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Libraries Lead Collaboration for Small Business

Libraries Lead Collaboration for Small Business | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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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(EN) - Encyclopedia of Life: Animals, Plants, Pictures & Information | eol.org

(EN) - Encyclopedia of Life: Animals, Plants, Pictures & Information | eol.org | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

"The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented effort to gather scientific knowledge about all animal and plant life where pictures, information, facts, and more. Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice."


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Amazing online resource!

EOL is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

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Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User Experience | UX Magazine

Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User Experience | UX Magazine | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
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Public. How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii

Public. How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
How To Design A Library For Teens: Bleachers, Snacks, And Wii
Curbed NY
if you scrolled down, you'd see that there are study spaces, exam lounges, reading spaces, multipurpose rooms, etc. libraries are community spaces.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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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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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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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.

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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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An introduction to cloud computing and how it can help your business

An introduction to cloud computing and how it can help your business | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
A revolutionary approach to managing information
Cloud computing is a revolutionary approach to
managing information technology systems but there
are currently only very few people that would be
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Oldish ( 2011) but easy to understand basic Cloud Computing info.

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The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book

The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
A look at how America's central libraries are struggling to adapt their forms and functions to a rapidly changing world
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"relevance is a moving target" indeed

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Beyond 23 Things: mobile skills for Library staff | Mobile Technologies in Libraries

Beyond 23 Things: mobile skills for Library staff | Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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Upskilling library staff in the use of mobile devices - lessons learned from an immersion course.

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Is Pinterest actually *right* for your library?

Is Pinterest actually *right* for your library? | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Don't get me wrong:  I love Pinterest.  I have spent countless hours curating interesting content, trying Pinterest recipes and crafts and admiring inspirational posters and the creativity of other...
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Argues that libraries should have a robust business case before taking on any new service or communications channel, and how we should be measuring the conversion rate when we use social media.  Food for thought

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