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MOOCs and Librarians - Emerging Technologies

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Everyone is commenting / questioning / debating (heatedly) the recent initiatives of prestigious universities to offer Massive Open Online Courses.  How would you like to be taught by an Ivy League professor…for free? How would you like to be 1 of 150,000 students in your class? What if you could’t earn any credits toward a degree for your work in the class? Hmm…

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The Canadian Library Association Votes to Dissolve - The Digital Shift

The Canadian Library Association Votes to Dissolve - The Digital Shift | Library Corner | Scoop.it

As reported in this tweet, if not elsewhere, the Canadian Library Association has voted to dissolve. As astonishing as it is to write that sentence, this has actually been a long time coming.

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The Washington State Library illuminates rural digital collections with visual mapping

The Washington State Library illuminates rural digital collections with visual mapping | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Last year, the Washington State Library added a visual mapping tool to several of its digital collections, which are powered by CONTENTdm.
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Librarians in the Digital Age | American Libraries Magazine

Librarians in the Digital Age | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
ALA President Sari Feldman and President-Elect Julie Todaro respond to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial about librarians in the age of Google.
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Reassembling the Lost Library of a 16th-Century Magician Who Spoke to Angels

Reassembling the Lost Library of a 16th-Century Magician Who Spoke to Angels | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The 16th-century John Dee was a magician in the court of Elizabeth I, a man who had conversations with angels, an astrologer once imprisoned for predicting Queen Mary Tudor’s death through her horoscope, and a spy. He signed his coded name as 007, a sign-off
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The New York Public Library's Remarkable New Digital Collection

The New York Public Library's Remarkable New Digital Collection | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A new online trove contains more than 187,000 maps, postcards, etchings, engravings, photographs, prints, illustrations, and more—all on the web, and freely available for anyone to use.
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The library as maker and information space | Jeroen de Boer | TEDxFryslân - YouTube

Working at Bibliotheekservice Fryslân (BSF) Jeroen de Boer is fully aware of the pressure libraries are on. As an innovation specialist he introduces new way...
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The Internet Archive will launch a modernized Wayback Machine in 2017

The Internet Archive will launch a modernized Wayback Machine in 2017 | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Wayback Machine, an essential and amazing tool that's preserved 19 years of the web's history, is getting a big redesign. The Internet Archive expects to launch a rebuilt and modernized Wayback...
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Reinventing the Library

Reinventing the Library | Library Corner | Scoop.it
If we change the role of libraries and librarians, we must be careful to preserve the centrality of the book.
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Digital Inclusion Survey | Research & Statistics

Digital Inclusion Survey | Research & Statistics | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The overview page for the Digital Inclusion Survey, conducted by the University of Maryland and the American Library Association, to document the impact of libraries in building digitally inclusive communities.
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Libraries at the Crossroads

Libraries at the Crossroads | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Americans believe libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years.
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The American Library Association Lost Control Of Their Facebook Page This Weekend | TechCrunch

The American Library Association Lost Control Of Their Facebook Page This Weekend | TechCrunch | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Getting hacked is bad news... unless you're a bunch of librarians. For three days "hackers" took over the American Library Association's Facebook page and..
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how to destroy special collections with social media

how to destroy special collections with social media | Library Corner | Scoop.it
I just got back from a wonderful trip to Rare Book School to deliver a talk in their 2015 lecture series. It was the last week of their summer season in Charlottesville, the week when the Descripti...
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Las bibliotecas se unen a la saga de Star Wars a través de Twitter [No spoilers]

Las bibliotecas se unen a la saga de Star Wars a través de Twitter [No spoilers] | Library Corner | Scoop.it
El pasado mes de diciembre algunas bibliotecas sacaron su lado más “gamberro” (divertido) a través de sus medios sociales. Su intención fue la de homenajea
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Coffee shops and libraries to store YOUR browsing data under 'snooper's charter'

Coffee shops and libraries to store YOUR browsing data under 'snooper's charter' | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The home secretary has said no networks should be excluded from collecting and storing your browsing data
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Librarian Realizes That He Found Rare 19th Century Book After Sharing Image on Reddit

Librarian Realizes That He Found Rare 19th Century Book After Sharing Image on Reddit | Library Corner | Scoop.it
When a Norwegian librarian posted to Reddit a map from a 19th century atlas he had recently found on the shelves while working, he didn't expect to find out he had m
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‘Spotify for Libraries’: public libraries edge toward music streaming services | I Love Libraries

‘Spotify for Libraries’: public libraries edge toward music streaming services | I Love Libraries | Library Corner | Scoop.it
by Rachel Dovey, courtesy of
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Why Librarians Should Love Fallout 4

Why Librarians Should Love Fallout 4 | Library Corner | Scoop.it
There's certainly no harm in including a library in an imagined dystopian future—if anything, it's a great reminder that overwhelming violence can destroy valuable culture and knowledge. And since post-apocalyptic gaming includes libraries, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising to learn libraries include post-apocalyptic video games too.
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Share Your Library’s Impact with Digital Advocacy » Public Libraries Online

Share Your Library’s Impact with Digital Advocacy » Public Libraries Online | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Airbnb Really Screwed Up With Ads About Paying Taxes

Airbnb Really Screwed Up With Ads About Paying Taxes | Library Corner | Scoop.it
This week, Airbnb rolled out a series of ads around San Francisco to raise awareness of the $12m or so it raises for the city through hotel taxes. Sadly, the effect was passive-aggressive — and it’s now at the receiving end of biting criticism.
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ALA Responds to Pew Library Study With PSA

ALA Responds to Pew Library Study With PSA | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The study finds that public libraries are vital resources within communities.
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Libraries are banding together in support of Tor

In July, the Kilton Public Library in New Hampshire partnered with the Library Freedom Project (LFP), to become the first library in the country to run a server connecting to Tor, an online network...
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Public history and public libraries: A natural affinity | Public History Commons

Public history and public libraries: A natural affinity | Public History Commons | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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