Visions of the future:
Waller was one of 8,000 “glassholes” selected to be among the first to play with the new gadget, with the winning tweet: “MT @glennplatt: #ifihadglass my students and I would show that learning is everywhere. We’d help lead our university redefine higher ed.”
An innovation grant from the Miami University libraryfunded [...]
Stephens, M. (2008). Taming technolust: Ten steps for planning in a 2.0 world. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 47, 4, 314-317.
Note: This article was originally published in RUSQ and on the RUSQ Blog. Permission has been granted to share it here as well. I’ll be using it for a workshop next week at the 11th [...]
Don’t miss the new column by Aaron Schmidt:
Fortunately, there are examples of libraries creating new and valuable services that may just serve as a template for fresh, more community- responsive services than the current “free bookstore” long-term gamble we’re making.
Baltimarket is a collaboration among Enoch Pratt Free Library, the city of Baltimore, and [...]
I’m sharing this with my students.
Much there to think about – THANKS Aaron!
See also: http://tametheweb.com/2011/10/22/why-the-qr-code-is-failing/
I have read quite a bit lately about the concept of social curation and sites such as Pinterest, a “virtual pinboard” for organizing and sharing images. ”Curation” is very much the nom en vogue these days for a number of disparate activities, and I imagine many librarians roll their eyes when they see this term used to describe RSS news aggregators, search [...]
Don’t miss this article by Åke Nygren at InformationToday Europe:
Åke explores how Stockholm Libraries are responding to e-book stagnation:
Since 2010 the Stockholm Public Libraries have been working hard at coming to grips with the conflict between a growing public demand for e-books and the devastatingly low percentage of e-books available in their stacks. [...]
TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke answers some questions about the library as a creation space for teens:
How do artists use your library?
Every day after school we get anywhere from 30-60 teens using our teen library space. I see the teens making music, art, and videos on their laptops everyday. A lot [...]