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Rubbish, Tech, Makerspace, Hackerspace: Maker culture has arrived in Danish libraries.

Rubbish, Tech, Makerspace, Hackerspace: Maker culture has arrived in Danish libraries. | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:33 AM

Last October, upcycling came to the Aarhus Main Library with its Wastelab, or Skrotlab!
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:54 AM

Future libraries!

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How the HathiTrust Digital Library Handles 11 Million Digitized Volumes

How the HathiTrust Digital Library Handles 11 Million Digitized Volumes | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Balancing storage and access is key to making digital libraries useful tools for today's academics.

 

Digitization is a widely used means of preservation reformatting for print and analog materials, especially with the large-scale capabilities that efforts such as the Google Books Project and the Internet Archive are bringing to many research and academic libraries.

 

But large-scale digitization means that libraries increasingly require large-scale, preservation-grade infrastructure that’s also suitable for providing access to materials at scale. The HathiTrust Digital Library is answering that call. Launched by the 12-university Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the 11-university libraries of the University of California system, HathiTrust is collectively undertaking preservation with access. Today it has more than 80 partners, more than two dozen of whom are depositing content in its repository.


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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, January 15, 2014 2:07 AM

Here's collaboration at its best...

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Award 6: Creative use of ICT in public libraries | EIFL

Award 6: Creative use of ICT in public libraries | EIFL | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Colombia – Biblioteca Publica San Javier-La Loma’s mapping project makes their community visible online.

Croatia – Rijeka City Library’s interactive online magazine inspires young writers and artists.

Estonia – Tallinn Central Library which has developed and pioneered an e-book lending service in Estonia. 

Kenya – kenya national library service: two public library children's programmes use ICT to support education in remote areas. 

Poland – Olsztyn Municipal Public Library’s ICT laboratory enables people to compose music, produce movies, make moving robots, and much more.

Romania – Pietrari Local Public Library helps overweight members of their community get back in shape.


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Libraries help the Devon economy

Libraries help the Devon economy | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Devon News Centre Community News


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Devon Libraries's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:56 AM

The Enterprising Libraries programme, funded and supported by The British Library, Arts Council England and Department for Communities and Local Government, will help Devon Libraries develop new, innovative ways to support economic growth within communities.

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The Future of Libraries as Discussed in Webcast by American Libraries #ALLive

The Future of Libraries as Discussed in Webcast by American Libraries #ALLive | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
"The Future of Libraries" was the topic in yesterday’s free webcast by American Libraries Live on which I had the honor of speaking. Other panelists included Marshall Breeding and BohYun Kim (Flori...

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, January 12, 2014 11:17 AM

Includes an embedded copy of the session

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LILAC Bursaries opportunity

LILAC Bursaries opportunity | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

The LILAC conference is pleased to announce that we are offering 3 free conference places for librarians working in the following sectors:

Schools/FEPublicHealth


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LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference and is a firm favourite in the calendar of information professionals. The conference is brimming with new ideas, innovative teaching techniques, inspiring speakers and exciting social events.

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, January 10, 2014 5:01 AM

This is a great opportunity to potentially attend the wonderful LILAC conference

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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century

What to expect from libraries in the 21st century | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith presents a inspiring talk at TEDx about the future of libraries as community spaces and places of knowledge, and how libraries love their communities. How do yo...
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3D printing isn't the digital literacy that libraries most need to teach

3D printing isn't the digital literacy that libraries most need to teach | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Here's a story that's playing out in libraries everywhere: Library Unveils 3D Printer Keene residents now have access to a 3D printer allowing everyone the ability to turn the digital into the phys...

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Oklahoma: Tulsa’s Librarium a Testing Ground for New Library Tech Systems | LJ INFOdocket

Oklahoma: Tulsa’s Librarium a Testing Ground for New Library Tech Systems | LJ INFOdocket | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

The biggest testing ground for the library’s ideas was the Librarium, a temporary branch that opened downtown in September while Central Library undergoes a 2-year renovation.

“We’re trying out all kinds of things at the Librarium,” said library CEO Gary Shaffer.

Many of the experiments revolve around technology.


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South Shore library changes mission to reflect changing times

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RUSKIN – Dusty tomes and hushed tones are a thing of the past.

Hillsborough County’s 25 libraries are in the process of exchanging book shelves for computer stations and encouraging conversation among users by providing cozy lounging areas and meeting rooms, said Renalda Sells, chief librarian for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.

 


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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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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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Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Here's a list of 100 websites to download books legally, sorted out by categories: Classics,  Textbooks, Children's Books, Math and Science, Philosophy and Religion, Histoy and Culture, Modern Fiction, Plays,  Foreign Language, Rare Books, Arts and Entertainment, Mystery, Poetry,  and Miscellaneous.


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Comprehensive listing of sources of free ebooks

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Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library | Library as Incubator ...

Baby Grand Jazz at Hartford Public Library | Library as Incubator ... | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
We talked with Rachel about the fabulous Baby Grand Jazz music performance series at the library, continuing this library's long tradition of making art available to their community. Enjoy. ~ Laura. Photo courtesy of Hartford ...

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, January 19, 2014 9:16 AM

Music and libraries. Not a sweeter sounding partnership except maybe food and libraries.

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Children's library in Africa with rammed earth walls by BC Architects

Children's library in Africa with rammed earth walls by BC Architects | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
This children's library with rammed earth walls in Africa was built by BC Architects and the local community, according to an open-source design template.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, January 17, 2014 8:22 PM

New children's library in Burundi uses local building materials and stays true to traditional internal architecture with large opened public spaces while using an open-source design. "Life happens mostly in this hallway porch: encounters, resting, conversation, waiting," explained the architects. "It is a truly social space, constitutive for community relations."

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'Seed library' opens in Healdsburg - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

'Seed library' opens in Healdsburg - Santa Rosa Press Democrat | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
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'Seed library' opens in Healdsburg
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Get your vegetable garden seeds at the library? How can you “borrow” a seed?
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Not exactly digital.. but I really like this idea for swapping seeds from other local gardeners

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Cleveland Public Library introduces new tech toys and tools for creativity's sake

Cleveland Public Library introduces new tech toys and tools for creativity's sake | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Cleveland Public Library becoming a leader in public access to emerging technologies that aid in making anything from music to machinery.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age

INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.

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Kids Describe a World Without Libraries

Kids Describe a World Without Libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we're re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months.

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HOW-TO: How to Prove a Library’s Relevance: MCPL’s Brilliant Brand Strategy

HOW-TO: How to Prove a Library’s Relevance: MCPL’s Brilliant Brand Strategy | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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What Wallets Have To Do with Libraries | Design4Impact

What Wallets Have To Do with Libraries | Design4Impact | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
How would you reenvision a wallet to do what you really need it to, not just what you’re used to it doing? How about a wristwatch wallet, powered by body temperature and jammed with digital utility, plus a secret compartment for real money?

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Beware, public libraries: You'll go the way of print newspapers if you automatically diss nonlibrarians' gutsy ideas | LLRX.com

Beware, public libraries: You'll go the way of print newspapers if you automatically diss nonlibrarians' gutsy ideas | LLRX.com | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
This is the first article in a three-part series by David Rothman, all three of which are published here at LLRX.com. Part Two is about Carmela Hernandez and family.

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Libraries become tech hubs for the digitally inclined

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Ridwa Yakob knew what libraries had: books

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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 5:48 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.”

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