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10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different

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10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different...

 

Adapting to community needs both technological and social is the way of the future according to Terry Heick.

 

 

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What will libraries of the future look like? This channel aims to compile articles addressing this question.
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Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users - Library Journal

Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users - Library Journal | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users Library Journal Kimberly Matthews, executive director of the Trenton Free Library and coauthor of the 21st Century Library Blog, sees her Millennial patrons as critical thinkers who want to...

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Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy

Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons' electronic privacy | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Librarians in Massachusetts are working to give their patrons a chance to opt-out of pervasive surveillance. Partnering with the ACLU of Massachusetts, area librarians have been teaching and taking workshops on how freedom of speech and the right to privacy are compromised by the surveillance of online and digital communications -- and what new privacy-protecting services they can offer patrons to shield them from unwanted spying of their library activity.
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The Editor at Large > What is the future of library interiors?

The Editor at Large > What is the future of library interiors? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Based on the winners of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Library Interior Design Awards, the answer seems to be incredible, boundary pushing design. 

“With the function of library spaces continually being reshaped and retooled to align with shifting end-user needs and advancing technologies, design in library interiors must evolve quickly and creatively,” said IIDA Executive VP and CEO Cheryl S. Durst. 


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Some cutting edge designs from libraries around the world.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 30, 5:16 AM

Seinäjoki mainittu! :-)

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Learned architecture: Australia’s best new libraries for 2014

Learned architecture: Australia’s best new libraries for 2014 | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
See our top 12 (so far) list of new Australian libraries for 2014.

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KrisPaterson's curator insight, August 13, 10:57 PM

And I would add the excellent Docklands library of City of Melbourne.

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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.
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A radical redesign has helped this Dutch library turn its declining patronage numbers around.
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Go Mobile with Your Library's Adult Programming | TechSoup for Libraries

Go Mobile with Your Library's Adult Programming | TechSoup for Libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Why UX in libraries is a thing now

UX (or User Experience) incorporating usability studies, ethnographic research, and service design, is now being actively embraced by librarians. This presenta…
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Not really a future trend, but I think it is a really good idea to understand the tribes that use your library.

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The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

"USC Online has created an infographic called, “The Five Laws of Library Science,” which explores five principles which can help guide the practices of librarians.

According to the graphic, almost 2.5 million public library books were circulated between more than 1.5 million people in 2011. The graphic also points out that there is more than 120,000 libraries in the U.S."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 17, 2:04 AM

Five important principles - good reminder!

Ashok Kumar's curator insight, July 20, 11:01 PM

Relevance of Dr SR Ranganathan Today.

 

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Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada

Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The design collaboration between Hughes Condon Marler and Dub Architects led to the development of Jasper Place Branch Library, a project recently complete
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Why It’s Difficult For Your Library to Stock Ebooks

Why It’s Difficult For Your Library to Stock Ebooks | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A pilot program operating in Massachusetts has library officials excited about the prospect of expanding access to ebooks and digital content for the state’s library patrons.

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Not a future trend, but a current one.  Exploring new licensing models with publishers.

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Four Lessons Libraries Can Learn From Amazon | Digital Book World

Four Lessons Libraries Can Learn From Amazon | Digital Book World | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
It is hard for my view of the world not to be informed by the two years I spent working in senior management at Amazon. I am not a librarian, but I have spent

Via Trudy Raymakers
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Mitchell Davis makes useful observations about ebook purchase models for public libraries.

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UpClose: Designing 21st-Century Libraries | Library by Design

UpClose: Designing 21st-Century Libraries | Library by Design | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Public libraries are busier and more popular with patrons than ever. Today’s library is a place for social interaction as well as quiet reading. It is a community cultural center, not simply a repository for books. It is a welcoming building with a design focus on transparency, not a series of isolated spaces. These changing operations directly affect the layout and organization of library buildings. So, libraries today must be designed to accommodate more simplified administrative operations and new staff functions.

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Current and emerging trends in library design.

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Future Proof | Library by Design - Library Journal

Future Proof | Library by Design - Library Journal | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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What does the traditional library mission of promoting literacy mean in the 21st century?

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Common Libraries works with enterprising organisations to prototype the library of the future – today. We believe there is an urgent and pressing need to evolve libraries so that they may serve as bastions of a 21st century knowledge commons – functioning as trusted and impartial platforms for the production, exchange and consumption of knowledge […]
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Fail fast, fail cheap - a new approach to public library innovation

Fail fast, fail cheap - a new approach to public library innovation | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

The title to this post is a quote from Corinne Hill, Director of Chattanooga Public Library that I just love. It's the public library version of Google's 'fail fast, fail often' mantra and it ironically reflects the reality of public library funding constraints, while also describing the creative, entrepreneurial energy her library embodies. Her inspirational approach to library innovation is something we can all learn from. We need to get away from fear of failure and move towards embracing new ideas, even if they don’t turn out to be quite the right ideas for us in the long run.


