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Top 5 innovations that show libraries don’t have to disappear | Impact Lab

Top 5 innovations that show libraries don’t have to disappear | Impact Lab | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Bookless library Despite the meaning of the name, library (derived from liber, which is literally a Latin word for tree bark), libraries insist that they are actually a hotbed of innovation. And surprisingly they are, to some extent, it’s true.

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Dedham Library Innovation Team Set to “Blast Off” to the 1960’s This Friday

Dedham Library Innovation Team Set to “Blast Off” to the 1960’s This Friday | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
"Mad Men”-themed Gala Marks End to Dedham Reads Together Town-wide Read Program Featuring ‘60’s Classic "The Right Stuff" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
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New York Public Library Launches Public API Developer Tools | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News

New York Public Library Launches Public API Developer Tools | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library is one of the landmarks of the city and provides a copious amount of digital and tangible content. Today, the library has
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Meet the Maker :: Adelaide City Library Innovation Lab

Meet the Maker :: Adelaide City Library Innovation Lab | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Adelaide City Library Innovation Lab at Grote St provides a safe and accessible space where anyone in the community can interact, understand, develop and create things through technology, in particular 3D printers.
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Salem State University and Lynn Library collaborate to empower teens

Salem State University and Lynn Library collaborate to empower teens | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Salem State University and the Lynn Library are collaborating on a project that aims to empower teens.The project will focus on designing a digital learning lab in the middle of the Lynn Library to encourage hanging out, messing around and geeking out (HOMAGO)

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20 Cutting-Edge Library Services For Those With Special Needs | OEDb

20 Cutting-Edge Library Services For Those With Special Needs | OEDb | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing ways libraries bring information, entertainment, and learning to patrons with special needs.
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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:58 PM

Why would anyone contemplate establishing a school library which is not welcoming and accessible for all?

 

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Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Swiss Army Librarian is a blog by Brian Herzog mostly about library and technology issues relating to public libraries
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Capita Software and Managed Services - Capita launches new white paper: 'Protecting Library Services'

This white paper looks at some of the most innovative practice within this sector – including shared services, the online library and social media – and examines how technology is helping libraries adapt, survive and innovate to defend front-line ...
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Innovation award for library enterprise hubs - Daventry Express

Innovation award for library enterprise hubs - Daventry Express | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Innovation award for library enterprise hubs Daventry Express Enterprise Hubs, which are run by libraries working together with Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, have won a prestigious EDGE 2013 award, which highlight and promote innovative...
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Underground Library in New York and other metro digital libraries

Underground Library in New York and other metro digital libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The digital reading spreads rapidly. Next fall will open BiblioTech , the first public library without books printed. And, in the New York subway, the Underground Library The initiative promotes the
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'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution - Canada - CBC News

'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution - Canada - CBC News | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Some digital pioneers think that the online sharing of books via social media -- social reading -- may become the dominant way of both consuming and producing stories.
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Stein (Socialbook developer) believes Socialbook and networked technologies like it make discussion about books far more social, dynamic and powerful.James Bridle, a London, UK-based editor, publisher and self-proclaimed book futurist, isn’t as sold on the intense online socialization of reading and writing but it could be used to enhance one-in one relationships between author and readers. Hugh McGuire, the Montreal-based founder of online publishers Pressbooks and Libravox,believes the old publishing model will be replaced with one that makes all the information in all future books open, accessible and free for analysis.

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The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation

The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Japan’s Seikei University has ingeniously designed isolation spheres which can be used for meetings or for group work.
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 4, 2013 3:03 AM

Isolation spheres > Interesting concept!

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Manchester Lit List: Longsight Library becomes a mini-makerspace for spring!

Manchester Lit List: Longsight Library becomes a mini-makerspace for spring! | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Girls! Fancy making your toothbrush into a robot? Or how about creating a blinking LED badge? Discover how to make an Arduino theramin, create objects with e-textiles and make electronic music from your drawings!

