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Little library WORD PLAY - Vormplatform

Little library WORD PLAY - Vormplatform | innovative libraries | Scoop.it


Chat Travieso maakte deze Word Play. Het ontwerp gaat over dingen die we vast niet hoeven uit te leggen; twee talen, lekker lezen en lekker zitten plus de mobiliteit van het object zelf.

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Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
An open, airy floor at the New York Public Library offers kids spots to play Wii and Guitar Hero, along with books and homework help.
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Envisioning the library of the future

Presentation from workshops held across the country in May 2012 for Envisioning the library of the future, our programme of research and debate www.artscouncil.
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New desLibris offers a creative answer to the library ebook challenge: Check them out at CLA – Stephen's Lighthouse

New desLibris offers a creative answer to the library ebook challenge: Check them out at CLA – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

This is an exciting development for Canadian publishers and libraries to promote and offer Canadian content to their communities and cardholders.  The Gibson brothers have a long, successful history of innovation in Canadian libraries and Canadian digital content.  It is worth investing time in understanding this transformational approach.

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Arts Council England publishes research into the library of the future - WebWire (press release)

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Arts Council England publishes research into the library of the future WebWire (press release) Arts Council England is today publishing Envisioning the library of the future – a major research project* undertaken over the past year that will help...
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Looking Through the Labrary Lens: Lessons from the Library Test Kitchen | Library by Design

Looking Through the Labrary Lens: Lessons from the Library Test Kitchen | Library by Design | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Describing the Labrary, LTK instructor Jeff Goldenson said that it’s “a place where libraries can outsource risk and innovation,” a “pop-up R&D department” that explores ideas too disruptive for a traditional library location (for more, see “Making Room for Innovation” by Goldenson and Chattanooga PL’s Nate Hill). By bringing student projects to the public and inviting interaction and response, the Labrary became an exploration of what it means to be a library space. Though it was only open briefly, the Labrary suggested new ways of looking at non­traditional library space design.

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Remove Your Librarian Glasses

Remove Your Librarian Glasses | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
I recently spoke briefly at an all day retreat at our college about why I am involved with diversity work on campus (I'm a member of the faculty Multicultur
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Creation, consumption, and the library

Creation, consumption, and the library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Last week I had an interesting Twitter conversation regarding a popular rhetorical strategy surrounding maker-spaces, New Librarianship, participatory culture, and the other assorted "big ideas" fo...
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Is a paperless library still a library?

Is a paperless library still a library? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The concept of a library is going to be re-invented in Texas with the launch of a public library with digital rather than printed books.
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Fliss Clooney's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:28 AM

Some interesting comments at the end of this article as well.

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Meet Seattle's New Library on a Bike | Slog

Meet Seattle's New Library on a Bike | Slog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Seattle Public Library launched a new pilot program today called Books on Bikes, which sounds exactly like what it is: A small, portable library...
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Making Room for Innovation

Making Room for Innovation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Two library service prototyping spaces, in two very different places, have a remarkable amount in common. Nate Hill runs and operates the 4th Floor in Chattanooga, a large public library loft space operating as a flexible community makerspace and event space. Jeff Goldenson co-ran and operated Labrary, a 37-day design experiment occupying a vacant storefront in Cambridge.

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Defining “Transformation” | American Libraries Magazine

Defining “Transformation” | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Which brings us to the transformation of library leadership: In the traditional library, hierarchical organization and management reign. In the transformed library, managers now serve as team leaders and technical knowledge is ...
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The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book

The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
A look at how America's central libraries are struggling to adapt their forms and functions to a rapidly changing world
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nickcarman's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:10 AM

Describes upgrades (renovations) to library facilities in the United States.

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Njla2013 frankenlibraries

FrankenLibraries: The Latest TrendsStephen Abram, MLSNew Jersey Library Association, Atlantic City, NJJune 5, 2013
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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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Book Patrol: The coolest little free library yet?

Book Patrol: The coolest little free library yet? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Check out what just popped up in the nolita neighborhood of New York City. A Little Free Library courtesy of a partnership between the Architectural League of New York and PEN World Voices Festival.

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Library as Community Recharging Station | David Lee King

Library as Community Recharging Station | David Lee King | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
My library is thinking about recharging stations for mobile devices. So I'm looking into outlets with USB slots, special stands, etc. How come? Because
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Libraries into career centres, campus residences into senior homes

Libraries into career centres, campus residences into senior homes | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Technology will disrupt higher education argues a university dean. Libraries will be turned into career centres and residences into senior homes
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Publishing at the Public Library: Become a Community Publishing Portal | GPLS Events

Publishing at the Public Library: Become a Community Publishing Portal | GPLS Events | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Public libraries have always been in a unique position to help local writers connect with readers in their communities. The advent of self-publishing platforms presents libraries with a new resource to enhance that connection and reinforce their place at the center of community cultural life.

Last year Los Gatos (Calif.) Library began a partnership with e-book self-publishing company Smashwords to offer a three-part series of e-book self-publishing seminars. This partnership has grown to include a co-branded publishing portal managed by Smashwords. Linked from the library website, the portal enables local authors to publish and distribute e-books at no cost and allows them to "Publish to the Library" if the library chooses to purchase their work. Find out how Los Gatos Library developed this partnership and how your library can easily do the same

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A review of the opening of the Digital Public Library of America | opensource.com

A review of the opening of the Digital Public Library of America | opensource.com | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Review of the newly opened Digital Public Library of America.
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Roundup — New Libraries, New Lab, Decoding Utility Markers, NYCxDesign, Cricket, and Red...

Roundup — New Libraries, New Lab, Decoding Utility Markers, NYCxDesign, Cricket, and Red... | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Bleacher seats in the West 53rd Street Branch design | © TEN Arquitectos NEW LIBRARIES In 2008, the Donnell Library Center on West 43rd Street was sold to a hotel developer and closed.
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BiblioBoard

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BiblioBoard Creator, offers a subscription service that will allow users to download and view anthologies created by libraries and other third parties.
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Booking a place in the future

Booking a place in the future | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
In what could be its most radical makeover in a century, the State Library will be transformed from a mere repository of books into a hot-wired hub of the digital age. Mark Baker reports.
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23mobilethings - exploring the potential of mobile tools for delivering library services

23mobilethings - exploring the potential of mobile tools for delivering library services | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

QR codes are useful IF your library clients know what to do with them, if your staff know how to generate them and if you need to connect your physical and online spaces for some reason.  (They also create pretty nifty storytelling pyjamas  and quite informative carpets).

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