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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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Farewell to All That — Slaw

Farewell to All That — Slaw | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

On September 26, 2010, the New York Times ran a front-page story concerning outsourcing public libraries to private corporations. This article chilled me to the marrow of my bones for several reasons.To place this article on the front page puts the issue of the soul of libraries into play before the whole nation.I see this as a battle for the soul of librarianship

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For the heart and soul of librarianship — human description versus fulltext analytics | Disruptive Library Technology Jester

For the heart and soul of librarianship — human description versus fulltext analytics | Disruptive Library Technology Jester | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

think the next challenge for the field of library science is to explore the balance between descriptionists and fulltext-analytics to employ the most rational and cost-effective uses of both. Understanding these techniques and balancing them is dilemma that confronts us.

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Off the Books

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The popularity of public libraries shows just how hollow the promise by conservatives to cut spending really is

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Book Review: R. David Lankes – The Atlas of New Librarianship

Book Review: R. David Lankes – The Atlas of New Librarianship | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
This is a first for this Blog - a book review. But, I felt it was necessary because of the thesis that Lankes puts forth regarding the future of Librarianship, and the obvious impact his work will ...
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New York City's spots for book lovers

New York City's spots for book lovers | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Bibliophiles can turn to several tourist spots in New York City, including the public library and Book Row, to get a good read on the printed word and its writers.

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Librarians Who Mean Business | At Your Library

Librarians Who Mean Business | At Your Library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
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Reading is Hip « Annoyed Librarian

Reading is Hip « Annoyed Librarian | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The problem with a lot of library marketing (if marketing is really the word for it) is that it’s hard to market an incoherent brand, and librarians are doing all they can to confuse what used to be the most coherent brand of all.

What are libraries for? Reading. That’s why the ALA has those goofy posters with celebrities that say READ. The posters don’t say, WATCH, or LISTEN. Reading. Literacy. Books. Magazines. More books and magazines than you could ever afford, and a wider selection than you would likely see elsewhere. Everything else libraries do is secondary.

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Visibility @ your library » CNN article reminds us of the value of public libraries

Visibility @ your library » CNN article reminds us of the value of public libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

In an article entitled “Free entertainment, for life,” CNN Contributor Bob Greene, a bestselling author whose books include “Late Edition: A Love Story” and “Chevrolet Summers, Dairy Queen Nights,” reminds there is good news for book lovers, even in the wake of the grim news facing the book publishing industry.

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How Social Networks Might Change the Way We Read Books | MindShift

How Social Networks Might Change the Way We Read Books | MindShift | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

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Terese Bird's comment, August 19, 2011 11:21 AM
I joined Goodreads some time ago, but I'm slow to update it. Was at a library conference some months ago, and in discussion I could see the need for something like Goodreads or the discussion/review capabilities on Amazon. Fascinating stuff.
Terese Bird's comment, August 19, 2011 11:23 AM
Which reminds me: I'd sure like something like Goodreads but for movies. Any suggestions?
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99 Problems But Seth Ain’t 1 - BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI | BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI

99 Problems But Seth Ain’t 1 - BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI | BIBLIOTHEKSPOLIZEI | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Battle Royal for the soul of librarianship- no apologies. Unusal direct in a non-librarian way. 

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Curation Nation: The Rise of Content Entrepreneurs (Part 1)

Curation Nation: The Rise of Content Entrepreneurs (Part 1) | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Steve Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, wrote this post. I have very little to say here, the article is really amazing. All of us who are curating content are on the leading edge of something very powerful.

 

Intro:

 

Future of Media follows changes, evolution and trends in media and journalism. Future of Media is a DigitalJournal.com project.

 

I have a confession to make. I’m a content crook. A newspaper thief.

I’m pretty sure that Rupert Murdoch would say I stole intellectual property.

 

 

I started at a very young age. I was nine years old, and as a young man, I always seemed to want to be an entrepreneur. I remember clear as day the first time I noticed all that valuable content just sitting there. Waiting to be repurposed. It was pure gold, and no one seemed to see it but me. Up and down my suburban street, piles and piles of almost brand new newspapers set out by the curb to be picked up by the town’s recycling truck.

 

I knew they were valuable, because my mom and dad read them eagerly each day. On Sundays they were part of a family tradition that included bagels and lox. Newspapers were valuable; after all, people paid for them. And these slightly used copies were simply stacked in neat, crisp piles, there for the taking.

 

Now, I understood that they weren’t worth the full price. They were a day old. But they couldn’t be worth nothing. Surely someone would be willing to buy day-old newspapers at a discount!

