Travis Good pursues projects of interest, currently focusing on innovation and start-up within the maker movement. In his travels he’s visited 28 incubators, 62 makerspaces, and three fab labs while also chairing a start-up incubator and co-founding a makerspace in Virginia. His efforts include collaborating with MAKE on events, contributing to the MAKEzine blog, and learning to be a better maker
The idea lab will bridge the digital divide and provide patrons with access to the technology, information, and assistance they need to explore, create, and develop skills that prepare them for the digital workplace. Staffed with innovative, knowledgeable assistants, the lab will be a dynamic environment allowing patrons to compile an artistic or professional portfolio, digitize their photo collections, create a family video, or record original music.
Despite staff freezes and sharp budget cuts, the San Diego County Library system has flourished in recent years.Keys to the gains, they said, are the library staff's community outreach, learning the community's needs and using technology effectively.
Aponte listed his staff ---- "People, people, people" ---- as the No. 1 factor in the library's success.
Libraries are creating lots of interesting and exciting options for their patrons with the proliferation of mobile technology. Many librarians are interested in finding ways to help patrons find new books while they are on the go ...
Penguin Group and electronic-book distributor have made a deal with two New York City public library systems that will return Penguin e-books to library shelves for a one-year pilot.
If successful at the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library—two of the country’s largest library systems—Penguin said it could offer similar deals to libraries across the U.S., including school and university libraries
Libraries in Australia began pilot projects to implement OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the cooperative’s new cloud-based approach to managing library services that provide tools to improve library workflows, reduce costs and offer new opportunities for collaboration.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $99,957 grant to OCLC for a new initiative, “The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future.” The purpose of the grant is to more fully understand the challenges that U.S. public libraries face in providing e-book content to borrowers, as they ensure that all Americans continue to have access to commercially produced content through their local public libraries, even as formats change.
The book’s articles come from a variety of perspectives on a wide range of topics related to green practices, sustainability and the library profession. Greening Libraries offers an overview of important aspects of the growing green library movement, including, but not limited to, green buildings, alternative energy resources, conservation, green library services and practices, operations, programming, and outreach.
Streaming books. A new "Golden Age of Publishing"? A need for more experimenting and sharing inside of platforms. All of this and more in this week's episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation
12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. Those who use libraries are pretty heavy readers, but most are not aware they can borrow e-books. Downloadable report including questionnaire.
Farmington Hills, Mich., June 19, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced a new program, ed2go for public ...
A ROOM full of colourful lights, mirrors and sounds will help children learn and develop new skills.A new sensory room and wall have been installed in the children’s section of Chelmsford’s Central Library.
The facilities have been hailed as an “innovation” for Essex Libraries and are believed to be unique.