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End of year lists: gorgeous library lists

End of year lists:  gorgeous library lists | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The end of the year seems to bring out journalists' list making tendencies. Our web feeds have been filled lately with Top 10 this and  Best of...that.  We think there are enough lists out there so...
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List about beautiful and spectacular libraries!

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Library spaces we love | International Librarians Network

Library spaces we love | International Librarians Network | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Discussion topic 2 of the International Librarians Network is about the library spaces we  love. The country coordinators are each giving an account of a library space that they have visited or belong to.

 

 

Photo: ‘Library’ CC by the Pale Side of Insomnia (From the post: http://ilnetwork.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/discussion-topic-library-spaces-we-love/)

 

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Very inspiring to see different libraries from around the globe with inspiring spaces and services!

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Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast

Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Elliot Felix of brightspot Strategy, a library design expert, shares his perspectives on the latest trends, tools, and tactics. As the founder and director of brightspot, Elliot has played a major role in the design of the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. He also co-conceived and participated in the development of the Learning Space Toolkit. In this webinar, Elliot provided an overview of trends impacting the design and operation of library spaces as well as the services offered within them. He’ll also introduce some tools you can use along with advice on how you can put them into practice.


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Library architecture - spaces/places!

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National Library of Sejong City / Samoo Architects &Engineers ...

National Library of Sejong City / Samoo Architects &Engineers ... | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
From the architect. The National Library of Sejong City is the first branch facility of the National Library of Korea and is planned to be built in the Multifunctional Administrative City of Korea, also known as Sejong City. Designed by Samoo Architects & Engineers with the motif of a book page being turned over, a simple geometry of a gently curved paper forms the basis of the design and creates a unique outline that is easily recognizable as one of the landmark buildings of the city. As one of the strategies in designing the building, the library was also planned to become an Emotional Library, a place where analogue and digital formats converge for the convenience of the users and to maximize the possibilities of the library.
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Inspiring library architecture!
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Libraries as Coworking Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning

Libraries as Coworking Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

This project aimed to inform design strategies for smart space technology to enhance libraries as environments for coworking and informal social learning. The focus was on understanding user motivations, behaviour, and activities in the library when there is no programmed agenda.


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The environment/space of libraries!

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:07 PM
More and more libraries are removing bookshelves to make way for infrastructure and interior design elements (e.g. lounge areas, couches, meeting rooms, whiteboards, projectors, video consoles, cafés and food bars) aiming to facilitate social learning, open sharing and collaboration among their users. Is this the future of libraries?
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The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, as captured on Instagram #libraries #photos

The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, as captured on Instagram #libraries #photos | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury

For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them.

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A list of 8 most beautiful libraries around the world, as captured by the Instagram community

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15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World

15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
From Stuttgart, Germany to Iwaki City, Japan, we take a look at 15 of the most extraordinarily-designed libraries.
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Slideshow here: http://www.dwell.com/post/slideshow/15-super-unique-libraries-around-world

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15 super unique libraries around the world, by SARAH PARK [PICs]

15 super unique libraries around the world, by SARAH PARK  [PICs] | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

It’s been over a year and a half since Matador contributing editor Sarah Park curated the wildly popular gallery Amazing libraries around the world.

Time for a sequel.
Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/trips/15-super-unique-libraries-around-the-world-pics/#zhBf74RgrTZ8938q.99

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Inspiring!

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