Daily Archives: September 1, 2006

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Library 2.0 in LJ

Give this one a read! http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6365200.html The heart of Library 2.0 is user-centered change. It is a model for library service that encourages constant and purposeful change, inviting user participation in the creation of both the physical and the virtual services they want, supported by consistently evaluating services. It also attempts to reach new users and better serve current ones through improved customer-driven offerings. Each component by itself is a step toward better serving our users; however, it is through the combined implementation of all of these that we can reach Library 2.0. While not required, technology can help libraries […]


http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/09/01/itunes-to-have-movie-downloads-this-month/ Via Tech Crunch: Rumors have been swirling for weeks (see here and here) that Apple will soon be selling full length movie downloads on the iTunes service. This morning, Business Week is stating, based on unnamed sources, that the the service will launch by mid-September. And adding color to the story: WalMart is pissed off. Apple is pushing for, and apparently getting, $14 wholesale movie prices on new releases. They plan to retail new releases for $14.99 and older movies for $9.99. Normal wholesale DVD prices are $17. Walmart pays that normal wholesale rate, and now anticipates losing a […]