To learn these and many other cool activities, head over to Longsight Library every Saturday afternoon from Saturday 2 March through to Saturday 20 April (with a break for Easter).

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Building Digital Branches – a webinar I gave for PLA | David Lee King

Building Digital Branches – a webinar I gave for PLA | David Lee King | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
I gave a webinar for PLA last week on digital branches - fun stuff! Here are my slides... if a recorded version appears, I'll link to it here!
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Cleveland Heights Business Incubator to Join Tech Center at Library

Cleveland Heights Business Incubator to Join Tech Center at Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Small Business Development Center to relocate to space adjacent to future Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center
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Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals

Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
With your help, libraries around the globe have a bright future as the nexus where writers, readers and authors come together to create, celebrate and enjoy books.
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Publishing frontiers: The library reboot

Publishing frontiers: The library reboot | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.
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Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide? - The Atlantic Cities

Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide? - The Atlantic Cities | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide?
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So Kowalski conceived of a new kind of library that he hopes will one day be built in Mosina, a town just south of Poznań.
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Kind of funny endless question. Would more people use the public library if it was a cupcakefact; if Jamie Oliver was in charge? But the idea is interesting: cpmbine and sponsor the library with a commercial attractive function.
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11 Most Surprising Items You Can Check Out of a Library | OEDb

11 Most Surprising Items You Can Check Out of a Library | OEDb | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Your local library could be the ideal place to check out much more than great books, movies, and CDs.
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Scottsdale library spurs innovation through collaboration

Scottsdale library spurs innovation through collaboration | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

 

 

The Scottsdale Civic Center Library may become an epicenter of innovation as ASU Venture Catalyst looks to create a collaborative work space for budding entrepreneurs, inventors and aspiring small-business proprietors.

The idea is to bring the education and principles of making a start-up feasible -- technologically charged or not -- to the general public free of charge through a unique partnership between Arizona State University and the city of Scottsdale and various other community partners, including the Arizona Small Business Association.

 

 

 

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Public libraries must adapt to survive, says Capita

Reinvention and innovation may yet save the public library sector, which saw 200 libraries close in 2012, says Capita, UK's leader in business process management.
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Nothing new in the highlights: shared services, 24/7, mobile, help customers help themselves, diversification and back office technology....

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Librii: An Innovative Library Concept Developed by Rice Students and Staff | Offcite Blog

Librii: An Innovative Library Concept Developed by Rice Students and Staff | Offcite Blog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

A team that emerged from Rice University has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support Librii, a project that seeks to reinvent libraries and increase access to knowledge in the developing world.

The library would actively engage users as content creators, operate on a sustainable business model, and maximize the potential of high-speed information exchange. A reading room would house all physical documents, including materials requested by users and those made by users with an onsite machine that prints and binds books. The shaded area would provide free wi-fi connectivity. An e-hub would be available for a small fee and feature extensive electronic resources.

 

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The Revolution at Your Community Library

The Revolution at Your Community Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The transition away from card catalogs hasn't killed the library: it's spurred the innovation of new community centers.
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Literary Lots - Strategic Urban Solutions

Literary Lots - Strategic Urban Solutions | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

n August 2013, a new program called Literary Lots will transform four vacant lots in Cleveland into six-week summer program spots for children. Each lot will have a theme based on a specific children’s book and will become a space for art and for educational programming, bringing cultural institutions across the city together into inner-city Cleveland neighborhoods. These lots are a creative collaboration to “bring books to life” through the programs designed by artists, whether they are learning activities or fun games. Your donations will be used to help secure these lots, find artists to design them, and hire staff to run them. Most importantly, these lots will bring books to life for kids to enjoy them in and exciting ways.

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Cool! Harvard Library Lab Releases 20 Project Overview Videos Online | LJ INFOdocket

Cool! Harvard Library Lab Releases 20 Project Overview Videos Online | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
20 new videos about different Harvard Library Lab projects http://t.co/rO80uZ3lXF #libraries #innovation
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