Future Trends 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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Why Borrowing an E-Book from your Library is so Difficult | Digital Trends

Why Borrowing an E-Book from your Library is so Difficult | Digital Trends | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
E-books are firmly in the mainstream and no longer a new, scary technology. So why is it still so difficult to borrow an e-book from the public library?

Via Trudy Raymakers
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A useful explanation of the current problems with ebook lending, with a few rays of hope for sensible progress at the end.

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Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User Experience | UX Magazine

Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User Experience | UX Magazine | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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This is gold! Very inspiring.

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wildswans's curator insight, May 19, 2013 2:44 AM
Something we should never forget - user experience. I thought the colour-coding for children is a pretty good idea.
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Abandoned Turkish Bath Transformed Into Pop-Up LIbrary - PSFK

Abandoned Turkish Bath Transformed Into Pop-Up LIbrary - PSFK | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A 16th century hammam became a temporary archive hall for the Center for Contemporary Art of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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KrisPaterson's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:27 AM

I would love to have this in my workplace or home! The timber, the lighting, the AWESOMENESS!!

wildswans's curator insight, May 13, 2013 11:44 PM

I just love the idea of pop-up libraries!

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Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility - Library Journal

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Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility
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EPUB 3 also facilitates the creation of integrated navigation tools that can help readers identify and find content throughout an ebook.

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How the internet is making us poor

How the internet is making us poor | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor.
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This article is a useful reminder about the need to keep learning new skills & show how you can add value to your workplace.

 

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The Digital Public Library of America: adding gravitas to your Internet search

The Digital Public Library of America: adding gravitas to your Internet search | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Not only a hub for books, the DPLA made an API so anyone can build a reading room.
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The DPLA is a work in progress, but once more people get on board I think it will really be something...

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Entire library journal editorial board resigns, citing 'crisis of conscience' after death of Aaron Swartz

Entire library journal editorial board resigns, citing 'crisis of conscience' after death of Aaron Swartz | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
In a dramatic show of support for the open access movement, the editor-in-chief and entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration announced their resignation last week. In a...
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For librarians and academics this is high drama...

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Would More People Use the Library if it had a Water Slide? | LISNews:

Would More People Use the Library if it had a Water Slide? | LISNews: | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Who wouldn't want a library with a giant glass water slide running through it? Thanks @greengecko for this awesome find.
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The Greenest Libraries Have No Walls

The Greenest Libraries Have No Walls | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Pity the paper book. Libraries everywhere are closing due to lack of funding and tepid public support, and e-readers are luring people away from bookstores. Big-box bookstores tried, but they could...
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An innovative library in Israel serves the immigrant community. Thanks @sallyheroes for this item.

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wildswans's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:46 AM

Sometimes there is nothing more powerful that a library built from the ground up - because the community wanted it.

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Encyclopædia Britannica's President on Killing Off a 244-Year-Old Product - Harvard Business Review

Encyclopædia Britannica's President on Killing Off a 244-Year-Old Product - Harvard Business Review | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Lessons from Britannica on adapting to change and finding new markets.

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Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
As I write, the Roomba is cleaning my house. Googlebots are driving cars on California roads. Siri is learning what you want. And, to the dread of many reference librarians, Watson is beating the p...
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Discusses the impact of automation on libraries.

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Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web

Content Curation: How To Cite, Credit and Attribute Other People's Content on the Web | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a good guide providing the basic principles that should be followed when using, reposting, citing or quoting other people's content (both text and images).

 

The article outlines "proper methods of source attribution on the internet to guarantee the right people get credit for their hard work and ideas."

 

Specific sections of the article cover:

How To Cite Content in Blog PostsHow To Cite Content in Social MediaHow to Give Credit to Guest Bloggers and Ghost WritersHow to Cite Images and Visual Content

 

 

Well done. 8/10


Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33098/How-Not-to-Steal-People-s-Content-on-the-Web.aspx

 

 

 


Via Robin Good, janlgordon
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This is an excellent article, which lays out the groundrules for using, or citing someone else's content.

