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Libraries are reinvented for the digital age - 3 ways

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Better off Read: Municipalities are reinventing libraries for the digital age: http://t.co/RKv1DxdjwL

 

Three reinventions:

1. San Antonio’s BiblioTech

2. Project Ingeborg

3. Underground Library 

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Three ways libraries are being reinvented for the digital age!

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LS5043-2014's curator insight, November 6, 2014 6:37 PM

Each of these library's policies should be explored.

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Bibliotren Transforms Trains Into Virtual Libraries

Bibliotren Transforms Trains Into Virtual Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By CLEMENT ADAM:

"Travelers of the Catalan Government Railways (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) will have plenty to read over the coming months as the trains are turned into virtual libraries where 40 books are displayed on posters. After scanning a book’s QR code, travelers are enabled to read the first chapter of every book.

Read more: http://popupcity.net/2012/06/bibliotren-transforms-trains-into-virtual-libraries/#ixzz1xSw05t5D"

 

Great use of QR codes for libraries!

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Beating Siri at Her Own Game: What's Next for Virtual Reference ... - Library Journal

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BY HENRIETTA THORNTON-VERMA:

'Library Journal "Beating Siri at Her Own Game: What's Next for Virtual Reference"

The librarians who attended Saturday's “What's Next for Virtual Reference” discussion group at ALA left with a lot to ponder."

 

Courtney Young's, a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker [...],
first prediction: Cloud computing will become more ubiquitous in virtual reference. Using the cloud, she explained, means taking advantage of storage and other functions that are offered by Internet companies instead of being limited to the functions that are available on your own computer. Young used a show of hands to demonstrate that while many librarians are using services such as DropBox to store their work or personal documents, they aren’t using them with patrons, a change she urged the librarians in the room to make. They could, she suggested, create a “My Library Cloud” area into which materials could be deposited for patron use. Young recognized that the exact mechanisms of how this should work aren’t certain, acknowledging, for example that “ebooks are still shaking out,” but maintained that patrons “are used to using these services personally, and why wouldn’t they use them at the library?”
Next was a call to arms: “Siri is what we do,” she said, noting that what Apple calls iPhone’s “intelligent personal assistant” is “virtual reference embedded into a device that people are very attached to.” While it isn’t very effective right now, Young asserted, it can only improve, and librarians need to position themselves as the alternatives to the service before they find themselves replaced."

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