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The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat

The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC - GalleyCat | public library design | Scoop.it
The Five Laws of Library Science: INFOGRAPHIC

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 17, 2014 5:04 AM

Five important principles - good reminder!

Ashok Kumar's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:01 AM

Relevance of Dr SR Ranganathan Today.

 

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40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop

40 Entertaining Infographics Plus Some Tips On Creating Your Own Using Photoshop | public library design | Scoop.it
  

Infographics are popular. They help reduce complex coherences to simplified illustrations. Information gets visualized. The best infographics are self-explanatory, needing almost no text at all.

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Jane Sleeth's comment, May 30, 2013 1:51 PM
Remember however that the use of icons and infographics needs to take into account principals of Universal Design so that people of all ability levels can "read", understand and use. JE Sleeth OPC Accessible Design consultants since 1991
Cam's comment, May 30, 2013 9:34 PM
I disagree Jane. It would be great if everything were able to be accessible to everyone, but that is simply not the reality. We can't homogenise visual art into an accessible form, simply because some people can't see the fine details. That would be as wrong as never considering visually impaired persons, for example.
Cam's comment, May 30, 2013 9:34 PM
I disagree Jane. It would be great if everything were able to be accessible to everyone, but that is simply not the reality. We can't homogenise visual art into an accessible form, simply because some people can't see the fine details. That would be as wrong as never considering visually impaired persons, for example.
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Designing Libraries - The Hive, Europe's first fully integrated and jointly-run university and public library

Designing Libraries - The Hive, Europe's first fully integrated and jointly-run university and public library | public library design | Scoop.it

"On July 11, the Queen opened the new £60million library and history centre in Worcester, a joint venture between the University and the County Council to serve the county’s population of 550,000 residents and 10,000 students.

The landmark project, a decade in the planning and with a stunning visual impact on the cityscape, is the first such extensive collaboration outside the US.

The Hive brings together books, documents and archives from both organisations under one roof. It houses one of the largest children’s libraries in the country, affording the opportunity for children to grow up with the library, from infant to undergraduate.

Staff from both the public and university libraries will work side by side, trained to deliver an extended range of services to all users from a combined stock."


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FEATURE: The Decline and Fall of the Library Empire

A rather sobering dissection of past and current fads in the the library world.


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The Future of Libraries in a Digital Culture

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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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Can RFID save Libraries? | RFID – Changing libraries for good?

Can RFID save Libraries? | RFID – Changing libraries for good? | public library design | Scoop.it

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


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Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes

Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes | public library design | Scoop.it
I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country under regulations...

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nickcarman's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:13 PM

Provides lots of suggestions as to how libraries might regain some market share.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:34 AM

Public Libraries and new trends in information delivery.

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Bring back shushing librarians

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Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?

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nickcarman's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:56 PM

Laura Miller asks if peace and quiet are a luxury just for the rich.

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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download!

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! | public library design | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon.

 

"Social today means so much more than sending a tweet or posting to Facebook. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users.

In recognition of this, Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture), Librarian & Technology Analyst/Trend Spotter, offer up a visual portrait of The Social Librarian, and invite you to download and post, share on your social streams, and discuss with your library stakeholders.

- See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/supporting-users-organizations/2013-08/i-am-social-librarian-infographic-free-download#sthash.fk55XRbU.dpuf

 


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nickcarman's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:37 PM

A great infographic which shows the skills and attributes a modern librarian ought to encompass.

Lisa Oldham's curator insight, August 30, 2013 12:40 PM

Important thinking for the future of sustainable libraries

Gai Dennett's curator insight, September 26, 2013 7:45 PM

New age Teacher Librarian roles outlined here

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10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library

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10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library
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Mobile sites and app generators offer everyone the opportunity to create a mobile view of their library data.

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Tomorrow's Library

Shape the future of Victorian public libraries! Tomorrow's Library is your opportunity to shape the future of public libraries in Victoria. The Victorian Gov...

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Helping Users Help Themselves with Self-Service Technologies | Product Watch

Helping Users Help Themselves with Self-Service Technologies | Product Watch | public library design | Scoop.it

Self service options save staff time & improve overall service.


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10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different

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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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The Library Website Will Disappear

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A new year always elicits thoughts about the future, but this month, my library has been considering our next strategic plan, which has focused those thoughts for me on my library and the professio...

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nickcarman's curator insight, January 13, 2013 5:08 PM

The days of library websites are already numbered according to this article. Customers will increasingly expect a curated app-style experience.

nickcarman's comment, January 16, 2013 10:41 PM
I wrote my take on this at http://ncarman.tumblr.com/post/40712176359/library-users-of-the-future
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Mission Creep and Mission Criticality | Peer to Peer Review

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nickcarman's curator insight, February 7, 2013 8:34 PM

Scepticism towards maker spaces in libraries and a useful summation of 2012 (what the author calls 'a good year for libraries').