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Touch Screen Scanning at Gottesman 

Earlier this year, we tested--and then purchased--a Scannx BookScan Center, one of the fastest and most user-friendly self-service scanners we've seen. Set up in room 105 (behind the library's 1st floor Services desk), the Scannx takes you through a few steps to choose your output, such as a black and white jpeg, a color PDF, …

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What are "emerging technologies" in libraries? I've seen the phrase used with increased frequency in the library science profession, including many positions established in academic libraries for an Emerging Technologies Librarian. Yet, many of these job descriptions don't define what emerging technologies are, and perhaps that is the challenge for librarians who take on these …

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Ask a Librarian Bot 

On the way to work this morning I listened to one of my favorite podcasts, Radiolab. The most recent episode, "Talking to Machines," describes various robots that attempt to behave like humans. Rolla Carpenter tells the hosts about his creation, Cleverbot, a chatbot that has been learning from conversations with humans over the last …

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Libraries, dedicated devices, and information sharing – Part I 

Now that the iPad has come out, will eBook readers die?  What is the future of Blu-Ray players as TVs converge with the Internet? A common theme in all these questions is – do dedicated devices eventually die because devices converge?  Do devices converge as technology advances?  The PC is the ultimate convergent device, and many a dedicated …

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