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Free Technology for Teachers: The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource

Free Technology for Teachers: The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

What does a school librarian do?  It's lots more than just books!

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WHAT IF? The Library Blackout Scenario - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

WHAT IF? The Library Blackout Scenario - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

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Indiana and Northwestern To Develop Open Source Streaming A/V System — The Digital Shift

Indiana and Northwestern To Develop Open Source Streaming A/V System — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Legend of the Digital Native

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With WorldShare Platform, OCLC Emphasizes Data Access and Rebrands Web-scale ILS — The Digital Shift

With WorldShare Platform, OCLC Emphasizes Data Access and Rebrands Web-scale ILS — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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Penguin’s Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries — The Digital Shift

Penguin’s Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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Penguin Pulls New E-Books From Libraries

Penguin Pulls New E-Books From Libraries | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
Citing unspecified “concerns about the security of our digital editions,” Penguin Group USA is pulling new e-books from libraries; in addition, it is not lending any e-books to libraries through Kindle.
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Future U: Library 3.0 has more resources, greater challenges | Ars Technica

Future U: Library 3.0 has more resources, greater challenges | Ars Technica | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries strive to balance the physical and digital despite dwindling budgets.
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You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

Quote: "This list has been around for a few years, but I've updated it to serve as an "interest grabber" at the beginning of a chapter. Can you add to the list?"

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LJ Virtual Tech Summit Explores How Libraries Use Tech To Connect with Patrons — The Digital Shift

LJ Virtual Tech Summit Explores How Libraries Use Tech To Connect with Patrons — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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Building a Library in the Clouds -- THE Journal

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Doug Johnson, director of media and technology for the Mankato Area Public Schools, recently spoke at the American Association of School Librarians National Conference on the subject of "School Libraries and Cloud Computing: Roles and Possibilities." He spoke to T.H.E. Journal shortly thereafter.


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A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library

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"Makerspaces just might take over libraries. School of Information Studies professor Dave Lankes seems to think so. In his presentation to New York State librarians earlier this month, he asked the roomful of librarians to imagine libraries as places for people to learn and create, not consume and check out. In another talk he gave in October, he declared, “What will kill our profession is not ebooks, Amazon, or Google, but a lack of imagination.”

What’s a Makerspace?
So what’s a makerspace? Also called a hackerspace, a backspace, or a hacklab, it’s any sort of creative space where people gather to make stuff and share ideas about making stuff. These labs, often equipped with tools and materials, allow users to practice a 21st-century sort of DIY. Hackerspaces.org, a wiki connecting makerspaces around the world, defines them as “community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.” The ideas behind makerspaces—community-driven, open-access, shared resources and tools, knowledge sharing—make them a natural fit for a library community..."


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A People's Digital Library and Prefigurative Politics | Occupy Wall ...

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To start, we have to address the question of what a digital library is— is it an institutional repository or archive? Is it a search engine for curated links? Or is it a virtual library? It's an open question and one that I think different ...
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Idaho Librarians Adapt to a Filtering Law They Consider Unnecessary — The Digital Shift

Idaho Librarians Adapt to a Filtering Law They Consider Unnecessary — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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