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Belleville Library enters high-tech age

“A lot of this stuff is already available but at a cost for users,” he said. “With your Belleville Public Library card there is no cost except for the materials used.”

We Can Code It! Why Computer Literacy is Key to Winning the 21st Century

“The happy truth is, if you get the fundamentals about how computers think, and how humans can talk to them in a language the machines understand, you can imagine a project that a computer could do, and discuss it in a way that will make sense to an actual programmer.”

Getting Started with APIs

There has been a lot of discussion in the library community regarding the use of web service APIs over the past few years. While APIs can be very powerful and provide awesome new ways to share, promote, manipulate and mashup your library’s data, getting started using APIs can be overwhelming. This post is intended to provide a very basic overview of the technologies and terminology involved with web service APIs, and provides a brief example to get started using the Twitter API.

The Rise of E-Books and a Shrinking Library Catalog

E-reading is on the rise, according to a January report by the Pew Internet project. Fully 50 percent of adults own a tablet or e-reader, and two out of five public libraries lend e-readers.

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