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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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This Ferguson Library Twitter Hashtag Just Might Make You Feel Better About the World

This Ferguson Library Twitter Hashtag Just Might Make You Feel Better About the World | Library Corner | Scoop.it
How an outpouring of financial support led to #Becauseofapubliclibrary.
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Libraries Should Be More Like Coffee Shops, Says British Report

Libraries Should Be More Like Coffee Shops, Says British Report | Library Corner | Scoop.it
British libraries might be getting a very Starbucks-esque makeover soon. According to the recommendations from the recently released Independent Library Report for England, the key to saving libraries might be to add coffee shop-like amenities, including free WiFi, a comfortable environment, and
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Library Marketing and the Terminology Problem

Library Marketing and the Terminology Problem | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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When I first started writing and talking about marketing libraries, I was
very keen to see libraries adopt the strategies and idioms of business.
Libraries were being threatened by massive corporations like Google,
Wikipedia and Amazon, whose function or output was for a lot of people a
perfectly acceptable replacement for what libraries offered. So we needed
to fight back, and market ourselves aggressively - just because we weren't
chasing profits didn't mean we shouldn't be chas
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Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural 'seed corn'

Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural 'seed corn' | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The author tells Toby Litt how these ‘safe spaces’ were vital to him as a child, and why their closure endangers our future
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The True Cost of YouTube's Library of Everything

The True Cost of YouTube's Library of Everything | Library Corner | Scoop.it

“Youtube is less like the Library of Congress or Alexandria and more like a hoarder’s house where the plastic plates from the labor day barbecue are piled on top of the good china.”

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Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader

Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Adobe has just given us a graphic demonstration of how not to handle security and privacy issues. A hacker acquaintance of mine has tipped me to a huge security and privacy violation on the part of Adobe. That anonymous acquaintance was examining Adobe’s DRm for educational purposes when they noticed that Digital Editions 4, the newest version of …
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The British Library Meets Burning Man - Digital scholarship blog

The British Library Meets Burning Man - Digital scholarship blog | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Posted on behalf of David Normal (edited by Sophie McIvor and Mahendra Mahey) The British Library meets Burning Man… In December 2013 the British Library uploaded over a million images from our 19th century digitised books onto Flickr Commons, with the invitation for anyone to remix, re-use and re-purpose the...
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Library without books debuts at Florida’s newest college - The Rakyat Post

Library without books debuts at Florida’s newest college - The Rakyat Post | Library Corner | Scoop.it
TAMPA, Aug 26, 2014: The library opening with the first day of classes yesterday at Florida’s newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs — but not a single book. A fully digital library is among the futuristic features of Florida Polytechnic University’s striking dome-shaped building, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. “It’s a boldly relevant …
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Web accessibility: Educating librarians means empowering users

Web accessibility: Educating librarians means empowering users | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Library users with disabilities don’t want to have to ask for help. They want to be empowered and do it themselves, affirm Ranti Junus and Debra Riley-Huff, two librarians who ensure the accessibility of their libraries’ resources.Library users with disabilities don’t want to have to ask for help. They want to be empowered and do it themselves, affirm Ranti Junus and Debra Riley-Huff, two librarians who ensure the accessibility of their libraries’ resources. “The help is there,” says Ranti, the Electronic Resources Librarian at Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries, “but it should also be built into the online tools and services so that it is seamless and imperceptible to the user.” Ranti is...
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What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library

What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.
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Amazon says $9.99 eBooks Make More Money

Amazon says $9.99 eBooks Make More Money | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Amazon has penned an open letter on their website which spells out their mentality in approaching the ongoing Hachette eBook dispute. They primarily
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Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and ...
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Libraries Change Lives - YouTube

There is a lot coming our way these days, and many of us could use some help -- but did you know help is already here?
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Grand Challenges of Librarianship

Grand Challenges of Librarianship | Library Corner | Scoop.it
"Grand Challenges of Librarianship" Keynote Swedish Library Association's Annual Conference 2011, Visby, Sweden. Abstract: Instead of facusing on the future of our communities we all too often seem...
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Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds - Telegraph

Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds - Telegraph | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Boost in visitors to the British Library suggests the rise of the digital age has left people craving 'real human encounters and physical artefacts'
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In Europe, Slower Growth for e-Books

In Europe, Slower Growth for e-Books | Library Corner | Scoop.it
E-books have made impressive inroads into the English-reading world, but their success in Europe — even among wealthy, tech-savvy countries — remains spotty at best.
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Libraries Make a Difference: Change the Headlines - YouTube

Libraries are essential to the health, wealth and education of the student and residential communities they serve. But all too often they are portrayed as st...
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Lauren Castan's curator insight, October 9, 2014 6:25 PM

Libraries need to make their own narrative

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Aaron Swartz's Work, Computer Crime Law, and "The Internet's Own Boy"

Aaron Swartz's Work, Computer Crime Law, and "The Internet's Own Boy" | Library Corner | Scoop.it
It’s been more than a year since Aaron Swartz’s tragic death, and now Aaron’s life is the subject of a new documentary, The Internet’s Own Boy, directed by Brian Knappenberger. The documentary has received much acclaim and deservedly so.
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This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One.

This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One. | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Who said water and books don't mix!...
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The Guardian view on the loss of public libraries

The Guardian view on the loss of public libraries | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Editorial: We used to understand that access to the culture was an unglamorous but essential social good. What happened to that vision?
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LIBER and IFLA Sign Memorandum of Understanding - LIBER

LIBER and IFLA Sign Memorandum of Understanding - LIBER | Library Corner | Scoop.it
LIBER and IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The two organisations share objectives in promoting access to knowledge for education, learning, and research. Significant areas of common interest in the fields of copyright frameworks supporting the mission of libraries and the extension of library and research activities…
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The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records - NYTimes.com

The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records - NYTimes.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading, writes John Naughton
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