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Public Libraries Stepping into the Future | Inspired Magazine

Public Libraries Stepping into the Future | Inspired Magazine | Future Library | Scoop.it

Guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings:

Public Libraries Stepping into the Future http://t.co/pRzvTp3z 

 

"So what has been done, from an architectural point of view, to keep libraries alive and as meaningfully present in city life as ever?"


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The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital | American Libraries Magazine

The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital | American Libraries Magazine | Future Library | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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What libraries can learn from Apple about reinvention - Slideshare

What libraries can learn from Apple about reinvention - Slideshare | Future Library | Scoop.it

"What libraries can learn about reinventing themselves and about advocacy from Apple.

Challenging librarians to do visioning for their school district and enchant stakeholders with their vision."

 

Slideshare here: http://tupresentacion.net/what+libraries+learn+apple+about+reinvention/p/88811


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Can’t tweet or won’t tweet? What are the reasons behind low adoption of web 2.0 tools by researchers? | Impact of Social Sciences

Can’t tweet or won’t tweet? What are the reasons behind low adoption of web 2.0 tools by researchers? | Impact of Social Sciences | Future Library | Scoop.it
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Chicago Public Library Monday Closures Begin to Protest

Chicago Public Library Monday Closures Begin to Protest | Future Library | Scoop.it
Chicago aldermen are unhappy about the mayor's plan to close Chicago Public Libraries on Mondays, which takes effect starting this week.
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Virtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education » Informational Sessions

DO Not MISS this event especially teacher librarians..Free

Best Event in Second Life!

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8 Online Libraries For Students, Teachers, And Researchers

8 Online Libraries For Students, Teachers, And Researchers | Future Library | Scoop.it

Rean:

"Have you grown tired asking Google to find eBooks for you? Then why not directly go to online libraries with thousands and millions of collections entirely focused for books?

 

That’s the reason why I gathered the 8 best online libraries that students, teachers, and researches can use freely. Millions of books, hundreds of categories, and definitely for free!"

 

1. Project Gutenberg

2. The Free Library

3. Planet eBook

4. LibriVox

5. Wikibooks

6. Scribd

7. Ibiblio

8. GetCited

 

 


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Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012 | Future Library | Scoop.it

Insightful points by AnnaLaura Brown:

 

"1. We will see a sharp increase in the number of libraries that have mobile friendly websites or library related applications for mobile phones.

2. More libraries will use youtube videos and other videos as a marketing channel and as an education medium.

3. We will see an increase in libraries using social media to educate rather than just to market resources and services.

4. Google Plus will increase in popularity and more libraries will develop pages on the site although Google Plus will still not be as popular as facebook.

5. More libraries will seek ways to create mobile apps for various uses and not just for the library website.

6. As more database vendors create mobile apps, libraries will be able to offer more services to patrons via mobile.

7. Book review sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing will be used by more libraries as tools for offering book reviews and for locating new books to read.

8. Libraries will adapt more open source programs for all aspects of running the library.

9. More libraries will find ways to use online gaming as a marketing and educational tool.

10. More libraries will use Google apps for a variety of functions including email."


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Recommended Websites From A Children's Librarian

Recommended Websites From A Children's Librarian | Future Library | Scoop.it

"Busy children’s librarians use the internet everyday for professional development, assisting patrons, readers’ advisory, program planning and ordering library materials.

 

Intertwined in the use of the web for work and personal use, are the myriad websites a youth librarian uses regularly to stay in touch with what is going on in the world of children’s librarianship, public libraries, popular culture, children’s literature and forthcoming new children’s books. Without a doubt, there are a dizzying array of blogs, social media outlets, websites and other online tools to choose from."


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TEDxRainier - Chrystie Hill - Libraries Present and Future

Chrystie Hill works with libraries around the world and shares her knowledge to help make libraries great places. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED...
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Resource: Free Killer Social Media Icons Set » Illustration » Design ...

Resource: Free Killer Social Media Icons Set » Illustration » Design ... | Future Library | Scoop.it
Thanks to Karthick Kumar of Killer Icons, we're offering DesignFestival users a free download of this Killer Social Media Icons set.
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15 Best Web 2.0 Websites – August 2011 | Free Internet Now

15 Best Web 2.0 Websites – August 2011 | Free Internet Now | Future Library | Scoop.it
Today we short listed 15 Most Popular Web 2.0 . These day Web 2.0 sites are making buzz on Internet because these sits allows users to interact and collaborate with each other through social media dialogue.
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Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012 | Future Library | Scoop.it

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American Library Association’s SL Island Closes

American Library Association’s SL Island Closes | Future Library | Scoop.it
Virtual worlds news from an Australian perspective since 2006...
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How should Libraries prepare for eBooks and mobile devices?

