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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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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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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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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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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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