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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, 12:04 PM

Nice guide

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It's not all about the books

It's not all about the books | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
THIS week Birmingham opened its impressive new library with an impassioned speech by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for campaigning for...

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nickcarman's curator insight, September 22, 2013 9:47 PM

Library director Brian Gambles talks about moving from a transactional approach to a transformational one; i.e. not just issuing books, but performing research, help set up a business etc. This is something that all public libraries need to do.

 

The article discusses how more mega-libraries like these are being built while branch libraries are being shut in the UK. Will people be prepared to commute across town to visit when their local branch closes?

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E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media

E-Books Could Be The Future Of Social Media | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
In the future e-books will act just like social networks. Well use them on our phones share and comment right inside e-reader apps and publishers will...

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Luke Gust's curator insight, September 17, 2013 9:26 PM

We will become so much more involved in our technology even with books.

Marco Pozzi's curator insight, September 18, 2013 12:00 PM

Molto molto interessante. Il libro elettronico come essenza di contenuti organizzati, condivisi e pensati per il futuro utente non è ancora presente in alcun ebook-shop. Potrebbe per certi versi rappresentare la materializzazione della versione cosiddetta 3.0 della rete.

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Russian Kids Are Adopting eBooks as Fast as US Kids - 48% Now Read eBooks - The Digital Reader

A new survey report that was released in Russia this week reveals that an impressive 48% of Russian kids between the ages of 7 and 15 had read an ebook.
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17.4% of Global Web Traffic Comes Through Mobile

17.4% of Global Web Traffic Comes Through Mobile | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Mobile web traffic more than doubled in South America, the continent with the largest growth rate, where web access via mobile leaped from 3.2% to 6.8%.

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Daniel Sonesson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 1:43 AM

17% of global traffic comes from mobile. Check the growth between just 2012 and 2013 and realize that digital buying behavior is changing. It is time to understand behavior and adapt your digital strategy.

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Start-Ups Take Library Jobs | Reinventing Libraries

Start-Ups Take Library Jobs | Reinventing Libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Three years ago, I wrote here that “libraries are so valuable that they attract voracious new competition with every technological advance” (see “Libraries, Ebooks, and Competition,” LJ 8/10, p. 22–23). At the time, I was thinking about Google, Apple, Amazon, and Wikipedia as the gluttonous innovators aiming to be hired for the jobs that libraries had been doing. I imagined Facebook and Twitter to be the sort of competitors most likely to be attracted by the flame of library value. But it’s the new guys that surprise you. To review the last three years of change in the library world, I’d like to focus on some of the start-ups that have newly occupied digital niches in the reading ecosystem. It’s these competitors that libraries will need to understand and integrate with to remain relevant. In order of maturity, from already exploded to just emerging: goodreads,  wattpad, readmill, sipx, Zola Books.


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'The price of libraries is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation'

'The price of libraries is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation' | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Lincolnshire county council's library cuts do not make economic sense because growth relies on a literate public, says author Abigail Tarttelin
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It's not all about the books

It's not all about the books | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
THIS week Birmingham opened its impressive new library with an impassioned speech by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for campaigning for...

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Library futures | Higher Education Network | The Guardian

Library futures | Higher Education Network | The Guardian | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
A series on the future of academic and university libraries across the world

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nickcarman's curator insight, August 30, 2013 12:49 AM

A collection of useful and interesting articles...

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Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age | Smithsonian

Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age | Smithsonian | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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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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Bold and beautiful: the new Library of Birmingham

Bold and beautiful: the new Library of Birmingham | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Over its ten storeys, the Library of Birmingham houses an art gallery, a children’s area, a multimedia centre, two cafés, a music library, a performance space, a theatre, a restaurant, terraces with herb gardens and more.
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How can the culture sector deal with digital change? Get rid of the 'digital'

How can the culture sector deal with digital change? Get rid of the 'digital' | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Tear up your digital strategy and focus on tools and tactics that produce fit-for-purpose content right now, advises Sejul Malde

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Anna Matthews's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:10 PM

Are we so behind that we are to tear up our digital strategy before it's even written?! Fear not...

 

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68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, develope...
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68 Essential Resources for eBooks in Libraries

eBooks are a constant topic in library news today.  If you’re just getting caught up or striving to keep current, here are 68 resources that will put you in-the-know and help you make an informed decision about implementing eBooks in your library.

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40 Great Examples of Flat Web Design For Your Inspiration | Design Drizzle

40 Great Examples of Flat Web Design For Your Inspiration | Design Drizzle | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Flat design is the newest and most widely used style today which represents the period of development and freshness impeccably. This design is tremendously

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Daniel Sonesson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 7:18 AM

Flat web design on the rise. See examples here.

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Library as social space

Library as social space | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries everywhere are reinventing themselves to attract more students.

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Biblioteksdebat: The development of ‘open library’ in Denmark #wlic2013

Biblioteksdebat: The development of ‘open library’ in Denmark #wlic2013 | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

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nickcarman's comment, September 9, 2013 12:50 AM
This is an interesting article. I particularly like how library cards in Denmarks can also be used to access health services.
wildswans's comment, September 17, 2013 10:17 PM
Indeed. We had a conversation with the the Danish librarian and what's amazing is the level of trust - trust in the people which enabled them to expand their service hours beyond staff working hours.
nickcarman's comment, September 17, 2013 10:21 PM
I think that is just good management. From my experience, a good manager treats his or her staff like adults and trusts them to get on with the job. This isn't always the case unfortunately!
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British Library enlists robots for new low oxygen newspaper archive - Wired.co.uk

British Library enlists robots for new low oxygen newspaper archive - Wired.co.uk | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

British Library enlists robots for new low oxygen newspaper archive Wired.co.uk This article was taken from the September 2013 issue of Wired magazine. The British Library has 750 million pages of newsprint spanning 300 years, and although it digitises some four million pages a year, it'll be 188 years at that pace before the whole collection is accessible on an iPad. To keep the news rags of a bygone era in circulation, the library has built a storage facility in Yorkshire with a microclimate specially created for ageing newspapers: low oxygen to prevent fires, low humidity to prevent rot. But low oxygen also means no people. Once the collection moves in 2014, humans will be locked out and requested papers will be delivered by a robotic shelving system.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:08 AM
Interesting for newspaper archives!
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Why public libraries are back on the urban agenda

Why public libraries are back on the urban agenda | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Politicians have realised that they get more bang for their buck if they spend money on libraries rather than museum and gallery projects, writes Ken Worpole

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nickcarman's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:27 PM
How libraries are a good value proposition compared to other cultural monuments.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 16, 2013 2:13 PM

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