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What will the library of the future look like? Here are some sources to help find out.
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Adorable Miniature Houses Built of Books – Flavorwire

Adorable Miniature Houses Built of Books – Flavorwire | The Future Library | Scoop.it
Ever wish you could live inside a book? Well, you can't quite live in Dutch artist Frank Halmans's stacked vintage book houses, but you can tell he's had the same idea. The works in Halmans's series Built of Books, which we ...
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Massive Fiber-Optic Installation Lights Up Library Queries - Wired (blog)

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Massive Fiber-Optic Installation Lights Up Library Queries
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Designers Brian W.
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The Greenest Libraries Have No Walls

The Greenest Libraries Have No Walls | The Future Library | Scoop.it
Pity the paper book. Libraries everywhere are closing due to lack of funding and tepid public support, and e-readers are luring people away from bookstores. Big-box bookstores tried, but they could...
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Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators | The Future Library | Scoop.it
An old idea reinvented for the 21st century. (Where will the next great startup be born? It might just be in your library.
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Library book returned 50 years late - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Library book returned 50 years late - Latest news - Scotsman.com | The Future Library | Scoop.it
YOU would have expected this library user to have been brought to book after returning a volume 50 years late. (This man. Returned a book 50 years late to @edcentrallib's Fine Art department. His face.
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Libraries stack up in new digital world | roanoke.com

Libraries stack up in new digital world | roanoke.com | The Future Library | Scoop.it
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech researcher Emmanuel Frimpong and his team took two years to compile a database of biological traits of 809 U.S. (Intriguing boundary-pushing at VT.
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McAllen Main Library / Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle | ArchDaily

McAllen Main Library / Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle | ArchDaily | The Future Library | Scoop.it
Lara Swimmer Architects: Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle Location: McAllen, Texas, USA Architect In Charge: Jack Poling Design Team: Leanne Larson,
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Architizer Blog » Henri Labrouste, Inventor Of The Modern Library ...

Architizer Blog » Henri Labrouste, Inventor Of The Modern Library ... | The Future Library | Scoop.it
Can you imagine the New York Public Library, or the Boston Public Library, or, really, any iconic library without its reading room? Those high-ceilinged, cavernous sanctuaries lined with reference books and decorated with ...
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Future of Technology and Engineering

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Discover projects and technologies that will make our future

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Just Who Are Libraries For? - Library Journal (blog)

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School library and student achievement | Infographic

School library and student achievement | Infographic | The Future Library | Scoop.it

This infographic captures the impact of the school library and the school library staff on student learing, reading and academic achievement.


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Cindy Rogers's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:53 AM

This graphic speaks for itself.

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5 Great TED Talks for Teachers

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As you probably know, this year's TED 2013 prize went to Sugata Mitra for his outstanding wish " School in The Cloud ".


Via Jon Samuelson, Kim Scheideman, Karen Bonanno
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:40 AM

Interesting definition - "Minimally Invasive Education is defined as a pedagogic method that uses the learning environment to generate an adequate level of motivation to induce learning in groups of children, with minimal, or no, intervention by a teacher."