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4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure, by Andrew Kirk

4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure, by Andrew Kirk | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
Andrew K Kirk, Founder of Face The Buzz and Social Media Examiner writer, outlines 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure, but these can all easily be applied to libraries as well.

 

"Goal #1: Raise Awareness of Your Brand
Goal #2: Website Traffic
Goal #3: Website Visitor Loyalty
Goal #4: Conversion Rates"

 

read more: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/4-social-media-goals/

 


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QR Codes Are Dead, Toppled by Easy-to-Use Apps | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

QR Codes Are Dead, Toppled by Easy-to-Use Apps | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
qr codes are history. invisible ink and augmented-reality apps are replacing the clunky codes, offering vast potential for marketing, if employed intelligently.

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EdX Releases Open Source Tool For Building Interactive MOOC Courseware -- Campus Technology

EdX Releases Open Source Tool For Building Interactive MOOC Courseware -- Campus Technology | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
EdX has released source code to the general public that supports interactive learning built specifically for the Internet.

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Los Angeles Makerspace, A Community Space For Makers of All Ages

Los Angeles Makerspace, A Community Space For Makers of All Ages | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
"Piper & Kaia making Digital Dominoes" / photo by Sean Bonner Located at LA Mart in downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Makerspace is described as "a non-profit community space for makers of all ...
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Designing Libraries - New libraries, new directions: the outlook for public libraries in England

Designing Libraries - New libraries, new directions: the outlook for public libraries in England | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
An analysis produced by Designing Libraries highlights 135 new or refurbished library buildings opened or committed to since 2011.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, February 5, 2013 8:21 PM

Is this the way forward for libraries, co-located spaces?

"Over 40% of the libraries listed illustrate the trend towards a greater integration of services or facilities. These co-located libraries may represent anything from extensions to community centres, to council service ‘hubs’ or wider leisure and cultural facilities – from sports centres to dance studios and theatres.”

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3D Printing and Copyright | Maker Librarian

3D Printing and Copyright | Maker Librarian | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

Michael Weinberg, Vice President of the Institute for Emerging Innovation at PublicKnowledge.org, has just released a follow up to his influential 2010 whitepaper It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology.

What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?  looks at developments over the last two years and examines issues of infringement in greater depth.

 

Link here: http://www.publicknowledge.org/Copyright-3DPrinting


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Valuable whitepaper to consult!

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What is the future of the library? YouTube video

"This thesis won the National Corobrik Architectural Thesis Award 2010. I have made the entire Thesis Document available for download here: http://www.activeingredient.org/pdf/Everywhere%20is%20Here%20-%202009.pdf


This architectural animation explores the question of the role of the public library when digital information is everywhere and is everything. What happens to the spaces of books? and how should traditional spaces of information change for a digital world? Even better... in the developing world, how could the library nurture an information society, when people don't have access at home? Could the future of the library be an urban information bar? or a theatre of knowledge? and what does that really mean anyway?

 

This animation is just an introduction to my architectural masters thesis called EVERYWHERE IS HERE:

I will be blogging some random stuff at www.everywhereishere2009.blogspot.com

Personal Website: www.activeingredient.org


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Alternative Library Spaces

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The blog's author, Ksenia Cheinman [Debordage] (a MLIS candidate), describes her project as,

 

"This is a project dedicated to documenting Alternative Library Spaces pertaining to the domains of arts and humanities. Even though they could be simply referred to as Special Libraries, the former term seems more appropriate. Alternative library spaces denote library/reading room spaces that are part of other institutions such as art galleries, artist-run centers, magazine publishing houses, etc."

 

-- originally spotted by Andrew Hetrick in Provisions

 

I will be checking back with als periodically to see what spaces she is discovering as the definition of libraries continue to expand.

 


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

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In San Francisco, Teens Redesign the Library | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

In San Francisco, Teens Redesign the Library | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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Libraries Are In The Curiosity Business

"My answer to the question about what is the future of libraries was that similar to my new dentist’s office libraries evolve and adapt and improve. The best libraries are the ones that are most aware of and responsive to their community and it’s needs. Those are the libraries are doing amazing things. Libraries will not be the same in 10 or 20 years. If they didn’t change and weren’t responsive they wouldn’t last long."

