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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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Pop-Up Cubic Libraries : The Mobile Library Project

Pop-Up Cubic Libraries : The Mobile Library Project | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

The Mobile Library Project - ‘The Mobile Library Project’ is an educational initiative that aims to make reading more accessible in Seoul. 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 19, 4:52 AM

Great initiative!

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The Paramount Vault Streaming Over 100 Free Movies

The Paramount Vault Streaming Over 100 Free Movies | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

We live in a strange new world. A decade ago, the mere thought of streaming a movie online seemed foolhardy and weird. Now, a major movie studio has created a YouTube channel that offers viewers the chance to watch a selection of their films for free. The Paramount Vault is here and it feels like a big deal. Never before has the ever-changing film industry made us feel like such crotchety old people. Back in our day, we had to get off the couch to watch a movie!

Check out the details of the Paramount Vault channel (and some of our recommendations) after the jump:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzMVH2jEyEwXPBvyht8xQNw

The Paramount Vault has technically been around for three weeks, but it arrived with little fanfare. Now, word seems to be spreading among the various online film fan tribes that this thing exists. And oh boy, is it a weird and wonderful thing. Sure, the channel is currently lacking in the blockbuster and universally beloved classics departments, but it more than makes up for that in the “Oh, Wow! I’ve Been Meaning To Watch That!” department.

However, the “sizzle reel” at the top of the channel includes clips from movies like Airplane!, World War Z, Transformers, and Forrest Gump, so we imagine that bigger movies will arrive online at some point.

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Library 2.0 - the future of libraries in the digital age - 20 Oct

Library 2.0 - the future of libraries in the digital age - 20 Oct | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

"The fifth annual Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference will be held on October 20th, 2015 from 7am - 8pm US Pacific / 10am - 11pm US Eastern (International Time Zone Converter).

Everyone is invited to participate in the conference, designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. 

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events! "

 

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 1, 2015 3:00 AM

Bookmark this in your calender!

liblist4u's curator insight, October 1, 2015 9:13 AM

Oct.20, 2015. For schedule and other info see

http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule

Litlit's curator insight, October 10, 2015 2:53 PM

La question du Numérique dans les Bibliothèques Outre-Atlantique

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Building libraries of the distant future today, Drew Brookhart - Columbus Telegram

Building libraries of the distant future today, Drew Brookhart - Columbus Telegram | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
It is exciting to feel energy build around a library and cultural arts center in downtown Columbus. The Columbus City Council has had their support galvanized by grant money coming

 

"So when you think of a library in 100, 300, or 500 years, imagine a beautiful building with spaces for discussion, contemplation and creation where wisdom can be shared. Imagine skilled librarians making sure that everyone has access to organized, meaningful resources that raise the level of public discussion above the din of the internet. Imagine all that topped off with a collection of the best hardbacks available."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 27, 2015 5:30 AM

Contemplative article about the "future Library"!

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School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | I Love Libraries

School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | I Love Libraries | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 8, 2014 9:09 PM

Librarians are people and children love people who read to them and care about them.

 

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Chartall BCollege's curator insight, December 9, 2014 2:34 AM

A love of reading should be nurtured from an early age...it could start with the school library, or even earlier...

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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


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Librarians embrace change. See http://entrelib.org/ ;

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 14, 2014 6:31 AM

good reminder!

Olga Kudriavtseva 's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:06 AM
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

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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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Grenoble introduces short story dispensers in public areas

Grenoble introduces short story dispensers in public areas | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
To make the time pass and to allow its residents to enjoy a little culture, Grenoble has introduced short story dispensers in public areas around the town.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, October 18, 2015 5:35 PM

Like the Poetry Vending Machine before it, another great idea for generating interest for local authors. Hope that it will be franchised.

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Kitchener’s library system looks to the future

Kitchener’s library system looks to the future | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
Need the collected works of Ernest Hemingway, a power drill and a place to record your new song? In the future, your local library may be able to provide all three.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, October 3, 2015 7:22 AM

Another library embraces a new future, 

"Far beyond loaning books and offering public reading space, the library of the future could include conference space rentals, expanded kids' programming, recording studios, innovation hubs, technology tutoring and even tool rentals."

 

 

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Kevin's Meandering Mind | Robots As Publishers: Curation Conundrums in the Digital Age

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Robots As Publishers: Curation Conundrums in the Digital Age | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

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The Making of an Instructional Design Librarian | ACRLog

The Making of an Instructional Design Librarian | ACRLog | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it

A shiny new Instructional Design Librarian at California State University shared her story about being a new ID librarian.


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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, January 23, 2015 1:11 PM

new library position story

Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, January 23, 2015 1:12 PM

story on new library position

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Licking library now loaning guitars

Licking library now loaning guitars | Libraries & Librarians | Scoop.it
NEWARK, Ohio — Newark’s musical claim to fame might be that it was a childhood home for Vegas showman Wayne Newton. But if the Licking County Library’s idea pans out, it could be nurturing the development of little Bob Dylans or Taylor Swifts of the future.

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 6, 2014 6:09 PM

Another example of a library with a unique collection, guitars. 

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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, 2014 8:50 AM

The Bible´s #1, Mao´s Quotations #2. 

Marta Torán's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:54 AM

El Top 10 de los libros más leídos

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 2, 2014 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, 2014 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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