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Library in the Tram – Tram to the Library « IFLA Public Libraries Section Blog

Library in the Tram – Tram to the Library « IFLA Public Libraries Section Blog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Congratulations to the Jiří Mahen Library in Brno, Czech Republic, represented by Libuše Nivnická
who have been awarded first place in the 12th IFLA International Marketing Award for 2014., for its innovative partnership program, Library in the Tram – Tram to the Library.

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County to buy three more library kiosks

County to buy three more library kiosks | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The county is buying three new library kiosks to stay open 24/7.The kiosks cost $300,000 apiece and the board unanimously approved the new spending on Tuesday. The machines are from Envisionware, Inc. and require an estimated $17,950 in annual maintenance each. All three devices also will need a combined total of 20 hours of personnel support from a county employee per week. In all, it will cost around $79,050 per year to keep the kiosks running smoothly, county documents show.


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Margaret Atwood puts unseen manuscript in 'Future Library' - BBC News

Margaret Atwood puts unseen manuscript in 'Future Library' - BBC News | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.
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How can libraries and artists work together? | CILIP

How can libraries and artists work together? | CILIP | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

"Do artists use libraries as part of their creative process? And if so, how are they using them? For research? For a quiet place to work and contemplate? For project inspiration? If artists are using libraries in their creative process, are they getting what they need? How can libraries serve artists more effectively?

About the Library as Incubator Project

These are just a few of the questions that prompted the development of the Library as Incubator Project during the 2010-2011 academic year when the project’s co-founders, Laura Damon-Moore, Christina Jones (then Christina Endres) and Erinn Batykefer were graduate students in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison."


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Great resource for libraries collaborating with artists!

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New Research Article: “The Amazing Library Race: Tracking Student Engagement and Learning Comprehension in Library Orientations” | LJ INFOdocket

New Research Article: “The Amazing Library Race: Tracking Student Engagement and Learning Comprehension in Library Orientations” | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Seeking to introduce first-year students to library resources and services in an engaging way, an orientation titled The Amazing Library Race (ALR) was developed and implemented at a university library. Informed by the pedagogy of problem-based learning, the ALR asks students to complete challenges regarding different departments and services. This study assesses this initiative’s success using observational and artifact-based data, addressing the challenging prospect of evaluating the impact of library orientation sessions.
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Panlibus Magazine 36 | Summer 2015

Read the latest edition of Panlibus Magazine from Capita's Libraries business. Visit www.capita.co.uk/libraries to find out more...
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Moving the Wellcome Library to the cloud

Moving the Wellcome Library to the cloud | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome Library, explains why the Library is embarking on an exciting new project to prototype a cloud-based digital library platform.

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California State Librarian Greg Lucas Says Prevent Summer Slide With Library Reading Programs

California State Librarian Greg Lucas Says Prevent Summer Slide With Library Reading Programs | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
California State Librarian Greg Lucas Says Prevent Summer Slide With Library Reading Programs
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Makerspace | NCSU Libraries

Makerspace | NCSU Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Circuit making: prototype and create electronics with easy to learn tools.

3-D printing: print psysical things from digital models you design or download.

3 D scanning: make 3D digital models of real world objects.

Laser cutiing: Cut and etch wood and plastics with a powerful laser.

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Technological innovation in two Irish libraries QQML 2015

Presentation from QQML 2015 detailing changes made in the last 5 years in the Libraries of Maynooth University and University of Limerick Hugh Murphy Caleb Derven.

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10 things we have stopped doing in libraries in the last 25 years

10 things we have stopped doing in libraries in the last 25 years | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

I have been working in libraries for about 28 years and been professionally qualified for about 25. Here are some things I have done in my career that we don't do any more. 

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The Austrian National Library's 'Vision 2025'

Talk at the 5th International Colloquium of Library and Information Experts of the V4+ Countries
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Data Reinvents Libraries for the 21st Century

Data Reinvents Libraries for the 21st Century | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are proving that they’re more than mausoleums of old knowledge -- they’re in a state of progressive reform, rethinking services and restructuring with data.
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Library’s new ‘humanoid’ an Australian first

Library’s new ‘humanoid’ an Australian first | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Noosa Library Service is set to become the first Australian public library to recruit a NAO humanoid robot. 

The fully-programmable robot’s mission is to provide fun and practical robotics and computer programming training for adults and young people. It’s part of a new library initiative called Robots for Everyone.

