en af de mest downloadede podcasts i Danmark. Her har har Anders Høeg Nissen skrevet om Fem firmaer, der styrer dit liv – Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook og Amazon. – Fem teknologi-virksomheder, der på hver deres måde kalder på beundring og bekymring, respekt og frygt – og som sikkert i manges hverdag betyder væsentligt mere end kommune, regering, EU eller FN.

Her kan du høre udsendelsen om the Fab Five (mp3-fil)

De fejrer fødselsdagen med at tilbyde tre IT-lydbøger til lytterne: Hent 3 lydbøger fra HarddiskenHarddisken fylder 18 år og i den anledning fejrer vi os selv og vores lyttere med med tre gratis lydbøger, der løbende stilles til rådighed i januar og februar. De tre bøger er:

  • Steve Jobs – manden bag Apple (kan downloades frem til frem til 24. januar)
  • Hvad ville Google gøre? (kan downloades fra 18. januar til 7. februar 2012)
  • Facebook – fra kollegieværelse til børskandidat (kan downloades fra 1. til 21. februar 2012)

Ny rapport: Redefining the Academic Library

Friday, January 6th, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Det amerikanske University Leadership Council har netop udsendt rapporten Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services.

Hele rapporten: Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services (95 s./pdf)


  • Advisors to Our Work
  • Top Lessons from the Study
  • Understanding Your Current Practice
  • Transformational Change in the Information Landscape
  • Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services
    I. Leveraging Digital Collections
    II. Rethinking the Scholarly Publishing Model
    III. Repurposing Library Space
    IV. Redeploying Library Staff

I rapporten henviser de bl.a. til Taiga fourudsigelserne (Within five years…). her konstaterer de at By 2015…

- Patrons Go Elsewhere for Information – “Our users will meet more than 90% of their information needs from sources that are not directly connected to the library.”

- No Need for Traditional Librarians – “Successful libraries will be those that have managed to turn over the majority of their staff or reassigned staff to different roles within the library.”

- A Space for More Than Just Books – “Most library space will be taken over by functions that  have nothing to do with library collections or services.”

Fundet via | Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services

Tag til Texas – ER&L 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 af Søren Madsen

Hvis du leder efter et påskud til at besøge Austin i Texas, så kommer den her. I april afholdes der den årlige Electronic Resources and Libraries konference.

Hvad tilbyder ER&L: Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) provides a forum for information professionals to explore ideas, trends, and technologies related to electronic resources and digital services.

Indholdet de tidligere år ser spændende ud. På 2011 konferencen side er der links til videoer med præsentationerne. På deres Vimeo channel: ER&L, finder du i alt 37 præsentationer.

DR i lommen

Sunday, January 1st, 2012 af Søren Madsen

På DRs tekst-tv skriver de om hvordan nyhedslæsningen har ændret sig. Nu er læses mere end 20 procent af onlinenyhederne via deres nyhedsapps på smartphones. Mere end hver fjerde er ligeledes på internettet stort set dagligt via en smartphone.

Der kan læses mere når DR’s “Medieudviklingen 2011″ udkommer i januar.


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