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The role of the Library within Universities is continually changing. eLearning is also growing globally. Libraries and eLearning are now woven together into the fabric of teaching  and learning for students and educators everywhere. https://le.unimelb.edu.au
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Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space

Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley’s newly remodeled undergraduate library is modern and sleek, with its top two floors featuring low-slung couches, a futuristic nap pod, and meeting spaces with glass walls made to be written on and colorful furniture meant to be moved.

The library has even dropped its rules against bringing in food and drinks on those floors. That’s because they no longer contain any books, which could be damaged or stained.

California’s oldest public university has removed 135,000 books from Moffitt Library, shipping most to other locations, to create more space for students to study, recharge and collaborate on group projects — a staple of college work today.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 25, 9:03 PM
Slightly misleading headline - university catalogues hold more entries than ever - more and more titles are held in accessible digital formats...  hard copies don't scale well with 60,000 or more users who are not on site...
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6 Ways to Feed Innovation in Your Library

6 Ways to Feed Innovation in Your Library | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Once the initial dazzle of your new (or remade) library has worn off, just how do you keep up the pace and flavor of innovation? An expert from North Carolina State University offers her take.
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Letter From Higher Ed and Library Groups Supports Net Neutrality -- Campus Technology

Various higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities nationwide Thursday sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Reily, urging them to uphold the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order.
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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 28, 1:28 PM

Research to help you see what's coming over the next 5 years.

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Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A 2020 Vision

Transforming Our Libraries from Analog to Digital: A 2020 Vision | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
By 2020, we can build a collaborative digital library collection and circulation system in which thousands of libraries unlock their analog collections for a new generation of learners, enabling free, long-term, public access to knowledge.
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Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Library experts discuss 6 specific ways libraries can best leverage personalized learning for every student.
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Academic Libraries and the EDUCAUSE 2017 Top 10 IT Issues

To successfully tackle two of the major challenges of today’s higher education—student success and higher education affordability— academic libraries and higher education IT groups need to reflect on their different approaches and work together.
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Campus Libraries Write a Tech-Savvy New Chapter

Campus Libraries Write a Tech-Savvy New Chapter | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Today’s college libraries are hubs of collaboration, powered by technology-enhanced learning spaces.
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Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016 | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
At “Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education,” sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS), library administrators spoke up about how their institutions are looking ahead—both within and outside of the library.

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Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It -- Campus Technology

Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.
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A library without librarians is a just a shed full of books

A library without librarians is a just a shed full of books | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The research libraries attached to Australia's art galleries are one of the nation's great cultural assets. But the National Gallery of Australia's library is losing crucial staff as 'efficiency dividends' hit home.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries.
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Why academic libraries aren't just expensive vanity projects (essay)

Why academic libraries aren't just expensive vanity projects (essay) | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Academic libraries aren’t just expensive “vanity projects” but rather a vital part of the higher education ecosystem, argue Julie Todaro and Irene M. H. Herold.
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Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”
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Helping libraries keep pace with the demands of the digital age

Helping libraries keep pace with the demands of the digital age | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Over the last two years, Knight Foundation has funded 36 library innovation projects through two Knight News Challenges. As we closed our review of entries last spring in Miami, the library leaders in the room voiced a desire to learn more about what innovation means in a library context. It seemed like a good idea to us, too, so we took on the task. Today, we’re introducing some of the results of that work and our efforts to strengthen the capacity of public libraries to meet digital age demands.
First, we’re releasing a guide for developing a library innovation agenda. Authored by MACHINE, “Developing Clarity: Innovating in Library Systems” is based on interviews with more than two dozen library leaders and a meeting of 40 library leaders that we hosted in Miami last month. The report takes on questions we heard during last year’s News Challenge: What does it mean for a public library to innovate? What new practices need to be developed, and what old ones need to be discarded? What does an effective innovation practice look like?

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Ancient Fez undergoes massive renovation

Ancient Fez undergoes massive renovation | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A major overhaul is opening the world's oldest university and its ancient library to public eyes.
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Arizona State U library reorganization plan moves ahead

Arizona State U library reorganization plan moves ahead | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Arizona State U, known for rejecting norms of traditional campuses, will invest more than $100 million in its library, seeking to serve on-campus and a growing online study body.
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School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Last spring at the #GoOpen Exchange, I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with district leaders on approaches to curating openly licensed educational resources. Leaders from #GoOpen…
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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 11, 12:54 PM
Wow, just wow.
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ALA, Google to Train Future Librarians to Code -- Campus Technology

ALA, Google to Train Future Librarians to Code -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The American Library Association (ALA), the largest association of libraries in the world, and Google K–12 Education Outreach have launched the next phase of a program that trains university faculty members to teach future librarians on how to implement high-quality CS programs at public and school libraries.
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Why not unleash the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools?

Why not unleash the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Why not unleash the instructional leadership of librarians to foster Future Ready schools?

Future Ready Librarians is an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at raising awareness among district and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district. Two guiding questions are central to Future Ready Librarians.

How can librarians and libraries support Future Ready schools?
How can librarians and libraries become more Future Ready?
Future Ready Librarians will provide resources, strategies and connections for district leaders and librarians to be able to work together to promote and implement innovative learning opportunities for students.

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Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?

Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
As a long-time academic librarian, I have spent a good part of my career teaching college students to think critically about information. For me, the recent spate of stories about large segments of the population falling for fake news stories was no surprise.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 8, 2:48 PM
More from PBS on this topic that will be a challenge for all of us iin education
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Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?
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57 Years Later, Even the Library Had Stopped Counting the Fines

57 Years Later, Even the Library Had Stopped Counting the Fines | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A Brooklyn native checked out “Gone With the Wind” in 1959. After cross-country moves and raising four children, she returned the book to an amused and thankful branch.
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Libraries ‘becoming invisible’ to junior scholars

Libraries ‘becoming invisible’ to junior scholars | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Many early career researchers have ‘not gone to the library for years’, according to report
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Copyright, eLearning, And Creativity - eLearning Industry

Copyright, eLearning, And Creativity - eLearning Industry | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Wondering about Copyright issues regarding eLearning's protection and encouragement? Check the relation between Copyright, eLearning, and creativity.

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Georgianna Laws's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:34 AM
Insightful and informative article. http://bit.ly/1p7lr2K