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Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies

Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Birmingham City University library's use of Aurasma to provide useful and timely information, plus tutorials to its customers. Via @sallyheroes

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 13, 2012 5:06 AM

Special focus on augmented reality (AR) > 9 possible uses of AR in libraries!

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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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Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries

Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

"all libraries (really librarians in all contexts) serve a community, be that a community of citizens, students, faculty, lawyers or what have you. There is more that binds librarians together than separates them. That said, I have heard of a special set of concerns surrounding public libraries recently and it got me thinking. The conclusions I’ve come to, I believe, relate to libraries and librarians in just about every setting. But let me start with public libraries.

The two big concerns I’ve heard about are “what happens when public libraries are the last civic service agency standing,” and “as libraries expand services to include everything from tax help to maker spaces, how am I supposed to know it all?!” These two concerns are related.


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Aspen Libraries Report


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wildswans's curator insight, November 19, 10:27 PM

Re-Envisioning Public Libraries

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Dutch libraries use QR codes in a project encouraging kids to read more

Dutch libraries use QR codes in a project encouraging kids to read more | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Two Dutch libraries use QR codes linking to video recommendations recorded by kids, to promote their favorite books.
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What happened to Library 2.0? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

What happened to Library 2.0? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Conclusions

Our libraries are continuously changing. Library 2.0 is still present in every little information activity in the social media and library context, but we no longer need this particular concept to put its meaning into action.

Social media is an opportunity for libraries to market themselves, to develop and to interact with users. Each library is still challenged to shape their own strategies, find the right level of priority for social media among all the other provided services, and reach out to their own library users.

 

- See more at: http://slq.nu/?article=volume-47-no-3-2014-8&__scoop_post=fc1bf370-6083-11e4-d7b2-001018304b75&__scoop_topic=211313#__scoop_post=fc1bf370-6083-11e4-d7b2-001018304b75&__scoop_topic=211313


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A study of social media use in public libraries.

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10 most extraordinary mobile libraries

10 most extraordinary mobile libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
From donkey-drawn trolleys to huge ships, these contemporary mobile libraries are born out of passion, creativity and determination.
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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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This is very cool. This should be a trend worldwide...

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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, 8:16 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 14, 1:57 AM

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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Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design

Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
As I got ready to tour the James B. Hunt Jr. ­Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, last spring, as part of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) meeting held nearby, the buzz about the newly unveiled building had reached such a level that I expected to find it, however cool, overhyped. It wasn’t. It was exactly the right amount of hyped. “Every corner of the Hunt Library is designed to be memorable and stunning,” the library’s vision claims. Grandiose as that might sound, those corners deliver.

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An attempt to build the library of the future with the tech of today.

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Creators not consumers: visualising the radical alternative for libraries

Creators not consumers: visualising the radical alternative for libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The following post was written in collaboration with Andrew Preater. We are often presented with two choices within librarianship: a forward-thinking approach and a supposedly old-fashioned approac...
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Breaking down the barriers and incorporating users into the library service itself in a model of co-creation of service and co-production of knowledge.

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New Thoughts on Digital Publishing Services

New Thoughts on Digital Publishing Services | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Back in early 2011, I gave an overview of the library as a disruptive publishing platform. Three years is a long time in "disruptive agent" years. So where do we stand today? First of all, the publ...
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"Library as a publishing platform"...

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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.

Via Joao Brogueira
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If you find this article interesting you may also enjoy this talk from Judith Peacock at LIANZA 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVi57h9bfgU 

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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa, Fliss Clooney
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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:12 AM

mesmerizing libraries

wildswans's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

Adele Greene's curator insight, May 29, 5:04 AM

I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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Adorable library robots will teach patrons to code

Adorable library robots will teach patrons to code | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone wants kids to learn to code, but the message seems somehow more meaningful coming from adorable knee-high robots. Next week, Westport Library in Connecticut will introduce Vincent and...
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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)...

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Fliss Clooney's curator insight, September 4, 7:40 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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This is an interesting article with lots of useful links.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 12, 5:23 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, 5:27 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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