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Libraries are adding 'maker spaces' to attract DIY crowd - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Libraries are adding 'maker spaces' to attract DIY crowd - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

By Jessie Van Berkel: With 3-D printers, software and DIY tools, libraries hope ‘maker spaces’ draw users. 

 

"People are visiting libraries less as e-books become more popular, Deputy Library Director Ben Trapskin said. So communities are rethinking how to use the buildings.

“We really want to breathe some new life into what we’re all about,” he said. “This is a good reason for people to come back into the space.”

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 12, 2015 7:16 AM

Future of libraries!

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Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done - Dave Greenbaum

Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done - Dave Greenbaum | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
When you think of a library, most people think of a quiet place to study. If you want to get work done and spread out, you go to a coffee shop. Newer libraries offer the same amenities as coffee shops, and sometimes even more.

 

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http://www.fastcompany.com/3034143/the-public-library-wants-to-be-your-office

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 22, 2014 8:24 AM

The library of the future! Definitely

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9 Very Specific Rules From Real Libraries

9 Very Specific Rules From Real Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

We've all seen signs banning cell phones, food, and drinks. But these rules cover issues that might not be common to all libraries.


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A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable

A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Angela Clarke: If another 400 UK libraries close by 2016, as predicted, the true loss to society will be even greater than we realise

 

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"My own fragility revealed that a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I've always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 22, 2013 2:35 AM

The library, a place without judgement, open to anyone and their needs! 

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21st Century Libraries Look Like: Something Unexpected, by Steve Matthews

21st Century Libraries Look Like: Something Unexpected, by Steve Matthews | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Here are some images from numerous resources that typify something unexpected in a library. They draw attention to libraries and open up the idea of "library" to new understanding and new customers...

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:56 AM

Bright ideas of libraries doing it differently!!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 6, 2013 7:19 AM

Lovely ideas! 

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Public libraries: The new homeless shelters

Public libraries: The new homeless shelters | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
They're hiring social workers, nurses and other outreach workers to serve their neediest visitors

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:42 AM

How to serve a need in the community!

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Digital spaces. Inspiration Architecture: The Future of Libraries

Digital spaces. Inspiration Architecture: The Future of Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Inspiration Architecture: The Future of Libraries http://t.co/28jN8GIreH What a library will be by 2020

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:44 AM

Future libraries, with the architecture as inspiration!

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Our fields of action | Libraries Without Borders

Our fields of action | Libraries Without Borders | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Libraries without Borders.http://t.co/pvehQqFr...

 

"Libraries Without Borders’ core mission is to expand access to knowledge and information for all. In practice, expanding access to knowledge takes comes through different methods in different regions. Since we are devoted to providing locally-relevant and sustainable solutions, our projects represent the following fields of action."


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The Library of Congress has announced that they will implement RDA cataloging on March 31, 2013

The Library of Congress has announced that they will implement RDA cataloging on March 31, 2013 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

The Library of Congress has announced that they will implement RDA cataloging on March 31, 2013 http://www.rdatoolkit.org/content/364

 

 


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The Human Touch: Public Libraries in the 21st Century | The BookShed

The Human Touch: Public Libraries in the 21st Century | The BookShed | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Submitted by Patricia J Delois:

RT @sallyheroes: "It appears that the number one thing patrons use the library for is (prepare yourself) books": http://t.co/CEiQTtdC via @JustinLibrarian...

 

"[...] surprised they would select books when they have so many other things to choose from. I imagine he’s even more surprised to learn that something else patrons rate highly is personal interaction with the staff. I don’t know who designed the survey, but it couldn’t have been the director. It wouldn’t have occurred to him to put “human interaction” on the list of things patrons might value. He’s all about technology.

No one disputes that technology has improved the library experience for the patron. You can search the catalog from home and access our subscribed databases. You can place your own holds, request your own interlibrary loan materials, download books to your own devices.

The library is working towards self-checkout, presumably so you can conduct all your library business without ever having to interact with the staff. This must sound like a dream-come-true for the director, who hates to interact with the library staff, but for patrons, there’s more to the library than just the delivery of materials. They like human contact."


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Thoughts from Carl Grant: Why and how librarians have to shape the new cloud computiong platforms

Thoughts from Carl Grant: Why and how librarians have to shape the new cloud computiong platforms | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Carl Grant:

"At the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, I gave the keynote talk at the NISO Update Session. My goal was to give attendees some thoughts about how important it is that they participate actively in the shaping of the new cloud-computing platforms which are are emerging from a number of organizations, including OCLC, Ex Libris, Serials Solution, Innovative and Kuali. I stated that the main reason for our participation as librarians is simply this: So we can ensure the value of librarianship is contained within and amplified by these new technological foundations.

