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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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Advisory and Outreach Board - Library 2.013

Advisory and Outreach Board - Library 2.013 | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

We are looking for more people to join international outreach and advisory board for the Library 2.013 conference. If you know anyone who might be interested please encourage them to apply. 

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Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets?

Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
We’ve been living through an e-book boomtime. Two years ago, Amazon turned heads by announcing that sales of digital books had eclipsed those of hardcovers, and the trend has only continued.
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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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John Shank's comment, December 6, 2013 11:43 AM
For those of you who would like to hear the recording of this presentation visit https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.820C6A2CDCB53A7CBA17D3686556C0
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'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, March 11, 5:21 PM

#educacion #libros #biblioteca

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Library futures: Manchester University

Library futures: Manchester University | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
The library is not being used less, it's just user needs that are changing, says Janet Wilkinson – so don't forget the wifi

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:45 AM

Learning Commons support new ways of Learning. Academic Skills Training in Information Literacy Skills have become vital in this regard.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, August 17, 2013 11:21 AM

La Universidad de Manchester tiene una de las Bibliotecas de investigación más grandes de Gran Bretaña y la tercera biblioteca académica más grande después de la de Oxford y Cambridge. Les brinda servicio a 40,000 estudiantes y 4,000 académicos. En esta Biblioteca el 85% del presupuesto está destinado a adquirir y distribuir contenidos digitales. Los estudiantes visitan la Biblioteca tanto como antes, pero para requerir servicios diferentes a los tradicionales: espacios para trabajos y reuniones grupales, áreas silenciosas de estudio, zonas de descanso confortables y cafeterías para que puedan permanecer largas horas en el edificio. Los profesores demandan más apoyo en el desarrollo de contenidos digitales, reportes de uso de materiales de aprendizaje, análisis bibliométricos, salas de reuniones para discutir entre pares nuevas estrategias pedagógicas, etc.  

Las Bibliotecas deben ser sobre todo espacios para construir y transferir conocimiento, con el apoyo decisivo de las tecnologías.

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

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Amazon vs. your public library - Fortune Tech

Amazon vs. your public library - Fortune Tech | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Will consumers buy as many e-books from Amazon when they can just borrow them from the library for free?

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 24, 2013 6:59 PM

Discusses ebooks sales and lending models & their impact on public libraries and big booksellers like Amazon.com

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Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books

Public libraries and 'big six' publishers fight over e-books | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too?

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Why writers should stand up for libraries

Why writers should stand up for libraries | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Earlier this summer, I worked with the American Library Association on their Authors for Library Ebooks project -- which is asking authors to call on their publishers to offer ebooks to libraries at a fair price.

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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

Public libraries and Urban Development

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A new hybrid reality for libraries | IFLA Express

A new hybrid reality for libraries | IFLA Express | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

Khanna reiterated that the Hybrid Age is digital, global, and as well as social.  Libraries continue to play an important role in this because they are uniquely positioned: they are a blend of technology, material culture, as well as virtual and physical space—all converging in a public sphere.


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Libraries as Coworking Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning

Libraries as Coworking Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
This project aimed to inform design strategies for smart space technology to enhance libraries as environments for coworking and informal social learning. The focus was on understanding user motiva...

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Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People : NPR

Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People : NPR | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
Librarians have to get creative to reach out beyond their faithful fans and engage with more members of their communities.

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The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones

The audio-books comeback: how they got out of the car, off the CD player and onto smartphones | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
With lavish original productions and enticing new 'syncing' technology, audio books have emerged as a rare bright spot in the publishing business. Every smartphone is a player.
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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like. - Washington Post (blog)

The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like. - Washington Post (blog) | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it
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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like.

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The Pop-Up Museum: Creating Co-Working Spaces in Museums and Libraries

Creating Co-Working Spaces in Museums and Libraries: The MLK Library in Washington DC’s Chinatown just opened ... http://t.co/Torn0fBtqh
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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 29, 2013 8:09 PM

A few ways the librarians of the future will keep themselves busy, although I can't help but think this is only one facet of what librarians do.  Thanks to @sallyheroes for this article.

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If You Don’t Have Time for Partnerships, Chances are Your Community Won’t Have Time for You

If You Don’t Have Time for Partnerships, Chances are Your Community Won’t Have Time for You | Digital information and public libraries | Scoop.it

one word: partnerships.

Plain and simple, libraries that are valued by their communities involve the people, local groups and government agencies in developing services and programs. If you don’t have the right programs and services, people won’t care. If people don’t care, they won’t pay attention. And if they don’t pay attention, they’ll just keep thinking the library is doing the same things it was doing last time they visited.


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