Future Trends in Libraries
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What will libraries of the future look like? This channel aims to compile articles addressing this question.
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Ebooks and the Candlemaker’s Petition | Peer to Peer Review

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Considers the absurdities of U.S. copyright law and its impact on libraries.

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Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies

Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Birmingham City University library's use of Aurasma to provide useful and timely information, plus tutorials to its customers. Via @sallyheroes

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 13, 2012 5:06 AM

Special focus on augmented reality (AR) > 9 possible uses of AR in libraries!

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Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW

Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Courtesy of Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW Aiming to provide a meeting place for information, knowledge, skills, and stories, the proposal by Marc Anton Dahmen | Studio DMTW for the Helsinki Central Library competition reflects the creativity, innovation and interaction for the people of Helsinki. Resulting in the sculptural massing of the building, their design derives from the creation of an vertical circulation element, connecting the building by transiting from one function to another throughout the entire collection area. 

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Another cool new library from Europe. More about the public spaces than the books.

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Developments in libraries

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Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist?

Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
E-reader owners read more books in a year than their print-only counterparts. Is print really a dying medium?
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Feds Reject Legalizing DVD Cracking, Game Console Modding | Threat Level | Wired.com

Feds Reject Legalizing DVD Cracking, Game Console Modding | Threat Level | Wired.com | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Copyright regulators are rejecting proposals to make it lawful to jailbreak videogame consoles and to copy DVDs for personal use.
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10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different

10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different...

 

Adapting to community needs both technological and social is the way of the future according to Terry Heick.

 

 

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Long Live Paper

Long Live Paper | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
While e-readers and multimedia may seem appealing, the idea of replacing an effective learning platform — the paper textbook — with a widely hyped but still unproven one is extremely dangerous.
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Vannesla library by Helen & Ward architects

Vannesla library by Helen & Ward architects | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The architects of studio Helen & Ward (founded by Siv Helen Stangeland and Reinhard Kropf) have designed a library in Vennesla, Norway, according to principles of relational design.

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Could Libraries Become Precinct Hubs? - DesignBuild Source

Could Libraries Become Precinct Hubs?DesignBuild SourceWhile these spaces are important as community hubs, libraries are taking on a growing role in the world of architecture.


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Climb This Mountain of Books - The Atlantic Cities

Climb This Mountain of Books - The Atlantic Cities | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

The Atlantic CitiesClimb This Mountain of BooksThe Atlantic CitiesThe flashy architecture was conceived as a way to address the community's 10 percent illiteracy rate. < So much to like about this: the library of course, the environmental inclusions, and the light of design.


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The Potential for Libraries to Serve as Community Centers

The Potential for Libraries to Serve as Community Centers | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

"The best part of the session, and a strength of the conference [Beyond Access conference], was that the majority of people participating in the discussion were practitioners. Libraries as community centers was not a point of theory, some were already bringing women together in a physical space to provide a range of services from computer training to family planning information."


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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Innovative work in a school library. Definitely worth reading...

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(Re)Defining the Library, Part 1: Why?

(Re)Defining the Library, Part 1: Why? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
With changes in the scholarly communications world, many old questions for the library are unsettled once again, and many news ones arise. In this first part of a two-part post, we'll ask the quest...
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Swedes Think Different: A New Model for E-lending

Swedes Think Different: A New Model for E-lending | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Swedes have always gone about their business in their own particular way. To quote a phrase: ‘Swedes think different’. Take e-books: ...
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Helsinki City Library - Six Proposals to Progress in Helsinki Central Library Architectural Competition

Helsinki City Library - Six Proposals to Progress in Helsinki Central Library Architectural Competition | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
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Here is some further information about the design competition for the Helsinki Central Library via @sallyheroes

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UTS library goes underground with robotics - CIO Magazine

UTS library goes underground with robotics - CIO Magazine | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
There's a technological change happening in libraries that is transforming the way those sources of information are being used.
Via Guus van den Brekel, Karen du Toit
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This sounds similar to what the University of Chicago has done. The library of the future better have a big budget.

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The library of the future!
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Prototyping tomorrow’s libraries | Next Libraries

What might libraries be like decades from now? A decade of Dutch exploration uncovered many possible pathways toward the future.

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Shunning Amazon, Booksellers Resist a Transformation

Shunning Amazon, Booksellers Resist a Transformation | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The mammoth retailer finds that its efforts to upend the traditional publishing model have unintended consequences.
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Can RFID save Libraries? | RFID – Changing libraries for good?

Can RFID save Libraries? | RFID – Changing libraries for good? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Can innovative uses of RFID tag technology drive greater use of libraries?

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Amazon Wipes Customer's Account, Locks All Ebooks, Says 'Find A New Retailer' When She Asks Why | Techdirt

Amazon Wipes Customer's Account, Locks All Ebooks, Says 'Find A New Retailer' When She Asks Why | Techdirt | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Techdirt has been warning people for several years that they don't really own the ebooks they have on their Amazon Kindles. The most famous demonstration of this was the sudden disappearance of ebook versions of George Orwell's 1984 and...
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The Future of Libraries in a Digital Culture

The Future of Libraries in a Digital Culture | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Until recently, public libraries had little reason to innovate. Then Google arrived. More disruptive technologies followed, causing an identity crisis for librarians. Now the profession is re-thinking its purpose. […]
Pre-Internet, a library could be object oriented -- all about books. But the confluence of digitization and a prolonged recession has triggered an evolution that puts a focus on people, not things. Doing so has a ripple effect that invigorates a community.


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Joint Libraries: Models That Work

Joint Libraries: Models That Work | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

A public/community college joint-use library is an especially good combination. The missions and the service populations are similar enough to provide significant overlap and allow for excellent services to all users.

 

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Wow! Library Design: The “Book Mountain” Library Opens Today in the Netherlands | LJ INFOdocket

Wow! Library Design: The “Book Mountain” Library Opens Today in the Netherlands | LJ INFOdocket | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
As UK libraries close/operate in dilapidated buildings, in the Netherlands, spectacular new libraries are being built: http://t.co/KNvYDRS6...
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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton Atlanta ...

A useful explanation of why Makerspaces are a good fit in public libraries.

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(Re)Defining the Library, Part 2: How?

(Re)Defining the Library, Part 2: How? | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
After exploring why the library requires redefinition, this second part of a two-part post offers a new taxonomy for allocating library functions and roles.
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