--spotted by Dianne de Las Casas @storyconnection


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Data-Driven Decision-Making vs. Discovery-Driven Planning (don’t measure a butterfly using the metrics of a caterpillar) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Data-Driven Decision-Making vs. Discovery-Driven Planning (don’t measure a butterfly using the metrics of a caterpillar) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

I prefer change to be human-driven. I’d much rather enable people to become more successful rather than focusing on making the numbers look better. Perhaps it boils down to a question of helping lots of people just a little bit vs. helping fewer people but more significantly. Anyway, that’s not even the direction I am heading with all this. This isn’t about one’s service-persceptive but assessment-perspective. What do we want/need to know to enact change? Or taken further— to foster innovation?


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Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine

Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

Embedding librarians in local organizations is the cornerstone of community reference. Assignments for embedded librarians vary from branch to branch so as to strategically target organizations that will provide the greatest partnership opportunities. DCL staff are embedded throughout the county in local schools, city councils, metro districts, economic development councils, and even a local women’s crisis center.


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Scottsdale library spurs innovation through collaboration - newszap.com

Scottsdale library spurs innovation through collaboration - newszap.com | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

Scottsdale Civic Center Library may become an epicenter of innovation as ASU Venture Catalyst looks to create a collaborative work space for budding entrepreneurs, inventors and aspiring small-business proprietors.


The idea is to bring the education and principles of making a start-up feasible -- technologically charged or not -- to the general public free of charge through a unique partnership between Arizona State University and the city of Scottsdale and various other community partners, including the Arizona Small Business Association.


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Libraries support start-ups through innovation and partnerships!

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Scottsdale library spurs innovation through collaboration - newszap.com

Scottsdale library spurs innovation through collaboration - newszap.com | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

Scottsdale Civic Center Library may become an epicenter of innovation as ASU Venture Catalyst looks to create a collaborative work space for budding entrepreneurs, inventors and aspiring small-business proprietors.

 

The idea is to bring the education and principles of making a start-up feasible -- technologically charged or not -- to the general public free of charge through a unique partnership between Arizona State University and the city of Scottsdale and various other community partners, including the Arizona Small Business Association.


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Libraries support start-ups through innovation and partnerships!

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Crowdsourced Design: Why Los Angeles Is Asking the Public to Create the Library of the Future

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Crowdsourced Design: Why Los Angeles Is Asking the Public to Create the Library of the Future

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If you could design your library what would it look like? Los Angeles Public Library is asking its citizens that very question. This is part of Goods' Citizen Building Block series, called #5: Get a Library Card (http://www.good.is/posts/citizen-building-block-5-get-a-library-card--2), posts from which we have highlighted before.

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Little libraries travelling to Africa - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Little libraries travelling to Africa - Minneapolis Star Tribune | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

The tiny libraries perched in front of houses throughout the Twin Cities are taking a 6,000-mile journey to Africa this year.

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The popular "Little Free Libraries,'' which look like oversized mailboxes, have paired up with the nonprofit Books for Africa. The colorful wooden libraries, shaped like schools or cottages, are expected to be open for business in Ghana in the months ahead.

"We've wanted to expand to Africa, and we saw Books for Africa as the perfect partner,'' said Todd Bol, co-founder of Little Free Libraries, launched in Hudson, Wis., in 2009.


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Little Free Libraries in Africa! > will keep a look-out as the story unfolds!

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How to kill a library, By Kitty Pope

How to kill a library, By Kitty Pope | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

"[...]there are more than a few ways to kill a library.

For example:

√ Stop believing in the libraries mission. Do we really believe in the freedom to read, learn and discover?

√ Spend less time with the board. The ideal public library board would meet 4 times per year and agrees with everything the CEO recommended.

√ Stop talking to your customers. What do they know any way? And on the same topic, stop consulting staff. It is a huge time waster.

