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Makerspace coming to Brantford Library - Brantford Expositor

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Makerspace coming to Brantford Library
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There is a renaissance taking place in public libraries.

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Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
The most important resource for creating a successful library maker space—whether in a school or public library—is one’s own community, according to librarians Justin Hoenke, Amy Koester, and Michelle Cooper.

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LIVE Today the world's largest Online Virtual Conference Library 2.013

LIVE Today the world's largest Online Virtual Conference Library 2.013 | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Today is the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. There are great keynote speakers and over 100 presentations set to take place over the next couple of days. Join us online and spread the word.

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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, October 18, 2013 12:04 PM

This is a must...

Mapenzi Mudimba's curator insight, October 19, 2013 1:53 PM

Should the library be a receiver of web design templates or the creator of such. And can the library manage the servers used for hosting and distributing knowledge through the web?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:59 AM

Online Virtual Conference Library 2.013

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Hoopla Powers Local Libraries to Lend You Video, Music and Audiobooks for Free

Hoopla Powers Local Libraries to Lend You Video, Music and Audiobooks for Free | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
You are probably already familiar with digital lending services like Netflix, but are you wondering what all the hoopla is about?

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Limited to US at present, hopefully service will be offered worldwide if its successful

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The Harwood Institute and ALA Launch Program to Help Libraries Tackle Community Issues

The Harwood Institute and ALA Launch Program to Help Libraries Tackle Community Issues | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, in collaboration with the American Library Association, is launching a year-long program to help libraries nationwide increase their role as centers for public innovation and change.Library leaders will learn new approaches to expand their libraries’ roles; strengthen libraries as gathering places for diverse groups of people to work collaboratively to identify and tackle challenges in their communities; and help library leaders discover how best to harness funding and other resources to better serve the public.

 


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Technology innovation center THINKspot opens at Mesa library branch

Technology innovation center THINKspot opens at Mesa library branch | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

The south side of the Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road, once had two community rooms separated by a divider.

The area has been renovated and technology added for a collaborative work space for library patrons, students from Mesa Public Schools and local business people, city officials said.
It’s called THINKspot.


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A variation on Maker Spaces

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ArchitectureChicago PLUS: Designing Chicago's Library of the Future - Part One: Two Very Different Ideas for a Central Library, in Chicago and Seattle

ArchitectureChicago PLUS: Designing Chicago's Library of the Future - Part One: Two Very Different Ideas for a Central Library, in Chicago and Seattle | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

In our digital age, where more and more knowledge is “in the cloud” and local governments veer towards bankruptcy, what does the future hold for the neighborhood library?



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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest - Online Colleges

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest  - Online Colleges | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.

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Why librarians are needed more than ever in the 21st century

Why librarians are needed more than ever in the 21st century | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
In a 2010 interview with The Book Page, Neil Gaiman neatly set out the case for libraries and librarians in the 21st century; the remarks are even more relevant today, as libraries fight for a fair deal from publisher for ebooks, and with...

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Exeter Libraries Consultation


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Devon Libraries's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:23 AM

Help shape your library service in the Exeter area. Consultation starts 30th September and runs until 11th November 2013. Have your say!

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Inside the Bodleian: Building a 21st Century Library

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Oxford's vast main library, the Bodleian, and how its staff are working to make this ancient in...

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:10 AM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies

Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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Investment in learning | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

Investment in learning | Scandinavian Library Quarterly | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

 

 

The learning center in the Malmö City Library is a unique resource, freely available to all visitors. Here, you can sit down at one of the center’s 30 computers – Mac or PC – equipped with a range of different software programmes. You can get help fixing your resumé, scan and edit pictures, or just print out a text.

“People come here from around the world, with questions and needs from around the world,” says Stefan Wahlstedt, project manager for the Malmö Lärcentrum. The center focuses on free learning, without obligation or judgement, and is open to all. It is a collaboration between Utbildningsförvaltningen (the Malmö educational administration) and the City Library, and has been run in project form since 2010.

What is unique about the center is that the library has employed three pedagogues, who work alongside the 20 or so librarians. The key is an open attitude.

“For learning to feel inspirational and meaningful, the individual must feel he or she is part of the learning environment. We’re therefore working actively to get our visitors to feel like they are coproducers in our operations,” Wahlstedt emphasizes.

- See more at: http://slq.nu/?article=volume-46-no-3-2013-4#sthash.mYkJdmXT.dpuf

 


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Jisc RSC > Libraries have impact: Raising the profile

Jisc RSC > Libraries have impact: Raising the profile | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Tuesday, 5 November 10:00 - 16:00
National Railway Museum York

 

The Jisc Regional Support Centres (Northern, North West and Yorkshire & Humber) are proud to present this year’s annual Learning Resources Conference 2013, with keynote speaker Leo Appleton, Associate Director of Library Services, Liverpool John Moores University. 


