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What’s trending in libraries from the internet cybersphere – alternate technology use – 03 – 2016

Adetoun A. Oyelude (University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 7 November 2016

Abstract

Purpose

This last edition of the column begins with the disadvantages of sleeping in the library and ends with 60-year-old overdue loans, but in between are alternate ways of using different technology to access information!

Design/methodology/approach

Sleeping in the library is trending on the internet, not because it is a nice pastime, but because it is one of the most viral trends of the year.

Findings

The real advice is that falling asleep in public places such as libraries is not good. A lot of wild reactions to the picture of a girl sleeping in a university library has caused all sorts, as “photo-shoppers”have had a field day, putting the sleeper in all sorts of situations – in Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video, dancing with Michael Jackson and more.

Social implications

Derrick Lewis on 26th August reported that an Orange County library had made wi-fi devices available for rural internet users.

Originality/value

It is helping rural families make faster connections, and it is free to try the device which can be borrowed for 3 weeks and renewed twice if no one else has booked to use it.

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Citation

Oyelude, A.A. (2016), "What’s trending in libraries from the internet cybersphere – alternate technology use – 03 – 2016", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 33 No. 10, pp. 15-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-11-2016-0056

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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