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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 Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

"USC Online has created an infographic called, “The Five Laws of Library Science,” which explores five principles which can help guide the practices of librarians.

According to the graphic, almost 2.5 million public library books were circulated between more than 1.5 million people in 2011. The graphic also points out that there is more than 120,000 libraries in the U.S."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 17, 2:04 AM

Five important principles - good reminder!

Ashok Kumar's curator insight, July 20, 11:01 PM

Relevance of Dr SR Ranganathan Today.

 

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Future U: Library 3.0 has more resources, greater challenges | Ars Technica

Future U: Library 3.0 has more resources, greater challenges | Ars Technica | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

by Curt Hopkins:

"Libraries are changing, despite their facades. And they're changing to high-tech service companies with embedded librarians, according to some library professionals."

 

"This transition time is one of great opportunity for those involved in libraries, but all transitions, all borders and verges, are places of great vulnerability as well. Grand changes are possible here, but so are operatic failures. The future seems promising. It’s the present that worries some librarians.

“The myth that the information scholars need for research and teaching is, or soon will be available for free online is a dangerous one,” said Bourg, “especially when it is used as an excuse to cut funding to libraries. Right now libraries face enormous but exciting challenges in maintaining print collections and services where they are still necessary, while simultaneously developing strategies for collecting, preserving, organizing, and providing access to digital objects. I fear that if libraries across the nation don’t get the resources we collectively need to meet these challenges that we may be at risk of losing big chunks of our cultural record because of a lack of funding for digital collecting and preservation."


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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
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"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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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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