Currently reading – blog roundup

Shelf Check: the Social Physical Library: what can the physical library offer users, when they are increasingly getting content from the digital branch?

Mashable: How to Promote Yourself on LinkedIn: some really good advice here. Now that I’ve caught up with my blog-reading (500 unread items down to 1!) I’m thinking about improving my LinkedIn profile.

National Library of New Zealand: The Great NZ Remix and Mashup competition:

“We’re super excited that the Great NZ Remix & Mashup competition has officially started.

Cash, prizes and undying glory are up for grabs, including a $10,000 cash prize for the Supreme Mashup.

The competition has something for everyone: cartoon remixes, poetry, the poster for the great kiwi summer holiday, mobile apps, visualisation mashups, an open government data category, a newbie award and much much more.

There’s a total prize pool of $30,000 in cash and prizes. You have until 30 November 2010 to get your entries in.

Everything you need to know is right here: www.mixandmash.org.nz

The Bookseller quotes a French study as saying that e-books could be 25% of the market as early as 2015. It also suggests that e and p-texts are likely to co-exist in the future. The New York Times has an interesting article on attempts to make reading social – e-readers with communal comment features enabled. I suspect this won’t be for everyone (some of the comments on the NYT article are very negative), but I’m intrigued – this is one of the things that would make me more interested in e-books.

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About simonchamberlain

New Zealand librarian and music fan, living in London.
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