“Coding has been described as a necessary language for the 21st century and a key skill for future economic success in digitally driven communities,” says Library Collections and Services Coordinator Tracey King.

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Female and ethnically diverse entrepreneurs flourishing thanks to new libraries initiative

Female and ethnically diverse entrepreneurs flourishing thanks to new libraries initiative | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
New findings published today by the British Library reveal that a two-year initiative to run business support services in libraries has attracted more than double the national average of women to start up their own businesses, and triple the number of entrepreneurs from black and Asian minority ethnic backgrounds.

These figures are taken from nearly 1,700 new businesses created over a two-year period as part of the Enterprising Libraries project.
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WELCOME TO THE NATURAL LIBRARY: The Essential Role of Libraries in Creating Nature-Rich Communities | Children & Nature Network

WELCOME TO THE NATURAL LIBRARY: The Essential Role of Libraries in Creating Nature-Rich Communities | Children & Nature Network | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries exist in every kind of neighborhood; they already serve as community hubs; they’re often supported by Friends groups; they have existing resources (nature books); they’re often more flexible than schools; they’re known for being safe—and they’re a perfect, if unexpected, institution to connect people to nature. As a parent, teacher, community—or, of course, librarian, you can build community support for turning a local and regional library into a Natural Library (or Naturebrary or Nature-Smart Library, as some folks call libraries that maximize natural elements)Here are some suggestions for what parents, conservation groups, librarians and others can do to create nature-smart libraries, drawn from St. Paul and other cities.

The Sun Ray Natural Library Project’s pioneering renovation project, designed with the help of C&NN board member and architect Mohammed Lawal, includes natural elements throughout, including green spaces inside and in an adjacent park......
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Alexandra Lange: Portfolio | David Adjaye's DC Libraries

Alexandra Lange: Portfolio | David Adjaye's DC Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Alexandra Lange is an architecture and design critic. As  part of my two-day modern architecture tour of DC last week (images of Philip Johnson’s Kreeger Museum and other landmarks to come) I visited David Adjaye’s two community libraries, both completed in 2012. I

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Tempe residents can exchange water for library fines

Tempe residents can exchange water for library fines | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
A case of water can get library fines waived for Tempe residents.
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Pottsville Library Starts Handing Out Lunches For Children - PA home page

Pottsville Library Starts Handing Out Lunches For Children - PA home page | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
A program is drawing children into Pottsville Library this summer. It's designed to give free lunches to children, but it's also helping out with attendance at the library.
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Conference Paper: “Every Reader a Library, Every Library its Reader: Designing Responsive Libraries for Our Communities” | LJ INFOdocket

Conference Paper: “Every Reader a Library, Every Library its Reader: Designing Responsive Libraries for Our Communities” | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The following paper will be presented this August at the 2015 IFLA Annual Meeting/World Library Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Title Every Reader a Library, Every Library its Reader: Designing Responsive Libraries for Our Communities Author Lynn Koh National Library Board, Singapore.

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D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation | NCSU Libraries

D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation | NCSU Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

 
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Top trends in academic libraries

Top trends in academic libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Every other year, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee produces a document on top trends in academic libraries. This year, after numerous discussions and literature reviews, the committee decided upon a unifying theme for current trends: deeper collaboration. The committee found examples of either recent library collaborations or current collaborations within higher education that we believe could benefit from library participation. We focus on the following large categories within higher education: data, device neutral digital services, evolving openness in higher education, student success initiatives, competency-based learning, altmetrics, and digital humanities.


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Rethinking Libraries in the Digital Age

Author John Palfrey talks about why libraries are even more important in the age of Google, a conversation based on his book Bibliotech.
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The Future Library

The Future Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Recently on this blog I wrote about books as a legacy, reflecting on the story of a writer who realised after his mother’s death how important her books were for him and the generations of his family to come (‘Passing on books’). With this concept in mind, have you heard of the Future Library project?
It’s the brainchild of Scottish artist Katie Paterson, who explains on her website:
A forest has been planted in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114.
The texts will be held in a specially designed room in the New Public Deichmanske Library, Oslo. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.
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Why Public Libraries Matter

Why Public Libraries Matter | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
There are more public libraries in America—some 9,000 central buildings and 7,500 branch locations—than McDonald’s restaurants, making them one of the most ubiquitous institutions in the nation. Far from serving as obsolescent repositories for dead wood, libraries are integral, yet threatened, parts of the American social fabric.
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