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Libraries Build Community • Libraries can contribute to social and economic...

Libraries Build Community • Libraries can contribute to social and economic... | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries can contribute to social and economic development inforgraphic via Are We Overlooking a Powerful Engine for Social & Economic Change? | Beyond Access

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A New Year’s Vision of the Future of Libraries as Ebookstores | Digital Book World

A New Year’s Vision of the Future of Libraries as Ebookstores | Digital Book World | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
With a library in every town, and digital catalogs with “Buy” buttons in every library, we could have a vibrant ebookstore in every town.

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Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places | Library as Incubator Project

Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places | Library as Incubator Project | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite libraries that showed up in rather unexpected places. From book bikes to pop-up literary scenes in vacant lots, libraries were cropping up in a variety of interesting venues this year.


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Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries | Library as Incubator Project

Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries | Library as Incubator Project | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries collect music, libraries host music, librarians moonlight as musicians and offer patrons spaces to create their own mixes . . . Which is to say, the “silent library” trope is so outdated. Here are some of our favorite musical libraries!


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Alexina's curator insight, December 27, 2013 7:23 AM

This is cool.  Go innovative librarians!

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Germany’s Unperfekthaus: Is this the Library of the Future? - The Digital Shift

Germany’s Unperfekthaus: Is this the Library of the Future? - The Digital Shift | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest. Physical resources are in decline, and the transition to digital holdings will only accelerate.Now: What can we do with all that library space opened up by the decline of print?

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 18, 2013 1:50 PM

The author suggests using the "Unperfekthaus" (imperfect house) model from Essen, Germany to future-proof your library.

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Library aims to turn young technology users into creators this weekend - Newsworks.org (blog)

Library aims to turn young technology users into creators this weekend - Newsworks.org (blog) | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Library aims to turn young technology users into creators this weekend Newsworks.org (blog) The Free Library is hosting a "Maker Showcase" Saturday, December 14 th, to promote the kinds of unsuspecting tech projects anyone can create with the...

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:10 AM

"We're actually going to have stations set up with a green screen,” said Khaleef Aye, an organizer. “We'll have Snap Circuits, which is actually run by one of our librarians out of the Cecil B. Moore library. We're also going to have a 3D printer which is housed at our central library. People will actually be able to see how it prints and how to create on a 3D printer."

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"That intergenerational learning opportunity is one of the positive aspects that we didn't expect when we planned this,” said Aye. “It's really cool to see adults learning from younger folks and younger folks feeling empowered in this environment."

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Library aims to turn young technology users into creators this weekend - Newsworks.org (blog)

Library aims to turn young technology users into creators this weekend - Newsworks.org (blog) | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Library aims to turn young technology users into creators this weekend Newsworks.org (blog) The Free Library is hosting a "Maker Showcase" Saturday, December 14 th, to promote the kinds of unsuspecting tech projects anyone can create with the...

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:10 AM

"We're actually going to have stations set up with a green screen,” said Khaleef Aye, an organizer. “We'll have Snap Circuits, which is actually run by one of our librarians out of the Cecil B. Moore library. We're also going to have a 3D printer which is housed at our central library. People will actually be able to see how it prints and how to create on a 3D printer."

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"That intergenerational learning opportunity is one of the positive aspects that we didn't expect when we planned this,” said Aye. “It's really cool to see adults learning from younger folks and younger folks feeling empowered in this environment."

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LIBRARY 2.013 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

LIBRARY 2.013 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
KEYNOTES

The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS professionals
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Many keynotes about the wide variety of presentations at the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference in October this year.  Lots of thought provoking stuff here

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Now Any Museum or Gallery Can Exhibit Online through Google Open Gallery

Now Any Museum or Gallery Can Exhibit Online through Google Open Gallery | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Do you have any artwork or cultural artifacts you'd like to share with the world, but don't have the resources to publish them online? You might find a solution in Google.

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Steven Smith's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:14 PM

That is a very good news for artists around the world. It would be very easier for them to show and publish their works of art to the world. It also means, prospect clients and buyer will be plenty for them.

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Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Three Programs | Library as Incubator Project

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: Three Programs | Library as Incubator Project | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Forbes’ Writer in Residence program is a fantastic model in that it leverages the library space to support both the resident and the greater writing community. 

Three programs are central to the work I do as Writer in Residence at Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts.  All have been running since 2010.  They are the Writing Room, the Writing Life summer discussion series, and the Local History/Local Novelists reading and lecture series.  Between them, they create an active, intentional, shared space for working writers; make room for discussion among writers working on long projects; and sustain a conversation between creative work and geographic place that has involved many members of the library’s communities.

 


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Toy Libraries: A Place to Play | American Libraries Magazine

Toy Libraries: A Place to Play | American Libraries Magazine | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 4, 2013 3:14 PM

How many public libraries have time for toys? 

“Play is getting short-circuited for other things these days—working toward a test, getting skills measured,” says [ Judy Iacuzzi, executive director of the USA Toy Library Association in Evanston, ILL]. “But play allows kids to learn about themselves and develop skills. They can just relax and create their own opportunities to learn and grow.”

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20 heroic librarians who save the world

20 heroic librarians who save the world | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
If information is power, then there's no hero mightier than a librarian. Librarians are superheroes, adventurers, explorers and invaluable guides to other heroes. Here are 20 amazing librarians who save the world every day!

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The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found

The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

By Ian Anstice:

"The Guardian held one of its online debates on libraries today. The discussion between several library experts (managers, campaigners, councillors) and anyone contributing online. Around 200 comments were made so it’s a little condfusing: I’ve endeavoured to summarise below, although doubtless I have missed some things which some would consider important. Main threads and arguments.

