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Internet Librarians—The Power to Transform Libraries

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"The 16th annual Internet Librarian conference recently concluded in Monterey, Calif. More than a thousand registrants and 215 speakers tackled the topic Transformational Power of Internet Librarians. While the sessions ranged from accessibility of digital content to web analytics, two themes took center stage: the future role of libraries and the reality of ebooks. As it turns out, some would assert that the future role of libraries depends upon the ultimate impact of ebooks.
Role of Libraries

Depending upon whom you ask, libraries should serve as a platform for networking, return to their core competency as the keeper of print books, or launch new products and services as the enabler of content creation.

In the opening keynote address, David Weinberger advocated for the library as a platform for people, ideas, and works delivered through tools and services. Weinberger is senior researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, co-director, Harvard Innovation Lab, and author of Too Big to Know. He says, rather than attempting to collect knowledge in the form of published works, librarians can advance knowledge through public learning, generous sharing, and the power of iteration. Weinberger used the experience of software developers as an example of fast, efficient, and effective learning as they collaborate through tutorials, versioning, and social connections to tweak and improve programs. He posited that libraries can serve as a networking platform that “provides the resources that let others create and flourish.”


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MoMA | Archives as Instigator: Discussion (Part I)

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MoMA | Archives as Instigator: Discussion (Part I) (How can museums use archives and exhibition data in creative ways?

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Things You Should Know About Being an Archivist

Things You Should Know About Being an Archivist | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it

1) You will have to deal with people. 

2) You will develop relationships with people you have never met. Probably people long deceased. 

3) You will likely end up with an abundance of self-taught, pseudo-IT knowledge. 

4) Paper is heavy.

5) You will get dirty.

6) You will have to explain what you do over and over again. 

7) Parents will expect you to do their kid’s homework.

8) You will tease people about erasing them from the historical record when they piss you off.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 16, 8:45 AM

Great list by Stephanie from Playfully Tacky

 

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Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes - US News

Holocaust Museum opens UN archive on WWII crimes - US News | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first...
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Digital Libraries: Resources and Projects

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IFLA collection of Internet digital library resources. (DIGITAL LIBRARIES: Resources and Projects http://t.co/G62Oq1L6UA)
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Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access” | Library Stuff

Public libraries and technology: From “houses of knowledge” to “houses of access” | Library Stuff | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
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Sherlock Holmes

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Arthur Conan Doyle died #onthisday in 1930. Is Sherlock Holmes the most popular detective in literary history? http://t.co/R31ZmX77qF
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Get your geek on!

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Supporting your libraries comes in a variety of ways, creativity and passion being the foundations of the movement. Geek your Library! No it’s not about technology, computers and math science stuff...
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Why It's Difficult For Your Library to Lend Ebooks - Boston.com

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Why It's Difficult For Your Library to Lend Ebooks
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The program is run through the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), a state-funded nonprofit that coordinates sharing between libraries statewide.
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Mini-libraries: 'The water cooler of literacy' - OCRegister

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Mini-libraries: 'The water cooler of literacy' OCRegister Founder of the Little Free Library Todd Bol, a Hudson, Wisconsin resident, said he built the first Little Free Library out of a 1920's wooden door in the shape of a one-room school house –...
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Harold B. Lee Library named one of the 25 most used digital libraries

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What do the Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) and the Smithsonian Institution have in common? Besides being vast receptacles of information, both were named as top 25 most-used sources of content in the last year.
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Two Major Public Library Systems Are About to Start Lending Wi-Fi Hotspots

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The New York and Chicago public libraries are both planning to experiment with new ways to bridge the digital divide.
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Get a read on this -- libraries bridging the digital divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston

Entrepreneur, Andrew Roskill, advocates for the public library of the future, a bustling, multi-purpose techno center that, in cutting edge communities, alre...

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Tammy Morley's curator insight, June 24, 3:16 AM

He gets it...and he isn't a librarian!  Cue cheer squad!

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Challenge now open: Re-use cultural heritage resources to create new apps

Challenge now open: Re-use cultural heritage resources to create new apps | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
The challenge has been launched by Europeana Creative, a project that encourages re-use of cultural heritage resources in innovative and creative ways.
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Enigma - Access the World's Public Data

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Search and analyze billions of public records published by governments, companies and organizations.


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Museums.eu - Blog - Reusing millions of records from Europeana

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RT @SasoZagoranski: Read about how we used Europeana's (@Europeanaeu) API to show millions of records on Museums.EU http://t.co/LWWrJ89RHr
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U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness | Library Stuff

U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness | Library Stuff | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
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The power of librarians ←

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The Future of the Library

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By John Borghi I work in an academic library, the Rita and Frits Markus Library at Rockefeller University, but I am not a librarian. I attend weekly lab meets, keep track of the latest developments...
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No Cookies in the Library - Classic Sesame Street - YouTube

Much to the chagrin of a tempermental librarian Cookie Monster can't seem to comprehend that libraries don't have cookies. My mom loves this skit for some re...
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Made with the British Library

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Meet Shelagh, Diana, Alex, Tim, Sarah, Jessica and Chris - some of the people who have been inspired at the British Library to create something new.
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Libraries Are About To Start Lending The Internet

Libraries Are About To Start Lending The Internet | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
As libraries around the country make the shift to web-savvy information and resource hubs, two of the nation's largest public library systems will soon start lending the Internet itself.
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First World War - Library and Archives Canada

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Canada commemorates the #FWW centenary, 2014-2018. Explore LAC resources for remembering: http://t.co/WWEpZeibls #HistoryWeek #WW1
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Pew Internet Libraries |

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Headed to #alaac14? Here's a helpful resource—all of our research related to libraries in the digital age: http://t.co/OiVm2ilLS4
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Seven Solid Rules for Genealogy and Family History

Seven Solid Rules for Genealogy and Family History | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
These basic rules fit so very well with what we, as genealogy and family historian fans should be practicing in our own communities if we want to attract more folks, especially family members, to our shared love of working on our genealogy and our passion for understanding our family history and ancestors.
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Biography and People - Library and Archives Canada

Which Canadians inspire you the most? http://t.co/5HZ6pXSbtG #CanadianHeroes #EverydayHeroes #HistoryWeek
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