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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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Books by earliest women writers in English on display together for first time

Books by earliest women writers in English on display together for first time | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Manuscripts of the first book in English by a woman and the earliest autobiography by a woman are displayed together by Wellcome Collection
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Dan Brown donates €300,000 to digitise mystical books that inspired him

Dan Brown donates €300,000 to digitise mystical books that inspired him | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Da Vinci Code author gives money to help the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam make collection available online to ‘people around the world’
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New Robot Can Find Misshelved Library Books

New Robot Can Find Misshelved Library Books | Library obsession | Scoop.it
“Misplaced library books frustrate patrons and give librarians migraines. The whole system relies on books being precisely in their proper location.
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EXCLUSIVE: Google to offer free coding classes at Queens Library

EXCLUSIVE: Google to offer free coding classes at Queens Library | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Google is hoping to inspire a new generation of computer coders this summer with free programs at the Queens Library, The News has learned.
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'Legendary' first edition of Alice in Wonderland set for auction at $2-3m

'Legendary' first edition of Alice in Wonderland set for auction at $2-3m | Library obsession | Scoop.it
The edition is one of only 22 known copies in existence, after Lewis Carroll withdrew the print run because of a problem with the illustrations
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New braille printer opens library doors to SA vision-impaired students

New braille printer opens library doors to SA vision-impaired students | Library obsession | Scoop.it
A new braille printer is ensuring students at Australia's only government-run school for the vision-impaired can continue to read and study almost any book.
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Manga 101: A Beginner's Guide

Manga 101: A Beginner's Guide | Library obsession | Scoop.it
From marauding giants to magical girls, manga has some of the best stories in comics, but it can be a bit intimidating to the newcomer. The books run "backwards,"
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How a 1507 German Map Became America’s Birth Certificate

How a 1507 German Map Became America’s Birth Certificate | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Cartographer Martin Waldseemuller’s 1507 map was first geographic document to apply the moniker 'America' to land mass across ocean
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Dangerous books under lock and key

Dangerous books under lock and key | Library obsession | Scoop.it
A locked room at the National Library holds Australia's biggest collection of off-limits materials.
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Which cruise ship library is right for you?

Which cruise ship library is right for you? | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Pamper yourself in these elegant drawing rooms at sea with thousands of books to choose from.
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Canadian Prime Minister joins superheroes for Marvel Comics cover

Canadian Prime Minister joins superheroes for Marvel Comics cover | Library obsession | Scoop.it
He might be Canada's Prime Minister but now Justin Trudeau also advises superheroes as he becomes Marvel's newest comic book hero.
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4 Reasons to Stop Buying Digital Comics

4 Reasons to Stop Buying Digital Comics | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Comic book publishers are changing their businesses to make the most of what will come to be known as the Geek Age. However, the move into digital comics isn't necessarily a good thing.
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101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools.

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools. | Library obsession | Scoop.it
There has been a surge of new scholarly communication tools in recent years. But how are researchers incorporating these tools into their research workflows? Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer are con…
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Today In Comics History: The First Appearance of The Spirit

Today In Comics History: The First Appearance of The Spirit | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Today in 1940, newspaper readers were introduced to Will Eisner's mysterious Spirit, and what would become one of the most thrilling comic strips ever made.
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The Rise of Pirate Libraries

The Rise of Pirate Libraries | Library obsession | Scoop.it
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All around the world, shadow libraries keep growing, filled with banned materials.
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A Personal glimpse: 25 years of Les Enluminures

A Personal glimpse: 25 years of Les Enluminures | Library obsession | Scoop.it
September marks the 25th anniversary of a href= http://www.lesenluminures.com target= _blank Les Enluminures /a , the creation of Sandra Hindman.
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Civil War diary reported stolen from Connecticut library

Civil War diary reported stolen from Connecticut library | Library obsession | Scoop.it
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Civil War diary has been reported stolen from a Connecticut library. The Day of New London (http://bit.ly/1WLtcdn ) reports...
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Exploring the Peabody Library’s hidden gems

Exploring the Peabody Library’s hidden gems | Library obsession | Scoop.it
New @BaltSunVisuals photo essay by @xtinatkacik: Exploring Peabody Library's hidden gems. https://t.co/EvQ46jvcei https://t.co/4QODXuZbk6
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A Timeline of Christopher Street, New York LGBTQ Nightlife's Most Storied Thoroughfare | Thump

The key events that happened in the world’s most famous LGBTQ street.
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New York's stately libraries sport hidden apartments for live-in caretakers

New York's stately libraries sport hidden apartments for live-in caretakers | Library obsession | Scoop.it
For the first half of the 20th Century, it was common for New York’s libraries to have live-in superintendents, whose families would live on-site in hidden apartments — the last one of …
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Guardians of the Galaxy will be financial gurus in new comic book

Guardians of the Galaxy will be financial gurus in new comic book | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Visa and Marvel are teaming up to release a comic book dispensing educational information on personal finances
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The Daring Librarian: Got Charge? Inside My BYOD Charging Lockers

The Daring Librarian: Got Charge? Inside My BYOD Charging Lockers | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Using The Magic Words "Pilot Test!"
Last year I mentioned at the bottom of my Amazon Echo blog post that I was trying something NEW in our library, a BYOD Charging station.
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5 Curious Ways to Find Interesting Books to Read

5 Curious Ways to Find Interesting Books to Read | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Which book should you read next? The right tools can help you find what you should be reading. These five book recommendation tools certainly qualify.
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Celebrate PRIDE All Year with These LGBTQ Comics Creators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Celebrate PRIDE All Year with These LGBTQ Comics Creators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Pride Month may be coming to an end, but you can keep the celebration going all year with these groundbreaking LGBTQ creators!
1. Alison Bechdel
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Apple Music Deleted Your Library? Here’s What You Can Do About It

Apple Music Deleted Your Library? Here’s What You Can Do About It | Library obsession | Scoop.it
Apple Music deleted your library? Songs you thought were safe in iCloud gone missing? Here's what you can do to recover and safeguard your collection.
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