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Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift | Library Trends | Scoop.it
Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Starting a maker space is easier—and less costly—than you may think.

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Tamara Cox's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:39 AM

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Leaders and Their Library Message | Leading From the Library

Leaders and Their Library Message | Leading From the Library | Library Trends | Scoop.it
Many leaders have developed an elevator talk or pitch about their library. When there’s more time and opportunity there’s a place for another type of communication, the “library talk.”
Anne is a relatively new library director.

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NELLCO's curator insight, August 2, 2015 12:04 PM

Great post about crafting your message.

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How Social Media is the Key to Customer Success

How Social Media is the Key to Customer Success | Library Trends | Scoop.it

Tweet, Pin, Like and post. Being social media savvy is super important and most businesses have begun to realize this. Many, however, make the mistake of not going about social media in the right way, or utilizing one facet of social media while ignoring another.

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Interview with David Lee King about Technology Trends at CILDC

David and I chatted about the technology trends for libraries to consider this year at the Innovative Interfaces booth during the Computers In Libraries conf...

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6 Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Following

6 Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Following | Library Trends | Scoop.it

When businesses enter the world of Twitter, they generally don’t have a goal in mind.  If it’s a very large business, there’s usually someone whose job it is to monitor Twitter, put up regular posts updating people on company news, linking to blogs, etc.  If they’re good, they’ll also respond to all tweets customers or prospects might send their way (don’t ignore your customer in social media, bad things can happen).  If it’s a small business joining Twitter, it’s usually the owner, their spouse or relative or one of their few employees (or all of the above,) who’s trying to monitor things on Twitter.

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The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office

The Public Library Wants To Be Your Office | Library Trends | Scoop.it
Shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces doesnt sit well with some library loyalists.

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nickcarman's curator insight, August 12, 2014 12:49 AM

Libraries are becoming de-facto business incubators, and a few are actively targeting that market.

Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 12, 2014 5:27 AM

The case of the library as office space! Definitely the library of the future! There should be a work-around between the library loyalists and the library as community space enthusiasts!

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10 Surprising Social Media Facts [Infographic]

10 Surprising Social Media Facts [Infographic] | Library Trends | Scoop.it

Social media is extremely popular in today’s world. There is a social media platform for basically anything you can think of. Want to keep in touch with friends? There’s Facebook. Want to share a picture of your fancy food? Instagram is definitely the app to use. Want to get connected with your co-workers? Say hello to LinkedIn.

 

However, social media is not only a great platform for social interactions: it’s ideal for digital marketing, and there’s a plethora of social media statistics floating around the Internet. Thanks to Fast Company, I have combined a list of ten essential facts you should keep in mind when using social media to market your business. And what better way to present them than in an infographic?

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What, When, And How To Share On Social Media

What, When, And How To Share On Social Media | Library Trends | Scoop.it

When is the best time of day to share that hilarious video to your Facebook friends, or retweet an inspiring article for your followers? Every social outlet has its own sharing ecosystem. Here's what works for high-impact shares.

 

 

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Rebranding Removes the Term Library

Rebranding Removes the Term Library | Library Trends | Scoop.it
At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I knew this was coming when I wrote The Revolutionary Library in April of 2011, and again in August with The Physics of Your Library Brand.

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Karen du Toit's comment, February 28, 2014 4:05 AM
Changing the name to incorporate all the new functions /spaces/services the "library" offers! To get past the stereotypical idea of a "library" with only books and a quiet place of study!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 1, 2014 5:19 AM
Rebranding Removes the Term Library
LibrarianLand's curator insight, March 1, 2014 6:37 PM

This is really b.s. The term library and it associations are still very important and vital to the institution in most of its forms. "Digital Idea Space" or "Ideal Village"  or "You can make it happen here!" or what ever the heck you want to rebrand it does not convey the wonderful history and values that make libraries great and sound trendy and hollow.

 

I agree that libraries need to be marketed better and often times differently but just as importantly they need to hire and retain the best and brightest who will actively provide and support the creation of new knowledge. A trendy new name that obliterates a very powerful concept in many folks' minds, LIBRARY, does not do the history or values of the idea justice. Perhaps a hybrid name that involves both is OK, like "Library Resource Center" or "Digital Learning Library" or even a name that does not include the word but clearly markets the traditional values of intellectual freedom, equity, learning, and yes, still preserving and collecting traditional things like books.

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Do People Need Libraries in the Digital Age? - Speakeasy - WSJ

Do People Need Libraries in the Digital Age? - Speakeasy - WSJ | Library Trends | Scoop.it
The Public Library Association's biennial conference in Indianapolis next month will feature discussions about libraries in the digital age. But the answer to where libraries need to go in the future could be in the ancient past.
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LinkedIn's Who's Viewed Your Profile Gets Analytics and Insights

LinkedIn's Who's Viewed Your Profile Gets Analytics and Insights | Library Trends | Scoop.it

LinkedIn today revamped its "Who's Viewed Your Profile" feature with new visual analytics and actionable insights. The company says its goal is to give users more ways to manage their professional identity and increase their visibility across the social network. The update will begin rolling out to English speaking members around the world today; more languages will follow but LinkedIn wouldn’t say when.