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:13 AM

Bookings are now open nationwide

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How to Start a Tool Library in Your Community

How to Start a Tool Library in Your Community | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Tool libraries, which have been around since at least the 1970s, offer communities a way to share resources that would otherwise spend the vast majority of the time sitting in drawers and garages.

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Not exactly digital, but maybe something to think about with Maker spaces etc.  Personally I like this idea a lot.

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Alexina's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:51 PM

Libraries continue to adjust their lending collections to the needs of their communities. The posting provides links to a free webinar about this topic and other resources. There is quite a lot to think about in starting a tool lending library at the public library.

 

In 2012 there was a Library Journal article about lending cake pans: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/06/library-services/let-them-lend-cake-pans/  

 

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Surprise! It's the Golden Age of Libraries

Surprise! It's the Golden Age of Libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
As more and more millennials are enrolled in virtual higher education opportunities not tied to university campuses, the public library is a central site of learning and innovation.In part, the defunding of public libraries is easy because libraries are no longer about collections; they are about connections. They are centers of activity, and not necessarily centers of visible production. Michael Ridley, writer at Beyond-Literacy and a University of Ghelph (Canada) librarian on sabbatical, says: "The public library was often viewed as the 'university of the people.' This is still a good metaphor; it is one that needs to be put on steroids. Public libraries are now centers for social workers, entrepreneurial incubators, literacy classes, maker spaces, puppet shows, and hacker labs as well as places for books, magazines, and videos."

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Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, October 12, 2013 2:15 PM

This is the golden age of libraries, center of the community, university of the people, If we are up to the challenge of funding them.

Annemarijs's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:38 AM

Bibliotheken zouden zich meer moeten vernieuwen. In deze netwerk- en participatiesamenleving gaat het bij (openbare) bibliotheken niet langer om beheer van brede collecties informatiedragers maar  om 'connections'  / verbanden / verbindingen. Het zijn centra waar van alles gebeurt: multifunctioneel en knooppunten.

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A Tale of Two Libraries | Reinventing Libraries

A Tale of Two Libraries | Reinventing Libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
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The power of collaboration!  - I Like it

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Useful resources for Library inductions/ orientations

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Useful Resources for Training and Student Inductions.  Recommended Information/ literacy skills tutorials  East Midlands Research Support Group Online tutorial designed for early career researchers...

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Some very interesting websites for helping everyine to research, evaluate information, links to copyright info etc.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:47 PM

I like the variations listed here - from several corners of the globe.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:01 PM

Really great collection of links to resources and tutorials on information literacy, offered by a variety of universities, libraries etc. across the globe.

StudentGeneratedInduction's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:00 PM

Resource collection put together by East Midlands Research Support Group in UK to help retain and induct early career researchers.

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Innovative Public Libraries: Urban Libraries Council Announces 2013 Top Innovators | LJ INFOdocket

Innovative Public Libraries: Urban Libraries Council Announces 2013 Top Innovators | LJ INFOdocket | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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How Selfies Are Re-Energizing The New York Public Library

How Selfies Are Re-Energizing The New York Public Library | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
These photobooth selfies weren't taken at a bar. They're from the New York Public Library which is mobilizing fans through pictures.

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Anna Matthews's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:52 AM

A creative way to raise the profile of the library

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Library Much?

Library Much? | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
As the Digital Divide vanishes, and the global community becomes more pronounced, the Library of the digital age can preserve the local community while serving it.

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A Tale of Two Libraries | Reinventing Libraries

A Tale of Two Libraries | Reinventing Libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

The library in 2020 will be a tale of two academic research libraries: one flourishing in the best of times and one languishing in the worst of times.

In this work of fiction, in 2012, our two research libraries were both situated in tier-one research institutions established over 175 years ago, steeped in tradition yet vying for the attention of students who are increasingly opting for an online, global education over a residential university experience. Both libraries are housed in iconic spaces traditionally defined by the depth and scale of their collections. Deep traditions add weight to the challenges of transforming these libraries to meet the needs of 21st-century researchers and learners. Adding to this challenge are the complexities and elusiveness of achieving transformational change.

The library looked ahead to 2020 and then looked back to 2005. How had teaching changed? How had research changed? How had technology, content, publishing, and social platforms changed? How had academic research libraries changed? Were they keeping pace within the broader environment? Within the university?


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Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter

Content Curation: an Introductory Guide by Sadie Baxter | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 3:12 AM
Easy learning easy in remembering .
enrique rubio royo's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:44 PM

Sencilla y útil exposición del proceso de curación de contenidos (excelente síntesis la de la imagen), incluyendo recursos y herramientas que lo facilitan en cuanto al coste temporal requerido en toda curación de contenidos.

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:04 PM

Nice guide