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Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the future, by Kristen Purcell - Slideshare

Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the future, by Kristen Purcell - Slideshare | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Kristen Purcell, Ph.D.Associate Director, Research Pew Internet Project SUNY Library Association Annual Conference June 7, 2012...

 

"On Thursday June 7th, Kristen Purcell will deliver the keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference in New York City.  Kristen will share Pew Internet's latest data on mobile, social networking, and e-reading with an audience of several hundred library staff from the SUNY system.  More information on the event can be found at the conference's website."

 

Slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/PewInternet/suny-libraries-talk

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Value of Academic Libraries Summit White Paper

Value of Academic Libraries Summit White Paper | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Value of Academic Libraries Summit White Paper http://t.co/x35jpSk6...

 

ACRL has released a new white paper, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits,” which reports on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The report is freely available on the ACRL website (PDF). 

http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/value/val_summit.pdf

 

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International Archives Day on June 9th! @AskArchivists #archday12

International Archives Day on June 9th! @AskArchivists #archday12 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Ask Archivists: "It´s allmost there again! The greatest day of the year – International Archives Day! We know it´s on a Saturday – but let´s celebrate anyway! Let´s show off our archival holdings..."

 

"We invite you to tweet your most precious document, your best online services and finest webcontent, the coolest pics of users socializing and using the collections." 

 

The hashtag #archday12

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Technology & innovations in libraries and their impact on learning, research & user / Singapore iatul keynote

My keynote for the 33rd IATUL (International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries) conference in Singapore.

 

"Keynote speaker, Joe Murphy, delivers his presentation on the topic,  Technology & innovations in libraries and their impact on learning, research and user, on Day 2 on the theme "Technology & New Media" of the 33rd IATUL Conference held at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, 4-7 June 2012."

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Has Google+ reached the tipping point: do libraries need to be there? > Infographic by The Library Marketing Toolkit

Has Google+ reached the tipping point: do libraries need to be there? > Infographic by The Library Marketing Toolkit | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Google+ is now officially a huge social network. If our users are there, libraries should be there - help is at hand on setting up and running a library account.

 

See full version here: http://www.librarymarketingtoolkit.com/2012/06/has-google-reached-tipping-point-do.html

 

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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Future Libraries and 17 Forms of Information Replacing Books | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"People who think libraries are going away simply because books are going digital are missing the true tectonic shifts taking place in the world of information.


Libraries are not about books. In fact, they were never about books."

 

"Libraries have always had a mandate to archive the records of their service area, but it has rarely been pursued with more than passing enthusiasm. Archives of city council meetings and local history books made the cut, but few considered the library to be a good photo or video archive.
Over time, many of the newspapers, radio, and television stations will begin to disappear. As these businesses lose their viability, their storerooms of historical broadcast tapes and documents will need to be preserved. More specifically, every radio broadcast, newspaper, and television broadcast will need to be digitized and archived.
With the advent of iCloud and other similar services libraries will want to expand their hosting of original collections, and installing the equipment to digitize the information. The sale of this information to the outside world through an iTunes-like service could become a valuable income stream for libraries in the future.
Final Thoughts
Libraries, much like any living breathing organism, will have to adapt to the complex nature of the ever-changing world of information. As information becomes more sophisticated and complex, so will libraries.
Libraries are here to stay because they have a survival instinct. They have created a mutually dependent relationship with the communities they serve, and most importantly, they know how to adapt to the changing world around them.
I am always impressed with the creative things being done in libraries. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” There are a lot of beautiful dreams taking place that will help form tomorrow’s libraries."
By Futurist Thomas Frey


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Geek of the Week: Craig Simmons on the future of libraries in the digital age

Geek of the Week: Craig Simmons on the future of libraries in the digital age | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Todd Bishop:

"Craig Simmons, our latest Geek of the Week, didn’t originally plan to pursue a career in technology. Back in the 1990s, he was studying for his PhD, focusing on 18th Century and Early Modern British literature, when he realized that something needed to be done to make the rare books and manuscripts he was working with more widely accessible.
So he taught himself programming and early web development, and he’s been involved in technology ever since. Today he manages more than 100 members of the technology team at Serials Solutions, a company in Seattle that works to bring libraries into the digital age."

