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The First Banned Books Video Calendar is Ready!

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The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) have together created the world’s first Banned Books Video Calendar.
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BookBrewer Library Lending Program | LISNews:

We all know that we owe a debt of gratitude to libraries. They help new writers get discovered, make books available to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, and preserve history in a way that can never be replaced.
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Libaries – a case for renewal | What's Next: Top Trends

Libaries – a case for renewal | What's Next: Top Trends | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries – a case for renewal http://t.co/oTxICmJX #future #libraries via @ellenforsyth...

 

Dr. Wendy L. Schultz:

 

"Library 2.0: Product


How should the library package its commodity – books – as products in an environment that disintermediates, dematerialises, and decentralises? Chad and Miller’s essay, and the debates and conversations around it, raise this question and answer it with the characteristics of our emerging information infrastructure: the library is everywhere, barrier-free, and participatory. Collaborate with Amazon; provide digital downloads of books; create a global, and globally accessible, catalog; invite readers to tag and comment. Yet as more information becomes more accessible, people will still need experienced tour guides – Amazon’s customer recommendations are notoriously open to manipulation; tagclouds offer diverse connections, not focussed expertise. This will drive the transition to Library 3.0: the 3D service.

 

Library 3.0 – Web 3D to Library 3D: Service.


There are SecondLife (3) subscribers who spend more than forty hours a week online, immersed in its virtual graphic world. Digital natives take 2.0 for granted; they are buzzing over Web 3D. Carrying Chad and Miller’s argument through this next phase transition, we arrive at virtual collections in the 3D world, where books themselves may have avatars and online personalities. But the avalanche of material available will put a premium on service, on tailoring information to needs, and on developing participatory relationships with customers. So while books may get in your 3D face all by themselves, people will prefer personal introductions – they will want a VR info coach. Who’s the best librarian avatar? How many Amazon stars has your avatar collected from satisfied customers? This could create librarian “superstars” based on buzz and customer ratings. People will collect librarians rather than books – the ability not just to organise, but also to annotate and compare books and other information sources, from a variety of useful perspectives."


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Rainmeter, desktop customization tool

Rainmeter, desktop customization tool | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
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Library Technology Trends…12.09.11

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What is the Future of Libraries? | Celeripedean

What is the Future of Libraries? | Celeripedean | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
The topic of the future of the libraries was just one of these Ted Conversations that really could boast of a host of views. What was interesting was there was no real consensus. The ideas ranged from the extremes from the ...
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dotEPUB — download any webpage as an e-book

dotEPUB — download any webpage as an e-book | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
Tool for automatic conversion to the EPUB format: bookmarklet, widget and API...

This could have many possibilities to promote say author or book websites. I have not used it but plan to see if we could use this in the library


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Google+ Pages for Libraries

Google+ Pages for Libraries | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
You have probably already heard that Google+ has now opened for business pages, rather than just personal pages, so I wanted to take a quick look to see what was going on. The process is actually very simple.
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By far the BEST library video ever!

By far the BEST library video ever! | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
The Finnish Library Association created this video and it is the best I've ever seen.The M Word Blog teaches your library and non-profit tips, tricks and trends of the marketing trade.
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EU suunnittelee supersakkoja yksityisyyden suojan pettämisestä / Tietoturva / Digitoday

EU suunnittelee supersakkoja yksityisyyden suojan pettämisestä / Tietoturva / Digitoday | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
5.12.2011 klo 07:00 - Euroopan unionin komissiossa on työn alla henkilötietojen turvasäännöstö, joka luo sosiaalisen median käyttäjille ”oikeuden kadota”.
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Intelligent searching with[out] Google

Intelligent searching with[out] Google | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
I’ve noticed a few comments recently on the continued changes in Google’s search
facilities.  Amazing how we have to keep in touch with all this – and just
as well that we do.  I’m thinking that there are plenty ‘out there’ who
never do.
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The First Banned Books Video Calendar is Ready!

The First Banned Books Video Calendar is Ready! | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
The Entresse Library in Espoo, Finland and FAIFE (IFLA Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) have together created the world’s first Banned Books Video Calendar.
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Shareable: Are Maker Spaces the Future of Public Libraries?

Shareable: Are Maker Spaces the Future of Public Libraries? | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it

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Public Libraries News: "These community libraries hardly seem like ...

Public Libraries News: "These community libraries hardly seem like ... | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
Reports are coming in that Somerset have agreed to keep open all the libraries, including mobile libraries, that it had intended to close before it lost the court case. It is notable that the Council has said that it will not reduce the ...
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Jarvis: A radical new approach at the library - Windsor Star

Jarvis: A radical new approach at the library - Windsor Star | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
Jarvis: A radical new approach at the libraryWindsor Star1, the Windsor library board is abolishing fines for overdue materials. And it's holding an amnesty week Dec.
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Libraries Make Room For High-Tech 'Hackerspaces' | KOSU Radio

Libraries Make Room For High-Tech 'Hackerspaces' | KOSU Radio | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries Make Room For High-Tech 'Hackerspaces'. Filed by KOSU News in US News. December 10, 2011. As information becomes more digital, public libraries are striving to redefine their roles. A small number are working to create ...
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Google Advanced Search Shortcuts - Google Advanced Search Cheat Sheet

Make your Google searches even more efficient with these advanced Google search shortcuts. The following advanced search commands will help you narrow your searches, dig deeper into previously hidden content, and retrieve information quickly.


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How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps

How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
(click above for more sizes & to download) It's been a while since I've added to my Comic Tutorial Collection - not surprising since September & October are always a busy time for teachers, right?
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Sök i sociala medier

Sök i sociala medier | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
Det finns särskilda söktjänster anpassade efter sociala medier och några av dem berättar vi om här.
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Public Libraries Turn Up The Volume (Literally)

Public Libraries Turn Up The Volume (Literally) | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
There seems to be a new trend in some library systems. Especially the bigger metropolis area ones. And that is to have less 'hush' and more media mashup. Among the changes from the library ambiance I remember from the 60s is story hours ...
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Things To Do – Completely Transform the Library

Things To Do – Completely Transform the Library | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
Dan Messer at Not All Bits writes about Things To Do – Completely Transform the Library. This insightful post talks about the direction the field is taking in the digital age and how we can remain relevant as a profession.
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Mobile Technology in Libraries

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Today I presented on Mobile Technology in Libraries at the Online Information 2011 conference in London, England.
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Penguin Pulls E-Books from Libraries, Including Kindle Versions

Penguin Pulls E-Books from Libraries, Including Kindle Versions | Tuning up libraries | Scoop.it
They publisher may want to make sure that library e-books can't be easily stripped of DRM and kept by a borrower without penalty.
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