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The search for reinvention of libraries from the deepest belief in the social relevance of a save harbour in the public domain
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Library futures: American University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Library futures: American University of Nigeria, Nigeria | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Open access and libraries centred around online learning and research are key in developing countries, says Amed Demirhan
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Library futures: Manchester University

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The library is not being used less, it's just user needs that are changing, says Janet Wilkinson – so don't forget the wifi
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University libraries: 10 global portraits

University libraries: 10 global portraits | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

University library chiefs worldwide reveal the challenges they face, plans for the future, and their role in higher education: New York, Manchester,Hachioji Japan,Nigeria,Oxford Bodleian, Queensland Australia, nanyang Singapore,Unicap Brazil,Harris Learning Library Canada,european University Italy

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The Story of Maria's Libraries

The Story of Maria's Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Maria's Libraries is redefining what libraries can do for community development through a connected network of libraries across Kenya.
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8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg

8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to explore Project Gutenberg more effectively and get books faster - here is a bunch of tips & tricks for your convenience.
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Amazing libraries around the world [PICS]

Amazing libraries around the world [PICS] | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Celebrate Library Lovers' Month with these 15 photos of extraordinary design.
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E-Books Strain Relations Beween Libraries, Publishing Houses : NPR

E-Books Strain Relations Beween Libraries, Publishing Houses : NPR | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
E-books have changed the world of publishing in fundamental ways.
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bookshelves of doom: MASTER LIST: Book Recommendation Engines.

bookshelves of doom: MASTER LIST: Book Recommendation Engines. | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
I find books through a variety of sources. I keep an eye on new titles through Baker & Taylor's Booking Ahead and CATS Booking Ahead emails and by using the fancy Advanced Search function at Amazon. I read lots of...
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Very resourceful evaluation of bookrecommandation sites.

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"Can't Buy Us Love:" Rick Anderson kicks off new Ithaka S+R Issue Briefs series | Ithaka S+R

"Can't Buy Us Love:" Rick Anderson kicks off new Ithaka S+R Issue Briefs series | Ithaka S+R | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

 

August 01, 2013

 

The use of large, comprehensive collections of printed books and journals has seen a massive decline at North American research libraries in recent years—an effect of the shift in scholarly publishing from an analog and print-based model to a digital and networked one. However, during these past two decades of radical change and energetic response, I believe we have missed a much more important shift, one that poses a more direct and existential threat than the one posed by the move from print to online. We have failed to prepare for the emergence of a reality in which our very role as brokers, curators, and organizers has itself been fundamentally undermined.

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Library reference desks still exist

Library reference desks still exist | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
When I was a child, for as long as I could remember, my family's Encyclopedia Britannica set was missing two volumes - the two volumes that always seemed to pertain to my homework assignments....
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BeerBrarian: More Thoughts on New Librarianship, Weeks 2-3: Bias in Librarianship

BeerBrarian: More Thoughts on New Librarianship, Weeks 2-3: Bias in Librarianship | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

In weeks two and three of R. David Lankes' MOOC on new librarianship, the course shifts from theory to practice, though the former informs the latter in at least two ways.First, librarians as facilitators, and second, libraries as platforms.

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Very fundamental in questioning the assumptions underlying David Lankes MOOC and atlas of new librarianship.

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Are librarian's necessarily left wing?

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“The Right Book Will Always Keep You Company”

“The Right Book Will Always Keep You Company” | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Talk about curling up with a good book!
The latest ad campaign for the Israeli bookstore chain Steimatzky wonders what it would be like to take your favorite literary character to bed with you.
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Library futures: Tama Art University, Japan

Library futures: Tama Art University, Japan | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A university library designed by a world-leading architect inspires and challenges in equal measure, says Hidemi Kondo
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Library futures: New York University

Library futures: New York University | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Well-designed space is one of the most important services an academic library can offer, says Carol Mandel
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Internet search engines drove US librarians to redefine themselves

Internet search engines drove US librarians to redefine themselves | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Although librarians adopted Internet technology quickly, they initially dismissed search engines, which duplicated tasks they considered integral to their field. Their eventual embrace of the techn...
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Read Around New Brunswick - culture365

Read Around New Brunswick - culture365 | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
New Brunswick Public Library Service invites everyone to join in an exciting reading challenge that’s popping up in libraries all across the province...
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Why The F*ck Aren't You Reading David Peace?

Why The F*ck Aren't You Reading David Peace? | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
David Peace is one of England's best novelist, and it's about f*cking time the American literati and the rest world discover him.
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Local Libraries' ROI Valued at 400 Percent

Local Libraries' ROI Valued at 400 Percent | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A new study shows that the Santa Clara County Library District is among the top 100 in the nation.
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Cookbook Finder

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Cookbook Finder.

Cookbook Finder is an experimental, works-based application that provides access to thousands of cookbooks and other works about food and nutrition described in library records. You can search by person, place, topic (e.g., course, ingredient, method, and more) and browse related works by author and topic (supplied by the Kindred Works/Recommender API). Results include links to full-text when available from HathiTrust and Project Gutenberg.

This project applies principles of the FRBR model to aggregate bibliographic information above the manifestation level. Records are clustered into OCLC Research-generated work sets using author and title information from bibliographic and authority records. Data elements from records within a given set are aggregated at the work level to form descriptions that are richer and more complete than the descriptions in individual bibliographic records.

 

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Library 2020: The Future(s) of Libraries

Library 2020: The Future(s) of Libraries

If you enjoyed reading Inspiration Architecture you should check out the full set of 24 colorful perspectives on the future of libraries in Library 2020.Here som favourite quotes.

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Innovation Lab - Adelaide City Council

Innovation Lab - Adelaide City Council | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The Innovation Lab’s aim is to explore and foster a social environment where anyone in the community can see, share, touch and play with cool technologies and talents at the forefront of global creativity. Come together to collaborate on ideas, drive programs and projects and learn from each other.

What's On

The Innovation Lab will regularly host a variety of programmed and community driven events, workshops, meetings and training, to explore ideas and creativity within the city community.

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Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist

Abandoned Walmart is Now America’s Largest Library | WebUrbanist | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A sprawling abandoned Walmart in McAllen, Texas has been transformed into the nation's largest public library, with self-check-out kiosks and an art gallery.
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“The Right Book Will Always Keep You Company”

“The Right Book Will Always Keep You Company” | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Talk about curling up with a good book!
The latest ad campaign for the Israeli bookstore chain Steimatzky wonders what it would be like to take your favorite literary character to bed with you.
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