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Internet Librarian: Innovative, Awesome Services & Spaces | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Internet Librarian: Innovative, Awesome Services & Spaces | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Innovative, Awesome Services & Spaces Tim Donahue, Jeroen de Boer, and Keimpe de Heer De Boer and de Heer talked about a project in the Netherlands...
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‘Maus’ Book About Holocaust Is Removed in Russia

‘Maus’ Book About Holocaust Is Removed in Russia | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
“Maus,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about a Jewish family during World War II, has been removed from many bookshelves in Moscow because it bears a swastika on its cover.
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When the President Visits Your Library

When the President Visits Your Library | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
When ImaginOn manager Jason Hyatt got the word on a Friday that his building had been selected as the site of a White House event with President Barack Obama with just four days to plan, he had confidence that he and his colleagues would somehow make it happen.
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This is how librarians can lead the digital transformation | eSchool News | eSchool News

This is how librarians can lead the digital transformation | eSchool News | eSchool News | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Despite being pressed for time and resources, librarians can serve as change agents in their schools' digital transformation
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Inside The Most Amazing Map Library That You've Never Heard Of

Inside The Most Amazing Map Library That You've Never Heard Of | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Within the campus of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a geographer’s treasure trove: over a million artifacts from the American Geographical Society, one...
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GUYS READ

GUYS READ | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Ten ways to buy books without money

Ten ways to buy books without money | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Donate blood, draw a portrait of yourself, quit smoking or smile to your neighbours: anything but money goes at the new DIY book fairs that are popping up in Europe and Latin America
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Quebec girl told to stop reading book by school bus driver

Quebec girl told to stop reading book by school bus driver | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
An eight-year-old girl in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was told she’s not allowed to read a book on the school bus because it poses a risk to the safety of other students.
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What you don’t know about Internet algorithms is hurting you. (And you probably don’t know very much!)

What you don’t know about Internet algorithms is hurting you. (And you probably don’t know very much!) | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Algorithms dictate everything you see online -- including this story. Despite their power, we know little about how they work.
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The Dark Ages of Search

The Dark Ages of Search | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
There was a time before search engines. If Google and its ilk keep making bad, even evil, decisions out of fear and greed, we're going right back to that dark time.
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7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Paper books vs words onscreen

Paper books vs words onscreen | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Naomi Baron's the author of 'Words On Screen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World' (Oxford University Press). The book explores the experience of reading on a screen versus reading a good old paper book.
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This library lets you borrow a sledge hammer

This library lets you borrow a sledge hammer | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The Somerville Tool Library is where the real sharing economy is happening
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The Giant Robots That Serve the World's Largest Library Archives

The Giant Robots That Serve the World's Largest Library Archives | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The largest libraries do more than just store books and newspapers on their shelves. When a library collection contains millions of documents, it needs complex and highly sophisticated logistical systems in order to serve its readers’ requests. It needs library robots.
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What is the purpose of a library? Thoughts from Dorothy Stoltz

What is the purpose of a library? Thoughts from Dorothy Stoltz | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Let’s take a moment and look for the potential within a library’s situation to create practical, yet extraordinary and inspiring, opportunities where individuals and families become self-reliant an...
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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records, by Cat Johnson

How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records, by Cat Johnson | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
With the constant and rapid changes in technology, and the decline in government funding, public libraries around the world have found themselves at a crossroads. But a small town in the Netherlands has taken a radical approach to creating a library that better fits the realities of the 21st century. Relying heavily on what the community was looking for, they changed the traditional run-of-the-mill library into a thriving, interactive space. Read more about the dramatic results.
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Death in the bookmobile

Death in the bookmobile | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The Riverside County bookmobile came to the Alpha Beta parking lot on Fridays from 2:30 to 4:45, and I would sit there on the long strip of carpet in the air-conditioned hum reading books not appropriate at all for me, full of death — until the poor librarian who not only drove the coach but also checked out books and kept an eye on the patrons announced that I had to go down the black rubber-grooved steps and head home.
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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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New State of America’s Libraries Report finds shift in role of U.S. libraries | News and Press Center

New State of America’s Libraries Report finds shift in role of U.S. libraries | News and Press Center | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
According to The State of America’s Libraries Report released today by the American Library Association (ALA), academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society. No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as anchors, centers for academic life and research and cherished spaces. This and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the ALA’s 2015 State of America’s Libraries Report, which became available during National Library Week, April 12 – 18.
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Managing Multiplicity | Library Systems Landscape 2015

Managing Multiplicity | Library Systems Landscape 2015 | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Selecting a library management system is never an easy decision. Vendors of integrated library systems (ILS) offer solutions tailored to public, academic, school, and special libraries, but even when organized by type, libraries are hardly one-size-fits-all organizations. Choosing a new vendor tends to mean a major investment, with a multiyear commitment to a solution that often will require new training, adaptation, and trade-offs among cost, features, and functionality. Still, it’s a tough cho
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Whose digital content is it anyway?

Whose digital content is it anyway? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Author Cory Doctorow is heading a campaign to ban digital locks on ebooks, music and movies
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Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia. 

Why librarians (and therefore librarys) will always be better than Wikipedia.  | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery. At...
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One-to-One: Let’s Have One Librarian for Every 1:1 School | Pivot Points

One-to-One: Let’s Have One Librarian for Every 1:1 School | Pivot Points | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Despite seasons of budget cutbacks, education leaders are spending again. One-to-one devices are a favorite. How might teacher librarians support the strategic work involved?
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