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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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Google Begins to Scale Back Its Scanning of Books From University Libraries - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Google Begins to Scale Back Its Scanning of Books From University Libraries - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Google has been quietly slowing down its book-scanning work with partner libraries, according to librarians involved with the vast Google Books digitization project. But what that means for the company's long-term investment in the work remains unclear.

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Steve Jobs on video games as the future of learning [Video]

Steve Jobs on video games as the future of learning [Video] | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

This is a great, if short, video from 1990, where Steve Jobs discusses the future of the Library of Congress. In it, he talks about how video games could eventually be the future of learning.

 

Steve Jobs in 1990, was already talking about gamification, which is now a topic du jour.


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Big data centers in top 5 US construction projects

Big data centers in top 5 US construction projects | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
From Apple to Amazon, everyone is on a data center building binge.

 

This is the environment in which libraries in the near future will work - in a bigger and better Cloud.  It is worth giving some thought to how libraries might take advantage of this trend.

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Eric Boyd, TEDxLibrariansTO — Transhumanism and … libraries ...

He spoke at TEDxLibrariansTO. What is the connection between transhumanism and libraries? Eric himself seems a little unsure about that. The two concepts — transhumanism and libraries — seem an odd pairing at first.
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Phone booth libraries in New York City | Gadling.com

Phone booth libraries in New York City | Gadling.com | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
New York City is a petri dish wherein cool, innovative things grow--like phone booth libraries. John Locke, an architect in NYC, recently took on a.
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New tools make self-publishing e-books easier

New tools make self-publishing e-books easier | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A variety of software helps you convert and format for Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble devices.
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What Patrons Teach Us—and Publishers Should Learn — The Digital Shift

What Patrons Teach Us—and Publishers Should Learn — The Digital Shift | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

A new report from LJ indicates that it is vital for libraries to connect with digital patrons, especially ebook readers, and satisfying their expectations has a meaningful upside for both the library users and the publishing community.

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No library required: the free and easy backwaters of online content sharing. » Librarians Matter

No library required: the free and easy backwaters of online content sharing. » Librarians Matter | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Looks at the many forms of competition that libraries now face in terms of offering content in all different formats.

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It's time for a unified ebook format and the end of DRM - O'Reilly Radar

It's time for a unified ebook format and the end of DRM - O'Reilly Radar | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The music industry has shown that you need to offer consumers a universal format and content without rights restrictions. So when will publishers pay attention?
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The Future of the Book Is the Stream

The Future of the Book Is the Stream | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Cloud storage is paving the way for books that are sold not by title, but by time.
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Content Creation, Media Labs, and Hackerspaces | David Lee King

Content Creation, Media Labs, and Hackerspaces | David Lee King | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
I've been thinking about content creation and libraries lately. Right now, we collect content - hence our shelves of stuff. Some libraries are changing that focus (or at least adding on to it) by enabling customers to create their own content in a variety of ways … and it’s pretty interesting stuff!

I’ll lump what I’m seeing into three loose categories:

- Digital Media Labs

- Hackerspaces

- Coworking spaces


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Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing

Apple to announce tools, platform to "digitally destroy" textbook publishing | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
This coming Thursday, Apple will announce tools and platforms to expand digital publishing to the masses and help transform the textbook industry, according to our sources.
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E-book library borrowing hits record pace | Computerworld New Zealand

E-book library borrowing hits record pace | Computerworld New Zealand | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Holiday sales of new tablets and e-readers have catapulted e-book borrowing at many of the nation's libraries, raising the question of how libraries can keep up with demand -- especially when some publishers still balk at e-book lending.

 

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Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do – The Shatzkin Files

Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do – The Shatzkin Files | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The reluctance of most big publishers to make ebooks available through library lending is a topic of widespread attention and concern. The AAP turned a ...

 

The positives of free ebook distribution via libraries.

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Web 3.0 – What Is Web 2.0?

Web 3.0 – What Is Web 2.0? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

What is web 3.0?

A personal assistant or a personal data collector?


