Ten Stories That Shaped 2010
It's time again to take a look at the memorable headlines of the year.
10. YouTube Sensations
9. Libraries and DVDs and Netflix, Oh My
8. Piracy Crackdown
7. Under New Management
6. Gizmo of the Year: iPad
Since its spring release, Apple's life-changing tablet has been put to use by many libraries. How is your library using iPads?
5. I For One Welcome Our New Media Overlords
4. Web 2.0 Fatigue
Oops, I forgot, it's called "emerging technologies" now. With all the information overload surrounding social media and who knows what else that's on the horizon, many of us may feel sympathetic with this take on the next big thing.
3. Sign of the Times: Libraries = Offices for Unemployed
2. Google eBookstore Opens
The advertising company that organizes so much of the world's information is, gasp, actually going to try and make money by selling it. The Google eBookstore launched this month. It should give any librarian pause about the Google Books Settlement -- and the future of publishing and lending in general.
1. Wikileaks Freakout
The release of secret diplomatic cables received substantial coverage this year. The Library of Congress even became involved. Several free speech issues are raised by how the leaks are being handled.
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