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Little Free Library idea brings neighbors, readers together -- Walworth County Today

Little Free Library idea brings neighbors, readers together -- Walworth County Today | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

A new library of sorts is moving into neighborhoods, front yards, parks or even the local market. The Little Free Library is the new kid on the block, and it’s taking books off the traditional shelves and moving them into the great outdoors.The idea of a Little Free Library is to “take a book, leave a book,”

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New Gale Aims to Transform the Online Library Experience with Gateways – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Gale Aims to Transform the Online Library Experience with Gateways – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced Gale Gateways, an innovative program for public libraries. Designed to represent the unique way in which a community interacts with its public library, Gale Gateways bring together thematic products and services to provide an organized approach to help patrons find and use information. Unlike anything else on the market, Gale Gateways will help libraries demonstrate their value and worth to their community.

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The PLA Blog | Official Blog of the Public Library Association

The PLA Blog | Official Blog of the Public Library Association | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Looking for lower cost alternatives than building more branches, two Missouri libraries have established what they call the Library-To-Go (LTG).

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Doodle 4 Google . . . And For The Future

Doodle 4 Google . . . And For The Future | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
By Angela Montefinise Be creative, draw a doodle, and you could see your artwork end up on Google! This year, The New York Public Library is a partner in the contest, and the top 50 designs -- one from each state -- will be displayed in an exhibition at the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.
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Urban Libraries in 2012: Under Pressure and In Demand - Huffington Post (blog)

Urban Libraries in 2012: Under Pressure and In Demand - Huffington Post (blog) | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Urban Libraries in 2012: Under Pressure and In DemandHuffington Post (blog)All of this comes at a time when libraries are being asked to perform a new and changing range of functions.
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Mark Deckers: Alternatieven voor de bibliobus

Mark Deckers: Alternatieven voor de bibliobus | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Onderzoek naar de boekenbus door Jaqueline Krans, studente Saxion, innovatielab.

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Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities - Day 1 | American Libraries Magazine

Empowering Voices, Transforming Communities - Day 1 | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

On Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, David Lankes, who recently authored The Atlas of New Librarianship, led small groups in innovative and interactive conversations about harnessing the evolving role of libraries, and strengthening the librarian’s voice to help shape community perception

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Stereogranimator, A Site for Browsing and Sharing the New York Public Library’s Stereograph Archive

Stereogranimator, A Site for Browsing and Sharing the New York Public Library’s Stereograph Archive | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Stereographs, side-by-side photographs that when viewed together produce a 3D effect, normally can only be viewed with a stereoscope. Stereogranimator is a site that lets viewers browse 40,000 stereographs from the New York Public Library’s archive and convert them into animated GIFs and anaglyphs that can be enjoyed on the web. The site was built by the New York Public Library Labs, and is inspired by the work of artist Joshua Heineman...

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Traditional Institutions Innovating for the Digital Age « The Saylor Foundation

Traditional Institutions Innovating for the Digital Age « The Saylor Foundation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Allen County Library director, Jeff Krull says that hosting such spaces is within a library’s mission: “We see the library as … being in the learning business and the exploration business and the expand-your-mind business

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Four Libraries (3 Public, 1 School) Win ALA’s Cutting Edge Library Services Award

Winners were selected by the The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA)

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Oak Park Public Library Footnotes, Jan. 19 - The Doings Oak Brook

Oak Park Public Library Footnotes, Jan. 19 - The Doings Oak Brook | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Though play was once thought of as an indulgence, it’s now essential in developing skills to manage the challenges of modern living. Critical thinking, problem solving, risk taking and innovation are all products of playing games. Childhood is no longer the only time that play is essential; as adults productive play is essential to spark new ideas, creatively solve problems and personally grow.

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New 5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2012 – Stephen's Lighthouse

New 5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2012 – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Many branch libraries and library systems run like small businesses and many offer services to support local business. This post link might be useful from both perspectives

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10 Gamification Predictions for 2012

1.) Gamification Grows Up

The gamification industry went through its adolescent phase in 2011, as businesses, analysts and press started to take notice of its growth. Like any adolescence, this phase was filled with some awkward misunderstandings, but now business leaders understand the true value of gamification for their key objectives. In 2012 gamification will be an expected part of our digital experiences.

 

2.) Focus on Business Results
Gamification is no longer about adding a few points and badges to a site or rewarding users for short-term engagement. It is about viable and sustainable business results, using proven techniques to influence customer and employee behavior. We will see a rise in expectation for gamification ROI to be proven by real business results.

 

read more: http://blog.badgeville.com/2011/12/30/10-gamification-predictions-for-2012/


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LearningExpress Works With Public Libraries to Help People Get Jobs - Bradenton Herald

LearningExpress Works With Public Libraries to Help People Get Jobs - Bradenton Herald | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
LearningExpress Works With Public Libraries to Help People Get JobsBradenton HeraldBy LearningExpress, LLC NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- LearningExpress, LLC is hosting and sponsoring "One Simple Goal: Help People Get Jobs!
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Transforming Life After 50: A Resource for Libraries- More Ideas ...

Transforming Life After 50: A Resource for Libraries- More Ideas ... | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

It has become a national model of innovation prompting library leaders across the country to transform the relationship between libraries and midlife adults, commonly referred to as “Baby Boomers.”

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New Machine At Brooklyn Public Library Allows Users To Publish Own Work | New-Tech Librarian

New Machine At Brooklyn Public Library Allows Users To Publish Own Work | New-Tech Librarian | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
What smells of glue, hums like a copy machine and can print a book in as little as four minutes?
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Teacher Teque: New York City's Pop-up Libraries in Phone Booths

Teacher Teque: New York City's Pop-up Libraries in Phone Booths | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Teacher Teque: New York City's Pop-up Libraries in Phone Booths http://t.co/rOCHqmku...
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Reinventing Libraries | Futurelab – We are marketing and customer strategy consultants with a passion for profit and innovation.

Reinventing Libraries | Futurelab – We are marketing and customer strategy consultants with a passion for profit and innovation. | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In response to Kodak filing for bankruptcy protection, I saw a tweet that opined that the company's long-term decline had come as a result of misunderstanding their core business: "They were in the memories business not the film business". And libraries?

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ALA Midwinter 2012: From Consumer Electronics Through Post-ILS, Top Tech Trends Run the Gamut

ALA Midwinter 2012: From Consumer Electronics Through Post-ILS, Top Tech Trends Run the Gamut | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

22 January Top Technology Trends (TTT) panel at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, attracted its usual large audience as speakers singled out topics like user expectations, analytics, systems integration, and data interoperability as areas for the library community to watch

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NYPL Labs : Stereogranimator

NYPL Labs : Stereogranimator | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library has a really fantastic project "Stereogranimator." A website where 19th century...
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Become the Future…Librarian 3.0

Become the Future…Librarian 3.0 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Many of us understand that we have moved beyond Web 2.0 and into Web 3.0 – sometimes called the Semantic Web.  What does this mean for the future librarians?  Here are 8 easy steps to becoming Semantic Web savvy.


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Creating the Library of Tomorrow from the Ground Up - MindShift

Creating the Library of Tomorrow from the Ground Up - MindShift | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Creating the Library of Tomorrow from the Ground UpMindShift.To this end, each student takes on an innovation project that can be explored at the LibrarySchool and developed in his or her own library.

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Partner Spotlight: Multnomah Library | Innovative Changes

Partner Spotlight: Multnomah Library | Innovative Changes | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

About financial literacy

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