Mandy Callow and Kaye England (2011)  Preparing your library for mobile devices m-libraries Conference, 11 – 13 May, 2011

This paper had its beginnings in a discussion at the USQ Library...

 

Get full paper here: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/19095/1/Callow_England_m-libraries_2011_AV.pdf

 

Quote from the last paragraph:

"Even though the idea of a mobile device has been around for a considerable period of time and was forecast as early as 1978 by Becker (p.412) who said "in time individuals may have a small information terminal. Much like a pocket electronic calculator, which will bring individual information messages on command"…, when it comes to mobile delivery, the Library world in many ways isn‟t ready for it. This includes our vendors, our institutions, our staff, and our students. It is up to us to try to rectify this. We need to investigate technologies, we need to expose staff to technologies, we need to educate students on using technologies, we need to be advocates for mobile platforms and delivery to our vendors and institutions. We are our own worst enemy. We spend so much time doing the daily grind, that we don‟t give time and resources to developing, researching and educating. How many libraries have staff who are dedicated, at least partly, to investigating new and developing technologies and how they can be applied to the Library?

Whilst staff may be overwhelmed by the rapid pace of technological change – as one staff put it "Stop the electronic advance, it‟s snowballing me!" we cannot afford to ignore new

technologies. From this project we have learnt that in order to provide a usable Library, it is vital to educate both staff and students, particularly in new and emerging technologies and resources. With eBooks and mobile devices we have only touched on one small aspect of technology. We need to investigate other technologies (such as QR codes) and resources which staff and students are unfamiliar with and unsure about, and develop appropriate training and promotional plans. We cannot assume (like our system staff have) that users and staff will become familiar with new technologies as their use in society becomes commonplace."

 


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On Facebook, Librarian Brings 2 Students From the Early 1900s to Life - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

On Facebook, Librarian Brings 2 Students From the Early 1900s to Life - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Future Library | Scoop.it
Librarian at UNR (naturally, one of the awesome libraries :) uses Facebook to tell century-old alumni stories: http://t.co/xI2krMgq #neato!
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London’s most inspiring libraries

London’s most inspiring libraries | Future Library | Scoop.it
January’s not just a month for empty wine glasses and spending hours in the gym – there’s no better time...
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Calgary library system launches three-year strategic plan

Calgary library system launches three-year strategic plan | Future Library | Scoop.it
Calgary’s public library is taking a bold approach ahead of its centennial year — one that includes tackling proposals for a new central library, opening a Saddletowne branch and launching its three-year strategic plan.
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Technology is not the enemy in the battle for the book

Technology is not the enemy in the battle for the book | Future Library | Scoop.it
Technology is not the enemy in the battle for the book...
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The Archivist Detective – Digital Forensics for Archivists | AuthentiCity

The Archivist Detective – Digital Forensics for Archivists | AuthentiCity | Future Library | Scoop.it
The Archivist Detective – Digital Forensics for Archivists http://t.co/skTkHPJ3...

 

"Archives Manager Heather Gordon likes to say that being an archivist is like “playing detective”. There has always been an aspect of detective work in what archivists do—from digging through boxes left abandoned in a garage searching for records to helping researchers find the documentation that helps them accomplish their work.

 

In the age of digital acquisitions, her statement couldn’t be more true. Unlike their physical analogue counterparts, donations that come to us in folders on digital media can’t be easily leafed through and assessed at first glance. Those folders and their contents are made of bits that don’t have meaning without some kind of hardware and/or software intermediary."


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Checking Out 2011 | We Are Librarians

Checking Out 2011 | We Are Librarians | Future Library | Scoop.it

"Here are some highlights of New York Times coverage about libraries and librarians in 2011"


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CBC Books - David Weinberger on the future of libraries

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The CBC Book Portal (RT @erin_kj_watkins: CBC Books - David Weinberger on the future of libraries: http://t.co/5LY58Q2K via @AddThis...)...
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Best Free Content Curation Tools 2012 | E-Learning, Web 2.0, Social Media y TIC en pequeñas dosis

Best Free Content Curation Tools 2012 | E-Learning, Web 2.0, Social Media y TIC en pequeñas dosis | Future Library | Scoop.it
Blog post at iBlogzone - Online Business Resources : Content Curation has been on the upside lately, and while there are some who don’t think that it is an ethical form of “content creation[..]...
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Education in the Cloud with Web 2.0 tools: Web 2.0 List

RT @tomwhitby: Another useful list for Educators "Education in the Cloud w/ Web 2.0 tools" http://t.co/QlLAkCRK #Edchat #vscsd #grundycenter...
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