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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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How to build an information time machine

How to build an information time machine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers of books to create a historical and geographical simulation of Venice across 1,000 years.
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Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language | Library Corner | Scoop.it
All right, don't panic, but computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now. Well, that's kind of an..
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Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Are Remaking Themselves Around AI | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is not only reshaping the technology these tech giants use but how they organize and operate their businesses.
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Librarians, digital archivers prepare for Trump-era surveillance

Librarians, digital archivers prepare for Trump-era surveillance | Library Corner | Scoop.it
New York Public Library changed its data retention policies, and the American Library Association apologized for ‘normalizing’ the Trump administration
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Carla Hayden Wants to Make It Easier for You to Hang Out at the Library of Congress

Carla Hayden Wants to Make It Easier for You to Hang Out at the Library of Congress | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A big-city public librarian is now running the Library of Congress—and facing a new set of challenges.
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What the news media can learn from librarians

What the news media can learn from librarians | Library Corner | Scoop.it
We can all agree it’s been a rough season for the news media. Hostile political crowds, accusations of slander, and struggles with what Guardian editor Katharine Viner has called the “waning power of evidence” and “diminishing statu
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Confronting the Myths of Coding and Librarianship

Confronting the Myths of Coding and Librarianship | Library Corner | Scoop.it
This semester I enrolled in LIS452, "Foundations of Information Processing." I am learning Python. I'm learning how to code! This was not a skill I expected to pick up in library school. Nor was it something I thought I would enjoy, given my background in the humanities. However, this class has quickly become a cherished…
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The future of library services in 3 visualizations – Medium

The future of library services in 3 visualizations – Medium | Library Corner | Scoop.it
1. The Library of the Future is a place where people, not books, not even information, are at the center.
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Librarian + Internet = Better Tomatoes

With the help of free Internet in the local library, the village of Synkiv in Ukraine has doubled its tomato production. The featured library receive
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Doug Mirams's curator insight, August 29, 2016 7:17 AM
Great example of public access to libraries providing economic boost to its community, here the tomato production of a rural Ukrainian village. 
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Come Together, Right Now | American Libraries Magazine

Come Together, Right Now | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Wikipedia and libraries are allies and need to work together, according to “Library Engagement and Wikipedia,” at the IFLA 2016 World Library and Information Congress.
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The Future Is Digital | American Libraries Magazine

The Future Is Digital | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A strategic, global approach is necessary to capture and care for digital data, according to a panel at a program at the IFLA 2016 World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio.
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Library systems continue search for cross-platform solution that neither Apple nor Amazon appear very eager to provide

Library systems continue search for cross-platform solution that neither Apple nor Amazon appear very eager to provide | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Morning Brief: App updates from B2B publishers Putnam Media and BNP Media, and a new look for Amazon's app Amazon Music with Prime Music There was once a time when the Steve Jobs-led Apple saw the iPhone and iPad as a way to break Amazon's dominance of the eBook market.
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The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office

The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces doesn't sit well with some library loyalists.
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Keeping it Real: A Librarian’s Advice to Ending Fake News

Keeping it Real: A Librarian’s Advice to Ending Fake News | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Now that fake news has gotten the spotlight in real news, (ie, the recent Pizzagate fiasco), research librarian Jessica Hronchek wants students – all of us really – to remember what we search for and read on the internet, especially on social media, is often precisely what we want to search for and read. It is this “filter bubble” that is at the heart of why fake news finds a footing on any of our newsfeeds at all.
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“Nearly Indistinguishable From Human Translation”—Google Claims Breakthrough | Slator

Google team publishes a paper on progress in neural machine translation. Says model surpasses all other systems and approaches human translation
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The Great A.I. Awakening

The Great A.I. Awakening | Library Corner | Scoop.it
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.
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Internet Archive Successfully Fends Off Secret FBI Order

Internet Archive Successfully Fends Off Secret FBI Order | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The FBI has rescinded an NSL issued earlier this year to the online library. It's the archive's second landmark victory over NSLs in 10 years.
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Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America To Form New Collaboration

The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.

The first batch of records will include 5,000 items from three major Library of Congress maps collections—the Revolutionary War (loc.gov/collections/american-revolutionary-war-maps/about-this-collection/), Civil War (loc.gov/collections/civil-war-maps/about-this-collection/) and panoramic maps collections (loc.gov/collections/panoramic-maps/about-this-collection/).

“We are pleased to make the Digital Public Library of America a new door through which the public can access the digital riches of the Library of Congress,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “We will be sharing some beautiful, one-of-a-kind historic maps that I think people will really love. They are available online and I

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Proactive Librarianship | Designing the Future

Proactive Librarianship | Designing the Future | Library Corner | Scoop.it
R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship and The New Librarianship Field Guide, talks about his vision of the future of librarianship
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The Future of Libraries

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Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways

Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways | Library Corner | Scoop.it
David Pescovitz, a research director at the Institute for the Future, has some ideas about what libraries of the future will look like.
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Helen Lynch's curator insight, August 26, 2016 3:30 PM
Not sure how many people's views of libraries are of musty, carpeted rooms with outdated technology anymore, but the future looks interesting...
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How to Bring Digital Literacy to Your Library with Coding | TechSoup for Libraries

How to Bring Digital Literacy to Your Library with Coding | TechSoup for Libraries | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Moving Beyond the "Third Place" | American Libraries Magazine

Moving Beyond the "Third Place" | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Librarians, administrators, and architects gathered at this IFLA WLIC forum to discuss the library as the "third place" and as a community gathering point.
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Three ways to think differently about libraries

Three ways to think differently about libraries | Library Corner | Scoop.it
A panel at the American Libraries Association summer 2016 conference in Orlando. Photo by Rosemary D'Amour. I wasn’t sure wha
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Making Libraries Visible on the Web | The Digital Shift

Making Libraries Visible on the Web | The Digital Shift | Library Corner | Scoop.it
In Library: An Unquiet History, historian and curatorial fellow for Harvard’s metaLAB Matthew Battles describes Melvil Dewey’s impatience with inefficiency in library work in the 1870s. “To Dewey, local interests and special needs were less important than the efficient movement of books into the hands of readers,” he writes. That crisp statement of purpose should be an inspiration to the current discussions around making library collections and programs visible and available on the web.
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