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The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | TIME.com

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | TIME.com | Library obsession | Scoop.it
This isn't your childhood library.

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70 different styles of chairs? That's my kind of library.

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nickcarman's curator insight, June 27, 2013 6:54 PM

These libraries do look really exciting, although I find it a little sad that they are forced to choose between a library with books, or a library with tech.

wildswans's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:06 AM

I have nagging suspicion that this is still not quite the model for the library of the future - it almost seems exclusive rather than inspiring. If all you wanted was a space to engage in digital activities, you really don't need a library. A library is also about discovery and come of these spaces don't seem to do that as much - they are are really just a nice free space, which is of course important but it should not be all there is.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:12 AM

Free spaces in libraries are a new feature in both public and academic libraries and they enhance client interaction and networking which is also vital in modern libraries. For example Information Commons.

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How your library can help you resist the surveillance state

How your library can help you resist the surveillance state | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The library is one of the few institutions that has the potential to organize communities to access and produce information responsibly and safely.

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:44 PM

A useful quote from the article: "The library is one of the few institutions that has the potential to organize communities to access and produce information responsibly and safely. Libraries connect people with resources, facilitate inquiry and popular education, and are accessible and highly trusted. For the growing movement fighting for an alternative to a culture of surveillance, they are an excellent place to start."

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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world | Library obsession | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:12 AM

mesmerizing libraries

wildswans's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

Adele Greene's curator insight, May 29, 2014 5:04 AM

I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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dpavilion architects: amin shipping container library

dpavilion architects: amin shipping container library | Library obsession | Scoop.it
eight shipping containers find a new home as the several reading rooms in a new public library offering free books to the community.

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James Pallot's curator insight, March 11, 7:00 AM

Houses,shops, office spaces, and now, even public libraries are being taken over by the popularity and usefulness of shipping containers. Have you ever visited one? Try it and you’ll definitely enjoy your reading more that you used to.

Stevie Chamley's curator insight, March 11, 10:49 AM

People only know it to be used for cargo shipping. But nowadays, more and more industries are eyeing shipping containers to be used in their businesses. And the latest to join are the public libraries. Cozy, convenient, but cheap. 

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What Architecture Is Doing to Your Brain

What Architecture Is Doing to Your Brain | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Looking at buildings designed for contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive, measurable effects on your mental state.

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Books by design make for meaningful decor - Detroit Free Press

Books by design make for meaningful decor - Detroit Free Press | Library obsession | Scoop.it
"Repurposing books honors them," says Meredith Wing, an architecture student.
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Berkeley Public Library West Branch deemed first 'net zero' energy library in ... - Daily Californian

Berkeley Public Library West Branch deemed first 'net zero' energy library in ... - Daily Californian | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Approximately a year after reopening, the Berkeley Public Library’s West Branch has been deemed the first "net zero" energy library in the state.Read More…
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Danish Modern: 48 hours in Copenhagen with Airbnb Co-Founder - Yahoo Travel

Danish Modern: 48 hours in Copenhagen with Airbnb Co-Founder - Yahoo Travel | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Joe Gebbia of Airbnb tells where to go in Copenhagen for a weekend getaway.
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Library Resource Finder: Location & Availability for: Library architecture + design

Library Resource Finder: Location & Availability for: Library architecture + design | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Cool new book: "Library Architecture + Design"/Manuela Roth; features 69 new libraries around the world, incl. photos http://t.co/itHMIo9wZ1
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University libraries of the 21st century – in pictures

University libraries of the 21st century – in pictures | Library obsession | Scoop.it
We invited you to help us document the university library of the 21st century.
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26 Of The World’s Most Extraordinary Libraries That Every Book Worm Will Love

26 Of The World’s Most Extraordinary Libraries That Every Book Worm Will Love | Library obsession | Scoop.it
This list covers the most impressive old and new libraries around the world!
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First Look Inside The Boston Library's Astonishing, Colorful Renovation - WBUR

First Look Inside The Boston Library's Astonishing, Colorful Renovation - WBUR | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The renovated second floor is sleek, colorful, mod, with lots of sunlight streaming in.
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ACRL Releases New Roles for the Road Ahead @ALA_ACRL @ACRL2015 #acrl #ALA #libraries

ACRL Releases New Roles for the Road Ahead @ALA_ACRL @ACRL2015 #acrl #ALA #libraries | Library obsession | Scoop.it

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Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds - Telegraph

Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds - Telegraph | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Boost in visitors to the British Library suggests the rise of the digital age has left people craving 'real human encounters and physical artefacts'

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The British Library Meets Burning Man - Digital scholarship blog

The British Library Meets Burning Man - Digital scholarship blog | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Posted on behalf of David Normal (edited by Sophie McIvor and Mahendra Mahey) The British Library meets Burning Man… In December 2013 the British Library uploaded over a million images from our 19th century digitised books onto Flickr Commons, with the invitation for anyone to remix, re-use and re-purpose the...

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Libraries Reinvent themselves in the Digital Age

Libraries Reinvent themselves in the Digital Age | Library obsession | Scoop.it
When people think of libraries they normally envision old ladies with cats eye glasses shushing everyone. The only sounds that are audible is the rhythmic

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Libraries Dust Off Quiet Image With Innovations - Newsweek

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... Prototype Fund to test earlier-stage ideas.
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Academia welcomes new skills - Boston Globe

Academia welcomes new skills - Boston Globe | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Demand for professionals to work in online learning, fund-raising, and services for an increasingly diverse pool of students is booming.
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16 Breathtakingly Beautiful Libraries From Around The World

16 Breathtakingly Beautiful Libraries From Around The World | Library obsession | Scoop.it
What book lover doesn't cherish warm memories of browsing stacks at her college, or attending story time in his hometown? The knowledge housed in libraries can be a comfort, but the delights to be had when visiting them are many.
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Queensland Hot Modernism on show: State Library architecture series

Queensland Hot Modernism on show: State Library architecture series | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The unique identity of Queensland architecture is now on display, the State Library of Queensland launching the exhibition 'Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945–75'. ...
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Massive 'Museum of the Bible' Takes Huge Leap Forward - Charisma News

Massive 'Museum of the Bible' Takes Huge Leap Forward - Charisma News | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Top-tier organizations are joining forces for this one-of-a-kind museum.
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Community Post: 7 Coolest "Little Free Libraries"

Community Post: 7 Coolest "Little Free Libraries" | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Have you seen these book nooks pop up in your town? Check out these seriously cool designs and find out how you can set up your own Little Free Library!
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Vintage Looking Noveltree Bookshelf Ladder Inspired by Classic Libraries

Vintage Looking Noveltree Bookshelf Ladder Inspired by Classic Libraries | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Inspired by classic libraries which hold towering high shelves to store old literature, the Noveltree by Nieuwe Heren is our star design project for the day
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This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One.

This Is A Floating Library. Every City Should Probably Have One. | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Who said water and books don't mix!...

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can we have one for Sydney Harbour?

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