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Jisc RSC > Libraries have impact: Raising the profile

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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 2:13 AM

Bookings are now open nationwide

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The future of libraries

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This is the first in our Future Of series, where we analyze and dissect one facet of life that's been impacted by digital technology. Today, we look at libraries.
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nickcarman's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:13 PM

This excellent article tries to predict the future of libraries by looking at current cutting edge library initiatives around the world.

Anna Matthews's curator insight, November 7, 2013 3:19 AM

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Beyond measure: Valuing libraries

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This is a longer read than usual, but here is the text and some of the images from the keynote address I gave at The Acquisitions Institute 2013.  


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:29 AM

Chris Bourg of Stanford University Libraries suggests that the impact of libraries’ collections, services and people is very real but also very hard to measure

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From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy - EdSource Today

From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy - EdSource Today | Digital Public Libraries | Scoop.it

Galvanized by a national reading campaign, communities across California are launching innovative partnerships that are resulting in new early literacy programs in schools, libraries and even laundromats.

“There’s a lot of books here, really good books,” said 9-year-old Melanie Garcia-Macias, who sat with her back to a big red bookshelf at the end of a long line of washing machines at the Clean Express Coin Laundry in Richmond one recent Wednesday. A copy of “The Night Before Christmas” was splayed open on her lap.

“You can take one home, but you have to bring one back or bring one from your home to replace it,” she said. “I think it’s a pretty good plan.”

The plan – giving students free access to engaging titles while their parents fluff and fold – is just one of the ingenious ways communities are opening doors to literacy through the nationalCampaign for Grade Level Reading, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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In other communities, the campaign has had a more direct impact.

In Fresno, for example, the head of the public housing authority was so swayed by what he heard about the importance of reading on grade level by third grade that he formed a partnership with First 5 Fresno to bring Americorps volunteers into the housing developments and work with parents and young children on pre-literacy activities like reading together and creating artwork.

Stockton librarian Suzy Daveluy said she knew children in her city were struggling with reading, based on the number of help requests she got from parents. But she didn’t realize how bad the literacy crisis had become until she met with national campaign leaders.

“What I can credit the campaign with is opening my eyes up to some of the realities that our children are facing,” Daveluy said.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:29 AM

Projects to address issues in the community > definitely a place for libraries to get heavily infested in!

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:29 PM

What a fantastic idea.

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'Frictionless' ebook lending from public libraries

The Sieghart review of ebook lending  talked about the need to introduce 'friction' into ebook lending from public libraries-in essence so as not to challenge the current business model of publishe...
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Quill & Quire » Guest opinion: why libraries should get into the book-selling business

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An interesting conversation today about whether libraries should get into the book-selling business. Any thoughts? http://t.co/mG9wJ6UxiP

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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Goo...

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At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of... (Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Goo...

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Digital Libraries and the Idea of Literacy

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The Digital Public Library of America launched April 18th with the goal of linking America’s libraries, archives, and museums and making them freely available to everyone. This platform will enable...

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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Digital Public Libraries | Scoop.it
The real problem with ebooks is that they’re more 'e' than book, so an entirely different set of rules govern what someone can and can't do with them compared to physical books, especially when it comes to pricing.

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

Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? | Digital 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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Libraries as Coworking Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning

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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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6 Bookless Libraries - iLibrarian

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RT @ShetlandLibrary: Bookless Libraries: good? bad? inevitable? http://t.co/Fi0nXoAweM

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Fabricio Cárdenas's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:57 AM

As space and budget concerns continue to grow, many libraries are opting to forego building their print collections in favor of providing electronic resources. This new trend toward building digital libraries has been developing over the past several years in spite of the controversy over eliminating print materials.

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Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities

Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities | Digital Public Libraries | Scoop.it
Brian Ashley examines how libraries can adapt to the challenges of the financial landscape and to changes in the way we consume information

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What Can Libraries Do To Survive In The Digital Age?

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The future of the library in the digital age. (What Can Libraries Do To Survive In The Digital Age? http://t.co/nZ7nJXuA45)


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Sara's curator insight, May 10, 2013 7:14 AM
What does it mean for you being a (new) librarian in this (digital) age?
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The Changing Face of Public Libraries (Infographic)

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In the face of new technologies, libraries are adapting to a new reality. So how do they plan to continue engaging communities?

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