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The Library of the Future Is Here

The Library of the Future Is Here | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
It's got 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and its own roast coffee, named "shush."

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nickcarman's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:06 PM

Out with the tomes, and in with the 3d printers and sewing machines..

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The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift

The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us.

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Adobe: We Didn't Mean to Use DRM to Break Your eBook Readers - The Digital Reader

Good news! Adobe announced late this afternoon that they won’t be breaking a lot of ebook readers in July. According to the Datalogics blog, Adobe has decided to revise the adoption timeline for their new DRM, and they will no longer be requiring all ebook retailers, app developers, and device makers to upgrade their DRM …
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Ongoing developments of Adobe and their new DRM

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National Libraries Day

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Tomorrow Saturday Feb 8th is National libraries Day!  Follow the news with this website

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New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download|The Getty Iris

New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download|The Getty Iris | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
The Iris is the Getty's online magazine.
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The books in the Virtual Library come from three of the Getty’s programs: the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. -

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Libraries get journal content online

Libraries get journal content online | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
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Hundreds of thousands of research journal articles are to be made available on computers in public libraries.

The Access to Research initiative will give the public access to articles on health, biological research, engineering and social sciences for the first time.

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Librarypedia: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia - The Digital Shift

Librarypedia: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia - The Digital Shift | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
The Wikipedia Library is an open research hub started in 2010 when Credo Reference donated 500 free research accounts to Wikipedia's most active editors. Partnerships with HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, and the Cochrane Library followed. Now, the Wikipedia Library is developing into a portal to connect editors with libraries, open access resources, paywalled databases, digital reference tools, and research experts. Two of the project's leaders discuss the potential for collaboration between libraries and Wikipedia, as well as the new Visiting Scholars pilot program.
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The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/mskDDDe0BF @medkh9


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oodles of information!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:06 AM
Tips of the trade for google docs.
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The Library Of The Future Is Here

The Library Of The Future Is Here | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Forget what you know about the library of the 20th century. You know, those dark places with clunky microform machines fossilizing in the basement and with rows of encyclopedias standing, perfectly alphabetized, in denial of their obsolescence.

 

The library as a warehouse of information is an outdated concept. The library of the 21st century is a community workshop, a hub filled with the tools of the knowledge economy.

 


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A bright new light at the downtown library chases the winter blues away

A bright new light at the downtown library chases the winter blues away | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Three light therapy lamps have been installed at the downtown library, the result of a $1,000 grant awarded to an Edmonton newcomer who wanted to make the city more awesome.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:35 PM

Wow. Light therapy lamps in a public library is awesome.

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Information Literacy vs. the Demagogue | The Journal of Creative Library Practice

Information Literacy vs. the Demagogue | The Journal of Creative Library Practice | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

If your information literacy really is about promoting informed citizenship, it needs to address more than just search techniques and the characteristics of various formats of information.  It needs to encourage questions about the judgments and choices people make when they create, disseminate, and buy into political information. 




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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:22 PM

Thoughtful and thought-provoking article. 

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Raspberry Pi: Everything You Need To Know

Raspberry Pi: Everything You Need To Know | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
It's a computer so simple, anyone can tinker with it. Here's proof.

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A 3-Step Introduction to Digital Humanities for Library-Dwellers ...

A 3-Step Introduction to Digital Humanities for Library-Dwellers ... | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Ashley Maynard. 1. There is no universally-accepted definition for Digital Humanities and probably never will be. Instead, Digital Humanities (DH) is and will continue to be defined by the ...
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100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they h...

 

"From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. There are many resources for designers as well. Although this is mainly a blog that caters to designers and artists I have decided to include many other libraries for all to enjoy.

 

- Digital libraries

- International Digital libraries

- Books & texts

- Medical libraries

- Legal libraries

- National Libraries of Europe

- World Religion libraries

- Specialized Collections

- Academic Research

- American Universities

- International Universities

 


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Helen Lynch's curator insight, September 22, 2013 4:50 AM

Very useful list...

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Libraries and Communities | Sustainable Cities Collective

Libraries and Communities | Sustainable Cities Collective | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are no longer limited to bookshelves and computer catalogs, but have transformed into places for children’s theater, farmers markets, community porches, and many other creative uses. Common built-in advantages of libraries include public accessibility, internet access, and books!

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Author Laura Dockrill on her love of libraries | National Libraries Day

Author Laura Dockrill on her love of libraries | National Libraries Day | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Award winning author, Laura Dockrill’s debut children’s book, Darcy Burd ock was published by Random House in 2013 and was nominated for the Carnegie ("Love your local library because you won’t know how much you will miss it until it is gone"...
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Who Says Libraries Are Going Extinct? - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

Who Says Libraries Are Going Extinct? - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
With nearly 2.5 billion materials circulated through more than 16,000 public branches, 2013 was one of the strongest years for libraries in the past decade.
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Makes very interesting reading - American public libraries are being used more than ever

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Write Once and Post To All Your Preferred Social Networks with Composer.io


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Composer.io is a new free web app, in early stage of development, which allows you to easily post from any web page to multiple social networks simultaneusly, similarly to what Ping.fm used to do.


Composer.io offers two free bookmarklets that allow to easily post to anyone of these social media networks:


  • Blogger
  • Facebook Profiles
  • Facebook Pages
  • LinkedIn
  • Plurk
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • WordPress / WordPress.com
  • Google+ (coming)
  • many other


Works with your favorite auto-shortener.


Simple, easy to use, handy. Definitely worth a try.


Free to use for all beta users.


Try it out now: http://composer.io/ 


Features: http://composer.io/site/features/ 






Randy Hilarski's curator insight, February 5, 2014 2:26 PM

Interesting tool!

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Enjoywebacademy 

digital marketing

social media

self publishing

e-learning

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Shifting from Shelves to Snowflakes — The Magazine on Medium — Medium

Shifting from Shelves to Snowflakes — The Magazine on Medium — Medium | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
The subtle odor of melting plastic welcomes you to the Maker Lab at the Harold Washington Public Library in downtown Chicago.
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20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

20 Amazing Online Museums for class field trips


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Some great sites here

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Millennial Library Users Need ... What?

Millennial Library Users Need ... What? | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Last August I found the MTV study - Young Millennials Will Keep Calm & Carry On - that surveyed Millennials in greater detail than ever before. 

The 21st Century Library should be no less customer driven, and no less responsive to their customers’ needs and wants. Being in touch with library users’ interests and habits is more essential to a library’s relevance to its community than ever before.

Understanding the business of the library is paramount to understanding the library’s users and being able to provide them what they want from their library. Without the agility to adapt, libraries will suffer the same decline in business as retail business, because libraries are in the retail business – direct customer service.

 

 


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History goes Online with The Digital Collections of The National WWII Museum

History goes Online with The Digital Collections of The National WWII Museum | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Many interpretative institutions today increasingly make use of narratives, storytelling, and the personal experiences of historical and everyday figures to edu

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Libraries as America's Techno-Glue?

Libraries as America's Techno-Glue? | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
With public demand for digital training up 36 percent in a year, libraries, facing an increasingly diverse clientele, bring communities together and serve people of all ages and backgrounds, a Midwest librarian says.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 28, 2014 5:08 AM

The importance of libraries! 

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5 Main Barriers to Digital Engagement

5 Main Barriers to Digital Engagement | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
There are five main barriers to digital engagement by organizations, their leaders, and other senior professionals.

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Thought Provoking article

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