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Do We Still Need Libraries?

Do We Still Need Libraries? | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The New York Times is running one of its Room for Debate series on the future of libraries.  The four debaters (so far) are Luis Herrera, director of the San Francisco Public Library (and a board m...
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Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past

Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The tiny, super-rich state of Qatar takes pride in its modernity, with its gleaming skyscrapers and lucrative gas fields. But it is also investing in a huge history project.
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The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google

The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Google is for profit.
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Global Library and Archives Community welcomes new United Nations report - European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)

Global Library and Archives Community welcomes new United Nations report - European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) | Library Corner | Scoop.it
In cooperation with key strategic partners, IFLA has crafted a statement of support for the report—now signed by 10+ organisations from the international library and archive community.
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Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators | Library Corner | Scoop.it
An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.
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Technology. The near and far future of libraries

Technology. The near and far future of libraries | Library Corner | Scoop.it
As archives become digital and machines become smarter, what function will libraries serve ten years and ten thousand years from now? Hopes&Fears asks the experts.
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Download for Free 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years on Flickr

Download for Free 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years on Flickr | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University, you can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and...
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“Cold Storage” documentary looks inside the libraries' Harvard Depository | Harvard Magazine

“Cold Storage” documentary looks inside the libraries' Harvard Depository | Harvard Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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Are libraries sustainable in a world of free, networked, digital information? | Exchanges

Are libraries sustainable in a world of free, networked, digital information? | Exchanges | Library Corner | Scoop.it
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It's not what a library stocks, it's what it shares

The first digital-only library in the US raises key questions about the broader purpose of a library, writes James Bridle
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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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How libraries can track their impact in the digital age

How libraries can track their impact in the digital age | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Key Performance Indicator Toolkit
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Is the Library Really Dead? - Timeline.com

Is the Library Really Dead? - Timeline.com | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Libraries are in rough shape these days. Long treasured as bastions of knowledge, they’re being assailed on two fronts: funding cuts and technological disruption. Why borrow a book when you’ve got the Internet and a Kindle?
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Libraries change lives: or so say the Dutch - EPALE - European Commission

Libraries change lives: or so say the Dutch - EPALE - European Commission | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Libraries change lives: or so say the Dutch - ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe
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ALA, ARL Applaud FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

ALA, ARL Applaud FCC Vote on Net Neutrality | Library Corner | Scoop.it
In a significant victory for supporters of Net Neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today reclassified broadband Internet as a public utility, and established a new Open Internet Order that applies to both fixed and mobile broadband. The new Open Internet Order includes three “bright line” rules, specifically banning broadband providers from blocking access to legal content, applications, and services; impairing access to content, applications, and services; and prioritizing I
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Libraries and the Internet of Things

Libraries and the Internet of Things | Library Corner | Scoop.it
What does a world where billions of everyday objects connect to each other and share information mean for libraries? IoT presents major opportunities for libraries to connect their services to more people—and things—in more places than ever before.
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This Librarian Is Not Impressed With Your Digital, No-Books Library – Next City

This Librarian Is Not Impressed With Your Digital, No-Books Library – Next City | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Digital evangelism has lulled us into an “embarrassingly anti-intellectual comfort zone,” argues a Philadelphia librarian.
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Libraries of the Future will also Be “Libraries of Things”

The Sacramento Public Library is expanding its collection to include items you might not think to find on shelves.
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Living Knowledge – a new vision for the British Library 2015-23 - YouTube

Living Knowledge (launched 12 Jan 2015) is the British Library’s new vision outlining where the Library wants to be by the time of its 50th anniversary in 20...
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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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