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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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A new chapter for Beijing's libraries|Nation and Digest|chinadaily.com.cn

A new chapter for Beijing's libraries|Nation and Digest|chinadaily.com.cn | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Self-service libraries are becoming increasingly popular with Beijing residents, with 50 having sprung up across the city over the past year and 100 more are expected to open in the coming months.
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2012 may be the year of 3D printing...Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing > TEDTalks

"2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things -- including intricate objects once impossible to create."


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Two things prompted by a new website: space as a service and full library discovery - Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog

Two things prompted by a new website: space as a service and full library discovery - Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Looks at current trends in library website design.

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The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog

The Human Algorithm: Making Information Overload Work | Networking Exchange Blog | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

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This article by Brian Solis is bringing together a couple of themes

 

1.)   How SoLoMo and ambient information are causing information overload not only for individuals but at the enterprise level

 

2.)   Social media monitoring is about measurement, but there is a missing piece - making sense of the information.   Community managers are not doing this.

 

3.)  Business intelligence teams are siloed and not working with the social media team on sense making and application of the social media data.   

 

4.)   Better to invest in a human who can make sense of information than more technology ..

 

The idea of the human algorithm is to serve as the human counterpart to the abundance of new social intelligence and listening platforms hitting the market every day. Someone has to be on the other side of data to interpret it beyond the routine. Someone has to redefine the typical buckets where data is poured. And someone has to redefine the value of data to save important findings from a slow and eventual death by three-ring binders rich with direction and meaning.


One place where the human algorithm can have an immediate impact is in social media listening. In addition to tracking simple data signals such as conversations, sentiment, share of voice, and service inquiries, data can present insights into preferences, trends, areas for innovation or refinement, R&D, co-creation, and more. Even though sophisticated tools can help track data points that can lead to these insights, it still takes a human touch to surface them and in turn advocate findings within the organization. It’s the difference between insights, actionable insights, and executed insights.

 

The truth is that a community or social media manager is not tasked with this type of responsibility. Therefore, insights largely remain undiscovered. It takes a new role that unites the disciplines of business intelligence and social media with the perseverance of a change agent. Without it, all of the insights capable of leading organizations to the next big thing will meet their long time arch nemeses: fear and skepticism.

 

 

A few nonprofits, like DoSomething, have invested in data analysts on stff who job it is to steward data and help staff make sense of it.   How many nonprofits allocate the time for sense-making beyond the routine.   Usually, it is part of someone's job description and not enough time is invested in this important process.

 

 


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Alexandria 2.0: One Millionaire's Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth | Threat Level | Wired.com

Alexandria 2.0: One Millionaire's Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth | Threat Level | Wired.com | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Brewster Kahle never had to work again after selling his company to Amazon for a quarter-billion dollars in the dot-com boom. But he then began working on building the world's biggest digital library, earning him a spot in the Internet Hall of Fame.

 

Brewster Kahle is taking the steady-as-she-goes approach to building a library on the internet, gingerly skirting around copyright minefields, and scavenging the easy (copyright free) leftovers.

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The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Developing Policies & Ordering Equipment | Library as Incubator Project

The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Developing Policies & Ordering Equipment | Library as Incubator Project | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

The official launch of the The Labs is two months away, and the team is laying the groundwork for what the project will become. Building a functional infrastructure for a project like this requires developing a set of uniform policies and procedures for each Lab site, as well as researching, ordering and cataloging the necessary equipment. While these processes don’t offer the immediate thrills of watching teens develop their filmmaking or music production skills, they are necessary steps to ensure The Labs are a success.

New cables and equipment!
The selection process for equipment and software is based on several factors. Ideas were gleaned from pre-existing digital learning lab models, such as Chicago Public Library’s YouMedia and the Digital Media Lab at Skokie Public Library. The Labs coordinators also consulted with Drew Davidson of Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s programming partners Hip Hop On L.O.C.K and Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the CLP – Main Teen Advisory Council. The overall mission of The Labs also has influence over equipment and software purchases; items are assessed for how accessible and easy they will be to use.

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Elephant-Shaped Buildings and Other Curiosities: NYPL's Map Librarian Talks About Making Historical Geography a Part of the Internet

Elephant-Shaped Buildings and Other Curiosities: NYPL's Map Librarian Talks About Making Historical Geography a Part of the Internet | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Elephant-Shaped Buildings and Other Curiosities: NYPL's Map Librarian Talks About Making Historical Geography a Part of the Internet - The Huffington Post...

