“The Networked Librarian” Talk by Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project

At the BayNet Annual Meeting on May 6 at the San Francisco Public Library, Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project discussed the latest research findings of the Project about how Americans use the Internet and cell phones. He described how libraries can be actors in building and participating in social networks through their use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging and through delivering their time-tested — and trusted — services to their patrons.

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PROFILE: Amy Rogers & The Story of the Digital Book

BayNet’s webmaster Amy Rogers and her video, The Story of the Digital Book, is profiled this week at SJSU SLIS, “Student Amy Rogers Develops Educational Video During Internship.”

The Story of the Digital Book

Millions of books from the UC Libraries have been digitized, but how? Go behind the scenes to learn about the UC Libraries’ digitization process and see several ways you can use these newly digital books. “The Story of the Digital Book” explains how their books make their way from the shelf to the screen, the possibilities they bring to users, and how they’re preserved for the long term.

The Story of the Digital Book

From California Digital Library:

“Millions of books from the UC Libraries have been digitized, but how?  Go behind the scenes to learn about the UC Libraries’ digitization process and see several ways you can use these newly digital books.  ‘The Story of the Digital Book’ explains how our books make their way from the shelf to the screen, the possibilities they bring to users, and how they’re preserved for the long term.”

Produced by Jason Colman and Amy Rogers (BayNet Webmaster)

SPOTLIGHT: Him Mark Lai — The Master Archivist

Him Mark Lai is a scholar of Chinese America and a key representative of the Chinese Historical Society of America.

A book return service

A fun video look how book returns are handled at San Francisco Public Library.