As librarians, we’ve long championed fair-use causes, and last week’s US District Court ruling in favor of Google’s book scanning project drew great interest from librarians. I think it’s exciting,…
Ryan Hess suggests libraries need to update their cataloguing habits to better meet customer needs.
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The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age.
Physical To Virtual Libraries – Creating a balance between physical facilities with the increasing demand for digital materials
Individual To Community Libraries – Accommodating the needs of individuals in concert with community engagement
Collection To Creation Libraries – Transforming libraries into facilities for media creation, not just consumption
Portal To Archive Libraries – Balancing the needs for physical and digital archives
Professional librarians need to be prepared for continuing change in their work environment.
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The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology ReviewSee on Scoop.it - Future Trends in Libraries
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
Wikipedia is trying to face up to its internal challenges.
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A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
This is not a future trend, but a call to arms, and a kick-arse speech!
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This is the first in our Future Of series, where we analyze and dissect one facet of life that’s been impacted by digital technology. Today, we look at libraries.
"You have no …
This excellent article tries to predict the future of libraries by looking at current cutting edge library initiatives around the world.
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Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.
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How a library outsourced the tagging of its picture collection via gamification.
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THIS week Birmingham opened its impressive new library with an impassioned speech by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for campaigning for…
Library director Brian Gambles talks about moving from a transactional approach to a transformational one; i.e. not just issuing books, but performing research, help set up a business etc. This is something that all public libraries need to do.
The article discusses how more mega-libraries like these are being built while branch libraries are being shut in the UK. Will people be prepared to commute across town to visit when their local branch closes?
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An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library.
The bookless public library experiment… I can’t help but notice that it seems dependent on one vendor’s software.
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