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The Library's Ending Again - Library Journal (blog)

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The Library's Ending Again
Library Journal (blog)
But sure, libraries as we know them might be gone sooner than we think.
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The Annoyed Librarian blogs a  response to the Tech Crunch posting, <http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/13/the-end-of-the-library/>.

 

The Annoyed Librarian writes, "But sure, libraries as we know them might be gone sooner than we think. I’ve even made the same argument myself, recently published in a book, Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library. "

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5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do #librarians

5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do #librarians | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

- Librarians are teachers.

- Librarians are tech-savvy

- Librarians are advertisers

- Librarians are event planners

- Librarians are researchers


Via Karen du Toit
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Librarians embrace change. See http://entrelib.org/ ;

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 14, 6:31 AM

good reminder!

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Библиотекари - учителя.  Во многих библиотеках  есть компьютеры, которые библиотекари используют для обучения различных категорий пользователей. Библиотекари   научат как использовать Microsoft Office, как безопасно пользоваться Интернетом, как настроить учетные записи и оставаться в безопасности в социальных медиа , и многое другоеБиблиотекари  - технически продвинутые специалисты.   Мы должны знать, по крайней мере, основы компьютерных технологий. В большинстве случаев, мы знаем больше, и если мы не уверены в  точном ответе , то знаем, как его найти.Библиотекари - рекламодатели.  Библиотеки в основном  сами управляют своими связями с общественностью и рекламой собственных услуг и событий ( обычно почти без бюджета). Библиотекари  пишут пресс-релизы, ведут страницы в соцсетях, налаживают связи, а также создаютсвои собственные логотипы и графический дизайн. Когда дело доходит до графических программ,   библиотекари изучают их самостоятельноБиблиотекари - организаторы мероприятий.  Библиотеки каждый год проводят десятки мероприятий , поэтому  персонал библиотек должен рассчитать бюджет  и план  события,   привлечь  добровольцев или платных ведущих. Библиотекари  планируют   тему мероприятия, ,пишут сценарий, готовят угощение ... . Большинство деталей оформления, обычно, также сделано руками сотрудников библиотеки и т.д и т.п.Библиотекари исследователи.  Библиотекари не только знают, как организовать и найти информацию. Мы знаем, как собирать и анализировать информацию. Мы видим закономерности и может извлечь из них информацию. Например, вы когда-нибудь приходили в библиотеку с просьбой  рекомендовать почитать, что-нибудь такое же интеречное? Если это так, вас, вероятно, спросили о том, какой  тип книг вам нравится, если у вас  любимые авторы,   что привлекло вас в книге (место события, символы, юмор ...) и т.д. Все это были те вопросы,   которые помогли библиотекарю проанализировать ваши  вкусы  в книгах, для того, чтобы   предоставить вам книгу автора, творчество которого вы полюбите.
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Turns out the most engaged library users also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Turns out the most engaged library users also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology. Dusty, worn books versus sleek new computers, tablets or smartphones may seem like unlikely companions, but it’s really all about information. Continue reading →
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Top Tech Trends | ALA Midwinter 2014 - The Digital Shift

Top Tech Trends | ALA Midwinter 2014 - The Digital Shift | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

Codes of conduct were listed among the leading current trends during the annual LITA Top Tech Trends panel, along with digital forensics, open content & OERs, next steps in social media, and more.


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Things that caught my attention:

1. “Hashtags are now part of the system for Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter." I didn't realize Facebook has hashtags.

2. Encourage event attendees to use hashtags and “Afterward, you can create something using Storify to pull together all of the comments [and photos] about your event into one story."

3. "...last August, the Getty Museum released 4,600 images as open content, and that there have been similar releases from the Walters Art Museum, the British Library, and other cultural heritage agencies. Along with the images, associated metadata has been released as open content...". I know about this and I love what these institutions are doing.

4. "...open textbooks aren’t just offering students a way to save money. The digital format enables faculty to present content in new ways, by embedding video, podcast, apps, or interactive content such as quizzes."