 

There were three key points I talked about us doing in order to accomplish this. They were:

1. The mission and value of librarianship have to be embedded in the software you’re using.

2. Defining our future is a task of participation, NOT representation.

3. For our services to have value they must offer differentiation."


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Who will preserve the past for future generations?

Who will preserve the past for future generations? | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

J.L. GRANATSTEIN:

"Reducing library resources and breaking up the national archives will cause irreparable harm to nationhood..." > Library and Archives Canada

 

 


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Design Institute: Six Space Challenges from Six Libraries | Library by Design

Design Institute: Six Space Challenges from Six Libraries | Library by Design | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
RT @zaana: RT @LibraryJournal: Design Institute: Six Space Challenges from Six Libraries | Library by Design http://t.co/ZjSYOa6g #vicpln...

 

"Some 90 librarians, architects, and vendors gathered to talk about how to build for flexibility in uncertain times and brainstorm solutions to a handful of design challenges — see below for the Challenges and Brainstorms featured at LJ‘s daylong Design Institute (http://lj.libraryjournal.com/tag/design-institute/) held November 11, 2011 at Phoenix’s Burton Barr Central Library. (See also: Building Smart: LJ’s Design Institute Inspires Spaces for the Future http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/05/buildings/lbd/building-smart-ljs-design-institute-inspires-spaces-for-the-future-library-by-design/)


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With attendance dipping, libraries changing roles, focus - KSL.com

With attendance dipping, libraries changing roles, focus - KSL.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Public libraries are at a crossroads. Overall circulation and visits are down over the last five years. But libraries continue to supply another community need: a place to contemplate and collaborate.

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Google Glass: Try Before You Buy Technology at the library (Arapahoe Library District)

Google Glass: Try Before You Buy Technology at the library (Arapahoe Library District) | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

by Michelle Cingrani 

 

"The Arapahoe (Colorado) Library District (ALD) is making difficult-to-access technology available for patrons – like Google Glass, 3D printing, and The Studio, which is a state-of-the-art soundproof library space featuring a green screen and everything needed to create a masterpiece – including iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, GarageBand, high-definition video cameras, a guitar, a keyboard, and more.  

“ALD is redefining libraries as warehouses of information to evolving centers where patrons can experience and use cutting-edge technology,” said ALD Executive Director Nicolle Davies. “Libraries are portals to the latest information – and offering access to technology is the newest version of that role.”


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The global rise of the super library

The global rise of the super library | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Seattle Central, Kanazawa Umimirai, Spijkenisse and Birmingham super-libraries explored (Crack open the Borges. Five non-imaginary libraries to ignite flights of fancy.) As the £189m Library of Birmingham opens its doors, it joins a new breed of international "super library". Architecture, design and technology are changing the way the library functions as a space. They have evolved to reflect modern attitudes to books, and how people consume the written word. With The Culture Show architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff, BBC Arts explores five of the world's most impressive public libraries.


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KrisPaterson's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:24 AM

Some beautiful and inspiring spaces to read, meet and connect. What great books will be written inside these spaces, I wonder?

nickcarman's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:43 AM

A brief review of super libraries around the world in the wake of the opening of the library of Birmingham.

wildswans's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:34 PM

Absolutely love the "book hill". What fasinates me is how relationships between the outside space and inside space is interpreted. A book opens up a whole new world - therefore the inside is bigger than the ouside. And perhaps, interior physical spaces should also create that kind of expansive feeling, which draws people in.

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Designing Better Libraries » Getting Community Members Beyond The Level One Library Experience

Among the more recognized and often repeated findings emerging from Ithaka S & R’s faculty research studies, including the recent 2012 report, is the revelation that faculty primarily perceive the academic library as their purchasing agent.

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Four levels of user experience (column titled “Building Customer Communities is the Key to Creating Value“) and how to get there:

 

1. In Level One the organization is perceived by its customers as simply the supplier of some commodity

2. A Level Two experience would represent an improvement for librarians because it moves beyond content to a state where community members believe you help them accomplish something, but it’s more than just basic productivity.

3. At Level Three there is more engagement, emotional connection and relationship building.

4. the library achieves platform status.