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At Last, They See: E-Books 'Democratize' Publishing : NPR

Not known as a hotbed of experimentation, the world of publishing has been slow to embrace the transition from print to digital.
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At San Francisco State Library, a Robot Will Be Happy to Find That Book for You - New York Times | @scoopit http://bit.ly/......

At San Francisco State Library, a Robot Will Be Happy to Find That Book for You - New York Times | @scoopit http://bit.ly/...... | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
At San Francisco State Library, a Robot Will Be Happy to Find That Book for YouNew York TimesSan Francisco State University has been renovating and expanding its library since 2008, and now the overhauled building is finally finished and partly...
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The Mobile Social Audience is Evolving - Here's What's Happening [Infographic]

The Mobile Social Audience is Evolving - Here's What's Happening [Infographic] | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

This gorgeous infographic tells us how the mobile audience is evolving and what mobile users are doing on their smartphones.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

 

**Mobile Marketing: 86% of mobile users are watching TV while using a mobile phone 

 

**200+ million (1/3 of all users) access Facebook from a mobile device 

 

**91% of all mobile internet use is “social” related.

 

http://bit.ly/ziGM1Q


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The 17 R's of Savvy Mobile Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 17 R's of Savvy Mobile Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC] | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn the 17 R's of Mobile Marketing from this infographic so you can deploy stellar mobile marketing campaigns.
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Can Blogs and other Web 2.0 tools Enhance Cataloging?

Sherab Chen, (2009) "Can Blogging Help Cataloging?: Using a Blog and Other Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Cataloging Section Activities", Library Resources Technical Services (2009) Volume: 53, Issu...
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Does Free Software Restore Dignity? | PCWorld Business Center

Does Free Software Restore Dignity? | PCWorld Business Center | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
When large corporations offer consumers no practical options, free software can restore dignity.
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Wolfram, a Search Engine, Finds Answers Within Itself

Wolfram, a Search Engine, Finds Answers Within Itself | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Wolfram Alpha Pro’s creator wants his “computational knowledge engine” to appeal to more than math and science enthusiasts.
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The time for Libraries is NOW

This is a call to arms for libraries, inspired loosely by the famous SHIFT HAPPENS deck. Feel free to embed it anywhere and everywhere, with attribution.
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Espresso Book Machine and POD’s Digital Arm | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Espresso Book Machine and POD’s Digital Arm | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
One of the surprises of the panel discussions at today’s Digital Book World conference was the amount of talk about print-on-demand, both of its benefits...
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The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time

The Future of Reading is Context, Location, Device & Time | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Tim Carmody for Wired magazine, all marketers need to shift their thinking on  how to present content on the go that is compact, valuable and meaningful to reach their audience wherever they are. 

 

Intro:

 

Reading is changing, even more than e-readers, tablets, or “readers’ tablets,” smartphones are changing it.

 

**It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together. 

 

Here's what caught my attention: I'm looking at this from a content curator's point of view:

 

**The flurry of activity around personalized news for smartphones shows that as popular as the iPad has been, and as popular as smaller Android-based devices like the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet might become,

 

the sheer number of users on mobile phones are impossible to ignore.

 

****It also shows that customers are demanding the ability to sync and read their content across as many devices as possible.

 

Finally, the subtle differences in UI and app design show that developers aren’t just thinking about building for different screen sizes,

 

****but around a whole range of factors that affect how, where, what and when we read.

 

For the new mobile reading, context becomes a cluster of these factors.

 

Flipboard’s Mike McCue highlights a few of these in an interview with the Los Angeles Times‘ David Sarno:

 

"It’s a mix of what’s going on in the world and what’s going on in your world, fused together. And it might seem weird that I’m looking at a picture of my daughters, and then the next flip I’m reading a story about Iran. But to me as a reader, when I’m standing in line waiting to get my coffee, those things are what I care about."

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/12/google-to-flipboard-to-flud/]


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Cyndi Seidler's comment, December 10, 2011 5:12 PM
Flipboard has been my favorite for the iPad, and now that it's available on the iPhone, I'm more thrilled than ever!