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The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | 21C Library | Scoop.it
This isn't your childhood library. The Hunt Library at North Carolina State University is beautiful. The main floor looks more like a sleek Apple showroom than a stuffy library.
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It needs a bigger Makerspace, but otherwise this is my fantasy library!  I visited Hunt Library in April, and loved all the tech features (especially the gaming rooms), but my favorite were the gathering places where students could study and collaborate.  I can't speak to the Bexar Library, which, without books, is hardly my idea of the perfect library.

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Defining “Transformation” | American Libraries Magazine

Defining “Transformation” | American Libraries Magazine | 21C Library | Scoop.it
While the dramatic growth in the use of ebooks and other digital content has attracted the greatest media attention regarding library services in the past couple of years, equally dramatic changes are occurring in almost every ...
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Learning Labs: Transforming Youth from Digital Consumers to

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Following the example of YOUMedia at the Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago, Learning Labs try to include physical spaces that accommodate the modes of HOMAGO and are equipped with digital and traditional media to support youth's ...
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The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift

The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift | 21C Library | Scoop.it
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Parts 2 (Espresso Printing) & 3 (Fayetteville, NY's FabLab) link from this Scoop.  

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Between the Lines» Blog Archive » The Library as a Makerspace

Between the Lines» Blog Archive » The Library as a Makerspace | 21C Library | Scoop.it
Makerspaces in libraries are also connected to STEM which is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There is also a group wanting to add art into the mix to create STEAM. Both ideas dovetail ...
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Idea Box | Oak Park Public Library

Idea Box | Oak Park Public Library | 21C Library | Scoop.it
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The Idea Box is a 9x13 area within a public library.  Changing installations allow the public to try out designing and creating in various media and using new technology.  Imagine what we could do with this in a school library setting!
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The Case for a Campus Makerspace

The Case for a Campus Makerspace | 21C Library | Scoop.it
This talk isn't about David Brooks and his "campus tsunami" nor is it about Thomas Friedman and his "MOOC revolution" nor is it a response to the technology tabloid Techcrunch and its gleeful pronouncement that this all marks "the end of ...
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Chi Onwurah MP visits Makerspace | MakerSpace

Chi Onwurah MP visits Makerspace | MakerSpace | 21C Library | Scoop.it
We also discussed how Makerspace regularly helps with initiatives which help promote innovation and technology to the wider public and schools. With Jacqui from Gateshead Libraries, we talked about how Makerspace ...
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This New Library Of The Future Brings You Your Books Via Robot - Co.Exist

This New Library Of The Future Brings You Your Books Via Robot - Co.Exist | 21C Library | Scoop.it
Co.Exist This New Library Of The Future Brings You Your Books Via Robot Co.Exist In a digital age where many commentators tolled the death knell for the book-bound library, we've reported time and time again that the libraries of the future are the...
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Digital Libraries to School Libraries

Digital Libraries to School Libraries | 21C Library | Scoop.it

This project’s aim is to explore ways in which school librarians can use DL open content to expand and enrich the school library’s resource base and instructional support. This project uses the newest web-based technologies to help school librarians identify DL open content, integrate open content metadata into their OPACs, and help use open content for learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:49 PM

Add open content to Destiny Quest OPAC then make Resource Lists for students and teachers. Win!

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A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library

A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library | 21C Library | Scoop.it
Makerspaces just might take over libraries. School of Information Studies professor Dave Lankes seems to think so. In his presentation to New York State librarians earlier this month, he asked tho...
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An older article (2011) about the origins of makerspaces. Links to a video of a MakerBot in action.

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Bibliotech.me

Michelle Luhtala's blog: ideas notions musings activities about learning libraries educational technology and the 21st century
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Great blog that my RSS feeder can't find a feed for, so it has found a home here.  Especially useful to this fledgling SMC is the article on digital collection development.

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2012 SLIS Lecture: Michael Stephens on Hyperlinked Libraries

Podcast Links: amazon.sjsu.edu amazon.sjsu.edu The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries What emerging trends are changing library services? What does a connected world of "continuous computing" mean for 21st Century libraries.
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Makerspaces in libraries « Mr. Richardson Guy

Makerspaces in libraries « Mr. Richardson Guy | 21C Library | Scoop.it
I got to see presentations from three library systems that were using technology in interesting ways: Fayetteville Free library, the University of Calgary and Escondido Public Library.
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Notes from Lane Library: Make space for Makerspace workshops ...

Notes from Lane Library: Make space for Makerspace workshops ... | 21C Library | Scoop.it
What is makerspace? A makerspace “is a community-operated physical space where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate.
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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven - Boing Boing

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven - Boing Boing | 21C Library | Scoop.it
We have a name for this behavior today, of course: "browsing the Web." It was clunkier before the Web went digital, but it was every bit as exciting. Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young ...
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