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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh - YouTube

"Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? In this emotional talk, Pam Sandlian Smith shows how she works to use the library as a hub for community-based knowledge creation and discourse."

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Great talk about the relevance of libraries!

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TED Blog | Design Mind magazine highlights TEDGlobal 2012 - "Radical Openness"

TED Blog | Design Mind magazine highlights TEDGlobal 2012 - "Radical Openness" | The Information Professional |
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.


"The theme of TEDGlobal 2012 was “Radical Openness” — a topic that caught the eye of Design Mind magazine. The publication, from longtime TEDGlobal supporter frog, has dedicated an entire issue to the conference. Including Q&As with speakers, behind-the-scenes looks at preparations for talks and an abundance of endeavors related to talks, we picked a few of our favorite articles from this unique vantage point of the conference.

Below, some pieces to peruse.


“What’s the Value of Collaborative Consumption?” by Hannah Piercy -


“The End of Education As We Know It” by Scott Barry Kaufman -


“How Far Should Governments Open Up?” by Hannah Piercey -


“Brainiacs” by Ernest Beck -


“The Maker Movement Meets Big Business” by Reena Jana -




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