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Cloud Computing for Libraries, by Marshall Breeding > books | The Tech Set

Cloud Computing for Libraries, by Marshall Breeding > books | The Tech Set | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Marshall Breeding:

"Cloud computing helps libraries shift away from owning and operating local servers to Web-based services. This book equips you with the information and practical advice needed to evaluate the many opportunities to take advantage of cloud computing. It features applications that empower you to use technology without the constraints of a locally supported infrastructure, and more in-depth information and examples of how to plunge directly into suitable projects by taking advantage of free services offered by the top cloud services providers. Examples include using cloud-based supplemental storage, Google’s suite of apps, Amazon’s S3 and EC2 services to power your library website, and DuraCloud to host an online library media collection."


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Anne Harding Training: School libraries in a changing world

Anne Harding Training: School libraries in a changing world | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Anne Harding:

 

"Two interesting training events last week, both with a school library theme, plus some valuable links and resources for school librarians.

It was fascinating to lead discussions for the London School Library Association branch on the theme of the school library in a changing world. With so many changes that impact on school libraries happening in education and in publishing, as well as the ever evolving digital scene, there was lots to consider. Topics delegates chose to debate included the implications of the Ofsted report Moving English Forward for school librarians, funding issues, raising the profile of the library, information literacy for the Google generation, and how school libraries should deal with e-resources. We talked too about the opportunities social networking offers. The photo is of the lovely library at Lea Valley High School, where the training took place."

 

"For anyone keen to keep up to date with the latest in the school library world, Heart of the School (http://heartoftheschool.edublogs.org/) is a fantastic resource. The School Library Network (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sln/)  is also invaluable. The School Library Association (http://www.sla.org.uk/) is excellent. All the books in their Guidelines and Case Studies series (http://www.sla.org.uk/guidelines.php) are helpful and accessible. The latest guide, Twitterspace and Facecloud: Web.2.0 and Beyond for School Librarians (http://www.sla.org.uk/publication.php?isbn=9781903446669), is great. For school librarians considering their role in relation to e-resources, this workshop on e-book lending (http://www.peters-books.co.uk/pdf/ebooks.pdf%20)  in schools looks very useful."

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Content Curation Special Edition on Collected Magazine

Content Curation Special Edition on Collected Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Robin Good: The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) publishes "Collected", a professionally-designed and written digital magazine.

 

This issue is dedicated to content curation and it includes several articles on how to reuse content with confidence, a great checklist for curation and a really nifty piece on a newbie's experience with Scoop.it.

 

Informative. Highly recommended. 8/10

 

Web edition: http://www.slanza.org.nz/collected.html ;

Downloadable PDF: http://www.slanza.org.nz/magazine/May2012.pdf  ;

 

(thanks to Alison Harrison for first discovering it)


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The present and future of audiovisual archives: Screening the Future 2012 #stf12 Los Angeles

By Audra:
This week, I attended the second annual Screening the Future conference, held at the University of Southern California. Screening the Future 2012: Play, Pause and Press Forward was organized around...
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Challenges for academic libraries in difficult economic times | Research Information Network

Challenges for academic libraries in difficult economic times | Research Information Network | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Challenges for academic libraries in difficult economic times | Research Information Network http://t.co/BZKYMMTA...

 

"A new guide from the Research Information Network focuses on how academic librarians are experiencing and responding to financial cuts in the current economic climate.

Based upon data gathered in the UK and internationally, and focus groups with senior librarians during late 2009, the guide looks at the financial position of libraries, their strategies for dealing with challenging economic circumstances, and the value of libraries.

After a decade of growth in budgets and services, academic librarians now expect a sustained period of cuts over the next three to five years. The scale of these cuts means librarians are having to reconsider the kinds and levels of service they can provide in support of their universities missions.

This guide shows how librarians are responding to the issues of balancing expenditure between information resources and staffing and how they plan to sustain levels of service, as well as developing new services to meet new needs. It demonstrates that library directors need the support of senior managers across the higher education sector, as well as from publishers and other information providers, to help address the challenges, as well as the opportunities, faced.

