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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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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 2:12 PM
Flipboard has been my favorite for the iPad, and now that it's available on the iPhone, I'm more thrilled than ever!
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Apple’s New Math. Or: Why a $15 E-Book Equals a $75 Paper Book.

Apple’s New Math. Or: Why a $15 E-Book Equals a $75 Paper Book. | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
It's like the old "make it up on volume" joke. Except this time it might work, if students and school districts play along.
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Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On?

Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Libby Fischer Hellmann:

A discussion about ebooks for patrons with four librarians...

 

"With all of the discussions, opinions, and analyses of ebooks these days, one of the aspects we don’t hear enough about are libraries and how they’re adapting to the e-verse. An article in PW recently discussed the situation from a library’s point of view and pointed out some issues that are impeding the growth of ebook borrowing. As both an author and an avid user of libraries, I decided to approach it a little differently.

 

A large percentage of my readers, maybe even a majority, have borrowed my books from the library in the past, so I’m especially interested how and if library patrons are able to download my ebooks easily. So far, the answer is “kinda-sorta.” The only way I know that patrons can download ebooks is through Overdrive, and there seems to be some issues with Overdrive’s inventory, ie some libraries have titles that other libraries don’t. In other words, no consistency. Which is not a good thing for a mid-list author."

 


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For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Several publishers have barred libraries from buying their e-books, saying that allowing unlimited e-reading isn’t a sustainable business model. But one publisher is trying a different approach.
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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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What does a Bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to You and Me? TED Talks

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At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.

 

This is a compelling story that effects all of us who are creating and sharing on the web. It's 15 minutes that are definitely worthy of your time.

 

Here is more information Beth uncovered after doing research on this topic today. Good work Beth!

 

From Beth Kanter:

 

 Thanks Jan. I spent a lot of time in the last 24 hours watching this Internet protest and finding resources that would explain the bill and why it is important. I also wanted an excuse to play with pinterest - http://pinterest.com/kanter/sopa-resources/ - and this was one of the better presentations.

 

There are also a few infographics - with this one being one of the better ones I found: http://pinterest.com/pin/186055028325468332/ and this blog post from Global Voices published on the Witness blog: http://blog.witness.org/2012/01/sopa-blackout-strike/ --

 

I enjoyed watching the creativity ... If you look through examples, you can see the Internet-based companies that rallied behind the free speech protest and those that supported it, but not really with passion: http://pinterest.com/pin/186055028325474953/"

 

 

Selected by Beth Kanter and Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

See video here: [http://bit.ly/wlwGmG]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 18, 2012 7:10 PM
Thanks Jan. I spent a lot of time in the last 24 hours watching this Internet protest and finding resources that would explain the bill and why it is important. I also wanted an excuse to play with pinterest - http://pinterest.com/kanter/sopa-resources/ - and this was one of the better presentations. There are also a few infographics - with this one being one of the better ones I found: http://pinterest.com/pin/186055028325468332/ and this blog post from Global Voices published on the Witness blog: http://blog.witness.org/2012/01/sopa-blackout-strike/ -- I enjoyed watching the creativity ... If you look through examples, you can see the Internet-based companies that rallied behind the free speech protest and those that supported it, but not really with passion: http://pinterest.com/pin/186055028325474953/
janlgordon's comment, January 18, 2012 8:30 PM
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I put all the information you gave me here in the piece for everyone to see. We all need to be up on these issues and take action. Thanks for doing this research, the video is excellent and the other links are worthy of everyone's time as well. Great work Beth!
Robin Good's comment, January 18, 2012 11:23 PM
Thank you Jan and Beth for preparing this!
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Not So Fast | Think Quarterly by Google

Not So Fast | Think Quarterly by Google | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
It feels like the internet has made us faster than ever, but are we in fact lagging behind the opportunities presented by technology?
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