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Microsoft Unveils New Social Network So.cl | Black Web 2.0

Microsoft Unveils New Social Network So.cl | Black Web 2.0 | Future Library | Scoop.it
Microsoft is joining the increasingly crowded social media market, recently going public with So.cl.
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In praise of public libraries – and librarians | What's Next: Top Trends

In praise of public libraries – and librarians | What's Next: Top Trends | Future Library | Scoop.it
The future may not be too glum. Perhaps we have a future after all...
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Disruptions: Wearing Your Computer on Your Sleeve

Disruptions: Wearing Your Computer on Your Sleeve | Future Library | Scoop.it
Millions of people stroll through life staring into a mobile device, absorbed by their screens. Technology will solve this problem by creating wearable computers. (RT @joepine: Next step in technology?
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Occupy Your Sidewalk With A Micro-Library - Culture - GOOD

Occupy Your Sidewalk With A Micro-Library - Culture - GOOD | Future Library | Scoop.it
Across the country, guerrilla librarians are creating community-curated book lending systems. (RT @popupcity: Community-curated libraries popping up on sidewalks across the US. 'Guerrilla librarians' on the rise!
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TenMojo.com - Top 10 Lists - Ten Largest Libraries in the World

TenMojo.com - Top 10 Lists - Ten Largest Libraries in the World | Future Library | Scoop.it
Top 10 List on the Ten Largest Libraries in the World (We admit - we are nerds. Check out the ten largest libraries in the world!
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Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces | Augmented Reality & The Internet of Beings + Things

Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces | Augmented Reality & The Internet of Beings + Things | Future Library | Scoop.it
We want to see 3D printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces become a regular feature--in addition to its other services--at every public library in the country. Thi...
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The Looming Library Lending Battle - Slashdot

The Looming Library Lending Battle - Slashdot | Future Library | Scoop.it
smitty777 writes "The NY Times is running a piece on the tug of war between publishers and libraries for e-book lending.
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Federal Librarians Are Trending and Are Future Ready! | Future Ready 365

Federal Librarians Are Trending and Are Future Ready! | Future Ready 365 | Future Library | Scoop.it
Do you know the seven major trends defining how libraries can become future ready? Read more...
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When borrowing isn’t free « PWxyz

When borrowing isn’t free « PWxyz | Future Library | Scoop.it
When borrowing isn’t free: Meditation on future of eBooks and libraries http://t.co/HrAncXFS via @PublishersWkly...
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E-Book Lending Lures Readers Back to Libraries - Forbes

E-Book Lending Lures Readers Back to Libraries - Forbes | Future Library | Scoop.it
E-book lending is luring readers back to libraries, moving reading into the digital age but causing concern over rights among publishers. U.S.
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CBC Books - David Weinberger on the future of libraries

CBC Books - David Weinberger on the future of libraries | Future Library | Scoop.it
The CBC Book Portal (RT @ericrumsey: David Weinberger on the Future of Libraries & His New Harvard Projects: ShelfLife & LibraryCloud (CBC) http://t.co/hK03oCZo...)...
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eGov AU: 50 million reasons to engage in Gov 2.0 co-creation and collaboration

eGovernment thoughts and speculations from an Australian perspective...
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Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future? - Education - GOOD

Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future? - Education - GOOD | Future Library | Scoop.it
Could a digital media lab in downtown Chicago be the library of the future? (Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future?
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David Weinberger on the future of libraries

David Weinberger on the future of libraries | Future Library | Scoop.it
ShelfLife is a new way to browse and discover library resources online that adds a contextual dimension, which is shown "by using a very traditional visual representation: a shelf. "

The image o...
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Public Libraries as Business Incubators | PCWorld Business Center

Public Libraries as Business Incubators | PCWorld Business Center | Future Library | Scoop.it
For their own survival, public libraries need to consider becoming business incubators.
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Why a shift to ebooks imperils libraries

It isn't because libraries can't figure out, technically, how to loan out ebooks. It's because publishers don't want them to, and may be able to prevent it.

A shift to ebooks has been predicted...
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For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War | Future Library | Scoop.it
Several publishers have barred libraries from buying their e-books, saying that allowing unlimited e-reading isn’t a sustainable business model. But one publisher is trying a different approach. (Thoughts?
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Botgirl's Second Life Diary: Social Network as Horse-Drawn ...

Botgirl's Second Life Diary: Social Network as Horse-Drawn ... | Future Library | Scoop.it
Burn2 2011 in Second Life - The LiveStream! - *Burn2 2011 Temple *(moderate) This is a quick post - you'd think that after working on something for months there would be no last minute running around,...

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CBC Books - David Weinberger on the future of libraries

CBC Books - David Weinberger on the future of libraries | Future Library | Scoop.it
The CBC Book Portal (CBC Books - David Weinberger on the future of libraries: http://t.co/G0WxeBi1 via @AddThis...)...
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Legal Scholarship Blog: Law Libraries - Joint Study Institute - Melbourne, Australia

Legal Scholarship Blog: Law Libraries - Joint Study Institute - Melbourne, Australia | Future Library | Scoop.it
_your description goes here_ (RT @LegalScholBlog: Law Libraries - Joint Study Institute - Melbourne, Australia: The 7th Joint Study Institute (JSI) will be held a...)...
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MediaShift Idea Lab . Zeega Imagines New Forms of Digital Libraries and Archives | PBS

MediaShift Idea Lab . Zeega Imagines New Forms of Digital Libraries and Archives | PBS | Future Library | Scoop.it
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Detroit Libraries Closing: Protesters Stage Sit-in At Lincoln Branch

Detroit Libraries Closing: Protesters Stage Sit-in At Lincoln Branch | Future Library | Scoop.it
The 11 protesters that were led out of a building and into a police van Thursday night may have been the last patrons of the Detroit Public Library's Lincoln Branch.
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Judges throw out campaigners' plea to save libraries from closure

Judges throw out campaigners' plea to save libraries from closure | Future Library | Scoop.it
The appeal judges said it was ‘fanciful’ to claim that Brent Council's plans to shut down six North London libraries would disadvantage Asian communities.
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