Are libraries declining due to technological change? Libraries are still needed, in some ways more than ever: internet/online access essential and libraries provide the access and skills to those without either or both. Seven million have never used the internet. Wikipedia etc don’t cover all information and are prone to deletion, accidental or otherwise and is also not entirely trustworthy anyway.  Libraries provide quiet study spaces.  Children need the books and everyone needs serendipity that bookshelves allow.  Bookstock is declining due to budget cuts.  It’s not black and white – books and e-books will co-exist. Books are still in demand with 244 million loans in England 2011/12,

Read more: http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/11/the-future-of-libraries-what-the-guardian-online-debate-found.html


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, November 29, 2013 4:40 AM

Main threads and arguments in the discussions! Interesting!

Alexina's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:00 PM

This is a short summary of an extensive online discussion about public libraries in the UK, but much of the discussion applies to USA libraries too. I like libraries referred to as "Idea stores".

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Cornwall Council - Community libraries open in two Cornish pubs

Cornwall Council - Community libraries open in two Cornish pubs | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Two rural pubs in Cornwall have teamed up with Cornwall Councils library services in a unique scheme to provide community libraries for local residents.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 31, 2013 2:48 PM

Upddate January 11th:

The success of the "Pub is the Hub" program has shown local authorities that mobile libraries are not necessary and have been recommended as a cost savings to be cancelled. (http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/10928629.All_mobile_libraries_and_mobile_one_stop_shops_in_Cornwall_face_the_axe/?ref=rss&). Which is a very big disappointment. 

 

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"Cornwall Council cabinet member Adam Paynter says: “This is a fantastic idea. Any initiative that encourages people to get involved with books and reading is great and this is an innovative way of combining two great community assets – the library and the pub.”

via @LGALicensing & @PubandBarMag

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Modern apps take Horry libraries into the future

Modern apps take Horry libraries into the future | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Horry County is “building” a 12th library location that anyone in the county can access at anytime.

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Six Libraries Reach Over One Million Ebook Checkouts Through OverDrive in 2013 | Digital Book World

Six Libraries Reach Over One Million Ebook Checkouts Through OverDrive in 2013 | Digital Book World | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
UPDATE: The number of libraries reaching this market increased from two last year to six this year. From an OverDrive spokesperson: New York Public Library

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, February 22, 10:41 AM

An interesting resource to explore

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Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books. Now, in the 21st century, the library faces perhaps its most momentous challenge: Americans are moving away...

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Library Therapy

Library Therapy | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Miyo Davis at St. Francis College Library wanted to host a Library Study Break for students during finals, but didn't have the budget for a huge event.  Inspired by this post on Librarian Design Sh...

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:08 AM

Fun way to draw attention to academic library with "Library Prescription" labels on candy

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DIY in the library, for the library | Library as Incubator Project

DIY in the library, for the library | Library as Incubator Project | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

You might not know that I am a second-year student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies. This semester, one of my group projects was to build a functional DIY book scanner for the SLIS library.


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New Edmonton Public Library digital space boasts 3D printers, book-printing machine

New Edmonton Public Library digital space boasts 3D printers, book-printing machine | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Print a book, make a vase and play a banana piano. These can now all be done in one space, thanks to a new Edmonton Public Library (EPL) initiative.

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Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library | Library as Incubator Project

Exploring Dutch culture at the Airport Library | Library as Incubator Project | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:12 AM

Value  of Public Libraries in the USA

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Tennessee: Williamson County Public Library Prepares to Launch Book Publishing Arm | LJ INFOdocket

Tennessee: Williamson County Public Library Prepares to Launch Book Publishing Arm | LJ INFOdocket | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 7, 2013 4:04 AM

Sunday's event is Williamson County Public Library's first published book, written by library staff. In 2014, the library hopes to announce an open submission for their next title. 

Dolores Greenwald, library directory, is quoted: "We're not just a storehouse but we're creating things."

via Gary Price (infoDOCKET/Library Journal)

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Charles A. Cutter and Edward Tufte: Coming to a Library Near You, via BIBFRAME

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Charles A. Cutter and Edward Tufte: Coming to a Library Near You, via BIBFRAME | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Though the format of the catalog is obsolete, the intellectual endeavor and practice that catalogs represent is undeniably significant and important – not only to the collective memory of society, or the users of libraries, but also to the users of the internet. The formatting of metadata in these catalogs, as guided by cataloging standards, is the result of two hundred years of research, interaction, and revision by librarians. However, this incredible array of metadata is locked away in an outdated metadata schema, with this metadata duplicated and hidden in many discrete library catalogs. Though MARC was a technical innovation in its day, new metadata schema are needed to best serve the needs of our users, as well as the wider public. Librarians are uniquely poised to continue the creation of authoritative metadata that users can trust and use, while adapting that metadata to emerging technologies. Indeed, librarians are already working on the production of new schema – namely, BIBFRAME. This new standard will free library metadata from the silos in which it has been stored for far too long, as well as bringing library metadata into the wider web of linked open data. Beyond this freeing of metadata, BIBFRAME also has the potential to allow librarians and designers to fundamentally re-think the nature and experience of searching the library catalog.


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Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:09 AM

Insightsful long-read (with lots of references) about the importance of open data- BIBFRAME and freeing library metadata

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5 Principles for New Librarianship

5 Principles for New Librarianship | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Do you ever feel like making innovative changes in your library is equivalent to pushing a giant boulder up the hill? Been there, done that, could write a book on it! Change is upon us though, desp...

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