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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 European Library

The European Library | Library Corner | Scoop.it

The British Library was keen to move beyond traditional uses of its resources by opening up the metadata of its impressive collections. Growing numbers of users were keen to mine the data directly, for example. Breaking away from the longstanding MARC catalogue record format and adopting open licensing models and cross-domain standards, such as RDF and XML, would facilitate data reuse, improve visibility, reach out to new users and offer a richer discovery experience.

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Technology Trends in Libraries for 2014

Technology has changed the face of libraries, and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. This workshop introduces emer...
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Librarians should embrace linked data - Data sharing - Research Information

Librarians should embrace linked data - Data sharing - Research Information | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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One woman's incredible VHS collection will live forever on the Internet

One woman's incredible VHS collection will live forever on the Internet | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Marion Stokes taped the news for 30 years. Now the Internet Archive is digitizing her vision.
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EU Parliament breakfast discusses the copyright needs of libraries - European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)

EU Parliament breakfast discusses the copyright needs of libraries - European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Whether existing international and EU copyright frameworks strike the right balance between access to information, research and innovation...
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If libraries can't make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere?

If libraries can't make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Matthew Mateusz Zadrozny: I’m the guy eating chicken in the viral photo of the New York Public Library. I’m a library nerd. But all nerds need a library
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Why Are So Few Books From the 20th Century Available as Ebooks?

Why Are So Few Books From the 20th Century Available as Ebooks? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
... while the vast majority of songs are on iTunes and YouTube?
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Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME

Are Library Users Happier People? | TIME | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A Pew study out Thursday suggests library users tend to be pillars of the community, with good ties to their neighbors and positive lives
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5 Reasons Libraries Are Ready For Innovation. - UP Global

5 Reasons Libraries Are Ready For Innovation. - UP Global | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Written by Helen Kula, Librarian at the Institute for Management and Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga, and Organizer of Startup Weekend Education – Library Edition

In less than two weeks, SWEDU will see the first-ever library-focused version of Startup Weekend take place in Toronto, Canada. Startup Weekend Toronto EDU: Library Edition will bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs together with library & information professionals to solve library-specific problems.
Organized by a team of librarians, we’re determined Continue Reading
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Save NYPL: How an Organized Movement to Stop the Destruction of Libraries is Being Ignored by Mayor de Blasio

Save NYPL: How an Organized Movement to Stop the Destruction of Libraries is Being Ignored by Mayor de Blasio | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Central Library Plan threatens to decimate the New York Public Library System. Why is Mayor de Blasio so steadfastly silent? And can a growing movement stop this assault on New York culture? In this lengthy dispatch, we talked with members of the Committee to Save the NYPL and others to determine the present struggle and the protest strategy.
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Libraries of the Very-Near Future

Libraries of the Very-Near Future | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Current State of Libraries and eContent About 6 months ago, I read a comment on a popular industry blog by someone who stated she was a librarian. I saved her comment and I'm re-posting it here. Th...
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Libraries, Authors and Publishers Head to SXSW 2014

Libraries, Authors and Publishers Head to SXSW 2014 | Library Corner | Scoop.it
SXSW Interactive (March 7-11), the annual tech festival, opens today in Austin, Tex. and expect to see a wide range of publishers and publishing-related events.
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QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop? | SwetsBlog

QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop? | SwetsBlog | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The explosion of smartphones has created the potential to connect the physical and digital worlds, including by QR codes and NFC tech. Is it just a big fad that will pass, or are there some useful applications for these tools?
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Microaggressions in Librarianship

Microaggressions in Librarianship | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A space for librarians, archivists, and info professionals to share their experiences with microaggressions within the profession.
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Current and emerging trends for library services, Stellenbosch Libr...

Presentation at the Stellenbosch Library Symposium in 2013
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Paper vs digital reading is an exhausted debate

Paper vs digital reading is an exhausted debate | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Tim Waterstone's claim that ebooks are in decline isn't persuasive – and there are far more urgent matters for readers to discuss
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Everybody Wants a Netflix for Books

Everybody Wants a Netflix for Books | Library Corner | Scoop.it
There will never be a "Netflix for books" if by that term one means a comprehensive collection. Book aggregations must serve the overarching needs of the publisher to generate revenue and are thus...
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Card catalog cabinets endure in some smaller libraries, find new uses elsewhere - The Boston Globe

Card catalog cabinets endure in some smaller libraries, find new uses elsewhere - The Boston Globe | Library Corner | Scoop.it
They are nearly extinct in their natural habitat. In the James Library & Center for the Arts in Norwell, one maintains its position at the end of a large bookcase near the center of the room, its counterpart sentry for an antique grandfather clock. In the Dyer Memorial Library in Abington, it has been relegated to the corner, left mostly untouched for the past decade. They are the wooden card catalog cabinets, once an essential component of town and school libraries. Now they are mostly relics of the past, repurposed in some cases to hold recipes, display Christmas cards, or stash canned goods.
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Palmer Library Gives Residents Virtual Access to the World

Palmer Library Gives Residents Virtual Access to the World | Library Corner | Scoop.it
In partnership with C/W MARS, the Palmer, Mass. Public Library is changing the way communities interact with libraries.
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Bit rot: The Internet never forgets,€“ or does it? | Al Jazeera America

Bit rot: The Internet never forgets,€“ or does it? | Al Jazeera America | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Planned obsolescence and flipping bits may be putting our digital archives at risk
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People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books | Underwire | Wired.com

People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books | Underwire | Wired.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Digital publishing is rapidly becoming a haven for struggling writers—but it turns out the format might hold similar potential for struggling readers too.
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From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond

From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.
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Library Usage Soars as Libraries Get Madly Innovative

The notion of libraries as centers for communities is hardly new, but the surge in visitors that they are experiencing would make anyone proud and excited.
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SXSW Panelpicker - Libraries: The Ultimate Playground

SXSW Panelpicker - Libraries: The Ultimate Playground | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Libraries have grown far beyond the nostalgic scent of books on shelves (though we still have that too). There is an explosive realm of content-wrangling that occurs on the library frontier making life-changing impacts in literacy, health, and education. There is also exists a quagmire of metadata messes, licensing loops, and lack-luster technology that is overdue for an innovative shakeup. 

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Photo essay: Beyond the books

Photo essay: Beyond the books | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Young librarians from around New Zealand share their love of the job with Alexander Robertson.
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