The guide is available to download from the link below, along with a short two-page briefing. Hard copies are also available to order to distribute to colleagues, email contact@rin.ac.ukz"

 

Guide: http://www.rin.ac.uk/system/files/attachments/Challenges-for-libraries-FINAL-March10.pdf

 

Briefing: http://www.rin.ac.uk/system/files/attachments/challenges-for-libraries-flyer-screen-March10.pdf

 

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Social Media Tools List: +100 Social Media Tools | Socialnomics

Social Media Tools List: +100 Social Media Tools | Socialnomics | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Erik Qualman:

 

List of top social media tools available in 2012. 

 

"Tired of social media experts answering Hootsuite and Radian6 when asked about social media tools? Well dailytekk.com does an incredible job of keeping a social media tools list. So we’ve taken their incredible list and have mashed it with a few favorites of our own."

 

Divided as follows:

- 25+ RANDOM, MUST-SEE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

- MARKETING

- MONITORING AND INTELLIGENCE

- SOCIAL CRM

- MANAGEMENT

- BLOGS AND WEBSITES

- AGENCIES

- OTHER / MISCELLANEOUS

 

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11th Southern African Online Information Meeting: Innovation in an age of limits #SAOIM

11th Southern African Online Information Meeting: Innovation in an age of limits #SAOIM | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"11th Southern African Online Information Meeting (SAOIM) Innovation in an age of limits 5-8 June 2012 Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa"

 

"The conference theme is a reflection of the challenges that modern day libraries are facing and the subsequent need for innovative solutions.

SAOIM provides a forum for the exchange of information on current developments, applications and opportunities in the expanding field of online information. As with the previous conferences, the aim of the 11th SAOIM is to provide insight into the exciting extent of growth and activity taking place in the information industry. Coverage will include not only the traditional online systems and services, but also latest areas of information transfer and exchange."

 

Keep a lookout for the hashtag #SAOIM

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Panelists Say Libraries are Perfect Ebook Partner for Publishers | IDPF Digital Book Conference — The Digital Shift

Panelists Say Libraries are Perfect Ebook Partner for Publishers | IDPF Digital Book Conference — The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Matt Enis:

"RT @LibraryJournal: Panelists Say Libraries are Perfect Ebook Partner for Publishers | IDPF Digital Book Conference #bea12 http://t.co/zFld65wy..."

 

"Libraries are a key sales channel for booksellers, and could be very valuable customers to publishers that are willing to sell or license ebooks to them, agreed a group of panelists during the June 4 “Libraries and Ebooks” session at the International Digital Publishing Forum 2012 digital book conference http://idpf.org/digital-book-2012 , co-located with BookExpo America http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/ at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center."

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2012 top ten trends in academic libraries

A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee

"Three leaders in academic librarianship were the catalysts for this discussion: Martin Halbert, dean of libraries at University of North Texas; Joan Lippincott, associate director of Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and Mark Puente, director of diversity and leadership programs, Association of Research Libraries (ARL). This discussion forum augmented the trends identified by the committee.

These top trends are listed alphabetically. Each trend includes a brief discussion and references to the literature. The committee also compiled additional resources that may be of interest."

 

- "Communication value

- Data curation

- Digital preservation

- Higher education

- Information technology

- Mobile environments

- Patron driven e-book acquisition

- Scholarly communication

- Staffing

- User behaviours and expectations"

 

The committee would like to thank Erin Hood, research assistant at OCLC Research, for her assistance in producing this document."

 

   
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iLibrarian » Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Part Three – Gain Market Intelligence

iLibrarian » Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Part Three – Gain Market Intelligence | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Written by Ellyssa Kroski.

"This is part of a series of posts which is based on a 3-hour hands-on workshop I offer on this topic. Be sure and check out the preceding post:

Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Overview
Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Part One – Develop the Project Plan 
Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Part Two – Establish a Planning Committee

 

 

 

Gain Market Intelligence

This research should be done at approximately the same time or slightly before Requirements Gathering so that you have some idea of the possibilities and features available. It will give you a preliminary sketch of the technology landscape.

Vet Solutions/Vendors Contact Vendors and start asking questions If you’re researching an Open Source solution without a vendor, join message boards and ask questions" read more: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2012/technology-solutions-planning-in-libraries-part-three-gain-market-intelligence/

 

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