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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 "Pop-Up" Library: A Mini-Movement of Knowledge

The "Pop-Up" Library: A Mini-Movement of Knowledge | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The creators of the "pop-up library" carefully selected areas of the community that looked as though they could benefit from some brightening up ... not only with paint and bright colors but also with knowledge.
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Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers

Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow: The recent decision by Tor Books to ditch digital rights management signals the beginning of the end of the ebook format wars...
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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls...
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Open Access – the future is here |

Open Access – the future is here | | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

The announcement from Harvard University seems like a watershed moment.

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The Library as the People’s API | Peer to Peer Review

The Library as the People’s API | Peer to Peer Review | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

A very well written opinion piece from LibraryJournal.

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The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries

The rise of e-reading | Pew Internet Libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.
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Future Work Skills 2020 | Libraries Interact

Future Work Skills 202o, via Michelle at Libraries Interact:

 

 

"The skills that IFTF sees as being required in such a work landscape are each related to at least one of the key drivers of change (as represented using colour in the summary map above).

The skills are:

Sense-making – being able to discover deeper meaning in what is being expressed
Social intelligence – being able to connect to other people more deeply and directly
Novel & adaptive thinking – being able to come up with solutions that are outside the box
Cross-cultural competency – being able to work in different cultural settings
Computational thinking – being able to make meaning out of vast amounts of data
New-media literacy – being fluent in new media forms
Transdisciplinary – being able to work in multiple disciplines
Design mindset – being able to plan our workplaces and workflows to achieve desired outcomes
Cognitive load management – being able to filter information and focus only on what is required
Virtual collaboration – being able to work effectively as part of a virtual team."

 


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Borrowing e-books proves popular | Voxy.co.nz

Borrowing e-books proves popular | Voxy.co.nz | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Borrowing e-books from the public library is an increasingly popular option amongst New Zealanders, according to figures released by The Association of Public Library Managers (APLM).
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Building the Ecology of Libraries – An Interview with Brewster Kahle | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Building the Ecology of Libraries – An Interview with Brewster Kahle | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Interviewers:

"Kai Eckert is computer scientist and vice head of the IT departement of the Mannheim University Library. He coordinates the linked open data activities and developed the linked data service of the library. He held various presentations, both national and international, about linked data and open data.

Adrian Pohl has been working at the Cologne-based North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Center (hbz) since 2008. His main focuses are Open Data, Linked Data and its conceptual, theoretical and legal implications. Since June 2010 Adrian has been coordinating the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Working Group on Open Bibliographic Data."

 

"At OKCon 2011, we had the opportunity to interview Brewster Kahle who is a computer engineer, internet entrepreneur, activist, and digital librarian. He is the founder and director of the Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge”. Besides the widely known “Wayback Machine“, where archived copies of most webpages can be accessed, the Internet Archive is very active in the digitization of books, as well, and provides with the “Open Library” a free catalog that aims to describe “every book ever published”. Kahle and his wife, Mary Austin, created the Kahle/Austin Foundation that supports the Internet Archive and other non-profit organizations.

As open data enthusiasts from the library world, we were especially interested in how the activities of the Internet Archive relate to libraries. We wanted to know how its general approach and service could be useful for libraries in Europe.

Brewster Kahle, what is the Internet Archive and what is your vision for its future?..."

Interview here: http://blog.okfn.org/2012/03/23/building-the-ecology-of-libraries-an-interview-with-brewster-kahle/

 


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Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April | PLA 2012 — The Digital Shift

Ebook Providers, ILS Vendors Move Rapidly to Remove Friction From E-Lending; OverDrive APIs Coming in April | PLA 2012 — The Digital Shift | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Stuff

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How the web is changing the culture of entertainment that libraries are intimately connected to.

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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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Changing Policies On Digital Books Wreak Havoc on Libraries

Changing Policies On Digital Books Wreak Havoc on Libraries | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
By Jenny Shank Public libraries are a major hub for Americans to gain access to e-books and other digital resources.
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Consumers Choosing Tablets Over E-Readers, E-Book Sales to Suffer | Digital Book World

Consumers Choosing Tablets Over E-Readers, E-Book Sales to Suffer | Digital Book World | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
As consumers increasingly choose tablet computers over e-readers for e-book reading, the e-book business will be adversely affected, according to a new survey.
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10 Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Marketing

10 Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Marketing | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
QR codes have the potential to enrich the product experience and offer the customer real value. Here are 10 examples of QR marketing success.
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Beyond the Bullet Points: Libraries are Obsolete » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Beyond the Bullet Points: Libraries are Obsolete » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

A librarian plays devil's advocate for those who argue libraries are obsolete (but there is a happy ending).

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If Publishers Can't Cover Their Costs With $10 Ebooks, Then They Deserve To Go Out Of Business | Techdirt

If Publishers Can't Cover Their Costs With $10 Ebooks, Then They Deserve To Go Out Of Business | Techdirt | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
With the legal dispute over ebook pricing going on, one thing we've heard over and over again from the traditional publishing industry and their supporters is that higher prices for ebooks make sense because of all of the "costs" that...
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The Portal Problem, Part 2: The Plight of the Library Collection

The Portal Problem, Part 2: The Plight of the Library Collection | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
In my previous posting, I focused on what I believe to be dim prospects for the Encyclopedia Britannica as it transforms from a set of printed volumes into a networked online information portal. My...
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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest | Young Upstarts

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest | Young Upstarts | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.

 

This is not so much a future trend as a current trend, but these uses of Pinterest are indicative of the kinds of lateral thinking required to keep libraries relevant into the future.

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CIL Talks E-Books, Why E-Books Need Libraries, Other Deep Thoughts: Your Weekly Libraries and E-Content News Summary | Library Renewal

CIL Talks E-Books, Why E-Books Need Libraries, Other Deep Thoughts: Your Weekly Libraries and E-Content News Summary | Library Renewal | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

A very useful collection of videos, presentations, and blog entries on ebooks present and future condition.

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Stuff.co.nz - Returns sorter removes tedious library job

A robotic sorter - the first in a public library anywhere in New Zealand - should be up and running at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Library by the end of the month.

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Social Media Networking Explodes on Mobile Devices

Social Media Networking Explodes on Mobile Devices | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

This article by Anthony Carranza for examiner.com details a recently released study by the internet marketing Research Company, comScore, which reveal the extent to which social media usage has skyrocketed on mobile devices in 2011.

 

Here's what you need to know:

 

**72 million Americans accessed social networking sites and blogs on mobile devices with 37 percent upsurge in access..

 

**“Social media is one of the most popular and fastest growing mobile activities, reaching nearly one third of all U.S. mobile users,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior vice president for mobile.

 

“This behavior is even more prevalent among smartphone owners with three in five accessing social media each month,

 

**highlighting the importance of apps and the enhanced functionality of smartphones to social media usage on mobile devices.”

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**Social media and mobility have paved the way for innovation and transformed communications like no other time in history.

 

**Businesses and marketers will have field day continuing to aim their services through these new channels and capitalize on understanding its audience behavior.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

http://www.examiner.com/

 


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Transformation Lab - Prototyping the Future

The Transformation Lab has produced new visions for the physical library of the future. In June the project will be presented at the 17th Halmstad conference...

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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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