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Libraries get into technology exploration - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Libraries get into technology exploration - BurlingtonFreePress.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"A maker is a trending term referring to a producer of technology-based works such as electronics or robotics. A maker space is where people have an opportunity to explore interests, learn to use tools and materials and develop creative projects.

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Libraries statewide have been offering a variety of science and technology based programming through the summertime reading theme Fizz, Boom, Read. A $20,000 Vermont Community Foundation Innovations and Collaborations Grant, and a $5,000 grant from University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences are helping to fund the programs.

The Williston workshop is part of the "Vermont Makers and Libraries: Sparking a Culture of Innovation" project, a collaborative between the Vermont Department of Libraries, Vermont Makers, the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Vermont Library Association and CMF Innovations."

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A great but exciting challenge to librarians to stay ahead!

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UTS library goes underground with robotics - CIO Magazine

UTS library goes underground with robotics - CIO Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
There's a technological change happening in libraries that is transforming the way those sources of information are being used.
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Karen du Toit's comment, December 11, 2012 11:37 AM
The library of the future!
nickcarman's curator insight, December 11, 2012 3:29 PM

This sounds similar to what the University of Chicago has done. The library of the future better have a big budget.