Why It's Difficult For Your Library to Lend Ebooks Boston.com The program is run through the Massachusetts Library System (MLS), a state-funded nonprofit that coordinates sharing between libraries statewide.
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 –...
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.
Computers are already smart, just in their own ways. They catalogue the breadth of human knowledge, find meaning in mushroom clouds of data, and fly spacecraft to other worlds. And they're getting better. Below are four domains of computing where the machines are rising.
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.
"Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center Internet Project, runs through the seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities. He describes how project research about the changing role of technology in people’s lives affects the kinds of issues librarians need to address as they experience the disruptions of technology change."
1. What’s the future of knowledge? 2. What’s the future of pathways to knowledge (reference expertise)? 3. What’s the future of public technology and community anchor institutions? 4. What’s the future of learning “spaces”? 5. What’s the future of attention (and its structural holes)? 6. What’s the franchise?7: Where do you fit on the dashboard?"