Brian Mathews does a great job of summarizing the potential opportunities and pitfalls of Unlimited Kindle Books. As e-books have continued to grow, everyone's been waiting for a service like this to come along and offer access to large quantities of ...

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  1. DID AMAZON JUST CHANGE THE WORLD? Unlimited Kindle Books is a Game Changer (if they can license everything) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education
  2. Makerspaces is now an LC Subject Heading
  3. The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix | Wired Business | Wired.com
  4. IBM Predicts Five Technologies That Will Change the World in the Next Five Years
  5. The Netflix for books is here, it’s mobile, and it makes Amazon look old | PandoDaily
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DID AMAZON JUST CHANGE THE WORLD? Unlimited Kindle Books is a Game Changer (if they can license everything) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Brian Mathews does a great job of summarizing the potential opportunities and pitfalls of Unlimited Kindle Books.  As e-books have continued to grow, everyone's been waiting for a service like this to come along and offer access to large quantities of them at a "reasonable" price.  Is this the one?



DID AMAZON JUST CHANGE THE WORLD? Unlimited Kindle Books is a Game Changer (if they can license everything) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education:



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Makerspaces is now an LC Subject Heading

You know that libraries are getting serious about makerspaces when this happens. 8-)  But all kidding aside, this should make it easier to find materials on makerspaces:



Makerspaces - LC Linked Data Service (Library of Congress):



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The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix | Wired Business | Wired.com

Is this where we are heading for books?  I generally enjoy the Netflix model of streaming videos, but this is an interesting twist for text sources.  My big question:  is this something for which there could be library pricing plans offered, so that people who can't afford the service could still access it through their library?  That is the missing link for streaming media sources, and also for some e-book services.



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IBM Predicts Five Technologies That Will Change the World in the Next Five Years

Here's an interesting look at five technologies that might happen in the years ahead.  #2 might have some relevance to libraries, and the others would be pretty useful, even exciting, for life as a whole.

IBM Predicts Five Technologies That Will Change the World in the Next Five Years:

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The Netflix for books is here, it’s mobile, and it makes Amazon look old | PandoDaily

The Netflix for books is here, it’s mobile, and it makes Amazon look old | PandoDaily:

$9.95 per month and an iPhone will get you access to 100,000 books.  Not the newest titles, says the article, but hey, this might be of interest to high volume readers.  An iPad app is coming, and they hope to spread beyond iOS.

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