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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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project curve, part five: library on wheels.

project curve, part five: library on wheels. | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

While crucial to acknowledge growing patron demand for mobile access, it is also important to consider historic and more contemporary manifestations of mobile services, and the actionable attributes they share with the device trend (e.g., bookmobiles, Street Reference and other roving models, all of which call upon portability, flexibility, and a degree of informality).

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Library and Information Technology at UFV: Libraries as a Cradle of Innovation

Library and Information Technology at UFV: Libraries as a Cradle of Innovation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

For months now, I have been mulling over the role of libraries as places where "ideas intersect". It nicely aligns with Johansson's idea of intersectional innovations that are born from interdisiplinary exploration.

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Onderzoeksgids: Sapere aude: In 6 minuten een boek drukken, Espresso Book Machine, Darien Library

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Designing Better Libraries » Get Inspired To Innovate: Ignore What You Know

Designing Better Libraries - Just another WordPress weblog...
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Gutenberg 2.0: Kindling the Reading Habit

Gutenberg 2.0: Kindling the Reading Habit | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Gutenberg wrestled the privilege of intellectual engagement out of the hands of the domineering elite and gave it to the masses. E-reading can do the same for the under-privileged in developing countries today.
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Federal Librarians Are Trending and Are Future Ready! | Future Ready 365

Federal Librarians Are Trending and Are Future Ready! | Future Ready 365 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

After a thorough analysis, the environmental scan identified seven major trends that define how Federal libraries can be future ready.

Trend number 1: Demonstrate returns on investment.

Trend number 2: Establish mission critical programs.

Trend number 3: Integrate mobile devices, “apps” and dashboards into workflows.

Trend number 4: Expand roles as analyst, educator and consultant.

Trend number 5: Cultivate use of the Semantic Web, cloud computing and Web 3.0.

Trend number 6: Customize and personalize information to meet the needs of users.

Trend number 7: Collaborate via knowledge transfer and information sharing.

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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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[David Weinberger] Library News | Linked in Groups @ Online ...

Did I ever mention the really useful site Matt Phillips and Jeff Goldenson at the Library Innovation Lab put up a couple of weeks ago? If you are interested in libraries and tech, Library News is a community-supported news site ...
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What libraries can learn from Apple about reinvention

What libraries can learn from Apple about reinvention.

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Knowledge Commons

Check out the new Knowledge Commons in Pattee Library opening Sunday http://t.co/44xVjdq8...
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Conway Public Library becomes the first Family Place Library in state | Conway Daily Sun

The Conway Public Library is now the first Family Place Library in New Hampshire. What does it mean?

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Future library, resource center takes root

Future library, resource center takes root | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

By sharing library and learning resource center facilities, the college and the community will underscore the importance of lifelong learning.

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Future of Public Libraries – Scenario Table | What's Next: Top Trends

Future of Public Libraries – Scenario Table | What's Next: Top Trends | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Scenario table libraries

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