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Does a Techno Utopia Require Physical Books? | Endless Innovation | Big Think

Does a Techno Utopia Require Physical Books? | Endless Innovation | Big Think | Library Corner | Scoop.it
When the new BiblioTech library opens in San Antonio, Texas later this year, it will become the nation's first "bookless public library" -- everything is going to be digital, the library will rent out e-readers like Kindles and iPads, and the whole...
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Who Needs a DAM Librarian? Part I: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are — Digital Asset Management News

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Librarians Need Global Credentials | Backtalk

Librarians Need Global Credentials | Backtalk | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Until there is a body to take responsibility for reviewing LIS programs globally and granting the strong ones accreditation, a large number of librarians will be banned de facto from participating in our increasingly mobile information age economy. Having been a sometimes struggling expat myself (I lived in the UK and in Taiwan before Texas and the UAE), I know a little about trying to find work abroad; it can be a hell of a lot harder than it was for me, especially if you’re brown-skinned and English isn’t your first language. An international standard for accreditation for LIS degrees would go a long way toward fixing this for librarians in the eastern and southern hemispheres who want a fair shot at jobs in the northern and western hemispheres and in the complex, frustrating, bewildering, and lucrative Middle East.
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What the Web Said Yesterday

What the Web Said Yesterday | Library Corner | Scoop.it
The Web wasn’t built to preserve its past; the Wayback Machine aims to remedy that. Jill Lepore on the ethereal nature of the Web.
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Despite Digital Revolution, Libraries Booming in Europe - Handelsblatt Global Edition

Despite Digital Revolution, Libraries Booming in Europe - Handelsblatt Global Edition | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Despite the digital revolution and their fusty reputation, libraries are making a huge comeback in Europe.
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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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Report: The Libraries and Museums of Europe in Times of Change | LJ INFOdocket

Report: The Libraries and Museums of Europe in Times of Change | LJ INFOdocket | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Here's a full text report (Feb. 2016) published by the Council of Europe titled, The Libraries And Museums Of Europe In Times Of Change. From the Summary: With the growing importance of the knowledge economy in Europe, libraries and museums act as a resource for human development an
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After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up

After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up | Library Corner | Scoop.it
Writing and reviewing journal articles is part of the core business of a scientist. But it’s not an efficient way to communicate research results.
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Why “content Librarian” Will Be One Of The Hot New Jobs In 2016 |

Why “content Librarian” Will Be One Of The Hot New Jobs In 2016 | | Library Corner | Scoop.it
According to a recent Accenture Interactive survey, 50 percent of marketers now have more content than they can effectively manage. Mark Schaefer predicted
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How Librarians and Faculty Use Digital Humanities | American Libraries Magazine

How Librarians and Faculty Use Digital Humanities | American Libraries Magazine | Library Corner | Scoop.it
American Libraries and Gale Cengage surveyed academic librarians & faculty on the role of libraries in providing and supporting digital humanities materials on campus.
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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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