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A Beloved Recording Studio May Be Priced Out of SoHo - New York Times

A Beloved Recording Studio May Be Priced Out of SoHo - New York Times | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
After 27 years in business, and a roster of records by Lou Reed, David Bowie, Sonic Youth and others, the Magic Shop faces closure.
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Tweet from @rogre

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Roving librarians with hotspot backpacks hosting mini-workshops & creating reference desks wherever and whenever. #futureoflibraries

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, June 11, 2014 12:08 PM

From Twitter, a great idea shared by Roberto Greco (@rogre). The hotspot backpack could be the one featured in FastCompany (http://www.fastcoexist.com/3027216/this-mobile-network-in-a-backpack-lets-you-make-a-call-in-a-disaster) shown in the added photo. Originally designed by Vodaphone for disaster relief, it could certainly be utilized for more everyday applications and added to a pedal bike instead.

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New hi-tech public library branch set to open in Fort York with 3D printers, DJ equipment

New hi-tech public library branch set to open in Fort York with 3D printers, DJ equipment | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Large, open areas on the first floor, referred to as ‘urban living rooms’ will contain projectors for watching television or streaming media from other parts of the library
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DISCOVER: Houston Makerspace - Live Life in Style - Houston Fashion Blogger

DISCOVER: Houston Makerspace - Live Life in Style - Houston Fashion Blogger | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Learn all about Houston's new creative warehouse: Houston Makerspace!
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This is quite the makerspace, it makes me wonder how libraries handle the materials it takes to make the many projects possible.  This is not a library project but similar things are being done and will be done by libraries.  Do people bring their own supplies for making jewlery and other things or do libraries provide some of the materials like it does for 3-d printing?>

 

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Sensory-Enhanced Storytime at Douglas County Libraries: An Inclusive Program

Sensory-Enhanced Storytime at Douglas County Libraries: An Inclusive Program | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Sensory-enhanced storytime at Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries (DCL) is an inclusive program developed for all ages, children through young adults, who are on the autism spectrum or differently abl...
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We are working on a similar program in our library, it is good to see more libraries serving a very underserved population.

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Public Library as “Maker Space” | Creative Arts Unlimited

Public Library as “Maker Space” | Creative Arts Unlimited | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Public Library as “Maker Space” By: Roger Barganier Maker Faire is an event created by MAKE Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, scie...
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TheFutureLibraries

TheFutureLibraries | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Ideas about library services; It's just another librarian blog really.
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Post about the ways libraries use and think of technology and serving the community.

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Print your own books at the Brooklyn Public Library

Print your own books at the Brooklyn Public Library | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsPrint your own books at the Brooklyn Public LibraryNew York Daily NewsBy Erin Durkin / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Visiting schoolchildren watch as a book is printed as the Brooklyn Public Library introduces the Espresso Book Machine,...

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MRRF 2014 - Bioprinting

Jordan Miller, Andy Ta, and Steve Kelly talk 3D bioprinting at the 2014 Midwest RepRap Festival Read the Hackaday post: http://wp.me/pk3lN-uAD (MRRF 2014 - Bioprinting - YouTube http://t.co/4bFSh8eqjo)...

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Effective Door-to-door Campaigning

Effective Door-to-door Campaigning | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
In November 2012, the Broadview Public Library District passed a 4.1 million dollar building referendum with an overwhelming 81% majority.   When we went back and analyzed the campaign the real suc...
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Museum encourages learning through play at the Naperville Public Library - Naperville Sun

Museum encourages learning through play at the Naperville Public Library - Naperville Sun | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it

"Museum encourages learning through play at the Naperville Public Library"


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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:39 PM

DuPage Children's Museum is on the road with portable exhibit coming to Naperville (IL) Public Library in January. “Children learn best unknowingly while playing.Play inspires curiosity and interaction, especially with an adult, and responds to satisfy and encourage curiosity.” Rashmi Mehrotra, Children Services supervisor at the Naperville Public Library is quoted in the article. 

