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Welcome to TekVenture - Maker Station

Welcome to TekVenture - Maker Station | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In partnership with the Allen County Public Library, the TekVenture Maker Station is located in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library!

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Good Pursuits | Traveling with Travis

Good Pursuits | Traveling with Travis | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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

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Library system's idea lab sets stage for digital skills, community creativity

Library system's idea lab sets stage for digital skills, community creativity | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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.

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New free library card called 'passport to opportunity'

New free library card called 'passport to opportunity' | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The Memphis public library has begun issuing new library cards that can double as official photo ID for voting and other business. {assport to a world of opportunity.

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Want to Build Engagement? Be Inclusive

Want to Build Engagement? Be Inclusive | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Crowd-sourcing. Co-creation. User-generated content.
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Michael Morpurgo launches Olympic storytelling programme - Telegraph

Michael Morpurgo launches Olympic storytelling programme - Telegraph | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Children will get a medal if they read six books for 'Story Lab Summer Reading Challenge', as Michael Morpurgo launches the London 2012 Festival Olympic event at British Library.
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REGION: San Diego County libraries flourish despite cuts, hiring freeze

REGION: San Diego County libraries flourish despite cuts, hiring freeze | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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.
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Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries

Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The centre for library design and innovation: a resource for library planning and design, a database of library buildings and a marketplace for services. Lots of beautiful pictures and useful links.

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Libraries' future at a mall near you - U-T San Diego

Libraries' future at a mall near you - U-T San Diego | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries' future at a mall near youU-T San DiegoSix years ago ground was about to be broken for a branch library in eastern Chula Vista; the books already had been purchased.
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Bibliotheca to support open source ebook model, by Sue Polanka ...

Bibliotheca to support open source ebook model, by Sue Polanka ... | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Douglas County Libraries makes the news again. This time, as the motivation for ... by publishers to libraries.
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Find a New Book with These Library-Created Tools « Novel - Blog

Find a New Book with These Library-Created Tools « Novel - Blog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Pilot Project: 3M Cloud Library Will Provide Two New York Libraries Access to Penguin Ebooks | LJ INFOdocket

Pilot Project: 3M Cloud Library Will Provide Two New York Libraries Access to Penguin Ebooks | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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

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Libraries in Australia begin pilots of OCLC WorldShare Management Services | LISWire

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.

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Urban Mediaspace Aarhus

Urban Mediaspace Aarhus | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Building the library of tomorrow. With 3D Model walkthrough, images from the construction site...and all about the project.

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New IMLS grant awarded to OCLC to study challenges Public Libraries face in providing eBook content – Stephen's Lighthouse

New IMLS grant awarded to OCLC to study challenges Public Libraries face in providing eBook content – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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.

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Out of Abandoned Texas Walmart, a Vast New Library

Out of Abandoned Texas Walmart, a Vast New Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
When McAllen, Texas, found itself with an abandoned Walmart on its hands, it didn't just bring in another store: It used the building to create a new library. And that library just so happens to be...
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The Story SailBoat

The Story SailBoat | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Story Sailboat is a project that promotes literacy and libraries by boat in San Francisco by giving out 1,000 books and installing 100 small libraries.
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Library Juice » New Book: Greening Libraries

Library Juice » New Book: Greening Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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.

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TWIL #77: Justo Hidalgo (24symbols)

TWIL #77: Justo Hidalgo (24symbols) | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

TWIL #77: Justo Hidalgo (24symbols)

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

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Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012

Jeffrey Schnapp's Library Test Kitchen course tries out new ideas for libraries | Harvard Magazine Jul-Aug 2012 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
An innovative course yields new products, services, and experiences that model the possible future of libraries.
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I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF: : Exploring new roles for libraries and ...

Presentation given at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA. June 23, 2012. Speaker: Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Florida Int (RT @bohyunkim: Still up?
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Libraries, patrons, and e-books | Pew Internet Libraries

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.

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Gale Supports Lifelong Learning with New Online Education - LISWire

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 ...
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Libraries New Discovery Tool

Libraries New Discovery Tool | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Provides library-related news as well as information about research instruction and assistance for faculty and graduate students in English and Film & Television Studies at UVM.

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New sensory room opens at Chelmsford Library

New sensory room opens at Chelmsford Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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.
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