[read full amazing article http://j.mp/qvcrPd]


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Academy of Our Lady in Marrero issues iPads to eighth- and ninth-graders

Academy of Our Lady in Marrero issues iPads to eighth- and ninth-graders | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The beginning of the school year is finally here, and administrators, principals and teachers all across the area have been thinking of ways to improve students’ learning ability in the classroom.

 

Sister Michelle Geiger, principal, said the idea to implement the iPads began nearly a year ago.


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How Steampunk can Save Librarianship: Libraries Redefined (Part 2)

How Steampunk can Save Librarianship: Libraries Redefined (Part 2) | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
As I am continuing to explore the experiences that are changing how I view librarianship, I came across the steampunk movement. What is a steampunk you ask? Well, steampunk is a genre of speculati...
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Authors talk about love of books, libraries « Richard Burges Library Blog

Authors talk about love of books, libraries « Richard Burges Library Blog | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Authors are natural allies of libraries, in these challenging times. They understand the key role that libraries and library staff play in the economic, social and educational fabric of our nation. They are passionately speaking out on the importance of not only sustaining but increasing support for libraries.

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The Ghost in the Square — The League of Ordinary Gentlemen

The Ghost in the Square — The League of Ordinary Gentlemen | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
This is an excellent speech by British writer Phillip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass (via): The greedy ghost understands profit all right. But that’s all he understands.
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The Physics of Your Library Brand

The Physics of Your Library Brand | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Yes, the physics of your library brand is Newton's Law, because the public image of "LIBRARY" is stuck in public perception as "BOOKS" - instead of everything else that libraries are becoming - a 21st Century Library requires LOTS of PHYSICS!...
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A Book Booster Ponders the Library's Future

A Book Booster Ponders the Library's Future | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
We ask the head of San Diego's library system why we need a new
downtown facility, how libraries treat homeless and whether we'll
ever have to pay for a library card.
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The death of books has been greatly exaggerated

The death of books has been greatly exaggerated | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Much of the doomsayers' evidence is anecdotal, and it's possible to read a much happier story, says novelist Lloyd Shepherd...
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Visibility @ your library » Talking points: Why We Need Libraries

Visibility @ your library » Talking points: Why We Need Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
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Library Juice » Geeks and Nerds Battle for the Soul of Librarianship

Library Juice » Geeks and Nerds Battle for the Soul of Librarianship | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Is it a battle? 

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Encouraging Innovation in Libraries

Encouraging Innovation in Libraries Meredith Farkas Norwich University...
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Developing a social search strategy – content reigns supreme

Developing a social search strategy – content reigns supreme | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Lauren Fisher wrote this great post for Simple Zesty. She emphasizes that content is still king but it goes hand and hand with social search strategy Here's what caught my attention:

 

Making the most of social search

 

Content is the number one currency online. Whether it’s text, photo, or video, it’s what people trade in. Good content provides you with entertainment, it gets you noticed by your followers and will probably get you new followers. Brands can benefit from this by providing people with the ‘stock’ that they want to trade in.

 

What you need to recognise however, is that you need to make this content available in increasingly changing and developing formats. Now that Twitter has embedded images and videos in its search results for example, it’s important to include more of this type of content in your Twitter feed, to increase the likelihood of you getting found. A good social search strategy needs to look at how Google works, as well as the social networks themselves. Both are indicators of – and pointers to – good content.

 

http://www.simplyzesty.com/google/search/developing-a-social-search-strategy-content-reigns-supreme/

 

 


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personable in philly: Clay Shirky + facebook = Curation Nation

personable in philly: Clay Shirky + facebook = Curation Nation | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Both People and Librarians exist in a world awash with information waiting to be selected, crafted, packaged, and presented in personal, relevant forms. We are all in this together and are being offered the chance to become creators in our consumer culture.Librarians, with experience, expertise, and ease working with knowledge and diverse information delivery systems, digital and print, are perfectly placed to become the personal Passepartout for the creator consumer. No longer is theirs a calling to be the high priest (or priestess) of the holy sanctuary of knowledge, but rather a request for an excellent amanuensis for actualizing information on a person by person basis.

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Will Kindles kill libraries? - Books

Will Kindles kill libraries? - Books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
In this corner: libraries struggling to bring in patrons. In the other: Kindles looking to expand their market. Will it be a bloodbath, or can they hug it out?

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My Inspiration for the Beginning of a Redefinition of Librarianship (Part 1) #library

My Inspiration for the Beginning of a Redefinition of Librarianship (Part 1) #library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
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