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Programming skills could transform librarians' roles

(researchinformation.info): Recent ICT innovations have led to the reappraisal of our understanding of library and information services. The traditional vision of the library as a provider of physical documents has been superseded by the library as a provider of access to information - virtual and physical. However, to keep pace with information changes and the needs of users, librarians need some programming skills.
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Google Will Digitise Approx. 1.6 Million Volumes from The Royal Library of Denmark

(cphpost.dk):While authors and publishers around the world are scared of Google's attempt to scan the world's libraries and make them available on the web, The Royal Library has agreed to let the search engine to do the job. The reason for the move is that Google is willing to put up the money for the project, which the library has not been able to obtain from politicians.
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China's Largest Society Publisher Chooses Scholarone Manuscripts

(scientific.thomsonreuters.com): The Chinese Medical Association (CMA), the largest society journal publisher in China, has chosen ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly Manuscript Central) to manage online submission and peer review for their Chinese Medical Journal (CMJ). CMA's decision to adopt ScholarOne Manuscripts is in line with their vision to build a world-class medical journal publishing system and help them attract international authors, editors and reviewers.
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Library organisations come together to develop best cloud technologies

(iwr.co.uk): OCLC, the not-for-profit organisation is working closely with Library Advisory Council and pilot libraries to develop the Web-scale Management Services - a next-gen web-based suite of library management services for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management, and workflow. This project comes at a time when libraries are looking for new ways to address the complexities of managing disparate collections, maintaining multiple workflows and supporting increasingly complex IT environments.
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Managing information overload

(pressandjournal.co.uk): Developments in technology have dramatically changed every aspect of our lives. E-mails, texts, tweets, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, e-books and virtual libraries are terms that have become familiar to most people. Yet these developments are not without their problems. More than 494 exabytes of information are transferred seamlessly across the globe daily; 20 hours of new content is posted on YouTube every minute, and 400million searches are made on Google every single day. This enormous mass of information (often conflicting) requires organising and managing in order to make some sense of it, and to enable others to make best use of it.
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