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:25 AM

Assessment of library experiences, and how to go to an engaged relationship with users!

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what libraries deliver is a level one experience – and we need to do better than that...

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As a manager, how can I support our library staff who use social media on our behalf? | From the floor

"What kind of support should I be asking for from management?" and "How can I support our staff?"

1. Give them your trust - Wholeheartedly.

2. Give them dedicated time

3. Get out of their way


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:49 AM

Managing social media in the library! Good tips!

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Beautiful Learning Spaces & libraries

Beautiful Learning Spaces & libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
@Joe_Mazza Might be helpful. A collection of beautiful learning spaces by @jennzia & I. It includes some libraries http://t.co/6KxTo0o6i0

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 5, 2013 3:10 AM

Inspiring learning spaces!

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The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture

The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Here at Flavorpill, we're always on the lookout for a great library -- even if that library happens to be fictional. So we've sifted through literature, film, and television to bring you ten of the...

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:48 AM

10 fictional libraries in pop culture.

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Library and Information History - timeline

Library and Information History - timeline | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A timeline of libraries and information history including technologies, epic events and just cool things you didn't know before.

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QR Code Treasure Hunt Brings Teens to Libraries

QR Code Treasure Hunt Brings Teens to Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

By Sarah Rich:

"Chesterfield County, Va., libraries challenges teens to go on the iHunt."

 

"As a way to teach teens about library resources, the Chesterfield County, Va., public libraries gave them a challenge: Solve problems with the help of quick response (QR) codes.

At the Chesterfield County Public Library, QR codes were deemed a fitting technology to use for teaching teens information about the county libraries."


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Technology Game Changers for Libraries

Technology Game Changers for Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Dr Steve Matthews:

"A recent article by Technology writer Christina Farr for GOOD Technology titled The Top 10 Technology Game Changers for the Next Decade sparked my interest, since technology is changing the game in libraries.

 

"There were at least three of her 10 that I felt directly impacted libraries and the way we will have to do business. They are:

1. Visual Learning Robotics

2. Internet Data Expansion

3. Voice Recognition"


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Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express

Library is no longer just for readers - San Antonio Express | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

"For eight years, the Landa Gardens Conservancy, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has been working to make the library more than just a place to check out books.
With more than $1.5 million it raised, the group has transformed the library in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood into a community center where parents can take their children to play and students from nearby Trinity University can sit under shade trees to read.
In 2008, the organization remade the five acres of land that surround the former private mansion by installing 30 benches, a medieval community garden and more than 7,000 plants.
Also that year, the conservancy commissioned Carlos Cortes, the craftsman responsible for the city's public art made of concrete designed to look like wood — called faux bois — to create the pavilion.
In 2011, new playground equipment was installed. This year, shade trees were added near the playground.
The organization strives to make the library an enjoyable place for anyone in the city, not just those in the neighborhood, said the group's former president, Ann Van Pelt, who now serves as a member of the board of directors."

 

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Library-is-no-longer-just-for-readers-3640773.php#ixzz1y8JEaSbF

 


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Anne Harding Training: School libraries in a changing world

Anne Harding Training: School libraries in a changing world | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Anne Harding:

 

"Two interesting training events last week, both with a school library theme, plus some valuable links and resources for school librarians.

It was fascinating to lead discussions for the London School Library Association branch on the theme of the school library in a changing world. With so many changes that impact on school libraries happening in education and in publishing, as well as the ever evolving digital scene, there was lots to consider. Topics delegates chose to debate included the implications of the Ofsted report Moving English Forward for school librarians, funding issues, raising the profile of the library, information literacy for the Google generation, and how school libraries should deal with e-resources. We talked too about the opportunities social networking offers. The photo is of the lovely library at Lea Valley High School, where the training took place."

 

"For anyone keen to keep up to date with the latest in the school library world, Heart of the School (http://heartoftheschool.edublogs.org/) is a fantastic resource. The School Library Network (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sln/)  is also invaluable. The School Library Association (http://www.sla.org.uk/) is excellent. All the books in their Guidelines and Case Studies series (http://www.sla.org.uk/guidelines.php) are helpful and accessible. The latest guide, Twitterspace and Facecloud: Web.2.0 and Beyond for School Librarians (http://www.sla.org.uk/publication.php?isbn=9781903446669), is great. For school librarians considering their role in relation to e-resources, this workshop on e-book lending (http://www.peters-books.co.uk/pdf/ebooks.pdf%20)  in schools looks very useful."


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