 

Thanks @mlascarides for this article.

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Behavior vs. belief and changing culture | Information Wants To Be Free

Behavior vs. belief and changing culture | Information Wants To Be Free | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

An excellent article about engaging in a genuine way with one's customers via social media, and the cultural change required to do so.

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» 3D Printers in the Library: Toward a Fablab in the Academic Library ACRL Tech Connect

» 3D Printers in the Library: Toward a Fablab in the Academic Library ACRL Tech Connect | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Talks about the practicality of 3D printers in academic libraries - how to convince stakeholders, and selection of printer models.

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Op-ed: MPAA/RIAA lose big as US backs copyright "limitations"

Op-ed: MPAA/RIAA lose big as US backs copyright "limitations" | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

As ACTA withers, the US government learns that copyright maximalism won't work.

 

Is this an outbreak of common sense? Too early to tell, I think...

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E-Book Is Reading You

E-Book Is Reading You | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.
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Infographics

Infographics | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The Gaming Revolution in Education (http://t.co/Jk1LCKaA #infographic The Gaming Revolution in Education #esl #ELT #EFL #edtech #edupunk #mlearn...)...
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Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
A sprawling abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas has been transformed into the nation's largest public library, with self-check-out kiosks and an art gallery.
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Pop-Up programming…in the library | Library as Incubator Project

Pop-Up programming…in the library | Library as Incubator Project | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Great post from @IArtLibraries on #libraries and pop-up #makerspaces: http://t.co/23cZqFE6...
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Who inherits your iTunes library?

Who inherits your iTunes library? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes. But when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us.
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Back to School: An Evernote Scavenger Hunt [Education Series]

Back to School: An Evernote Scavenger Hunt [Education Series] | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

This is a really cool use of a free mobile app for orienting new library users.

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Turning A Library Into A Maker Space

Turning A Library Into A Maker Space | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The next time someone tells you that libraries have no function because of the growing popularity of e-readers, direct them towards the Westport Library--a Connecticut library that just opened a MakerSpace--a place where people can tinker and...

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Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library - Culture - GOOD

Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library - Culture - GOOD | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Local libraries are no longer just reading rooms. They're becoming noisy, interactive, hands-on laboratories of innovation.

 

 

Thanks @sallyheroes for this article.

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Designing Libraries - The Queen and the Hive

Designing Libraries - The Queen and the Hive | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The Queen officially opens The Hive, Europe's first fully integrated and jointly-run university and public library.
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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

"In the not-so-distant future, communities could view their local libraries as the place to go when they want to publish their own ebook, create and edit their latest song or video, or even design and print out plastic tools, toys, and prototypes. A growing number of libraries already offer their patrons tools such as recording equipment and sound and video editing software. Now, some are beginning to house 3D printers. In fact, many libraries have begun viewing such services as a core part of their mission. (For more on this, see the editorial “Owning Up to the Future.”)"

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Data Science: What’s in it for the New Librarian?

Data Science: What’s in it for the New Librarian? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Thanks to @sallyheroes for this item.

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Makerspace in your school library

Makerspace in your school library | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Earlier this year I wrote a post about Hackerspaces and Makerspaces, after attending the Computers in Libraries conference in Washington. I met up with Buffy Hamilton for lunch, and as ever was ins...
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Design Institute: Six Space Challenges from Six Libraries | Library by Design

Design Institute: Six Space Challenges from Six Libraries | Library by Design | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @zaana: RT @LibraryJournal: Design Institute: Six Space Challenges from Six Libraries | Library by Design http://t.co/ZjSYOa6g #vicpln...

 

"Some 90 librarians, architects, and vendors gathered to talk about how to build for flexibility in uncertain times and brainstorm solutions to a handful of design challenges — see below for the Challenges and Brainstorms featured at LJ‘s daylong Design Institute (http://lj.libraryjournal.com/tag/design-institute/) held November 11, 2011 at Phoenix’s Burton Barr Central Library. (See also: Building Smart: LJ’s Design Institute Inspires Spaces for the Future http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/05/buildings/lbd/building-smart-ljs-design-institute-inspires-spaces-for-the-future-library-by-design/)


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