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Biblioteksdebat: The development of ‘open library’ in Denmark #wlic2013

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Lambeth's library app challenges residents to make tough choices

Lambeth's library app challenges residents to make tough choices | Library of the future | Scoop.it
Ben Cook explores how the council has found a new way of engaging with residents — asking them to decide where money should be spent.

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Libraries: where the wild things are

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An Australian blog about the future of the Library profession and the pros of becoming a Librarian

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Seth's Blog: The future of the library

What is a public library for? First, how we got here: Before Gutenberg, a book cost about as much as a small house. As a result, only kings and bishops could afford to own a book of their own. This...
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In Austria, virtual library contained in public QR code stickers

In Austria, virtual library contained in public QR code stickers | Library of the future | Scoop.it
Projekt Ingeborg has seen 70 stickers placed in public locations such as bus stops, containing QR codes and NFC technology that enable citizens to download e-books.
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From Buying to Lending: What’s next for e-book libraries? | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog

From Buying to Lending: What’s next for e-book libraries? | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog | Library of the future | Scoop.it

“Use it, don’t own it!” – under this slogan borrowed from the “collaborative economy”, a number of lending models have recently emerged for e-books. Skoobe is the latest in a series of technology start-ups that offer digital reading experiences on a temporary basis.

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Is This The Future of Books?

Is This The Future of Books? | Library of the future | Scoop.it
Is the Convenience of the eBook Enough? What is a Book? What is a Book Worth? Is This The Future of Books?
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How to Fill a Library With People Instead of Books – Next City

How to Fill a Library With People Instead of Books – Next City | Library of the future | Scoop.it
A new study examines why patrons aren’t getting the most out of The Edge, the State Library of Queensland’s collaborative space in Brisbane, Australia.

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State Library of Queensland at The Edge.

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Philly Free Library Debuts Virtual Collection at Suburban Station

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Chocolate QR Codes!!

Looking for a great new way to promote your company and products? Chocolate Graphics chocolate QR codes are not only delightfully delicious but but are also a great marketing tool.
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Why Library Designs Are Gaining Interest

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In keeping with the stereotypes associated with libraries, library interior design is seen by some as a reasonably monotonous and boring practice.
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Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library - Culture - GOOD

Bringing Maker-Style Garage Tinkering Into the Local Library - Culture - GOOD | Library of the future | Scoop.it
Local libraries are no longer just reading rooms. They're becoming noisy, interactive, hands-on laboratories of innovation.
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Ebook Strategy and Public Libraries: Slow Just Won’t Work Anymore — The Digital Shift

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Discarded by Walmart, a Box Store Becomes a Thriving Library - Design - GOOD

Discarded by Walmart, a Box Store Becomes a Thriving Library - Design - GOOD | Library of the future | Scoop.it
Residents of McAllen, TX eager to use free internet or check out a novel can do so in an unusual...
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Top Libraries in U.S. and Canada Issue Statement Demanding Better Ebook Services — The Digital Shift

Top Libraries in U.S. and Canada Issue Statement Demanding Better Ebook Services — The Digital Shift | Library of the future | Scoop.it
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