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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like. - Washington Post (blog)

The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like. - Washington Post (blog) | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy (8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy http://t.co/8VMa95Nphm via @TeachThought)...
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A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable

A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Angela Clarke: If another 400 UK libraries close by 2016, as predicted, the true loss to society will be even greater than we realise (A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable | Angela Clarke
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Europeana digital library project recalls fall of Iron Curtain - Research Information

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10 Unusual Micro Libraries | World Literature Today

10 Unusual Micro Libraries | World Literature Today | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
RT @asymptotejrnl: what's not to love about these 10 unusual micro-libraries? http://t.co/R3Js7j9v1e @worldlittoday

 

Check out these ten unique micro libraries and community book shares that have brought books to cities, neighborhoods, parks, and even beaches.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:45 AM

Very creative in creating micro libraries!

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Interesting....

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Digitisation and Digital Libraries in South East Europe | Available ...

One brilliant user evaluation (by Snežana Nenezić) of Serbian public library collections showed how ill suited existing digital libraries were to particular types of users. Other work (by Marija Šegan) made specific connection ...
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250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives - OEDB.org

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives - OEDB.org | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to individual efforts. Each one has something to offer to researchers, students, and teachers.
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Save Library & Archives Canada: How Ordinary Citizens can Make ...

Save Library & Archives Canada: How Ordinary Citizens can Make ... | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
This is a follow-up to my earlier article at http://goo.gl/ll53g: Kimberly Silk has posted a blog article describing how Canadians can take action now to save and greatly improve Library & Archives Canada.
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Brazil, China team up to digitise history archives | The BRICS Post

Brazil, China team up to digitise history archives | The BRICS Post | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Brazil and China will exchange information on the digital preservation of historical archives, state news agency Agencia Brasil said on Monday.
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Creation, consumption, and the library

Creation, consumption, and the library | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Last week I had an interesting Twitter conversation regarding a popular rhetorical strategy surrounding maker-spaces, New Librarianship, participatory culture, and the other assorted "big ideas" fo...
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The move from paper to digital outlined in 'Out of Print' documentary - New York Daily News (blog)

The move from paper to digital outlined in 'Out of Print' documentary - New York Daily News (blog) | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
The move from paper to digital outlined in 'Out of Print' documentary New York Daily News (blog) New documentary, “Out of Print," from one-time librarian and director Vivienne Roumani, tackles the questions that threaten traditional books following...
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Web-connected libraries for Africa: the dream of digital knowledge for all

Web-connected libraries for Africa: the dream of digital knowledge for all | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
New venture Librii is seeking to set up self-sustaining libraries with internet access in poor and isolated communities, writes James Bridle (Guardian | Web-connected libraries for Africa: the dream of digital knowledge for all: New venture Librii...
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How a Librarian Figured Out What Was Written in This Microscopic Book - Gizmodo

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How a Librarian Figured Out What Was Written in This Microscopic Book
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The University of Iowa library has more than 4,000 miniature books in its collection.
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How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world - The Guardian

How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world - The Guardian | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
The Guardian How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world The Guardian The Global Librarian is a joint publication from two New York-based library organisations, the Association of College and Research Libraries (Greater New York...
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The Download: Digital Commons, the library of the future? - Washington Post

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Make no mistake: Libraries aren't just for books anymore. The D.C. Public Library debuted Digital Commons at Martin Luther King Jr.
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What eBooks Looked Like 20 Years Ago (Video)

What eBooks Looked Like 20 Years Ago (Video) | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
RT @ALALibrary: What eBooks Looked Like 20 Years Ago (Video) http://t.co/VAHqDh2N4W #libraries
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Library and Archives Canada will face enormous challenge in digitizing collection, report says

Library and Archives Canada will face enormous challenge in digitizing collection, report says | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
It is much harder and more expensive to digitize a national archive than those undertaking the task usually realize, a consultant warned Library and Archives Canada earlier this year.
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Report emphasizes role libraries, museums play in early learning - Washington Post

Report emphasizes role libraries, museums play in early learning Washington Post Museums and libraries play key roles in fostering early literacy and development and should be used more intentionally in the education of children, according to a...
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UK Organization Publishes Research Into Public Library of the Future | LJ INFOdocket

UK Organization Publishes Research Into Public Library of the Future | LJ INFOdocket | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it

By Gary Price
The research comes from the Arts Council of England and is found in a report titled, The Library of the Future.

 

This research has found that public libraries are trusted spaces, open to all, in which people continue to explore and share the joys of reading, information, knowledge and culture. It is clear that people value the services that libraries provide and will continue to do so. Indeed, there is a clear message that there is a compelling and continuing need for a publicly funded library service.

The research also reminds us that public libraries face many challenges in the coming years, including: advances in technology, which affect the ways in which people want to connect to information and culture; reduced public expenditure; the increasing involvement of citizens in the design and delivery of public services; and the needs of an ageing population.

Envisioning the library of the future and the work that comes from it will help us and our partners in the library sector to set out the value, role and purpose of public libraries with more clarity, pointing out ways they can respond to change in order to remain at the heart of their communities. This will provide the focus for our work in the future.

The research began in January 2012, and comprised three phases during which researchers spoke with more than 800 people. The research included an online survey which had over 1,400 responses, and 10,000 people viewed the online conversation. Read more on the research methodology.

Four priority areas

In order to foster a successful, sustainable library service in light of these challenges, the Arts Council has set out four priority areas for development which have been tested and corroborated by stakeholders:

place the library as the hub of the communitymake the most of digital technology and creative mediaensure that libraries are resilient and sustainabledeliver the right skills for those who work in libraries


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Great priority areas for the library of the future!!

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What does a school library look like in the digital age? - EducationGuardian.co.uk

What does a school library look like in the digital age? - EducationGuardian.co.uk | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
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The concept of a school library in a digital age is challenging.
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Why should digital libraries use linked data? | Crafty Tails

Why should digital libraries use linked data? | Crafty Tails | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
The area of linked data is fascinating to me and I was intrigued to read and learn more about this area of digital libraries. There is a lot of literature available about what linked data are and how they should be used but not ...
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Damon Young | Why Libraries Are Important

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Damon Young | Why Libraries Are Important (RT @njstatelibrary: RT @unilibrary http://t.co/3nJ20uJBjZ @damonayoung reflects on the role of libraries play in creating a reading culture via @theage)...
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The cost of historical research: why archives need to move with the times - The Guardian (blog)

The cost of historical research: why archives need to move with the times - The Guardian (blog) | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) The cost of historical research: why archives need to move with the times The Guardian (blog) As county archives face continued financial pressure on their services, history researchers are facing increasing difficulty in...
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Second World War and Cold War intelligence files released | The National Archives

Second World War and Cold War intelligence files released | The National Archives | Libraries & Archives 101 | Scoop.it
Hundreds of previously secret files concerning the role of British intelligence in the Second World War and early Cold war have been released.
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