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Libraries become tech hubs for the digitally inclined

Libraries become tech hubs for the digitally inclined | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
Ridwa Yakob knew what libraries had: books
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Not just books. Katie Humphrey writes, "People are turning to libraries with tech-fueled questions about everything from e-readers to social media – and librarians have the answers."
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Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries | Library as Incubator Project

Our Favorite Things: Musical Libraries | Library as Incubator Project | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

Libraries collect music, libraries host music, librarians moonlight as musicians and offer patrons spaces to create their own mixes . . . Which is to say, the “silent library” trope is so outdated. Here are some of our favorite musical libraries!


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This is cool.  Go innovative librarians!

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Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online

Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
Rare, fragile ancient manuscripts such as the 600-year-old Gutenberg Bible can now be viewed by almost anyone online.
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More Than A Million Free Public Domain Images for Teachers to Use and Remix ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

More Than A Million Free Public Domain Images for Teachers to Use and Remix ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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These images are released into the Flickr Commons <http://www.flickr.com/commons/institutions/> by the British Library from digitization done by Microsoft and given to the British Library.  Quote: "The images cover a wide range of themes and  topics and are presented in different forms including: maps, geological diagrams, landscapes, beautiful illustrations, wall paintings, illuminated and decorative letters, comical satire, and many more."


I look forward to having time to use some of those in the Community Lilbrary on the virtual world grid of InWorldz. The problem is having the time to identify / locate images. Manifests of the public domain images are at https://github.com/BL-Labs/imagedirectory .

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Opening Up | Next Steps for MOOCs and Libraries

Opening Up | Next Steps for MOOCs and Libraries | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
Since the term was coined five years ago, massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been a subject of much debate in educational circles.
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The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found

The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

By Ian Anstice:

"The Guardian held one of its online debates on libraries today. The discussion between several library experts (managers, campaigners, councillors) and anyone contributing online. Around 200 comments were made so it’s a little condfusing: I’ve endeavoured to summarise below, although doubtless I have missed some things which some would consider important. Main threads and arguments.

Are libraries declining due to technological change? Libraries are still needed, in some ways more than ever: internet/online access essential and libraries provide the access and skills to those without either or both. Seven million have never used the internet. Wikipedia etc don’t cover all information and are prone to deletion, accidental or otherwise and is also not entirely trustworthy anyway.  Libraries provide quiet study spaces.  Children need the books and everyone needs serendipity that bookshelves allow.  Bookstock is declining due to budget cuts.  It’s not black and white – books and e-books will co-exist. Books are still in demand with 244 million loans in England 2011/12,

Read more: http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/11/the-future-of-libraries-what-the-guardian-online-debate-found.html


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This is a short summary of an extensive online discussion about public libraries in the UK, but much of the discussion applies to USA libraries too. I like libraries referred to as "Idea stores".

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:40 AM

Main threads and arguments in the discussions! Interesting!

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IFLA welcomes US Court decision on legality of Google Books digitization; cautions against growing digital information divide for libraries elsewhere | IFLA

IFLA welcomes US Court decision on legality of Google Books digitization; cautions against growing digital information divide for libraries elsewhere | IFLA | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
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 From the article, "The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) welcomes the decision of the US District Court with regards to the legality of the Google Books project. Last week, Judge Chin ruled that the digitisation of university library collections by Google was a fair use under US copyright law."

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What 20 years of best sellers say about what we read

What 20 years of best sellers say about what we read | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
When USA TODAY began its Best-Selling Books list 20 years ago, J.K.
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Today's Library Link of the Day <http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/10/30/twenty-years-of-usa-todays-best-selling-books-list/3194493/> is an October 30, 2013  article by Bob Minzesheimer and Anthony DeBarros in USA TODAY.  They write, " n 1998, 56% of the books in the list's top 150 each week was fiction.  ...Since then, fiction is on a roll — up to 68% of best sellers in 2002, 77% in 2010, and to an all-time high of 81% so far this year." 

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Literacy in the Digital Age

Literacy in the Digital Age | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

Kathy Schrock's lists of lists of links to information that supports literacy in the digital age.


Via Valerie Hill
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Kathy Schrock has put together an excellent collection of links by categories, such as tool literacy, global literacy, media literacy, data literacy and more.  She also lists all the social apps that support digital literacy goals. This is just a tiny part of her collections. One can spend days here following links. A must bookmark site. She also has a newsletter.

