Migrants from Sudan make a table at the migrant camp “New Jungle” in Calais. The camp is becoming its own “mini-society”, with supermarkets, bars, a barber and a bike repair shop. Photograph: PuzzlePix/REX Shutterstock/PuzzlePix/REX Shutterstock
The library is more than a public resource. It is also a young person’s resource, offering an array of tools and support to help students through puzzling homework assignments and extensive projects. “We are a school outside the school,” said Clyde
Speakers: Dame Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library The British Library is continuously seeking new ways in which to share its collection with a wider audience, in the UK and across the world. In recent years, the growth of technology and the web have enabled huge strides to be made in this regard. The Library is working with public and private partners to further its digital programme, including delivering huge scale digitalisation projects with newspapers and 19th century literature. It is also collaborating with others to build the digital libraries of the future, including the European Library. Lynne Brindley assesses how the British Library is utilising the opportunities offered by new technologies, including digitisation and web 2.0 functions, to enable wider access to its collection and to enhance the Library’s services and exhibitions. She also considers the issues that the Library faces as it builds the digital library of the future.
Imagining social media and the library of the future: Libraries of the future: Many imagine the future of libraries to be dim going so far as to predict the end of the library. This thinking is the result of a lack of understanding or a narrow view of what libraries are and a failure to see how they will evolve and what role apps, Social Media, Big Data, and Web 2.0 tools will play.
The library (physical space), information instruction, and the virtual library all have a large and exciting role to play in the coming years.
The library of the future will be a Nexus part Community Center, Information Hub, Creative Commons.
Today we are so pleased to present this article (the first of two) on the Library Takeover program, organized byApples and Snakes, a performance poetry group based in the UK (check out their awesome library-based SPINE Festival work in our previous series). This program pairs youth who are interested in producing events at libraries with creative professional mentors who work in arts administration and production to organize large-scale cultural programs in libraries. Enjoy! ~Laura
As times continue to change, libraries across New Jersey have had to adapt to the rise of millennials and their reliance on constantly-evolving technology. In an effort to keep millennials engaged in this digital era, many libraries have started to undertake a variety of new initiatives aimed at attracting young users.
Since I first started my Makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School in January 2014, I have received a lot of positive feedback. I’ve given talks, presented at conferences, and shared about our experiences through my blog and through social media.... Read More ›
(DOWNLOAD) This report brings to light significant trends that will influence the future of public, academic and corporate libraries and outlines the implications on their design, operation and user experience.
The 11th annual Aspen Ideas Festival drew impressive crowds to the picturesque Colorado mountain town in late June, inspiring audiences to “indulge in their curiosity.” In a conversation with The Huffington
Libraries are constantly looking for new ways to engage and connect their services to the needs of the public. Customer service is fundamentally about giving the patron what they want, in the form they want, where and when they want it.
We've all read the news stories about this college or that college removing books from their libraries. Stanford was one of the first to go bookless back in 2010, and many more colleges have followed suit. This includes Florida Polytechnic University, which opened a bookless library last fall, and the University of Michigan, which just reopened a... Read More »
In Billings, Mont., library books used to be available on rows of tall shelves in a warehouse with poor lighting.That warehouse wasn't for storage—it was the city's public library. In the mid-2000s, Billings officials decided the library, built in 1955, wasn't sufficient anymore.
In corporate environments, libraries are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of collaborative workspaces and innovation. In communities they are evolving into hubs for education, health, entertainment and work.
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