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Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future

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"No $2,000 MakerBot can match the quality of a store bought lego or toy. No, the trick is to show the child, or parent, or member, that they are part of a learning process and discovering something new – if only it is new to them. They have to be in on the truth that we are all just figuring this out as we go. And if we have it all figured out? Time to try something new."

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Expecting More at the FFL » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Video series by the Fayetteville Free Library that depict community members describing how they use the library. 

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Califa Lands $325,000 in Funding for Ebook Ownership Project; Deal Close With Smashwords — The Digital Shift

Partnership between California library consortium and Smashwords means possible ebook ownership model for libraries.

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What’s Right With This Picture?: Chicago’s YOUmedia reinvents the public library

What’s Right With This Picture?: Chicago’s YOUmedia reinvents the public library | The Effing Awesome Library | Scoop.it
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Libraries Should Become Better with Use | Walking Paper

Libraries Should Become Better with Use | Walking Paper | The Effing Awesome Library | Scoop.it
One indication that something is well made is that it becomes better with use.
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2010 vision: Transformation Lab at Aarhus Public Library, Denmark | Libraries Interact

prototyping the future library

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ALA Marginalia » Blog Archive » ALA Happy Mutants rejoice – Library Boing Boing is coming!

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TechCrunch | True Or False? Automatic Fact-Checking Coming To The Web – Complications Follow

TechCrunch | True Or False? Automatic Fact-Checking Coming To The Web – Complications Follow | The Effing Awesome Library | Scoop.it
The social layer has settled on the web like a dusting of multicolored snowflakes, gracing every story with a little menagerie of sharing counts and buttons.
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First Public Library to Create a Maker Space - Forbes

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Re-imagining a public library in the age of the maker and hacker, the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) in New York State is the first public library to create a maker space in the United States.
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Netflix and Libraries: You Are What “Your Users” Think You Are, Not What You Think You Are – Library Hat

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Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | The Effing Awesome Library | Scoop.it

Great things taking place at the Fayetteville Free Library (as described by RD Lankes)

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Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future

Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future | The Effing Awesome Library | Scoop.it

"No $2,000 MakerBot can match the quality of a store bought lego or toy. No, the trick is to show the child, or parent, or member, that they are part of a learning process and discovering something new – if only it is new to them. They have to be in on the truth that we are all just figuring this out as we go. And if we have it all figured out? Time to try something new."

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Libraries Might Not Provide Content in the Future & it’s Okay | Walking Paper

Beyond circulating books and DVDs

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ALA recognizes four library programs as top cutting-edge services in third annual contest | American Libraries Magazine

* Snap & Go, Contra Costa County Library, CA
Using QR (Quick Response) codes, Snap & Go serves as an innovative delivery mechanism for traditional library services. From local transit ads to posters to newspaper ads, Contra Costa County is delivering instant access to library materials and services to cardholders with mobile phones. By scanning the code with a reader on their phones, users are directed to downloadable e-books and audiobooks, virtual museum passes, interactive reference service, account and catalog search and readers' advisory tools. QR codes placed on popular titles take readers to "read-alike" lists created by library staff. Usage of the library's mobile site has increased 16 percent since Contra Costa implemented Snap & Go. http://guides.ccclib.org/qr

 

* Participatory Platforms for Learning, New Canaan High School Library, CT
New Canaan's Participatory Platforms for Learning program strives to cultivate curiosity throughout the learning community and encourage experimentation with new tools for content creation, publication and participation. The program includes deploying the full complement of Google applications; advocating a culture of intellectual freedom; using Twitter for current events research; and using Facebook groups for students to record their research process and provide feedback to others in the group. The program enmeshes learning and the "real world" to teach students digital citizenship by encouraging them to become responsible information consumers, creators and contributors in the public domain. Their online portal is at: http://nchslibraryannex.blogspot.com/

 

 

*Map Warper Toolkit, New York Public Library, NY
The Map Warper toolkit allows staff and the public to virtually stretch (or geo-rectify) historical maps onto a digital model of the world à la Google Maps or OpenStreetMap, transforming old atlases into interactive spatial environments. Participants also can go deeper, tracing and transcribing specific map features into a growing public database. The project adds to the historical and scholarly record while engaging library patrons in building digital resources. The service is managed by the NYPL Labs group, developed in collaboration with EntropyFree, an open source geospatial software firm. The tools are in the process of being published to an open code repository for other libraries, scholars and cultural heritage workers to use and build upon. http://maps.nypl.org

 

* Gimme Engine, Scottsdale Public Library, AZ
The Gimme Engine mobile website helps customers find a great book to read based on a library staffer's recommendation and review. Gimme combines library catalog MARC data, content enrichment service images and descriptions and library staff book reviews on Goodreads.com to create a unique experience. Gimme, which was developed with monies received from an LSTA grant, was created to meet a need stated by both library and non-library users; they wanted book recommendations powered by library staff. The Gimme engine is a creative solution to meet these customer needs. You can use Gimme for yourself by visiting: http://gimme.scottsdalelibrary.org


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TedxRainier: Chrystie Hill, “Libraries Present & Future” | Library as Incubator Project

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More than just digital quilting

More than just digital quilting | The Effing Awesome Library | Scoop.it





THE scene in the park surrounding New York’s Hall of Science, on a sunny weekend in mid-September, resembles a futuristic craft fair.
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Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future? - Education - GOOD

Are Digital Media Labs the Libraries of the Future? - Education - GOOD | The Effing Awesome Library | Scoop.it
Could a digital media lab in downtown Chicago be the library of the future?
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