What's Next for Libraries?
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What's Next for Libraries?
Collecting trends in librarianship including both new technology and novel techniques.
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Creating Dynamic Pathfinders: Subject Guides of the Future

A presentation discussing the various tools and websites that librarians can use to create dynamic pathfinders or subject guides that are interactive, visually...
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Interview with Steven Bell – Driving Innovation and Managing Change in Academic Libraries

Interview with Steven Bell – Driving Innovation and Managing Change in Academic Libraries | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it
I was pleased to catch up with Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University and the Association of College and Research Libraries vice-...
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6 Pro Tips for Marketing to Digital Natives

6 Pro Tips for Marketing to Digital Natives | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it

While this article is aimed at companies, many of the tips are equally applicable to libraries that want to market to Digital Natives.

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Digital Public Library of America: Workstream Presentations

The six workstreams of the Digital Public Library of America met just prior to the DPLA plenary meeting in Washington, DC on October 21 to develop draft mission...
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Digital Public Library of America and Europeana Announce Collaboration

Digital Public Library of America and Europeana Announce Collaboration | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it

"Two major digital library networks have reached an agreement to collaborate in ways that will make a large part of the world’s cultural heritage available to a large part of the world’s population. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), which will provide access to digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives in the United States, announced today that it will design its technical structure in a way to promote interoperability with that of Europeana, which has developed a similar system to link the major libraries, museums, and archives of Europe."

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Funding Mobile Innovation in the Library: The Why and How

This is the keynote for the Spring 2010 CALLR Meeting (http://www.callr.us/). Mobile technologies are having a big impact on libraries today.
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Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy?

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it

Article exploring the potential to use video games to teach digital literacy.

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Information Literacy for the Google Generation

"Information literacy for the Google generation includes cultural literacy, library literacy, ethical literacy, computer literacy, network literacy, and media literacy."  Discusses the coming challenges in information literacy.

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National Archives Joins with SCVNGR for Interactive Civil War-Themed Challenge

This is an interesting example of gamification at an archive.

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The Digital Public Library of America: First Things First

The Digital Public Library of America: First Things First | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it

Today and tomorrow I’m at the Digital Public Library of America meeting in Washington, DC. I’m a “convener” (I’m hoping that means “judge, jury, and executioner”) of the “Audience and Participation Workstream,” which is trying to assess who will use the DPLA and why. Others are working on technical, legal, financial, and content questions. Questions at today’s small meeting of conveners loomed large in all of those areas: the DPLA may or may not have in-copyright materials, it may or may not be an meta-platform or a centralized resource, it may focus on popular content or the long tail. Obviously these are all questions that will have to be resolved over the next 18 months.

But at today’s meeting I kept coming back to a more basic question, a question faced by any new website or digital project: Why would anyone use it? For something as ambitious (and potentially as expensive) as the DPLA, there is the further question: Why would anyone choose to visit the DPLA first, rather than, say, commercial providers like Google or Amazon, or non-profit entities such as the Internet Archive’s Open Library or OCLC’s Worldcat? Or as Ed Summers more succinctly put it last spring: In what way will the DPLA be better than the web?

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How libraries can survive in the new media ecosystem

Lee Rainie spoke to librarians in Barcelona (May 19, 2010) and Madrid (May 21, 2010) about how libraries can survive in the new media ecosystem.
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Information 2.0 and beyond where are we going

Information 2.0 and Beyond: Where are we, where are we going? Kristen Purcell, Ph.D.
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Alternative Search Tools…10.30.11

A presentation on alternatives to Google.  It has information on some interesting new search tools as well as some of the more well-known options.

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The Next Big Thing? Will Blippar Replace QR Codes?

From "Social Networking for Information Professionals":

 

QR Codes are the answer right now and it doesn’t seem like there is any real competition.


Enter Blippar.

 

If you have a smart phone you can download Blippar and look for things to scan. Blippar doesn’t immediately take you to a landing page like QR Codes do, instead it displays an interactive 3D menu for you to decide your next action.


Here’s a demonstration of what Blippar can do.

 

Where will this take future developments for libraries?


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E-Readers Gaining in Popularity (Infographic) | Kindle, iPad & Nook

E-Readers Gaining in Popularity (Infographic) | Kindle, iPad & Nook | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it
GoFigure looks at the increasing popularity of electronic reading devices such as Kindle, iPad and Nook.
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School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.
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Library Mobile Web Design: Tips, Tricks and Resources

"Going mobile with your website? This presentation will walk you through some things to consider when thinking about the functionality and content of your library..."

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Participatory Culture: Communication & Technology – My Presentation « Tame The Web

Participatory Culture: Communication & Technology – My Presentation « Tame The Web | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it

Presentation on future trends and how to encourage community participation.

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Report from Mobility Shifts

Report from Mobility Shifts | What's Next for Libraries? | Scoop.it

Last week, I attended a conference dedicated to imagining that future: Mobility Shifts in New York, part of The New School‘s Politics of Digital Culture conference series. The week-long event offered an opportunity for conversations on the range of possibilities emerging from mobile devices around the world as tools for learning experiences in and out of the classroom. The conference addressed three themes:

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Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services

Slides, resources and questions from the ALA TechSource Workshop on using iPads and tablets in libraries.

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Pew Research Center Announces New Research Initiative to Study the Changing Role of Public Libraries and Library Users in the Digital Age

Pew Research Center Announces New Research Initiative to Study the Changing Role of Public Libraries and Library Users in the Digital Age...
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