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Intel acquires edtech startup Kno to boost its digital content library

Intel acquires edtech startup Kno to boost its digital content library | Libraries | Scoop.it
Intel is taking a big step into the education sector with its acquisition of Kno, a well-funded digital textbooks startup.

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Orland Park mayor asks library to filter Internet access - Chicago Tribune

Orland Park mayor asks library to filter Internet access - Chicago Tribune | Libraries | Scoop.it
Orland Park mayor asks library to filter Internet access
Chicago Tribune
Orland Park library's Internet policy allows adult computer users to view anything legal in the adult computer section of the library, including pornography that isn't obscene.

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The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age

The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age | Libraries | Scoop.it

The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age.

Physical To Virtual Libraries – Creating a balance between physical facilities with the increasing demand for digital materials

Individual To Community Libraries – Accommodating the needs of individuals in concert with community engagement

Collection To Creation Libraries – Transforming libraries into facilities for media creation, not just consumption

Portal To Archive Libraries – Balancing the needs for physical and digital archives


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Juliana Loh's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:05 PM

great article on the future of libraries...And yes... there will still be physical books :D

Eva I. Fischer's curator insight, March 7, 2014 12:14 PM

As I librarian I love these kind of articles... however I do want to say that realistically we are not essential and irreplaceable, rather we STRIVE to remain essential, irreplaceable and relevant!

And we're doing a good job! So let's all keep up the good work!

Margie Teaches Libstudies's comment, May 8, 2014 10:30 PM
I love these shelves. Want them at home so much!
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SF Library to host International Fil-Am Book Festival

SF Library to host International Fil-Am Book Festival | Libraries | Scoop.it
In celebration of Filipino-American History Month, the San Francisco Public Library will be hosting the second, bi-annual Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookfest II) at the Main Library on Oct.

 

Supporters of the festival include the University of San Francisco, Chevron, San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival, and FANHS."


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Read more: http://bit.ly/1avFwTC


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The literary Dalek of Edinburgh Central Library

The literary Dalek of Edinburgh Central Library | Libraries | Scoop.it
With Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary almost upon us what better time to find out a bit more about Central Library's pet Dalek. The Dalek's many guises have been amusing and confusing visitors to ...

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The Edinburgh Reporter's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:02 AM

Who knew there was a Dalek in our midst?!

Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:14 PM

I'm not a Dr Who fan - but I'm sure there will be lots of library patrons who will like this.

Mandie Petrucci Socialmedia's curator insight, May 12, 2014 7:16 AM

Naww . .  we make the Dalek cute and it's not scary any more.

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USFer helps build library in Bolivia

USFer helps build library in Bolivia | Libraries | Scoop.it
Aundraya Martinez (a McCarthy Center Sarlo Scholar), is interning at a non-profit called Centro Integral Warmi, located in Cochabamba, Bolivia where she's working with families and community leaders to develop a small library space in our newest site, called Thikay Wasi (Blooming House in Quechua).
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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

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"With the development of technology and the advent of e-readers, the classic paper books gradually became extinct. But for someone, traditional tomes are not just a source of knowledge, but a fetish."

 

 


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:01 PM

SCUP staffer Terry Calhoun spent several years in one of those libraries. Go Blue!

Donna Bryan's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:42 AM

With all our online access, these libraries still call me. 

Wong Hwee Leng's curator insight, November 3, 2014 4:17 AM

For book lovers, not to be missed beautiful places to visit when you travel to those countries.

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Using nets to recapture library patrons

Using nets to recapture library patrons | Libraries | Scoop.it
For many communities, the library is still a place where people gather for a little peace and quiet, as well as the chance to kick back and learn, but with new technology moving into the book niche, some establishments could be looking to go above...

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Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:17 PM

I'm worried I might fall asleep in these.

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UCD Library - Thomas Kinsella

UCD Library - Thomas Kinsella | Libraries | Scoop.it
An exhibition in the Special Collections Reading Room, James Joyce LibraryOpening November 15th, 2013 Exhibition Details

This exhibition highlights a selection of Thomas Kinsella’s published works. The Thomas Kinsella Collection, donated by the poet to UCD in July 2013, contains approximately 700 items, mostly books and pamphlets, with some ephemeral material. The books form a discrete collection reflecting the phases of Kinsella’s career in poetry.


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