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Essay calls on librarians to seek more involvement from their campuses in developing future of the library | InsideHigherEd

Essay calls on librarians to seek more involvement from their campuses in developing future of the library | InsideHigherEd | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ The library is only as effective as its ability to understand and support the emerging info needs of its campus http://t.co/SrTMe2uwYB”
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Library of the future: 7 technologies we would love to see

Library of the future: 7 technologies we would love to see | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ Library future depends on technologies. We've collected a couple of great concepts that could be used in the near future.”
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Libraries of the Future [VISUALIZATION] | LibraryScienceList.com

Libraries of the Future [VISUALIZATION] | LibraryScienceList.com | Library happenings | Scoop.it
Adapted from PewInternet.com.
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Sunsetting: What Libraries Can Learn from Tech Companies

Sunsetting: What Libraries Can Learn from Tech Companies | Library happenings | Scoop.it
Libraries exist to provide amazing services and resources to our users. We are so committed to this vision that we continue to offer these services even after users don't need them. “The easiest way to know that a product should be killed or sold off is when it no longer fits the company’s distinctive competence and market strategy. Regardless of the costs, a product that doesn’t make sense in the context of the rest of your products just confuses your customers.”
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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 12, 2:51 PM

Absolutely worth reading, this is something I am trying to teach my students! 

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Why Is It So Hard to Use E-books from the Library? | TechSoup for Libraries

Why Is It So Hard to Use E-books from the Library? | TechSoup for Libraries | Library happenings | Scoop.it

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4 Things Every Student Must DO to Preserve their Work

4 Things Every Student Must DO to Preserve their Work | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“» 4 Things Every Student Must DO to Preserve their Work |”
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Melissa Molitor's curator insight, March 10, 8:28 AM

Working towards paper-less instruction, this is important! When you save your work as a PDF, it is very difficult for others to alter it.

Sue Osborne's curator insight, March 10, 5:48 PM

A handy infographic, this one!

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Thousands of Free Media Files in the Public Domain Project

Thousands of Free Media Files in the Public Domain Project | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“The Public Domain Project is a great resource for students and teachers providing easy and searchable access to media files free of copyright restrictions.”
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Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, February 3, 3:28 PM

Access to media files which are free of copyright restrictions. Despite it being common practice, cutting and pasting images from the internet or downloading audio and video files is often an infringement of copyright. A great source for teaching students about the importance of copyright and intellectual and creative integrity.

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Digital Library Trends for 2015

Digital Library Trends for 2015 | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ Libraries in all over the world are undergoing a digital resonance as major publishers have firmly committed themselves to the concept of making e-Books”
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Book Lovers Are Obsessed With This Website - The Book Insider

Book Lovers Are Obsessed With This Website - The Book Insider | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ Last year, Random House quietly gave away Dan Brown’s bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, for free for one week. Millions of readers were unaware of the week-long giveaway. A select group of readers did take advantage of the promotion, though. They were using BookBub, a daily email that alerts readers to free and deeply …”
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Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop - Telegraph

Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop - Telegraph | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ Libraries should be re-branded as vibrant community hubs offering free wifi, comfy sofas and coffee, according to government-commissioned report”
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The Top 10 Library Stories of 2014

The Top 10 Library Stories of 2014 | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ PW takes a look back at some of the library stories that captivated the publishing world in 2014, and what they portend for 2015”
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Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators | World Future Society

Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators | World Future Society | Library happenings | Scoop.it

As both the location and creation of knowledge become democratized and decentralized, libraries and librarians are rethinking their relationships with the communities they serve and the knowledge they help preserve—and produce.

The future of libraries appears bleak, from many perspectives: Demographically, credentialed librarians are aging; technologically, the information explosion has led to the cybrary, or e-library. The age-old tradition of the library as “the collection” is now being challenged, as is who should organize and collect that information.


