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Avoiding the Digital Death Spiral: Surviving & Thriving through und...

Simon will consider how we can use a deeper understanding of value and impact to survive in an ever more competitive and confusing digital landscape. How do the
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Simon advocates a model to assess the tangible benefits of digitisation it is not just sufficient to look at the number of times a resource is used rather we need a deeper understanding of its benefits. Looking at the social and economic impact on the community and the impact on our organisation. Value to the community is demonstrated by a change in the life or life opportunities of the community through social and economic impact. The  internal benefit to our own organisations comes from the innovation impact of making them more effective and efficient in delivering change and the strategic advantage that brings us. 

Four aspects to the benefits of digitisation.

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Beautiful libraries doing innovative things to engage the public, maker spaces, lovely high backed gentlemens club style chairs to retire in quite, climbing frames and forts and theatrettes for children. Studio space to compose music or make a film. There are many ways for the public to engage with library spaces.

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Laurinda Thomas - Presidential Address LIANZA '13

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Presidential Adress LIANZA13 Insights from Laurinda Thomas.

1. Conversation - Change the conversation, change our language . No longer should we debate weather we are "relevant" or talk about the need to "reinvent" ourselves. We should not doubt our relevance and to talk of reinventing ourselves implies what we do in not sufficient. We need to talk about libraries as an "essential" service  we are critical to New Zealand's health wealth and wellbeing.

2. Elation - We choose to work in libraries because they fill us with "elation" we need to remember that. What we do makes a difference in people's lives.

3. Inspiration - Change is scary but motivating every achievement comes out of disatisfaction. When things change it is a way forward. Conference ideas open a window of inspiration. New Zealand is at the edge of the world we are setting the bar. Lets raise the bar. Build on the shulders of giants.

Rediscover the joy of your profession open the window to the future. Change how you talk about what you do and tell everyone.

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Chalkle - Six degrees of education

Chalkle - Six degrees of education | Libraries | Scoop.it
Chalkle° is reinventing education where classes can be taught or attended by anyone, thereby unlocking the incredible knowledge held within our local communities. Chalkles are fun and social!
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How we can engage with the community allow the anybody to register a course on Chalkle and hold it in the library. The community self manages its own learning.

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Set up a class to be held by anyone, any time, any where.

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Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks'

Young adult readers 'prefer printed to ebooks' | Libraries | Scoop.it
Survey finds that 62% of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer traditional books over their digital equivalents
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Youth still prefer the emotional connection of a print book to an ebook and they view them as over priced.

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Digital Badge Professional Learning Platform

Digital Badge Professional Learning Platform | Libraries | Scoop.it
As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. In my new position here at New Milford H...
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badgeos.org a plugin for Wordpress enables you to create digital badges. This blog describes its use to document teachers and pupil’s digital learning. Their a obvious parallels with librarians professional development and validation requirements.

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