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712 Innovations and the Library

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My library has a really cool partnership with 712 Innovations, and I wanted to share. 712 Innovations is a combined makerspace and coworking space in Topeka, KS. The idea for this space came out of...

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SungardASVoice: Balancing The Internet of Things (IoT) In The Supply Chain

SungardASVoice: Balancing The Internet of Things (IoT) In The Supply Chain | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things (IoT) provides deep insights and actionable information that boosts efficiency and improves the supply chain. But it also increases risk.
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The Future Library

The Future Library | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
Recently on this blog I wrote about books as a legacy, reflecting on the story of a writer who realised after his mother’s death how important her books were for him and the generations of his family to come (‘Passing on books’). With this concept in mind, have you heard of the Future Library project?
It’s the brainchild of Scottish artist Katie Paterson, who explains on her website:
A forest has been planted in Norway, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114.
The texts will be held in a specially designed room in the New Public Deichmanske Library, Oslo. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.

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1000 social media tools

1000 social media tools | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
My updated list of social media tools - about 1,000 of them is now available on my newly revamped website. I went through my previous lists and deleted any that were no longer available, and added in all the new ones that I've found and mentioned in my Social Media Tools blog. I've created collections of them, which you can see from the index page, but if you're interested in anything in particular you can try: Calendars and meetings Databases, drawings, mindmapping Office suites and presentatio
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The Library of the Future Is Here

The Library of the Future Is Here | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
It's got 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and its own roast coffee, named "shush."
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The library as inventor of the "sharing economy".

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Report: The health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries

Report: The health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
The health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries Full report Daniel Fujiwara Ricky Lawton Susana Mourato March 2015 http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/Health_and_wellbeing_benefits_of_public_libraries_full_report.pdf "Executive Summary 1. Background and objectives of the study In 2014, Arts Council England commissioned SImetrica to conduct a study to value the health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries. Libraries have an important role in…
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More Info about iBeacon Technology | David Lee King

More Info about iBeacon Technology | David Lee King | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
My last couple of articles have looked into iBeacon technology. Interested in finding out more? This article has a bunch of links for more reading on iBeacons,

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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New York Public Library Expands Free Wi-Fi Program

New York Public Library Expands Free Wi-Fi Program | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
New York City residents will soon be able to check out portable wireless Internet hubs free of charge at a their local library branch.
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Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age - The Distant Librarian

Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age - The Distant Librarian | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
Got a free 1/2 hour? Use it to listen to a recent episode of The Current, Designing libraries that are relevant in the digital age, which is mostly about the new Halifax Central Public Library. No mention of Calgary's new...
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Not your mother’s library

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library recently asked its Facebook followers to give them ten words: five to describe the library of their youth and five to describe the library of the future, 20 years from now. Here are the word clouds they assembled from the results, starting with the libraries of their youth: If you’re beyond...
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The Data-driven Library of the Future | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered

The Data-driven Library of the Future | Higher Ed Beta @insidehighered | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
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Almost 40pc of jobs could be replaced by technology by 2025: report

Almost 40pc of jobs could be replaced by technology by 2025: report | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
jobs that involved "low levels of social interaction, low levels of creativity, or low levels of mobility and dexterity" were most likely to be replaced by automation.
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Looks like our jobs cannot be replaced by automation. Our roles require high levels of social interaction and huge levels of creativity! Libraries have kept pace with changing technologies and increased their relevancy.

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Do We Need Libraries?

Do We Need Libraries? | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are not the only sector facing a threat of extinction
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Creative Economy - values are enablement, self-organization and continuous improvement to add value to the user or customer.

Questions...

How can we delight our users and customers? 

How can we manage the library to enable continuous innovation?What will make things better, faster, cheaper, more mobile, more convenient or more personalized for our users? 

What needs could libraries meet that users haven’t yet even thought of? Imagine a future that users will truly want, even though users themselves don’t yet know what that is.

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In Your Own Words - YEG's Oral History Project

In Your Own Words is a program to collect the region's oral history using the recording tools at the Stanley Milner Library. Once a week in the evening, citizens will be openly invited to the EPL Stan
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Report: The health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries

Report: The health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
The health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries Full report Daniel Fujiwara Ricky Lawton Susana Mourato March 2015 http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/Health_and_wellbeing_benefits_of_public_libraries_full_report.pdf "Executive Summary 1. Background and objectives of the study In 2014, Arts Council England commissioned SImetrica to conduct a study to value the health and wellbeing benefits of public libraries. Libraries have an important role in…
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Library for the future

Library for the future | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
Forget the past eight years of indecision on replacing the Central Library. The arrival of 2015 has presented the Wichita City Council with a fresh, inspiring opportunity to build a new $30 million downtown learning hub around the future.
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All sizes | Social media activities for libraries | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Social media activities for libraries | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
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Mark Zuckerberg declares 2015 the 'Year of Books' with online reading club

Mark Zuckerberg declares 2015 the 'Year of Books' with online reading club | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
The Facebook founder has started an online book club with the aim of reading and discussing a different work every two weeks
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Chicago Public Library to lend out WiFi, decrease digital divide

Chicago Public Library to lend out WiFi, decrease digital divide | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
BRIAN BANNON, COMMISSIONER, CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Books fly out of Cape Town Airport Flybrary - HeraldLIVE

Books fly out of Cape Town Airport Flybrary - HeraldLIVE | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
THE shelves at Cape Town Airport's Flybrary are emptier than they were when the unmanned book exchange was first launched at the international arrivals hall three months ago.
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Libraries reach rural India via mobile & e-reader: improving health and breaking the cycle of poverty

Libraries reach rural India via mobile & e-reader: improving health and breaking the cycle of poverty | The Future of Libraries | Scoop.it
READ Global and Worldreader will create an innovative partnership to expand the reach of libraries in five rural communities in India, in order to serve those who are unable or unlikely to access the library, specifically women and children. We will provide e–readers and a mobile reading app available on low-end data-enabled feature phones to rural communities to: a) increase traffic to the libraries and b) allow villagers to access information on livelihoods, health, women’s issues, government
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