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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library.

Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are turning to new maker tech as they modernize to attract patrons.
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Calais migrant camp gets makeshift library – and it needs more books

Calais migrant camp gets makeshift library – and it needs more books | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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
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Library operates as a ‘school outside the school.’

Library operates as a ‘school outside the school.’ | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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
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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | eNCA

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | eNCA | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
With the expansion of digital media, the rise of e-books and massive budget cuts, the end of libraries has been predicted many times over. But libraries, in fact, are evolving.
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The British Library: Our Digital Strategy - YouTube

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.

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Library Connectivity 3.0

Library Connectivity 3.0 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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.


Via Jean-Paul Roux-Fouillet
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Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming | Library as Incubator Project

Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming | Library as Incubator Project | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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

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Novel idea: Book lending library the latest in string of weird vending machines

Novel idea: Book lending library the latest in string of weird vending machines | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
It's a novel idea: pick up a book for your commute home from a Toronto Public Library branch at Union Station.
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In fact a very old idea. The first book-dispensing vending machine was built by Richard Carlile in England in 1822! See a brief history of vending machines in Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-geoghegan/book-vending-machines_b_2945364.html

 

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Digital Disruption Can Yield the Library of the Future

Digital Disruption Can Yield the Library of the Future | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
It is difficult to define the library of the future. But we have no choice. Digital disruption and the internet are roaring ahead and we must act now.
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NJ libraries reaching out to millennials

NJ libraries reaching out to millennials | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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.
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Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries | Knowledge Quest

Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries | Knowledge Quest | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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 ›
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Arup | Publications | Future Libraries

Arup | Publications | Future Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

(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.

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How The New York Public Library Is Bridging The Digital Divide

How The New York Public Library Is Bridging The Digital Divide | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
 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
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Save the Date for Library of the Future Summit on Sept. 24 (VIDEO) - Montgomery Community Media

Save the Date for Library of the Future Summit on Sept. 24 (VIDEO) - Montgomery Community Media | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will host the Library of the Future Summit on September 24th at the Silver Spring Civic Building.
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The purpose of the meeting is to provide residents with the opportunity to help shape future library services in Montgomery County. 

 
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Adult services at the heart of your library

Adult services at the heart of your library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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.
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Lee’s new libraries to reflect digital age

Lee’s new libraries to reflect digital age | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Bonita Springs and North Fort Myers are getting new libraries that will be built for the digital age
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August 12 NISO Webinar: MOOCs and Libraries: A Brewing Collaboration.

The development and rising popularity of the massive open online course (MOOC) presents a new opportunity for libraries.

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Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station | Toronto Star

Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station | Toronto Star | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
If successful, the library will consider installing the kiosks at stations on the Eglinton Crosstown line and in the lobby of libraries
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Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Sacramento Public Library is getting some attention for a great idea that makes it easier for teens to help themselves with problems like depression, abuse and eating disorders.
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Why College Libraries Are Going Bookless | The Digital Reader

Why College Libraries Are Going Bookless | The Digital Reader | innovative libraries | Scoop.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 »
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Bay County Library Visitors Check out more than Books

Bay County Library Visitors Check out more than Books | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
When you hear about a public library you may think of books you can check out , but what you may not know is the Bay County Library also gives you access to technology people may not have at home.
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How Print-Era Libraries Are Becoming Centers of Digital-Era Community Life

How Print-Era Libraries Are Becoming Centers of Digital-Era Community Life | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Formula for success in Central Oregon: know the users, spot the opportunities, act with vigor.
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'Little Free Libraries' Bring Neighborhoods To - YouTube

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- If the West Asheville Library's walls could talk, they might just tell us to read more. Brick and mortar book lenders give us a structured...
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Grand Forks leaders seek inspiration from other cities for new...

Grand Forks leaders seek inspiration from other cities for new... | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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.

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What will our library look like in the future? | Habitus Living

What will our library look like in the future? | Habitus Living | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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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