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Digital archives: making museum collections available to everyone - The Guardian

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Digital archives: making museum collections available to everyone
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Earlier this year, we were able to make 14,000 sound recordings from our archive freely available online.
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'Seed libraries' try to save the world's plants - Boston Globe

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'Seed libraries' try to save the world's plants
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Abasic principle of any library is that you return what you take out. By that standard, the new scheme at Hampshire College's library is a roll of the dice.
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Libraries are dying? Think again - CNN International

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Libraries are dying? Think again
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(CNN) -- Like many visitors in Seattle, Glenn Nagel found himself in the city trying to avoid the rain.
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Losing Britain's libraries: The places where we discover books are imperiled like never before

Losing Britain's libraries: The places where we discover books are imperiled like never before | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Last week The Bookseller published the following words on its cover. “The public library network could reach a tipping point before the end of the year where we have lost a level of service that we will never be able to get back .
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The Digital Comic Museum

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Digital Comic Museum For Download

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Excellent resource for early comic material.

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Washington State Archives is Running Out of Space to Store its History

Washington State Archives is Running Out of Space to Store its History | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
The Washington State Archives is overflowing with boxes of records and other items worth preserving.
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The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift

The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us.
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How the HathiTrust Digital Library Handles 11 Million Digitized Volumes

How the HathiTrust Digital Library Handles 11 Million Digitized Volumes | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Balancing storage and access is key to making digital libraries useful tools for today's academics.

 

Digitization is a widely used means of preservation reformatting for print and analog materials, especially with the large-scale capabilities that efforts such as the Google Books Project and the Internet Archive are bringing to many research and academic libraries.

 

But large-scale digitization means that libraries increasingly require large-scale, preservation-grade infrastructure that’s also suitable for providing access to materials at scale. The HathiTrust Digital Library is answering that call. Launched by the 12-university Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the 11-university libraries of the University of California system, HathiTrust is collectively undertaking preservation with access. Today it has more than 80 partners, more than two dozen of whom are depositing content in its repository.


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Here's collaboration at its best...

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The acrid smell of burning books - The Economist (blog)

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The acrid smell of burning books The Economist (blog) In the north Lebanese city of Tripoli, a library belonging to an Orthodox Christian priest, containing over 80,000 books and manuscripts, was set ablaze and two-thirds of the contents were...
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Feed Librarians To The Poor

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Children's Author Calls For Librarians To Be Fed To The Poor Children's author, Tommy Donbavand, has today called for librarians to be slaughtered, minced, and fed to the poor.
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Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies

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Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries | I Love Libraries

Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries | I Love Libraries | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries | I Love Libraries http://t.co/7iJQ6uRYi7 via @ILoveLibraries
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Super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution - The Guardian

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The Guardian Super-libraries herald a new age in the life of a humble institution The Guardian The Library of Birmingham, which opened in August, has been heralded by Dutcharchitect Francine Houben as a "people's palace" and it boasts a collection...
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Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age | Smithsonian

Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age | Smithsonian | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
New #Smithsonian free #ebook: "Best of Both Worlds: #Museums, #Libraries, and #Archives in a #Digital Age" http://t.co/uFIaQlPzIu #musetech
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The Vatican is putting its priceless manuscripts online

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Japanese tech firm NTT is starting the delicate process of scanning the ancient texts in the Vatican Apostolic Library, making them available to all (Going digital at the Vatican libraries.
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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

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The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...
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Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students

Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » New Exhibitions launch on dp.la/exhibitions as part of pilot project with library science students | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Our friends @dpla launch 2 brand-new exhibitions on Depression-era American theater & the 19th-century US gold rush http://t.co/SKye7xHHKj
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Ukrainian Library Association Releases Statement | American Libraries Magazine

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100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don't have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they h...

 

"From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you. There are many resources for designers as well. Although this is mainly a blog that caters to designers and artists I have decided to include many other libraries for all to enjoy.

 

- Digital libraries

- International Digital libraries

- Books & texts

- Medical libraries

- Legal libraries

- National Libraries of Europe

- World Religion libraries

- Specialized Collections

- Academic Research

- American Universities

- International Universities

 


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Helen Lynch's curator insight, September 22, 2013 4:50 AM

Very useful list...

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This Is What a Librarian Looks Like

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When you think of a librarian, what image comes to mind? Photographer Kyle Cassidy ventured to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia in January to explore that question.
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Kids Describe a World Without Libraries

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While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we're re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months.
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After Muzzling Scientists, Canadian Government Now Moves On To Book Burnings | Techdirt

After Muzzling Scientists, Canadian Government Now Moves On To Book Burnings | Techdirt | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Techdirt has been tracking the sorry saga of Canada's assault on free speech for a while, as it first muzzled scientists and librarians, and then clamped down on the public expressing its views. Now, it seems, the Canadian government of...
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The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found

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By Ian Anstice:

"The Guardian held one of its online debates on libraries today. The discussion between several library experts (managers, campaigners, councillors) and anyone contributing online. Around 200 comments were made so it’s a little condfusing: I’ve endeavoured to summarise below, although doubtless I have missed some things which some would consider important. Main threads and arguments.

Are libraries declining due to technological change? Libraries are still needed, in some ways more than ever: internet/online access essential and libraries provide the access and skills to those without either or both. Seven million have never used the internet. Wikipedia etc don’t cover all information and are prone to deletion, accidental or otherwise and is also not entirely trustworthy anyway.  Libraries provide quiet study spaces.  Children need the books and everyone needs serendipity that bookshelves allow.  Bookstock is declining due to budget cuts.  It’s not black and white – books and e-books will co-exist. Books are still in demand with 244 million loans in England 2011/12,

Read more: http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/11/the-future-of-libraries-what-the-guardian-online-debate-found.html


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:40 AM

Main threads and arguments in the discussions! Interesting!

Alexina's curator insight, November 30, 2013 8:00 PM

This is a short summary of an extensive online discussion about public libraries in the UK, but much of the discussion applies to USA libraries too. I like libraries referred to as "Idea stores".

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BPL - Press Room – Boston Public Library Receives Recognition for Statewide Digitization Work

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Asian libraries to have digital info-sharing network - New Straits Times

Asian libraries to have digital info-sharing network
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LANGKAWI: Libraries in Asian countries will soon set up an Asian Universities Library Network (Aulink) to boost digital academic information-sharing between the countries.
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Inside the Bodleian: Building a 21st Century Library

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Oxford's vast main library, the Bodleian, and how its staff are working to make this ancient in...

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