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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like. - Washington Post (blog)

The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like. - Washington Post (blog) | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like.

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The Pop-Up Museum: Creating Co-Working Spaces in Museums and Libraries

Creating Co-Working Spaces in Museums and Libraries: The MLK Library in Washington DC’s Chinatown just opened ... http://t.co/Torn0fBtqh
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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 29, 2013 8:09 PM

A few ways the librarians of the future will keep themselves busy, although I can't help but think this is only one facet of what librarians do.  Thanks to @sallyheroes for this article.

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If You Don’t Have Time for Partnerships, Chances are Your Community Won’t Have Time for You

If You Don’t Have Time for Partnerships, Chances are Your Community Won’t Have Time for You | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

one word: partnerships.

Plain and simple, libraries that are valued by their communities involve the people, local groups and government agencies in developing services and programs. If you don’t have the right programs and services, people won’t care. If people don’t care, they won’t pay attention. And if they don’t pay attention, they’ll just keep thinking the library is doing the same things it was doing last time they visited.


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Libraries Lead Collaboration for Small Business

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New innovation spaces provide benefits to small business and entrepreneurs.From the Ancient Library of Alexandria to present day, libraries have long served as centers of learning. Now, with the rapid proliferation of the Internet, libraries have adapted their delivery model by providing digital access and connectivity to local communities and small business, which is particularly beneficial to those who may previously have been unable to leverage such technology. The rise of new technologies such as mobile and 3D printing has called for further adaptation from libraries—this time to meet the growing interests and needs of patrons in today’s digital world.


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Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com

Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Opensource.com provides a simple, reliable method for creating eBooks the open source way.
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Most Interesting Libraries of the World

Most Interesting Libraries of the World | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Picture gallery for the most interesting library and libraries of the world.
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Wanna Write a Good One? Library as Publisher | American Libraries Magazine

Wanna Write a Good One? Library as Publisher | American Libraries Magazine | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
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Library Mobile Apps Company, Boopsie for Libraries, Debuts Multilingual Functionality | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Library Mobile Apps Company, Boopsie for Libraries, Debuts Multilingual Functionality | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Diverse communities better served by local libraries using Boopsie’s new language translation functionality for non-native English speakers. | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.

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The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | TIME.com

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | TIME.com | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
This isn't your childhood library.
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Academics will need both the physical and virtual library for years to come

Academics will need both the physical and virtual library for years to come | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Research no longer starts with a visit to the library building, say Rachel Bruce and Mike Mertens, but it still plays a crucial role
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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

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Amazon vs. your public library - Fortune Tech

Amazon vs. your public library - Fortune Tech | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Will consumers buy as many e-books from Amazon when they can just borrow them from the library for free?

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 24, 2013 6:59 PM

Discusses ebooks sales and lending models & their impact on public libraries and big booksellers like Amazon.com

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Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books

Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too?

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Why writers should stand up for libraries

Why writers should stand up for libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Earlier this summer, I worked with the American Library Association on their Authors for Library Ebooks project -- which is asking authors to call on their publishers to offer ebooks to libraries at a fair price.

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How to Fill a Library With People Instead of Books – Next City

How to Fill a Library With People Instead of Books – Next City | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
A new study examines why patrons aren’t getting the most out of The Edge, the State Library of Queensland’s collaborative space in Brisbane, Australia.

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nickcarman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:12 PM

Research that examines the real-life usage of this collaborative space in Brisbane - what is working & what isn't.

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How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world - The Guardian

How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world - The Guardian | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
The Guardian How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world The Guardian The Global Librarian is a joint publication from two New York-based library organisations, the Association of College and Research Libraries (Greater New York...

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:05 AM

These tips to boil down to self awareness, working with people from outside the profession, using your imagination to assist your work, & better professional communication.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 30, 2013 6:18 PM

Working to evolve & connect more within and outside the space will be like a continual renewal.

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Apple found guilty of price-fixing ebooks

Apple found guilty of price-fixing ebooks | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Apple has been found guilty of price-fixing, with a US judge yesterday ruling that that it had (Apple found guilty of price-fixing ebooks http://t.co/bctTN1Z77k)...
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Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs

Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
The lab will operate through the end of the year and offer 3D printers, laser cutters, a milling machine, a vinyl cutter and software.

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Rise of the cyborgs: the growth of librarian-IT hybrids

In this presentation for CILIP's Umbrella 2013 conference, Simon Barron explored the impact of technology on librarianship and the increased amalgamation of lib

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Mosio’s Facebook App – Now Patrons Can Ask a Librarian from Your Library Facebook Page | Mosio for Libraries - Virtual Reference Software

Mosio’s Facebook App – Now Patrons Can Ask a Librarian from Your Library Facebook Page | Mosio for Libraries - Virtual Reference Software | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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70 of the best blogs for creative inspiration | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity

70 of the best blogs for creative inspiration | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
[image] *Image Credit: [Alex Mathers](http://www.alexmathers.net/)* There are many times when we all stumble across creative block, struggling to fi
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Nice list of great creative blogs, ranging from crafts to prhotogrpahy via interior and graphic design

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Library as Community Recharging Station | David Lee King

Library as Community Recharging Station | David Lee King | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
My library is thinking about recharging stations for mobile devices. So I'm looking into outlets with USB slots, special stands, etc. How come? Because
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