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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest - Online Colleges

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest  - Online Colleges | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.

 

"1. Pinning book covers

2. Showcasing historic archives

3. Creating reading lists

4. Sharing new acquisitions

5. Promoting library activities

6. Research

7. Encouraging kids and teens to read

8. Showcasing learning-related infographics

9. Collecting ideas for library displays

10. Getting inspired for library programs, etc." with links to relevant articles.

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Canadian Libraries: Innovating and creating inclusive services

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Canadian Libraries: Innovating and Creating Inclusive Services Pilar Martinez Edmonton Public Library Executive Director, Public Services Canadian Library Association Vice-President/President-Elect...

 

Final thoughts by:

Pilar Martinez & Kenneth Williment

 

"The traditional service development process provides a number of ways in which library staff can internally generate programs and services to meet library staffs’ perceptions of community needs. Community-led service development provides a new set of tools which library staff can build upon to ensure the continued relevance of public libraries that truly meet community needs. Unfortunately, systems which continue to guess at community needs will run the risk of being left in the 20th century. This may lead to the development of two tiered library service development, where 1. dynamic library systems respond to community needs beyond those of traditional library users while 2. other systems minimally engage users and try to maintain their relevance to community by marketing and informing communities of ‘their’ services.

As with all other professions, industries and organizations, public libraries need to embrace innovation, thus ensuring that their services are relevant to both funders and the people they are meant to serve. The discussions and innovative practices occurring in Canadian public libraries are exciting because – ultimately – change will occur. The question will always remain – who will determine how public libraries will adapt? It will either happen proactively and internally, and hopefully based on collaborative decisions made with library staff and their communities – or else passive public libraries will be at the mercy of the outside forces imposing the change."

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Why I love being an archivist via The Reel Li

Why I love being an archivist via The Reel Li | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"One of the things I love about being an archivist is that every day is a little different. The materials you’re working with depend entirely on what happens to end up on your desk..."

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Libraries and social media X

Libraries and social media X | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Judy O'Connell:

Wednesday was just the kind of day we need more of in our libraries!  Wollongong City Libraries (WCC) are taking charge of their future in a very positive way. Having decided that social media is is now an essential part of the future of library services, WCC took the initiative to schedule a Staff Development Day for all the staff."

 

Including Slideshare of the keynote presentation:

Libraries with X-factor, by Judy O'Connell (http://www.slideshare.net/heyjudeonline/libraries-with-social-media-xfactor?ref=http://heyjude.wordpress.com/?p=5252&preview=true

 

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The Once and Future Library | American Libraries Magazine

The Once and Future Library | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Charles G. Mueller
An architect’s perspective on designing for changing constituencies

 

"To some librarians it must seem like a perfect storm: Budgets are being slashed, ebooks suddenly are outselling their print ancestors, electronic movies on demand are slowing over-the-counter DVD lending..."

"Besides librarians, architects are among the people most concerned about how, and how rapidly, such trends play out. Plans made a year ago for library additions or even modest renovations—never mind an entirely new building—are probably out of date. Longstanding formulas to calculate the space required for stacks, seating, and even computer stations no longer apply. The library standards codified in many states, often a criterion for funding, would probably result in a library design that is larger than necessary, or certainly too big or too small in all the wrong places."

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A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’

A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’ | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Kelly Lux:

"The iSchool wants to know how you define the future of librarianship. What are you doing to define librarianship of the future? What do you envision the future of libraries to be? What are the ideas that have inspired you? If you are a librarian, a student of librarianship, or if you have a passion for the future of libraries, we want to hear from you!

Create a Future of Librarianship Pinterest Board and collect your ideas. Then, send your Board url to the iSchool for a chance to win The Atlas of New Librarianship (just awarded Best Book in Library Literature by ALA!) by David Lankes. Entries will be accepted through Monday, March 19. The top 10 boards will be posted on the iSchool’s website and the three winners will be chosen by public vote. For all you good librarians who already own a copy of Dave’s awesome book – no worries – there’s a prize to be had for you too!"

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Stepping Out of the Library | The User Experience

Stepping Out of the Library | The User Experience | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Stepping out of the library to increase user satisfaction and use.

 

Aaron Schmidt:

User experience, librarian-style http://t.co/FqP6ubnc ;

 

"It takes practice to get the hang of thinking and talking about user experience. Here are some tools that will help you develop these skills and offer some insights about your library at the same time."

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Internet Archive’s Repository Collects Thousands of Books

Internet Archive’s Repository Collects Thousands of Books | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By DAVID STREITFELD:

"As society embraces all forms of digital entertainment, a latter-day Noah is looking the other way. Brewster Kahle, who runs the Internet Archive, a nonprofit, hopes to collect one copy of every book."

 

Richmond, Califf: "In a wooden warehouse in this industrial suburb, the 20th century is being stored in case of digital disaster.

Forty-foot shipping containers stacked two by two are stuffed with the most enduring, as well as some of the most forgettable, books of the era. Every week, 20,000 new volumes arrive, many of them donations from libraries and universities thrilled to unload material that has no place in the Internet Age."

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Libraries protest Random House price hike - Aiken Standard

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TechCrunchLibraries protest Random House price hike Aiken Standard AP NEW YORK (AP) --

 

"The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers

Random House, the country's largest trade publisher, announced earlier this week that wholesale charges for e-books would rise by more than 20 percent for new adult releases and more than double for new children's books. Random House noted that e-books can be "repeatedly circulated without limitation," unlike paper books, which eventually become worn or damaged.

