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Breaking down the barriers

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- 'Help Zone' concept

- Staff seeking out users rather than the other way around

- In unstructured environments, staff need to be easily identified (formerly, they were marked by their location behind the desk).

 

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Library Spaces | Incredibly cool library directional signs- believe...

Library Spaces | Incredibly cool library directional signs- believe... | Libraries | Scoop.it
Incredibly cool library directional signs- believe it!
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graphic signage cos we dont need a 1000 posters

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One, Two and Many reading cabin by Marta Wengorovius

One, Two and Many reading cabin by Marta Wengorovius | Libraries | Scoop.it
Small wooden library for only one person at a time by artist Marta Wengorovius and architect Francisco Aires Mateus at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
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idea for a pop-up - a reading space and not just lots of books - ie

a pop of contemplation/knowledge lounge

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The Danish National Maritime Museum by BIG

The Danish National Maritime Museum by BIG | Libraries | Scoop.it

The new Danish National Maritime Museum is located just north of Copenhagen and 10 km from the famous Louisiana Museum for Modern Art. The new 6,000 m⊃2; museum finds itself in a unique historical context adjacent to one of Denmark’s most important buildings, Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site – known from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It is the last addition to Kulturhavn Kronborg, a joint effort involving the renovation of the Castle and two new buildings – offering a variety of culture experiences to residents and visitors to Helsingør.

 

Bjarke Ingels: “By wrapping the old dock with the museum program we simultaneously preserve the heritage structure while transforming it to a courtyard bringing daylight and air in to the heart of the submerged museum. Turning the dock inside out resolved a big dilemma: Out of respect for Hamlet’s Castle we needed to remain completely invisible and underground – but to be able to attract visitors we needed a strong public presence. Leaving the dock as an urban abyss provides the museum with an interior façade facing the void and at the same time offers the citizens of Helsingør a new public space sunken 8 m below the level of the sea.”


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:41 AM

Cerca del Castillo de Kronsborg un museo muy atractivo que recupera en cierto modo el espíritu de la "promenade" arquitectónica de Le Corbusier.

Dennis Ricardo Hidalgo's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:45 AM

This should be a museum to visit. 

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Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model

Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model | Libraries | Scoop.it
As librarians struggle with the task of redefining their roles in a digital age, many are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores.
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if library collections are shaped largely by popular tastes, the difference between libs and commercial bookstores blurs - thus the danger of creating a 'profit-driven' model at odds with traditional lib mission
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FINLAND A new quality recommendation for Finnish public libraries | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift | Libraries | Scoop.it

In a related Pew study on libraries and the Internet, one librarian told researchers, “I believe public libraries should move away from being ‘houses of knowledge’ and move more towards being ‘houses of access.’ This is what the public is asking for and we are here to serve them.” Beyond the use of technology, many librarians think in terms of access and information being closely linked, and believe that libraries still have a responsibility to both.


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Mian umair's curator insight, June 4, 2013 11:36 AM

Offering creative logo design, landing page design, web banner design, flyer brochure, custom website design and complete e-commerce solutions to all our clients in USA, Canada, and UK.http://www.kooldesigning.com

Mark W.F. Condon's comment, June 4, 2013 8:39 PM
Access to culturally and linguistically appropriate books is the largest barrier to world literacy. Libraries and Digital Resources can solve this if we Unite for Literacy!
Fliss Clooney's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:21 AM

Interesting view from USA

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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading | Libraries | Scoop.it
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.
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Self-service libraries to allow night-time checkouts

Self-service libraries to allow night-time checkouts | Libraries | Scoop.it

- Members will have out of hours access to books

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- Access by children is restricted during open hours

- Less incidents occur during open hours than during staffed hours

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What’s Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings | Library by Design

What’s Hot: The Latest in Library Products & Furnishings | Library by Design | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Lynnette Kang's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:12 PM

library furnishings

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Culture: Buy the book? (Monocle.com)

Culture: Buy the book? (Monocle.com) | Libraries | Scoop.it
Tokyo — In Japan, a second library is set to open that is funded by private bookseller Tsutaya. Is this evidence of turning over a new leaf or should we throw the book at the commercialisation of a public service?
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very bold library-retail collaboration - which works!

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Project for Public Spaces | Creating Playspaces by and for Children

Project for Public Spaces | Creating Playspaces by and for Children | Libraries | Scoop.it
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children's space design

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The future library designed with you | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

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gameify the feedback mechanism, or make it fun. That itself can win you some love (eg: tree of dreams, post its)

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10 Steps to a Better Library Interior | American Libraries Magazine

10 Steps to a Better Library Interior | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries | Scoop.it
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zoning for personalised experiences: zones are multifaceted - there can be a quiet area within the teen section, a social zone in the reading area.
Also, lighting 

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The Cool Hunter - KOOL KIDS SPACES

The Cool Hunter - KOOL KIDS SPACES | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Bright colours and a playground atmosphere. However, very little is said of how parents can make use of the spaces for learning

 

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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading
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Compared with other adults who don’t have minor children at home, parents are more likely to have library cards, visit the library, use the library website, and use mobile devices to connect the library.  Indeed, 30% of parents say their patronage of libraries has increased in the past five years and the primary reason they cite for the increase is the presence of a child in their family.  

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