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Librarians in the Digital Age | Visual.ly

Librarians in the Digital Age | Visual.ly | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The rising popularity of digitized archives, web-based content creation and electronic media has shifted the way communities use libraries in the 21st
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Video: Recorded Streams of Keynote Presentations from LITA Forum 2013 Now Available Online | LJ INFOdocket

Video: Recorded Streams of Keynote Presentations from LITA Forum 2013 Now Available Online | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

archived streams of the three keynote presentations are  available on Ustream and also embedded in this post.

“Making Maker Libraries” Speaker: Travis Good, Make Magazine .“The 4th Floor Project and Library Transformation” Speaker: Nate Tyler, Chattanooga Public Library and “The Digital Public Library of America: A Community Effort” Speaker: Emily Gore, Digital Public Library of America

 

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Norwegian designer tapped to design new Calgary Central Library in East Village - Calgary Sun

Norwegian designer tapped to design new Calgary Central Library in East Village - Calgary Sun | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Norwegian designer tapped to design new Calgary Central Library in East Village
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The James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the North Carolina State University definitely stands out on the landscape.
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Museums finding preservation partners in local libraries

Museums finding preservation partners in local libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Margate Historical Society President Frank Tiemann used to be worried about the fate of the city's artifacts. Tiemann, 77, has been the president of the Historic Society since he helped create it in 1998.
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Community Engagement: Tools & Tips | David Lee King

Community Engagement: Tools & Tips | David Lee King | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Community Engagement Tools & Tips from David King Rudy Leon and I gave a pre conference workshop at Internet Librarian 2014 on Community Engagement.
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Watch Session A202: Transformers 4.5: University Digital Branch Library

Watch Session A202: Transformers 4.5: University Digital Branch Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Hear about an all-electronic business branch library that has become an integral part of the Notre Dame business school’s educational system.
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The New Library Patron

Library patrons and non-patrons: Who they are, what their information needs are, what kind of technology they use, and how libraries can meet the varying needs
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Community Creativity | American Libraries Magazine

Community Creativity | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In every town, there are probably community members who have written novels, poetry, and other works whose writing has never seen the light of day. There are probably others who have the creative potential to write the great American novel, but are daunted by the idea of getting it published. Those works, both written and potential, represent much of the creative voice of the community.

Through education, tools, and actual publishing and distribution mechanisms, public libraries are helping to make it easier for patrons to publish their work, whether they are doing so just for themselves, to make their work freely accessible to all, or to sell their work. Today, libraries of any type can help give their patrons a voice and make their creative work accessible to the world.

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FLIP THE MODEL: Strategies for Creating and Delivering Value (a pre-print) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

FLIP THE MODEL: Strategies for Creating and Delivering Value (a pre-print) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

“Academic libraries are encountering a critical inflection point. In our case it isn’t a single technology that is disrupting our established system, but a barrage of advancements in publishing, pedagogy, and user preferences. The landscape is shifting around us, and the future of scholarship requires us to develop new skills, design new environments, and deliver new service capacities. In short, we need new operating models.” Read the pre-print.

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New York Public Library Begins Posting Monthly Lists of the Most Borrowed Books and Ebooks | LJ INFOdocket

New York Public Library Begins Posting Monthly Lists of the Most Borrowed Books and Ebooks | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The New York Public Library will be sharing monthly [Top 10] lists of the books most checked out at its 91 locations, beginning with the top adult fiction and non-fiction books in July, August, and September 2013.

The lists show which books were most popular amongst users of NYPL branches in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

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Green Spaces: 6 Structures Repurposed as Libraries

Green Spaces: 6 Structures Repurposed as Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

by Ashley Mancill, Head Editor, INALJ Alabama Green Spaces: 6 Structures Repurposed as Libraries I have a thing for repurposed buildings.

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Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The most important resource for creating a successful library maker space—whether in a school or public library—is one’s own community, according to librarians Justin Hoenke, Amy Koester, and Michelle Cooper.
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"Reading Net" Allows Kids to Learn While Floating in Mid-Air

"Reading Net" Allows Kids to Learn While Floating in Mid-Air | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
With this fun design, no longer will parents have to distinguish between play time and reading time. The Reading Net, by creative studio Playoffice, is a live…
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Start-Up Librarian | American Libraries Magazine

Start-Up Librarian | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Today’s librarian is a combination of traditional skills and advanced technological know-how. The things we learned in library school (bibliographic control, readers’ advisory, and outreach) are hot commodities in high-tech environments. Many new librarians have an aptitude for new technologies that make us the people who can bridge the gap between producers and consumers. There’s a catch, though; you probably won’t see any postings for these kinds of jobs because they may not even exist yet. You might have to create them yourself.

 

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Collaborative Curation and Personalization The Future of Museums: A Study Report

Collaborative Curation and Personalization  The Future of Museums: A Study Report | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

This report highlights a number of key trends that will have a significant impact on the user experience and design of future collections and museums.


