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Libraries and the digital future

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Libraries & their digital future from Mal Booth This is the presentation I gave to a City of Sydney Libraries seminar on 27 June 2013. It was only a short presentation so it isn't comprehensive...
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Big Idea: How Iconic Can a Library Be in the 21st Century? | Avenue Magazine

Big Idea: How Iconic Can a Library Be in the 21st Century? | Avenue Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Avenue is the premier city lifestyle magazine celebrating two of Alberta’s largest cities through Avenue Calgary and Avenue Edmonton, providing the best information on issues shaping the city, homes, arts & culture, food, fashion, and travel and...
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For Libraries the Future Is a Foreign Country

For Libraries the Future Is a Foreign Country | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
A new essay by Rick Anderson proposes that libraries begin to focus more strongly on special collections and migrate away from the collection of commodity content. This would have a dramatic impac...
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Hoopla lets public library increase its digital offerings

Hoopla lets public library increase its digital offerings | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Library users can visit the Hoopla Digital website or download an app for Android or Apple devices and with just the registration of their library card number, start downloading or streaming titles.
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If You Don’t Have Time for Partnerships, Chances are Your Community Won’t Have Time for You

If You Don’t Have Time for Partnerships, Chances are Your Community Won’t Have Time for You | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

one word: partnerships.

Plain and simple, libraries that are valued by their communities involve the people, local groups and government agencies in developing services and programs. If you don’t have the right programs and services, people won’t care. If people don’t care, they won’t pay attention. And if they don’t pay attention, they’ll just keep thinking the library is doing the same things it was doing last time they visited.

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Libraries Popping Up in Airports Offer Free Books to Travelers

Libraries Popping Up in Airports Offer Free Books to Travelers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Local librarians are soothing the aches of modern air travel with the joy of reading.
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Kudos to the ALA Virtual Conference and What I’ve Been Hearing from You | Not Dead Yet

Kudos to the ALA Virtual Conference and What I’ve Been Hearing from You | Not Dead Yet | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

A shout out to the American Library Association (ALA): I loved the 2013 ALA Virtual Conference! (most of it, anyway), because I learned a lot from the comfort of my home library. Here’s a sample.

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TWIL #100: Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer

The story behind TWIL. The most interesting libraries around the world. Fanmail and the potential of podcasting. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL:…
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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library.

Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are turning to new maker tech as they modernize to attract patrons.
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The New York Public Library Shop: Unique gifts for lovers of Books and New York City

The New York Public Library Shop: Unique gifts for lovers of Books and New York City | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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iPad Buddy Program fosters digital connection

iPad Buddy Program fosters digital connection | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

iPad Buddy

 

The Adelaide City Council iPad Buddy Program loans iPads for free to older Adelaide City residents to help them connect with technology and to meet other residents.

 

Learn how to use an iPad to download books to read from our catalogue and access the internet (wireless internet required).

 

The free loan iPad comes pre-loaded with books, games and apps. Training and support is provided by a volunteer iPad buddy and regular morning teas for catch-ups and social networking are held.

 

 

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Newport News Public Library system debuts new digital magazine service - Daily Press

Newport News Public Library system debuts new digital magazine service - Daily Press | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
New Hampshire Public Radio Newport News Public Library system debuts new digital magazine service Daily Press The Newport News Public Library unveiled a new digital magazine service in July that allows library users to access complete versions of...
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“Unbinding the Library” at NYC’s Elastic City | Library as Incubator Project

“Unbinding the Library” at NYC’s Elastic City | Library as Incubator Project | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Elastic City is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization that commissions emerging and established artists to create participatory walks throughout New York and around the world. These walks tend to focus less on providing factual information and more on heightening awareness, exploring senses and making new group rituals in dialogue with public space.

As part of its educational program, Elastic City now offers “ways”. “Ways” are experiential workshops that explicitly engage participants in *how* to generate poetic moments in public space through exercises, tools and techniques, whereas walks provide an opportunity to participate in a narrative series of poetic moments.

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Collection Visualisation

Collection Visualisation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
This post is just a collection of examples that relate to the visualisation of collections. It saves me sending a number of tweets back to two colleagues in the US who started a conversation about ...
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Libraries + Parents = Innovation and Success

At the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Chicago, Lee Rainie will present 13 key takeways from Pew Internet's research on libraries. Browse th
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The Artist in the Library: a case study of benefits of public library engagement with the artistic community

The Artist in the Library: a case study of benefits of public library engagement with the artistic community | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Laura got in touch with us to let us know about a fantastic project she is involved in, bringing artists and libraries together.  Below Laura tells us all about the interesting project and how you ...
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Libraries Lead Collaboration for Small Business

Libraries Lead Collaboration for Small Business | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

New innovation spaces provide benefits to small business and entrepreneurs.From the Ancient Library of Alexandria to present day, libraries have long served as centers of learning. Now, with the rapid proliferation of the Internet, libraries have adapted their delivery model by providing digital access and connectivity to local communities and small business, which is particularly beneficial to those who may previously have been unable to leverage such technology. The rise of new technologies such as mobile and 3D printing has called for further adaptation from libraries—this time to meet the growing interests and needs of patrons in today’s digital world.

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Libraries Unfold Just About Anywhere, But Can It Revive Public Interest? | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News

Libraries Unfold Just About Anywhere, But Can It Revive Public Interest? | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
With libraries like this, there's no need to risk your e-reader.

Last week, Good e-Reader posted an article about one of the most innovative re
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SAPL To Debut Digital Commons, Test “Public Proof” OverDrive Kiosk - The Digital Shift

SAPL To Debut Digital Commons, Test “Public Proof” OverDrive Kiosk - The Digital Shift | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) will unveil a new 12,800 square-foot digital commons in its main library, along with a "public proof" OverDrive kiosk
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Denver Public Library is Introducing “DPL Connect”, A Mobile Library and Hotspot That Uses Pedal Power Later This Week | LJ INFOdocket

Denver Public Library is Introducing “DPL Connect”, A Mobile Library and Hotspot That Uses Pedal Power Later This Week | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

DPL Connect will make its inaugural ride at its official launch on Wednesday, August 7 on 16th Street Mall. Our tricked-out trike will provide free wireless internet access and will be stocked with a rotating collection of books tailored to the bike’s location (i.e. cookbooks and urban farming for farmer’s markets, bike repair and Denver maps for bike trails, etc).

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Little Free Library Project: Winston Salem, NC

Stephen King said that "Books are a uniquely portable magic." Let's spread magic through a Little Free Library in Winston Salem, NC.
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Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library: Joseph Janes: 9780810887145: Amazon.com: Books

Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library [Joseph Janes] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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Greenpoint Library and Local Brooklyn Artisans Create a Crafting Circle

Greenpoint Library and Local Brooklyn Artisans Create a Crafting Circle | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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A group of twelve people gather around a table about to transform used bicycle tubes into fashionable pouches or change purses. Next month it could be knitting—or making bracelets from old printer cables.
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BeerBrarian: Even More Thoughts on New Librarianship, Weeks 2-3: Structure, Agency, Ontology

BeerBrarian: Even More Thoughts on New Librarianship, Weeks 2-3: Structure, Agency, Ontology | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries are structures. Librarians are agents, except when they're not. Communities are similarly both structures and agents. It's messy, like reality. Librarians are not heroes, super or otherwise. We are agents navigating structures, some of which we helped to create. #libraryontology

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