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This Report Shows Why Brands Should Embrace Instagram (If They Haven't Already)

This Report Shows Why Brands Should Embrace Instagram (If They Haven't Already) | Library Trends | Scoop.it
A newly released report considers the photo app the best media acquisition of the last five years.
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Librarians of the future: Lis Pardi at TEDxSomerville

"Published on 24 May 2012

As the sale of eBook readers rise many people assume the library is dying -- that it has no place in our device obsessed future world. But librarians are re-inventing what a library is and sometimes removing it from the big building full of books. Future libraries will be portable and located where researchers need them. Traditional library buildings will house new items for check out, like tools, cake pans or even people.

Lis is a strong advocate for libraries and has spoken at local events about the ways libraries will remain relevant in a paper-less future. She earned her MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2010 and now works for EBSCO Publishing, a provider of online databases for libraries, as a usability researcher and user interface analyst."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:13 AM

Libraries of the future!

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11 Amazing Facts About the Future of Virtual Reality

11 Amazing Facts About the Future of Virtual Reality | Library Trends | Scoop.it
It's going to be a wild ride—and it starts this Christmas
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Why Virtual Reality Is About to Change the World http://ti.me/1JNSssd via @Techland

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Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS - InfoToday.com

InfoToday.com Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS InfoToday.com Of all the ILS options on the market, using an open source solution might be the best fit for libraries looking for cost-effective,...

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Are you using Koha or some other open-source solution? Thoughts?

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NELLCO's curator insight, August 5, 2015 8:58 AM

Are you using Koha or some other open-source solution? Thoughts?

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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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Your Social Media is a Stepping Stone, Not a Bridge

Your Social Media is a Stepping Stone, Not a Bridge | Library Trends | Scoop.it
The way to ensure that social media works for your organization is to use it as a larger working piece in conjunction with other things like your website.
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What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library

What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library | Library Trends | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.
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Kill The Drudgery of Social Media With IFTTT

Kill The Drudgery of Social Media With IFTTT | Library Trends | Scoop.it
IFTTT is a free service that allows you to automate tedious tasks, like uploading photos to Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Flickr.
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Editor's Column: 5 ways libraries are using Instagram

Editor's Column: 5 ways libraries are using Instagram | Library Trends | Scoop.it
Alongside universities, libraries and librarians are now using social media platforms to connect with users in a range of exciting and innovating ways. The latest platform that libraries are experimenting with is Instagram, which allows users to take photos on their smart phones, apply exciting filters and add hashtags, and then share these images online with their followers. Amy Mollett and Anthony McDonnell investigate how libraries are making the most of this visually-engaging platform.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 27, 2014 2:53 AM

Instagram is not something I use at the moment but this piece maybe explains how I can. Interesting. 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 27, 2014 8:59 AM

This looks great!

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Libraries invite artists and musicians to move in upstairs - Brooklyn Public Library

Libraries invite artists and musicians to move in upstairs - Brooklyn Public Library | Library Trends | Scoop.it

"Bands and painters will soon be able to get their artistic groove on above the stacks at libraries in Williamsburg and Red Hook.

Spaceworks, an organization tasked with using taxpayer money to create art spaces around the city, plans to build practice and studio spaces in the Williamsburg and Red Hook branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. Taking over the public space for private use is the perfect way to provide much-needed cheap digs to creative types, an organizer said.

“We were created to address the issue of affordability for artists,” said Spaceworks executive director Paul Parkhill. “We are looking to do projects that are 15 or 20 years at least to make sure they are stabilizing forces in the community.”


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 28, 2014 4:19 AM

The use of library spaces - future of libraries!

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Students thinking creatively through technology - The News Desk

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How does 3-D printing work?

How does 3-D printing work? | Library Trends | Scoop.it
All the buzz about 3-D printing for industrial and consumer use is not hype. The technology can make nearly everything: from jewelry to gadgets using a digital model to make something one layer at a time.
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Social Media Skills for Librarians | David Lee King

Social Media Skills for Librarians | David Lee King | Library Trends | Scoop.it

Last week, I gave a presentation at McGill’s Web2PointU Symposium – a cool conference run by students of the School of Information Studies at McGill University.

During that presentation (you can find my slides here), I mentioned new skills that information professionals need to successfully run social media for their organization.

 

 

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American Libraries Live - The Future of Libraries - What's your vision?

"The Future of Libraries: What's Your Vision? We're thrilled to have Innovative Interfaces as a sponsor for this episode. David Lee King will lead our expert panel in an open discussion on the challenges and changes we'll see in our libraries in the near and distant future.

Panelists:
David Lee King, Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library
Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Consultant, Speaker and Author
Joe Murphy, Director of Library Futures at Innovative Interfaces"


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 30, 2014 8:27 AM

Youtube video of the discussion online. 

toraki's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:11 AM

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