 

Read more: Libraries protest Random House price hike | Aiken Standard
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution http://www.aikenstandard.com/story/f0206-BC-US-Books-Libraries-R-03-02-0352

 

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INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It | Digital Book World

INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It | Digital Book World | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

jeff Rivera:

"He is arguably one of the most successful bloggers and thought-leaders of our time."

 

Rivera: "A number of publishers have pulled the plug on library editions of eBooks. Do you think that is a wise business decision and if not, how do you see it being a win-win scenario?

Seth Godin: "How incredibly silly. Libraries are like the radio for books. Not a money-maker for all, but a great way to spread an idea. I don’t think you can find a single author who suffered any damage at all because too many people took his book out of the library.

Ebooks for libraries need to be tweaked, not killed."

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This is one of my interviews with the amazing Seth Godin.

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries - Association of Research Libraries (ARL) #librarianscode

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries - Association of Research Libraries (ARL) #librarianscode | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University Dean of University Libraries and Museums and President of ARL, said, “This document is a testament to the collective wisdom of academic and research librarians, who have asserted careful and considered approaches to some very difficult situations that we all face every day.”

 

"The development of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information about the Code and this project, e-mail fairuseproject@arl.org"

 

pdf document: http://www.arl.org/bm~doc/code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf

 

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Vatican archive treasures in first public display - Chicago Tribune

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Catherine Hornby
Reuters

"AFP Vatican archive treasures in first public display Chicago Tribune Related Vatican archive treasures in first public display The signature of Galileo Galilei is seen on a document displayed during an exhibition at the Capitoline Museums in Rome"

 

"The exhibition "Lux in Arcana: The Vatican Secret Archive Reveals Itself," running from March until September, aims also to demystify the Church's records."

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Smithsonian building archive of printable 3D scans - Boing Boing

Smithsonian building archive of printable 3D scans - Boing Boing | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Cory Doctorow:

"New Scientist Smithsonian building archive of printable 3D scans -Boing Boing..."

 

"Sarah Taylor Sulick from the Smithsonian sez, "Unfortunately we have no plans to make 3D scans of our collection freely available for the public to print. The CNET story is a bit misleading on that point. Our 3-D team mentioned that we COULD go there theoretically, but as of right now it is not part of our plan. The reality is also that we have 137M objects in our collection and only 2 people working on this project. So we are no where near being able to scan everything and essentially never will be."

Now, with that high-end scanner, as well as less expensive tools that include normal digital cameras and freely available cloud-based digitization software, Metallo and his fellow 3D digitization coordinator Vince Rossi are slowly setting out to begin building a new Smithsonian digital archive. They hope this initiative will eventually lead to scores of 3D printed exhibits, as well as countless 3D models that could theoretically be used in the museums, in schools, or just about anywhere people have an interest in the Smithsonian's vast physical holdings..."

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The New Face of Public Libraries -Youtube video

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"Vancouver's Public Libraries have seen a lot of change in the last few decades. The change is not just technological, it is in the way they provide services, why they provide it, and the types of resources they have built and deliver with their communities. Their innovative approach has brought the librarian out of the library and to the people."

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Future of Libraries via the Knight Foundation - 10 video interviews

Future of Libraries via the Knight Foundation - 10 video interviews | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"During a Knight conference exploring the role of libraries in the digital world, we interviewed library directors from eight communities - Philadelphia, St. Paul, Macon, Charlotte, Miami, Akron, San Jose and Detroit - to ask these questions and more.

Hear what library directors from these communities say are their biggest successes and listen to insights in how they’re addressing challenges.

In these videos, library directors also share what projects they’ve developed to help better serve their communities. The Free Library of Philadelphia, for example, was able to involve itself more deeply in communities by creating hot spots in areas with limited digital access."

 

Interviews with:

James Crawford, Google Books
Siobhan A. Reardon, Philadelphia
Kit Hadley, Saint Paul
Thomas Jones, Macon
Karen Beach, Charlotte
Raymond Santiago, Miami
David Jennings, Akron
Jane Light, San Jose
Doug Dotterer, Stow-Munroe
Juliet Machie, Detroit

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Web 2.0 & Libraries 1 & 2 « Tame The Web

Web 2.0 & Libraries 1 & 2 « Tame The Web | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

This post features two reports by Michael Stephens:

Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software, and

Web 2.0 & Libraries, Part 2: Trends and Technologies.

 

Stephens’s report on Best Practices for Social Software details numerous successful library implementations of some of today’s most used social-software tools, including:

Weblogs (blogs),

Podcasts,

RSS feeds,

Instant Messaging (IM),

Wikis, and

Flickr.

 

Technology Reports covers a broad range of Web 2.0 topics, tools, and considerations, including:

value-added blogging,

building a community Web site with a blog,

Ten Best Practices for Flickr & Libraries,

libraries and social sites like MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, tagging and social bookmarking,

Messaging in a 2.0 World:

Twitter & SMS,

podcasting,

The OPAC Rebooted, and

how libraries such as the Hennepin County Library and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library are using 2.0 tools

 

For more details: http://tametheweb.com/writing/web-20-libraries-1-2/


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