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Common Libraries: prototyping the library of the future - today. - YouTube

Introducing Common Libraries - OuiShare Awards 2014
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Change and the Discourse of Fear | Peer to Peer Review

Change and the Discourse of Fear | Peer to Peer Review | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
In a course I teach, we spend a little time thinking about the role fear plays in the construction of social issues. Philip Jenkins and Joel Best have both written persuasively about the ways in which anxiety is a potent lever for influencing public opinion and gaining attention for various causes. Once a problem has been identified and named, various claims-makers have incentives to associate their pet issues with the named threat, often expanding the domain of the problem by widening its purported influence. In the process, the threat is often distorted.
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CFPB testing libraries for financial literacy program, including the Columbus Metropolitan Library - Columbus - Columbus Business First

CFPB testing libraries for financial literacy program, including the Columbus Metropolitan Library - Columbus - Columbus Business First | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Feel comfortable going to the library to research your finances? You ought to, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Chicago Public Library awarded national medal for innovation

Chicago Public Library awarded national medal for innovation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Chicago Public Library has been awarded the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service for its wealth of innovative programs, including the Makers Lab that gives patrons hands-on experience with 3D printers.
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ALA's Vision for the Library's Future is Not Even Its Own

ALA's Vision for the Library's Future is Not Even Its Own | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Libraries Transforming Communities vision is not even a vision that ALA created. It is the vision of Professor David Lankes who is President of The Harwood Institute with whom ALA is partnering...
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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...
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Marketing through Book Clubs and Paid Reviewers

Marketing through Book Clubs and Paid Reviewers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Now that the world of self-publishing has become more commonplace and tools are in place to help authors from a variety of skill levels complete their works for publication, one of the chief hurdles that authors still seek help for is marketing. Book promotion continues to be a huge obstacle to success for authors, regardless of publishing mode. A panel at the recent PubSmartCon, chaired by Shari Stauch, CEO of Where Writers Win, discussed the merits of professional book reviews and book clubs as avenues for book discovery.

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The decentered library network presence - Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog

The decentered library network presence - Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Think of two trends in the development of the library's network presence. These have emerged successively and continue to operate together.

A centripetal trend producing a library network presence centered on the institutional website, as the library wants to offer an integrated service.A centrifugal trend, unbundling functionality and placing it in a variety of decentered network presences, as the library wants to be in the flow of its users (think of how communication has been unbundled to social networking sites for example, or of how metadata may be shared with various aggregation sites, or of how a resolver may be configured for use with a third party site).

 The decentered library network presence is an important component of library service although it still appears to be an emergent interest in strategic or organizational terms.

 

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New Report Online: “Elending Landscape Report 2014″ Published by Australian Library and Information Association | LJ INFOdocket

New Report Online: “Elending Landscape Report 2014″ Published by Australian Library and Information Association | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

ALIA has released the Elending Landscape Report 2014 which identifies worldwide public library initiatives to secure ebooks for borrowers.

The report—prepared by Brussels-based Civic Agenda—is intended to help identify practical elending solutions for Australian public libraries.

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What 21st-century libraries can learn from this 19th-century institution

What 21st-century libraries can learn from this 19th-century institution | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Like most library students, I learned about the Dewey Decimal System, the Library of Congress, and the father of the American public library, Andrew Carnegie. But I also learned about the necessary transformation of the library in the 21st century. In order to survive, it was hammered into our brains again and again, a library...
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Thoughts around the Hull House which rendered a variety of community services, the same as expected from a public library today!

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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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Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters

Library Care Packages: CDs, Freshly Picked | Music Matters | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Physical music collections are still strong; the Cincinnati public library’s CD of the Month Club brings a new music discovery service to patrons. You can, too.
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The Future of Libraries

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center Internet Project, runs through the seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services...
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Tuscaloosa Public Library one of 10 in nation to win outreach grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Tuscaloosa Public Library one of 10 in nation to win outreach grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The Tuscaloosa Public Library has been chosen by the American Library Association as one of 10 library systems from across the nation to participate in a community outreach program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Called the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort, this 18-month program will fund training for Mary Elizabeth Harper, the library's executive director, two librarians and a community volunteer on community engagement.

 
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Letters to a Young Librarian: Break Down the Box: Serving Populations, not Clichés, by Jessica Smith

Letters to a Young Librarian: Break Down the Box: Serving Populations, not Clichés, by Jessica Smith | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The second interview was with a woman from human resources. She seemed to have a list of questions from a “how to interview job candidates” book. She asked me what I would say about myself to convince her I wanted the job if we were in an elevator together and I had thirty seconds to sell myself. As someone with experience working in non-profits and academia, I’d never heard this question, so I said: “I wouldn’t talk to you about myself in an elevator; that would be awkward.”

