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UTS Shapeshifters event on Creative Futures - by Mal Booth

"[...] the slides I used for a UTS Shapeshifters event on Creative Futures. I was talking about the future of academic libraries, particularly our own and our role in a creative digital future. 
I should explain more about the 3rd slide. The things listed on that slide are often forgotten or discounted in the blind pursuit of efficiency or traditional KPIs. For libraries, these things (i.e. delight, surprise, engagement, serendipity and curiosity) are at least as important and should not be forgotten, dismissed or left until later."

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A creative digital future for academic libraries!

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Librarians give old books new life when space becomes scarce - The Collegian

Librarians give old books new life when space becomes scarce - The Collegian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
When library books age, it's up to the librarians to save them — or artists, in some cases. By Kirsten Mahon/nw/multimedia editor To avoid destroying library books deemed old, SE Campus librarian Lillian Cano constructed a wall of books with colors arranged in a rainbow. Photo by Taurence Williams/The Collegian When library books age, it’s up to the librarians to save them — or artists, in some cases. NE library director Mark Dolive has trouble letting books “get chewed up” when it’s time to weed out the dusty novels. “When you buy new books, you may have to get rid of books,” he said. Libraries have limited space, so the process of elimination is complicated. Librarians rely on content, age and relevance to determine which books need the “chew” and which ones get to stay. Historical books normally stay longer while health, science and technology textbooks must be consistently replaced, Dolive said. “Technology can go out of date,” he said. “For health programs, it’s no more than five years.”
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Greek Libraries in a New World: Press Release - Future Library: BEING creative, inspiring the community

Greek Libraries in a New World: Press Release - Future Library: BEING creative, inspiring the community | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

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BEING creative, inspiring the community

Two years ago, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation conceived the idea to contribute to the development of a public and municipal libraries network all over Greece, in order to enhance the significance of the libraries, as learning centers and places of creativity and interaction, in people’s minds. Thus, Future Library was born in Veria, in 2011, with the Foundation being its exclusive donor and soon was emerged as a living community that constantly embraces new cities, familiarizes their residents with the libraries and aspires to be linked to the National Library of Greece, when this moves to its new premises, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

The core of the Future Library Network philosophy is human centric and consists of creative libraries that promote human values. Day by day, more and more teenagers, students, young people, undergraduates, post graduates, volunteers and creative professionals connect to the public libraries of their cities through this rapidly growing network, which at this moment consists of a lively community of 117 Public and Municipal Libraries and approximately 5.750 members.

Since 2011, the Future Library team, in collaboration with the libraries of this network, has organized more than 5.800 events in more than 100 Greek cities, with 110.000 participants in total (most of them children, teenagers and adults). They have carried out special training programs addressed to the “future librarians”, offered 36.160 books in 117 libraries, which they have also provided with technological equipment and developed major projects that promote creative thinking, the love of reading and innovation, thus transforming libraries into modern laboratories of creativity and action.

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25 hilarious & inspiring street art & mural works about books, libraries and reading - Ebook Friendly

25 hilarious & inspiring street art & mural works about books, libraries and reading - Ebook Friendly | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street art
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Very inspiring street and mureal art celebrating books, reading and the library!!

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