√ Don’t worry about the future and how you will get there. Sustainability is not an issue with which libraries need to be concerned. After all, we’ve have survived for hundreds of years.

√ Stop telling the library story. Everyone has heard our story.

√ Accept that the library building is old and you don’t need to keep renovating, painting, and updating it. It is what it is.

√ Accept that just like instant coffee killed the coffee bean, the e-book will kill the printed book.

√ Stop promoting the product; everyone knows about literacy and lifelong learning.

√ Stop empowering staff, and stop training them. They should come to us fully trained.

√ Stop all this talk about innovation. It just makes for more work.

√ And, for heaven’s sake, stop changing the rules and our traditions. It’s annoying!"


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4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure, by Andrew Kirk

4 Social Media Goals Every Library Should Measure, by Andrew Kirk | #hyperlib | Scoop.it
Andrew K Kirk, Founder of Face The Buzz and Social Media Examiner writer, outlines 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure, but these can all easily be applied to libraries as well.

 

"Goal #1: Raise Awareness of Your Brand
Goal #2: Website Traffic
Goal #3: Website Visitor Loyalty
Goal #4: Conversion Rates"

 

read more: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/4-social-media-goals/

 


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YOUmedia Expansions Offer Teens Student-Centered Learning Opportunities with Digital Media | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

YOUmedia Expansions Offer Teens Student-Centered Learning Opportunities with Digital Media | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

DreamYard, the biggest arts education provider in the Bronx, marks YOUmedia’s debut into a community-center model.
“We felt at home with the philosophy right away,” said Tim Lord, co-executive director of DreamYard, which provides arts education through afterschool programs and at its own public high school, DreamYard Preparatory. DreamYard launched a YOUmedia program at its community arts center this summer, with a full roll-out planned for the fall.
One of the ideas that intrigued Lord was that of “connected learning”—another idea from Ito’s work that is becoming a catch-phrase in digital media and learning circles. Connected learning essentially means learning that is socially connected, interest driven, and directed toward concrete goals. The idea is for young people to develop a personal interest — with the help of professional adults and others interested in the same subject — and then turn that interest into actual academic and professional success or meaningful civic engagement.


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A Walmart Turned High-Tech Library, Ready for School

A Walmart Turned High-Tech Library, Ready for School | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

The new space and technology upgrade comes just in time to support the McAllen Independent School District as it rolls out a new digital curriculum. That includes putting an iPad 2 or iPod Touch in the hands of each of its 25,000 students, a process to be completed by the fall. This has prompted parents to visit the library seeking resources, says Horan. So the staff created pathfinders, online research guides that parents can bookmark. They’re also encouraging families to download available ebooks. “It’s exciting to see all ages coming in with technology and taking ebooks home with them,” she says.


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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 | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

he 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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Cleveland Public Library Is A “Maker Space”…

Cleveland Public Library Is A “Maker Space”… | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

"The Cleveland Public Library is getting a high-tech upgrade — one it says is the first of its kind in any U.S. library. Today, the library unveils TechCentral, its downtown destination for computing and emerging technologies. The center will give visitors access to dynamic, interactive technology unrivaled in any library in the country, said library Executive Director Felton Thomas. Anyone with a library card can toy with tablet computers, print plastic 3-D models, engage in wireless computing and do much more in the 7,000-square-foot center on the lower level of the Louis Stokes Wing.

“Many of our folks don’t have an opportunity to buy this technology,” Thomas said. “Our job is to provide it.”


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Maker Education Initiative | Every Child a Maker

Maker Education Initiative | Every Child a Maker | #hyperlib | Scoop.it

he mission of the Maker Education Initiative is to create more opportunities for young people to make, and, by making, build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole. We want young people to join—and eventually lead—the growing Maker Movement.
We are launching the Maker Education Initiative at Maker Faire Bay Area (May 19-20, 2012). Our goal is to build on the excitement and inspiration of Maker Faire and explore working with partners in our community to promote more opportunities for children and teens to participate in making activities and develop their own projects as makers.


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