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Faiz A.H's comment, August 17, 2012 9:00 AM
you welcome Ken .. enjoy
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Thank you very much. You're very kind. I hope that readers like my work in "El código Gutenberg". And thank you for the information in your page.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:32 AM

A Good Resource

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E-Resources: What Could Be Better? | Not Dead Yet

E-Resources: What Could Be Better? | Not Dead Yet | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Cheryl LaGuardia suggests that there is, and there still will still be a need for savvy librarians to negotiate the complexities of electronic resources for customers.

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Building the Great Libraries of the Internet with a DNS time machine · Ben Ward

RT @BenWard: “Building the Great Libraries with a DNS time machine.” Some words about archiving verses the nature of the internet: http://t.co/Cj3e6L25Zm
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I attended a talk given by Mark Crookston (@markival) from the National Library of NZ today on this very topic, so finding this blog post was timely.  Mark's message was: calm down, we can't keep them all for posterity (websites). 

 

Mark went onto say that measured decisions should be made about what digital content is kept & what is passed over. It is hard to know what will be of interest to users in the future, let alone those of the present.

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Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era - The Guardian

Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era - The Guardian | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era
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Neil Gaiman wants publishers to bend a little, and take some risks.

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The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book

The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A look at how America's central libraries are struggling to adapt their forms and functions to a rapidly changing world

Via Trudy Raymakers
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Describes upgrades (renovations) to library facilities in the United States.

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ANZAC memories are launchpad for city digitising project
| Computerworld New Zealand

ANZAC memories are launchpad for city digitising project <br/> | Computerworld New Zealand | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The Spatial Industries Business Association is developing digital spatial descriptions of Australian and New Zealand cities
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Libraries in New Zealand and Australia working with private and public bodies to help create 3D maps of Australian & NZ cities.

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Seth's Blog: First, do no harm--three rules for public interfaces

Seth's Blog: First, do no harm--three rules for public interfaces | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
When we think of design, we usually imagine things that are chosen because they are designed. Vases or comic books or architecture... It turns out, though, that most of what we make or design is actually aimed at a public...
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Realistic principles for designing library services offline and online.

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Why I Do Self-Publish - Charlie's Diary

Why I Do Self-Publish - Charlie's Diary | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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An indie author's perspective on why self-publishing works for her.

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Folding shelves

Folding shelves | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
PLASTERED on the wall of San Francisco’s main public library are 50,000 index cards, formerly entries in the library’s catalogue. The tomes they refer to may be...
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An excellent article from the Economist which summarizes the tensions between publishers and libraries over lending ebooks.

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Wikipedia and libraries: a match made in heaven

Wikipedia and libraries: a match made in heaven | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
John Mark Ockerbloom's "From Wikipedia to our libraries" is a fabulous proposal for creating research synergies between libraries and Wikipedia, by adding templates to Wikipedia articles that direct readers to unique, offline-only (or onsite-only)...
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Suggests that libraries and Wikipedia could be linked in a intimate and useful fashion. Thanks @sallyheroes for this item.

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Google Wants to Replace Your Passwords With Jewelry

Google Wants to Replace Your Passwords With Jewelry | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The world’s largest search engine is now experimenting with rings that would eliminate the need to remember dozens of passwords.
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Tomorrow's customers may need merely to brandish their wedding ring to login to library services.

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Tammy Morley's comment, March 13, 2013 7:41 PM
Perfect - a legitimate reason for more bling!
nickcarman's comment, March 13, 2013 8:15 PM
It would make one's wedding ring a more useful item too!
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New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com

New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com
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Using technology to reach out to the public & encourage them to visit the library.

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wildswans's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:37 AM

Wow... as long as we can get the buy in of our public transport operators. And not just subways - places where people hang out for coffee, transitory spaces, airports and more.

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Don't Call Them Textbooks - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Don't Call Them Textbooks - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Publishers' latest digital products may deserve a category of their own.
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Publishers are now 'technology companies'...

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Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch

Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at the future of libraries.
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This study suggests that many people still appreciate traditional library services, but also provides useful suggestions for new initiatives.

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