1. Top 10 LJ infoDOCKET Posts of 2012

    The latest addition to the LJ family is infoDOCKET, edited by librarian and newshound Gary Price. I like to think of this as something along the lines of a libraryland “media monitoring service,” or my preferred term, “library media intelligence.” Essentially, Gary pores over thousands of headlines so you don’t have to, and features the essential stories on infodocket.com and @infodocket on Twitter, as well as in our various (free!) enewsletters and syndicated on other LJ sites.

    The infoDOCKET site started under the LJ banner in April, but it existed independently before then at the same URL, and the 10 items below cover the popular stories over the entirety of 2012.

    1. Updated Database: 2011 Salary Data for About 1.3 Million U.S. Federal Workers Now Online
    2. Statistics: Consumer Media Usage Across TV, Online, Mobile and Social
    3. OverDrive To Library Customers: Hachette is Raising E-Book Prices an Average of 220% on Over 3500 Titles
    4. New Statistics: Online Gaming: Number of US Mobile Gamers Jumps 35% to 100 Million
    5. Very Sad News: The Tragic Death of Microsoft’s Lee Dirks
    6. Judge’s Ruling a Win for Fair Use in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Case
    7. Lists and Rankings: Silicon Valley 150 (Largest Public Companies Based in SV)
    8. Jack Blount Will NOT be Joining OCLC as New Pres/CEO, Jay Jordan Will Postpone Retirement
    9. Statistics: U.S. Tablet Usage Reaches ‘Critical Mass’
    10. Cook County, IL: New online database lets anyone see who has outstanding warrants


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