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This is the library version of fail fast, fail cheap.

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Four of the UK's most innovative libraries

Four of the UK's most innovative libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
From robot building to cooking lessons, public libraries are creatively staving off the threat of closure (Four of the UK's most innovative libraries http://t.co/4h0lHd9m5a)...

Via Marylène Goulet, Fliss Clooney
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Fliss Clooney's curator insight, September 4, 4:40 AM

Particularly proud of our Fab Lab in Exeter Library!  

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The case for making libraries full of toys and games

The case for making libraries full of toys and games | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s public library legacy was built on a boyhood dream: to acquire knowledge. Carnegie believed in “the meritocratic nature of America,” that anyone “with the right inclination and desire could educate himself” and therefore succeed, and that libraries should contribute directly to that. So what are libraries doing lending out toys and holding game nights? Aren’t American...
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 12, 2:23 AM

The importance of play in the development of children! Definitely should be addressed by libraries!

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The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office

The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces doesnt sit well with some library loyalists.
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Libraries are becoming de-facto business incubators, and a few are actively targeting that market.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 12, 2:27 AM

The case of the library as office space! Definitely the library of the future! There should be a work-around between the library loyalists and the library as community space enthusiasts!

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LET'S REINVENT THE BOOKSHOP

LET'S REINVENT THE BOOKSHOP | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

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Insert "library" instead of bookshop & I think there's worthwhile things to take away from this article.

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This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy?

This could be Ireland’s library of the future – but why the controversy? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build. In an interesting move, the 6,520m2 building – which will be the central library for the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – will be called the Dlr Lexicon, which reflects the fact that it offers more than a library.

It’s also intended to be a cultural centre, with a café (the tenant is yet to be decided on), a gallery, a small auditorium space, crafts spaces, a local history library, 100 parking spaces and a children’s library.

It’s hoped that this mix of facilities will attract more than 50,000 people to Dun Laoghaire every year.

Rather than being detached from the rest of the town, it is supposed to draw people into the centre of Dun Laoghaire, offering them a space to explore and enjoy before making their way into the town.

 


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Public libraries have to prove they are delivering value to their customers to justify the money spent on them.  There is nothing different about this library to any other library in the world.  Staff & management will need to be on their game.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, July 21, 5:23 AM

Planned library includes a Scandinavian-inspired "taster" area, "unobtrusive and relaxed", described by thejournal.ie
where  "people sitting around reading newspapers, flicking through a recommended paperback, or popping in for 10 minutes respite on a busy day".

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This Swede takes credit for 2.7 million Wikipedia entries. So why are purists complaining?

This Swede takes credit for 2.7 million Wikipedia entries. So why are purists complaining? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
 A 53-year-old Swede can take credit for 2.7 million articles on Wikipedia, but some "purists" complain about his method.
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Sverker Johansson uses a bot to create articles for Wikipedia.  He creates article stubs & then lets others flesh them out.  It looks like curation on steroids to me.

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How your library can help you resist the surveillance state

How your library can help you resist the surveillance state | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The library is one of the few institutions that has the potential to organize communities to access and produce information responsibly and safely.
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A useful quote from the article: "The library is one of the few institutions that has the potential to organize communities to access and produce information responsibly and safely. Libraries connect people with resources, facilitate inquiry and popular education, and are accessible and highly trusted. For the growing movement fighting for an alternative to a culture of surveillance, they are an excellent place to start."

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Future of the library and information science profession

ALIA has set out to investigate the big questions about the future of libraries: How will libraries remain relevant for users? What changes will institutions and individuals in the sector experience? Will ‘library and information professional’ continue to be a necessary and desirable occupation?
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This report was recently released by ALIA (Australian Library & Information Association).

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Augmented Reality’s Next Frontier Is Real-World Search | Opinion | WIRED

Augmented Reality’s Next Frontier Is Real-World Search | Opinion | WIRED | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
What if you need to know the details of “that thing you’re looking at,” but don’t know its name? That's where augmented reality must come in.

Via Miguel Mimoso Correia
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How could this be made use of in libraries?  How could we accommodate customers with this technology?

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Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs | Library as Incubator Project

Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs | Library as Incubator Project | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Creative projects that make use of the NYPL's digitized collections.

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