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British Council / ConnectZA and V&A Museum Present the Maker Library at Guild Design Fair

British Council / ConnectZA and V&A Museum Present the Maker Library at Guild Design Fair | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
While much of the Northern Hemisphere clenched its collective teeth through yet another week of bitter cold, the end of February was a rather multifaceted celebration of art and design in South Africa when Design Indaba, World Design Capital 2014 events, the Cape Town Art Fair, and the Guild Design Fair converged in Cape Town (surely not by coincidence, as 2014 also marks the 20th anniversary of the nation's independence). The latter event was organized by the same folks
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The Future For Public Libraries: Specialized Features Not Starbucks

The Future For Public Libraries: Specialized Features Not Starbucks | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
My head is still spinning from Panos Mourdoukoutas’ post at Forbes last week suggesting that there should be a Starbucks in every local library. Granted it appeared in Forbes and they slant corporate but it might just be the most … Continue reading →
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Hancock County Public library attempts to set world record - WISH-TV

Hancock County Public library attempts to set world record - WISH-TV | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
The library attempted to break the Guinness World Record for "Most People Balancing Books on Their Heads at the Same Time" yesterday at the …
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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' | KETK | East Texas News, Weather and Sports | Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' | KETK | East Texas News, Weather and Sports | Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Tyler, Longview and Jacksonville News from KETKnbc.com. Your source for local news, weather and sports for Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Lufin, Nacogdoches, Kilgore, Henderson, and Smith, Gregg, Cherokee, Upshur, Rusk.
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WATCH: Montreal's Amazing Musical Swing Set

WATCH: Montreal's Amazing Musical Swing Set | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
A new take on a favorite childhood pastime is allowing even complete strangers to make beautiful music together in downtown Montreal.
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House of Music - VIENNA – NOW OR NEVER

House of Music - VIENNA – NOW OR NEVER | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
In the musical adventure world in the heart of the city, music can be experienced with all of the senses. Giant instruments, computers and state-of-the-art electronics are great for playing, experimenting and discovering.
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some fun ideas for public libraries interested in creating arts branchs

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Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces | Printing 3D

3D printing, print, print posters, prints MMT, print pictures, stickers printing, newspaper printing, magazine printing, book printing, screen printing shirt...
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Community centers for start-ups create buzz

Community centers for start-ups create buzz | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
In cities across the United States, community centers are being created that give entrepreneurs and supporters places to congregate and share ideas.
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Cleveland Public Library introduces new tech toys and tools for creativity's sake - Plain Dealer

Cleveland Public Library introduces new tech toys and tools for creativity's sake - Plain Dealer | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Cleveland Public Library introduces new tech toys and tools for creativity's sake Plain Dealer Deondray Peacock of Cleveland plays guitar as the Cleveland Public Library opened the TechCentral MakerSpace, its destination for emerging technologies...

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New 3-D Printer Makes Soft Interactive Objects - IEEE Spectrum

New 3-D Printer Makes Soft Interactive Objects - IEEE Spectrum | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
A printer-sewing machine hybrid device turns computerized patterns into 3-D objects

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, April 30, 2014 8:47 AM

As I am both a Geek Mom and a knitter, this caught my attention. We already have machines to make fabrics, both woven and knitted. Is this the next step in fiber evolution? And there are claims that it could be used for more? Cool. 

--techcommgeekmom

Christine Cattermole's curator insight, May 16, 2014 4:10 AM

Interesting use of technology.

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Cleveland Public Library adds recording studio, 3D printer, laser engraving and more

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland Public Library has gone high tech. The library's TechCentral MakerSpace opened on Saturday.

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Bringing the Outreach IN: The West Chicago Public Library District Summer Lunch Program

Bringing the Outreach IN: The West Chicago Public Library District Summer Lunch Program | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
As part of its continuing efforts to reach out and serve community needs, the West Chicago Public Library District (WCPLD) has created a unique service opportunity that literally brings outreach IN...
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Denver Public Library to begin carrying local music as part of its new Volume ... - Westword (blog)

Denver Public Library to begin carrying local music as part of its new Volume ... - Westword (blog) | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
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Denver Public Library to begin carrying local music as part of its new Volume ...

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Babies in the Library: Creating a Truly Baby-Friendly Early Literacy Play Space

Babies in the Library: Creating a Truly Baby-Friendly Early Literacy Play Space | Public Library innovation | Scoop.it
Of course babies are welcome in the public library! Or are they? The benefits of a literacy-rich environment for babies and toddlers are well documented, and the library is a go-to place for famili...
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