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Valerie Hill's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:04 PM

Just met Kathy Schrock in a webinar and she shared her multiple literacy site.  So glad to find colleagues who share this passion.

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MOOCs, Mobile Technologies - Their Impact on Reference Service | Amigos Library Services

MOOCs, Mobile Technologies - Their Impact on Reference Service | Amigos Library Services | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

Early-bird registration ends October 24, 2013.

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This one-day online conference by Amigos Library Services will be on November 7th. Many speakers will discuss the role of MOOC in library services.

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The 10 Most Read Books in The World

The 10 Most Read Books in The World | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 30, 8:50 AM

The Bible´s #1, Mao´s Quotations #2. 

Marta Torán's curator insight, May 30, 8:54 AM

El Top 10 de los libros más leídos

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 2, 1:57 AM

Reading is one of the basic literacy skills we learn from the first years of our schooling.As we grow up this skill develops and takes many forms. It actually stays with us for the rest of our life. And like any other skill, the more you work on it the better it gets. That is why we have now great writers it is because they were once great readers.

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In this digital age, personal libraries serve as retreats, showpieces

In this digital age, personal libraries serve as retreats, showpieces | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
With the advent of tablets, cellphones and e-readers, could the book-lined home library go the way of the formal dining room?

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Valerie Hill's curator insight, February 12, 1:04 PM

"Books are precious and beautiful..."

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What the Library of the Future Will Look Like

What the Library of the Future Will Look Like | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
No longer a warehouse for barely touched tomes, the Chattanooga Public Library has embraced 3-D printers, laser cutters, and, above all, interaction.
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Librarian Corinne Hill recreated the Chattanooga Public Library. Quote: 

"And the overhaul in the operating philosophy is working. Attendance is up 150 percent throughout the four-library system, Hill says. From 52,000 people in the first quarter of 2012 to 151,000 in the most recent." 

Corinne Hill is Executive Director of the Chattanooga Public Library and Library Journal 2014 Librarian of the Year.

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Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places | Library as Incubator Project

Our Favorite Things: Libraries in Unexpected Places | Library as Incubator Project | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite libraries that showed up in rather unexpected places. From book bikes to pop-up literary scenes in vacant lots, libraries were cropping up in a variety of interesting venues this year.


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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh - YouTube

"Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? In this emotional talk, Pam Sandlian Smith shows how she works to use the library as a hub for community-based knowledge creation and discourse."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 19, 2013 6:12 AM

Great talk about the relevance of libraries!

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2013 | LISNews:

Once more we look back at the notable library happenings of the past year.

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This was a Library Link of the Day link. http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/

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Listen In on the Library 2.013 Presentations: Recordings Freely Available | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science

Listen In on the Library 2.013 Presentations: Recordings Freely Available | San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
The Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference took place October 18-19, 2013, but it isn’t too late to listen in on the incredible presentations that spanned the globe, touched on a multitude of topics, and were given in multiple languages.
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This links to a page at San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science that contains links to freely accessible audio and video presentations. 

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How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.
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Quote: "Some 90% of Americans ages 16 and older said that the closing of their local public library would have an impact on their community, with 63% saying it would have a “major” impact."

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The 7-Eleven library -- creative Fresno owners show they care | Education | FresnoBee.com

The 7-Eleven library -- creative Fresno owners show they care | Education | FresnoBee.com | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
Central Fresno 7-Eleven owners Sushil Prakash and Josephine Kiran take giving back to their community up a notch -- the couple has created a library in a corner of their convenience store and reward young readers with Slurpees and hot chocolates.
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Helping children find fun in reading. The owner's of this store are the first to come up with this idea and were visited by the Vice President of 7-Eleven "to explore how other libraries might be added in stores around the country, Kiran said."


Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/11/26/3633841/the-7-eleven-library-creative.html#storylink=cpy
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webtech2012_national_infographic.pdf

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Infographic of "Trends in U.S. Public Library Websites and Social Media Use"

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Digital Public Library of America » Blog Archive » Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies

"As part of the new program, current librarians and library volunteers around the country will work with the DPLA to acquire, use, and sustain new digital skills using DPLA’s open materials and services, such as metadata creation, digitization, and virtual exhibition curation. Public librarians will receive the training required to produce digitized materials and curate these into virtual exhibitions."

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