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US Academic Libraries: Today’s Learning Commons Model


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Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 22, 2013 5:36 PM

Information Commons? Learning Commons?  Combination and blending of traditional ICT and library roles in successful learning spaces.

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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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The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE

The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A major goal of the academic library is to support student learning, and recent research has revealed promising correlations between libraries and stu
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 18, 2:15 AM
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Free Lunch at the Library

Free Lunch at the Library | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Librarians used to forbid any food or drink to avoid staining books and attracting pests. People who tried to sneak snacks in the stacks would be reprimanded. But in recent years, a growing number of libraries have had a major shift in policy: They are the ones putting food on the table.

Hundreds of libraries are now serving federally funded summer meals to children to ensure that they don’t go hungry. The change is part of an effort to stay relevant to patrons, and to pair nutrition and educational activities so low-income children get summertime learning, too.

Enid Costley, the children’s and youth services consultant for Library of Virginia, summed up the rationale for starting to serve free food: “For kids to be well-read, they need to be well-fed.”
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What libraries lost when they threw out the card catalog

What libraries lost when they threw out the card catalog | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
‘The Card Catalog’ is a paean to the Library of Congress and a collection of bookish trivia
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Jisc member stories: exploring the UK Medical Heritage Library with Dr Raphael Hallett

We worked with the Wellcome Library to make 68,000 19th-century texts relating to the history of medicine freely available to all. Raphael Hallett
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Libraries of the Future Focus on Digital Collaboration and Scholarship

Libraries of the Future Focus on Digital Collaboration and Scholarship | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition indicates technology will expand the role of the library.
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Colleges, Libraries and Presses Team Up to Publish Open Scholarship (And Rethink Model) - EdSurge News

Colleges, Libraries and Presses Team Up to Publish Open Scholarship (And Rethink Model) - EdSurge News | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Nobody ever published scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences to get rich. But these days the question is how publishers can affor
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Survey Highlights Digitization's Impact on Campus Libraries -- Campus Technology

Survey Highlights Digitization's Impact on Campus Libraries -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Academic library leaders are feeling increasingly less valued by and less strategically aligned with senior institutional leadership, according to recent research from the nonprofit Ithaka S+R.
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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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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 library of the future? It's digital

The library of the future? It's digital | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Universities looking to provide the best library service to students should prioritise digital innovation
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Escaping with a good book: the value of libraries in Australian jails

Escaping with a good book: the value of libraries in Australian jails | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
How does reading books in jail influence and improve the lives of prisoners? New research shows the values of libraries in Australian prisons.
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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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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 17, 1:20 PM
Understanding what a librarian does can open doors to specialism and understanding. Beneficial collaboration for all. 
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​An Augmented Reality Library Comes to Life for Aspiring Teachers at UT San Antonio - EdSurge News


The University of Texas at San Antonio has more than 2 million titles in its library system, and lately it’s been building a collection that mos
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Transition to Learning Commons | Design Thinking, Inquiry and Makerspaces

Transition to Learning Commons | Design Thinking, Inquiry and Makerspaces | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A traditional library space may be thought of as quiet and standard in it's layout. A Library Learning Commons is a flexible learning area that is often bustlin | Desig

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How to design a library that makes kids want to read

How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.
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4 Ways Universities Are Using Technology to Preserve History

4 Ways Universities Are Using Technology to Preserve History | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
From video management systems to 3D scanning, colleges are working hard to keep the past alive.
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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

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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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