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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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
El código Gutenberg's comment, August 18, 2012 2:01 PM
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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Newspapers no more, and online you realise it's about knowledge

Newspapers no more, and online you realise it's about knowledge | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
When I told people what I'd done, they were aghast.
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There are some challenges navigating the different newspaper formats & there is nothing to wrap broken glass in, but the author of this article feels that they've made a good move.
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Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes

Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country under regulations...
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Provides lots of suggestions as to how libraries might regain some market share.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:34 AM

Public Libraries and new trends in information delivery.

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Will Gutenberg laugh last?

Will Gutenberg laugh last? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
It has been taken on faith by many, including your benighted scribe, that the future of book publishing is digital, that the e-book will displace the printed codex as the dominant form of the domin...
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A glimmer of hope for the printed word? An analysis of fluctuating sales of ebooks in North America.

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A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library : NPR

A New Chapter? A Launch Of The Bookless Library : NPR | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Imagine a library without books — only computers and gadgets. That's the vision of one Texas county that plans to launch a digital-only public library. Despite the project's cost-efficiency, one librarian argues that the plan may be too ambitious.
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The Library Website Will Disappear

The Library Website Will Disappear | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A new year always elicits thoughts about the future, but this month, my library has been considering our next strategic plan, which has focused those thoughts for me on my library and the professio...
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The days of library websites are already numbered according to this article. Customers will increasingly expect a curated app-style experience.

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nickcarman's comment, January 16, 2013 10:41 PM
I wrote my take on this at http://ncarman.tumblr.com/post/40712176359/library-users-of-the-future
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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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Let’s Hope Snøhetta’s New Robotic Library At NC State Isn’t Run By An Evil Super Computer

Let’s Hope Snøhetta’s New Robotic Library At NC State Isn’t Run By An Evil Super Computer | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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This handsome new library has invested heavily in automated book retrieval for their students. Is it a fad, or the way of the future?
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wildswans's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:33 AM

Beyond the bookbot - the library has pretty pleasant environment. What's nice is that while the library is heavily reliant on technology, there is an attempt to soften the reality of it with wide open spaces and landscaping. 

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Mission Creep and Mission Criticality | Peer to Peer Review

Mission Creep and Mission Criticality | Peer to Peer Review | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Scepticism towards maker spaces in libraries and a useful summation of 2012 (what the author calls 'a good year for libraries').

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Bring back shushing librarians

Bring back shushing librarians | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
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Laura Miller asks if peace and quiet are a luxury just for the rich.

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Tomorrow's Tool Library on Steroids

Tomorrow's Tool Library on Steroids | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The pace of change (and of devices) is outpacing the consumer's ability to purchase the latest and greatest. Couple that with asset-light trends toward sharing commodities and you can see a niche f...
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M Ryan Hess suggests that most consumers can't keep up with the rapid improvements in smartphones and computers, let alone the cloud tools that come with them & reckons libraries ought to rent out devices, provide up to date software and give advice via 'geeksquads'.

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New Tech City Blog - New Report on Libraries Transforming in the Digital Age

New Tech City Blog - New Report on Libraries Transforming in the Digital Age | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Ebooks have not spelled the demise of the local library in New York.

Via Trudy Raymakers
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Felicitas Isler's curator insight, January 10, 2013 2:28 PM

Zitat: "While libraries have  become de facto community centers, they are still working on becoming digital  lenders."