Via Robin Good
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Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:04 PM

This is right up my alley. Looking forward to reading about trends and impacts.

Erica Bilder's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:11 AM

I have nothing to add to Robin Good's terrific insights:

 Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Picture these scenarios:
 

The Victoria & Albert Museum, its collections depleted by massive repatriation, becomes a travel & tourism guide and international affairs ambassador in an increasingly globalized community
 The Freud Museum, in the spirit of its namesake, becomes a provider of mental retreat and therapy (I wonder if the docents will be licensed psychoanalysis?)

These, according to the 40-page report “Museums in a Digital Age” from Arups, may actually be some of the likely new profiles of prestigious museums 25 years from now.  

 

The report projects that:

 

"...future museums will see personalised content, new levels of sustainability and a visitor experience extended beyond present expectations of time and space."

 

A rising desire among audiences to shape their own cultural experiences (“Collaborative Curation”)
 The opportunity for museum to become “curators of experiences” that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional exhibits or programs, or beyond the walls of the museum itself.

 

Source: http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.it/2013/11/museums-in-future-view-from-across-pond.html ;

 The idea of "collaborative curation" of museum collections by the actual users-visitors, is particularly fascinating.  "Just as current consumer trends shift towards collaborative consumption, in the future, museums may employ new patterns of collaborative curation,allowing for individually curated experiences and giving the public greater control over both content and experience.
Increased visitor participation will allow people themselves to reinvent the museum experience, enabling content that can adapt to the preferences of users in real-time." 

 

My comment: If you are a curator and are interested in exploring and understanding what the future of large collections and museums may look like and which forces are going to be driving such changes, this is a good report to read.

 

Insightful. Inspiring 8/10



Original Report: Museums in the Digital Age: 
http://www.arup.com/Publications/Museums_in_the_Digital_Age.aspx ;

 

PDF: http://www.arup.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Publications/Research_and_whitepapers/2013_Arup_FRI_MuseumsintheDigitalAge_final_web.ashx 

 

Amanda Gregorio's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:36 PM

Interesting notion

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Queens Library Will Begin Lending Google Nexus 7 Tablets To Cardholders Later This Month; 5,000 Tablets Set To Circulate

Queens Library Will Begin Lending Google Nexus 7 Tablets To Cardholders Later This Month; 5,000 Tablets Set To Circulate | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
One large donation of technology!
From the Queens (NY) Library:
Queens Library will begin lending library customers Google tablets on their library cards beginning November 20.
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Internet Librarian 2013 – Holistic UX: Applying Lessons From the Web Everywhere

Internet Librarian 2013 – Holistic UX: Applying Lessons From the Web Everywhere | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Internet Librarian 2013 – Holistic UX: Applying Lessons From the Web Everywhere (Aaron Schmidt0. Websites are an important touch point for your users, but they are just one of many touchpoints of the .many touchpoints of the overall user experience with the library. Most library tasks require interaction with multiple touchpoints.  

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Josh Hanagrne from IL 2013 Closing Keynote

IL 2013 Closing Keynote by Steve Nathans-Kelly on Livestream - Livestream.com
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Internet Librarian: Lee Rainie Keynote

Internet Librarian: Lee Rainie Keynote | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Lee Rainie discusses the Project’s new research about those who use the library and those who do not: who they are, what their information needs are, what kinds of technology they use, and how libraries can meet the varying needs of their patrons.
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23 Mobile Things - My slides from #ili2013

23 Mobile Things - My slides from #ili2013 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

I was proud to present at this years Internet Librarian International in London, England about 23 Mobile Things. I had Michael Stephens and Mylee Joseph join me via video and had an absolutely wonderful time at this conference..

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Same Budget, New Branches | Library By Design

Same Budget, New Branches | Library By Design | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Can your library afford new branches or even operate existing facilities? Many libraries still struggle to meet increasing demand with flat or falling budgets and outmoded facilities.
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Presented here is the idea of sustainable planning. A possible alternative for masterplans that look great but aren't robust, don't mention costs and don't go deep enough into the changed role of 21th century libraries.

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Make It @ Your Library Launches Maker Space Project Website

Make It @ Your Library Launches Maker Space Project Website | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Make It @ Your Library, in collaboration with Instructables.com and the American Library Association, has finally launched its searchable website, makeitatyourlibrary.org, for librarians seeking maker space ideas and projects.
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Makerspace coming to Brantford Library - Brantford Expositor

Makerspace coming to Brantford Library - Brantford Expositor | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Makerspace coming to Brantford Library
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There is a renaissance taking place in public libraries.
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New David Beckham To Host Virtual Reading on Facebook – Stephen's Lighthouse

New David Beckham To Host Virtual Reading on Facebook – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

This might make an interesting library program announcement . . . or just attend to see what this kind of virtual programming looks like . 

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