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A timely article as we try and reinvent ourselves

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Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots - Wall Street Journal

Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots - Wall Street Journal | Library happenings | Scoop.it
By LORETTA WALDMAN "WESTPORT, Conn.—They have blinking eyes and an unnerving way of looking quizzically in the direction of whoever is speaking. They walk, dance and can talk in 19 different languages. About the height of a toddler, they look like bigger, better-dressed cousins of Buzz Lightyear. And soon, "Vincent" and "Nancy" will be buzzing around the Westport Library, where officials next week will announce the recent acquisition of the pair of humanoid "NAO Evolution" robots. Their primary purpose: to teach the kind of coding and computer-programming skills required to animate such machines. While it isn't unusual for public libraries to offer instruction in programming or robotics, Westport is the first in the nation to do it with sophisticated humanoid bots made by the French robotics firm Aldebaran. In a brief demonstration last week, Alex Giannini, the library's digital-experience manager, had Vincent kicking a small soccer ball, doing tai chi and taking bows."
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Role of Liaison Librarians, by Renee Stokes

Role of Liaison Librarians: “If librarians are to thrive as indispensable players, it will be necessary for them to be visible participants in the life of their Universities….Creative partnerships forged with all facets of the University community: faculty, IT departments, students, will allow the library to function as a key player at the heart of the life of the academy.” –Gromatzky, S.E. (2003). Academic librarians 2012: Researchers, technologists and proactive partners. Retrieved from http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may03/marcum/05marcum.html Goals of the Liaison Librarian Program of the University Libraries The Liaison Librarian Program supports the mission of the University Libraries and the University of South Dakota as it deploys Liaison Librarians to meet the reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach needs of the campus population and the community. The goals of the Program include:  Build effective working relationships and collaboration between the University Libraries and the faculty  Cultivate two-way communication between the University Libraries and academic departments  Increase awareness of and use of library resources and services  Inform planning for future library initiatives Roles of Liaison Librarians Two-Way Communicator"
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:41 AM

Liaising a very important role for librarians, especially academic librarians!

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Work Like a Patron Day @ Brock University Library | Open Shelf

Work Like a Patron Day @ Brock University Library | Open Shelf | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ Logging into our computers seems to take forever. First, finding somewhere to sit, then settling in with your winter coat, bag, laptop and coffee takes ages! Never mind waiting in line for the elevator. It’s not that our services are slow or under-par, it’s just that we library staff don’t typically see the big picture. Once you factor in all the steps it takes to go from entering the library to working productively, you quickly realize that the library isn’t always as convenient as we like to think it is. It also explains why students sometimes leave their belongings while they use the washroom or grab a drink. If they didn’t, they’d have to start all over again!”
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7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

7 Classrooms: library as pedagogical incubator - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Library happenings | Scoop.it

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University. Library and Learning Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

University.  Library and Learning Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ The new Library and Learning Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects represents one of seven buildings part of Vienna University of Economics and Business’ new campus.”
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Libraries as dynamic learning spaces, not simply repositories for the printed word
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University. Library. Learning Commons as Symbol: the new heart of our communities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

University. Library. Learning Commons as Symbol: the new heart of our communities? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ Learning Commons as the heart or "connective tissue" that binds a school together. Nice! http://t.co/oAZHxegily #proctorevolves #proctorl2l”
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Anne Whisken's curator insight, February 28, 7:48 PM

'Modern knowledge spaces are kind of our thing.'

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Libraries need to decide their future before someone else does...!

Libraries need to decide their future before someone else does...! | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ I was forwarded a very interesting article the other day. "Clash in the Stacks" by Carl Straumshein on Inside Higher Ed. Several library directors at liberal arts institutions have lost their jobs ...”
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Is a library still a library if it has no physical books?

Is a library still a library if it has no physical books? | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ All-digital libraries are becoming more common, and so far they've been a success.”
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Emerging Technology Trends for 2015

“ Emerging technology trends for 2015. Lots of really cool stuff here! I presented this at the Internet Librarian 2014 conference.”
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Libraries need to decide their future before someone else does...!

Libraries need to decide their future before someone else does...! | Library happenings | Scoop.it
“ I was forwarded a very interesting article the other day. "Clash in the Stacks" by Carl Straumshein on Inside Higher Ed. Several library directors at liberal arts institutions have lost their jobs ...”
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Unique and Distinctive Collections: opportunities for research libraries

Unique and Distinctive Collections: opportunities for research libraries | Library happenings | Scoop.it

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heather dawson's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:35 AM

New report from RLUK examines current trends and future possibilities.

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The challenge is on: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities? | Book Patrol

The challenge is on: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities? | Book Patrol | Library happenings | Scoop.it
The mission of the Knight Foundation: To support "transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and

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