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great post. I love the end: "If I interview again in the future and someone from HR asks me about a box, I will take a deep breath. Then I’ll ask: what is the box and what do you need it to do? What do your patrons want out of the box? In what ways is the box broken, and how do you expect someone in this position to help?" 
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Teaching Customers to Copy your DVDs and other Nefarious Ideas | David Lee King

Teaching Customers to Copy your DVDs and other Nefarious Ideas | David Lee King | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

I’ve been thinking about this post for awhile now, and was recently reminded of it through a post on the ALA Think Tank Facebook Group (have you joined yet? 

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praises Beijing's first 24-hour Bookshop - Book Patrol

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praises Beijing's first 24-hour Bookshop - Book Patrol | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
This one might take the World Book Day cake. On World Book Day Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a letter to the staff of Beijing's Sanlian Taofen Bookstore.
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One of the Dutch trenwatchers (Bakas) suggested libraries should be open 24 hours a day.

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

This article presents an analysis of 111 Library and Information Science journals based on measurements of “openness” including copyright policies, open access self-archiving policies and open access publishing options. We propose a new metric to rank journals, the J.O.I. Factor (Journal Openness Index), based on measures of openness rather than perceived rank or citation impact. Finally, the article calls for librarians and researchers in LIS to examine our scholarly literature and hold it to the principles and standards that we are asking of other disciplines. [Also available as an EPUB for reading on mobile devices, or as a PDF.]

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Are There Limits to Literary Citizenship? | Jane Friedman

Are There Limits to Literary Citizenship? | Jane Friedman | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The backlash against Literary Citizenship is underway, and perhaps it was inevitable.

For those unaware of term, it’s widely used in the literary, bookish community to refer to activities that support and further reading, writing, and publishing, and the growth of your professional network. In some ways, it’s a more palatable (or friendly) way to think of platform building.

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5 Tips for Being an Awesome Little Free Library Patron - BOOK RIOT

5 Tips for Being an Awesome Little Free Library Patron - BOOK RIOT | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
For previous posts in this series, please see The Awesomeness of My Little Free Library and 5 Tips for Running a Little Free Library By now you all have probably realized that I’m pretty much obsessed with my Little Free … Continued
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What are researchers looking for in corporate and academic library services?

What are researchers looking for in corporate and academic library services? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

This article explores the 12 core elements of an ideal corporate information center and how they compare and contrast with those of an academic library. The author aso provides insight into librarians' skill sets and ideas for communicating information management tools and services.This article is based on Oliver Renn’s Library Connect webinar presentation Compare and contrast: The evolution of academic and corporate library services.

 

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TWIL #109: Thomas Frey (Futurist DaVinci Institute)

TWIL #109: Thomas Frey (Futurist DaVinci Institute) | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

This week in Libraries (TWIL)

No Business as usual with libraries, taking control of your destiny by a better understanding of the future and just in case vs just in time scenario's.

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Speaking at Texas Library Association in San Antonio

Speaking at Texas Library Association in San Antonio | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Technology changes that are impacting information flow, content, and communication with opportunities in academic and research libraries. By revealing directions in social, mobile, consumer, messaging, and publishing technology we can predict how technology and libraries are designing the future.I

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Julie Robinson starts seed library to facilitate home gardens - KansasCity.com

Julie Robinson starts seed library to facilitate home gardens - KansasCity.com | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Julie Robinson is the manager of the Ruiz branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Robinson is heading up a new seed library program that allows patrons to “check out” packets of flower, herb and vegetable seeds and, at the end of the growing season, “return” seeds collected from the plants they grew.
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Chicago Public Library Formally Introduces Redesigned Web Site, First Library to Use New Bibliocommons Platform | LJ INFOdocket

Chicago Public Library Formally Introduces Redesigned Web Site, First Library to Use New Bibliocommons Platform | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) today launched a new online experience for all library patrons, including a redesigned website, an improved library catalog and greater accessibility and convenience. After several months in beta format to complete testing and allow patrons to become accustomed to new features, the new online platform is now live at www.chipublib.org.

“This new online platform by the Chicago Public Library enhances community interaction and engages patrons and residents across the city through the most modern technology. 

Funded by a $1 million grant [includes funding for three years of development] from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, the new website will serve as the model public library website.

CPL has partnered with software company BiblioCommons to re-envision the library’s online experience which included the site’s development, research, design, and ongoing enhancements that will be rolled out over th next three years.

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