Okay, here we go this week with the Library Tech news that I did not cover because I was hungover or something. Honestly, I am barely able to read most of these, much less crank out 200 words on each subject. On to the poopy!
A Wisconsin library has begun to loan out iPads to their public as a way to educate them about technology. Why not loan them the most expensive and easy to use piece of equipment known to man? That'll teach them about economics. Consumerist
Facebook began sharing movies, TV shows and music this week as an attempt to keep themselves relevant. Next they will be mapping your brain to find out what are your exact "likes" so they can better target the ad space. SF Business Times
IT departments in most large corporations allow their employees to choose whatever mobile device they want. Whereas in the past and IT department would dole out equipment in a unified manner, now employees have more freedom of choice. I want one of those huge brick cell phones like Zach Morris used to have. Can you set me up, library? NYTimes
The Spartanburg library in Spartanburg, SC has suspended use of its elibrary to neighboring county Greenville users citing overuse of resources. I bet they won't let them ride the monorail or eat from their lemon tree either. WSPA
Madison, Wisconsin is looking to create a law wherein when you sell a used video game to a retailer, they take a photo of you for their databases in an effort to curb theft. Next they will require blood, urine and semen samples which should make game stores much more interesting. If only the library could take pictures of users that try to donate. "Ratshit's back again with a pile of National Geographics!" Madison via Kotaku