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Our Guides to Knowledge: Celebrating 'I Love My Librarian Award' Winners

Our Guides to Knowledge: Celebrating 'I Love My Librarian Award' Winners | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Today, librarians are the men and women who help us to find our way along the electronic highway, and there are no more intellectually rigorous, imaginative, and professional tour guides one could find, online or off.
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The Harvard Labrary: A Design Experiment in Library Futures

The Harvard Labrary: A Design Experiment in Library Futures | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Since November, the Harvard Labrary—a temporary ‘pop-up’ space in an empty storefront in the middle of Harvard Square—has been a public gallery for design student projects on the future of libraries. The projects come out of this fall’s semester-long Library Test Kitchen (LTK) seminar at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. With an open door every Monday through Saturday, the Labrary invites passersby to come in, interact with the projects, or just sit and work.
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The pop-up, over-the-top library

The pop-up, over-the-top library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Through Dec. 21, the Labrary, a student-designed pop-up space at 92 Mt. Auburn St., shows off projects that imagine the future of libraries.
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Libraries are Screwed, Part 1

The world of content is changing quickly; how do eBooks impact libraries? A tipping point is upon us, are libraries screwed? And if so, what can we do about ...
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Uploaded 16 october 2010 but very transparent  important talk.

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Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW Aiming to provide a meeting place for information, knowledge, skills, and stories, the proposal by Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW for the Helsinki Central Library competition reflects the creativity, innovation and interaction for the people of Helsinki. Resulting in the sculptural massing of the building, their design derives from the creation of an vertical circulation element, connecting the building by transiting from one function to another throughout the entire collection area. 

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nickcarman's curator insight, December 11, 2012 12:30 PM

Another cool new library from Europe. More about the public spaces than the books.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 5:35 AM

Developments in libraries

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Feature #01: Innovative use of Technology in Libraries

Feature #01:  Innovative use of Technology in Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

We are very excited to introduce to you something new that we’re doing at #uklibchat:  featured articles related to the chat sessions on our websites. Library live and on tour, our town stories, library game, penguin self-issue, scarlet project, foto fortunes, twitter library catalogue search.....

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Innovation in Libraries 2012 - Keynote Speech by Phil Simon

Phil Simon is a speaker and the author of four management books, including The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have Redefined Business. A recognized technology expert, he consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology.

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Better Together - The Potentials of Partnerships

Better Together is a short film about the potentials of partnerships between libraries and organisations, companies and users. The film introduces examples  from Roskilde and Aarhus. Read more about partnerships (in Danish) at www.bygpartnerskaber.dk

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In its first year, Geneseo library draws crowd - Galva News

In its first year, Geneseo library draws crowdGalva NewsThe new building was constructed with energy efficiency in mind, and Crawford said despite more than doubling the library's square footage, energy costs have only risen 20 percent.
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10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different

10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different...
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» 10 Great Library Presentations from Internet Librarian 2012

» 10 Great Library Presentations from Internet Librarian 2012 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

EllyssaKroski:"I was sorry to miss the stellar Internet Librarian 2012 conference this year, but luckily they have made many of their presentations available online. Here are ten which I particularly enjoyed".

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‘Pop-Up Library’ Launches

‘Pop-Up Library’ Launches | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

"The Labrary," as the space is called, is a product of a seminar at the Harvard Graduate School of Design focused on exploring opportunities to redesign traditional libraries and learning settings.

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Ebook Platforms in Libraries: A new report in the works | No Shelf Required

Ebook Platforms in Libraries: A new report in the works | No Shelf Required | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In progress:Ebook Platforms in Libraries will provide the following:

A detailed overview of e-platforms available in libraries
Explanations of how ebook platforms specifically (those that house e-versions of print books online) differ from other types of e-platforms (e.g., databases with born digital content)
Overview of the key players in the business of aggregating and distributing ebooks to academic, public, and school libraries
Suggestions to librarians on how to determine which ebook platforms best suit their institutions’ needs
Side-by-side comparisons of similar ebook platforms (see criteria below)

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Presentation in The Netherlands Tech & Libraries Designing the Future

Plenary presentation, “Tech & Libraries Designing the Future Together.” Middelburg, The Netherlands. www.siob.nl/b2d/
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A “Must Read” by Lorcan Dempsey “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog: Scale, Workflow, Attention” | LJ INFOdocket

A “Must Read” by Lorcan Dempsey “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Libraries, Discovery, and the Catalog: Scale, Workflow, Attention” | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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Monica Morrison's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:27 AM

Re-using valuable library catalogue data

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Biblio-mat: Random book-vending machine deals in mystery

Biblio-mat: Random book-vending machine deals in mystery | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Drop a toonie in the Biblio-mat for a random selection from Toronto’s most eclectic second-hand bookstore. (The best mystery ever on this library consists of the surprise #book you can get with your investment!
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2012 SLIS Lecture: Michael Stephens on Hyperlinked Libraries

Podcast Links: http://amazon.sjsu.edu/slisPod/slisLecture/2012/slisLecture2012.mp3 http://amazon.sjsu.edu/slisPod/slisLecture/2012/slisLecture2012.mp4 The Tr...
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:01 AM

The future of libraries!

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New Personal Editorial: Managing High Potential Employees in Libraries: The Rock Star Dillemma – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Personal Editorial: Managing High Potential Employees in Libraries: The Rock Star Dillemma – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Stephen Abrams new post on high potential employees in libraries 

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New Jack Librarian: The future of libraries is...

New Jack Librarian: The future of libraries is... | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

so let's get the bad news over with. It looks like we have passed the point of Peak Librarianship. We can't buy and share books any more. And libraries would rather pay large licensing fees individually (for content and for infrastructure) rather than contribute small investments collectively. But this does not mean that you are not needed. (academic) libraries are no more dependent on books than they are on scrolls.

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Innovation in Libraries 2012

Innovation in Libraries 2012 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Innovation in Libraries 2012 was a free post-conference event after LITA Forum, sponsored by OCLC.
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Knowledge - Goethe-Institut 

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The library of Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences (TH) is developing technologies of the future for its users. It has now received the “Library of the Year 2012” award for its innovative spirit.

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Cobham's library to be rebuilt in community hub - News - getsurrey

Cobham's library to be rebuilt in community hub - News - getsurrey | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
COBHAM’S library is to be knocked down and replaced with a larger community hub after councillors agreed to grant permission for the plans this week.
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Korea’s libraries are beginning a new chapter | Oh! Kpop stars celebrity news and gossip!

Korea’s libraries are beginning a new chapter | Oh! Kpop stars celebrity news and gossip! | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Opened late last month, the Seoul Metropolitan Library at City Hall was an immediate hit.
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Reinventing Spaces and Places

Closing keynote from Internet Librarian 2012...
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Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects ... | MIT Video

Digitizing the Culture of Print: The Digital Public Library of America and Other Urgent Projects ... | MIT Video | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Held Thursday, November 1, 2012. The role of the library in the digital age is one of the compelling questions of our era.  How are libraries coping with the promise and ...
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