15 Spectacular Libraries in Europe. We've posted photos of gorgeous libraries before, but we just can’t get enough of these stunning book repositories.
For those of you who share this opinion, here are fifteen of the most beautiful libraries throughout Europe, in no particular order. Trinity College Library, Ireland Aside from being absolutely gorgeous, with two story dark wooden arches, this is also the largest library in all of Ireland. The Constant Innovator: The Academic Library as a Model of Change Management. By Ben Showers It sometimes feels as though libraries are always behind.
In the academic sphere this is amplified by the perception of cutting-edge research and activity that goes on elsewhere in a university. Yet it is often the case that libraries are already testing ideas and new technologies and services. Sociala medier på biblioteken. Skolbiblioteket – det obegränsade rummet. Kompetensutveckling för Stockholms stadsbiblioteks personal. Redesigning libraries for today's climate and tomorrow's needs. The financial pressures facing libraries today are arguably the most challenging for years, with cuts and closures making the headlines.
What is less evident is the way that libraries are tackling the challenges they face through radical new ways of working: merging services across authorities, forging new partnerships, and moving into community management. Peers and colleagues working in library services across local government represent a huge pool of untapped knowledge. Finding a way to access this knowledge is an essential plank in the foundation of a new age of libraries. While individual library professionals have been generous with their experience for years, some library authorities have put this on a more formal footing by setting up library consortiums; 15 London boroughs make up the London Libraries Consortium, and five west of England councils have now formed the LibrariesWest Consortium.
The Future of Science. Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu — a site that serves as a platform for academics to share their research papers and to interact with each other.
Almost every technological and medical innovation in the world has its roots in a scientific paper. Science drives much of the world’s innovation. The faster science moves, the faster the world moves. Progress in science right now is being held back by two key inefficiencies: Gamifying Your Library. Before the grammar police break down my door, allow me to defend my use of “gamifying”.
If “gamification” can have its own Wikipedia page, and no less of a respectable source than National Public Radio can use it, then I think I’m good. So save your vitriol for those using “cyberspace”. I mean, srsly. Librarian gamers have long worked to bring gamers into the library through such offerings as “game nights” at the library. But what if you could make using the library a game in itself?
The Ins and Outs of Evaluating Web-Scale Discovery Services. Exploring WSD Discovery Layers While the central index is the heart of any WSD service, the discovery layer is the public face.
So long as the results list contains a smattering of good hits, users’ responses to the WSD service are likely to be based solely on their experience with the interface. Idébiblioteket - home. Future of the Academic Library Symposium: Service To Continue, but in What Form? Sorry, but the article or page you’re looking was not found.
In May 2013, Library Journal underwent a major server migration for its archived web content, which happened slightly sooner than originally expected. As a result, much of the content from 2004 to 2012 is currently unavailable to the public. However, this content has not been lost, and our web staff is in the process of converting these past articles for integration into the WordPress-based website you see here, which was launched in 2012. Many of these older articles have already been restored, and more will continue to be restored on an ongoing basis as they are cleaned up. Around the Web: A library for human capital, Talking about search & discovery, Why libraries still matter and more : Confessions of a Science Librarian. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy - tidsskrifter - idunn.no - tidsskrifter på nett. ILS - Informations- och lånecentraler i samverkan.
Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning Labs. Culture Teaching Strategies YOUmedia Earlier this month, we covered the Fayetteville Free Library‘s new Fab Lab, the public library’s plans to build a “makerspace” where library patrons could gain hands-on experience using 3D printers and other tools and could take programming and “shop” classes.
Avancerat sök. Dewey Decimal Classification / Summaries. Mobile Libraries. Stephen's Lighthouse: APIs and Libraries. The Library: Three Jeremiads by Robert Darnton. When I look back at the plight of American research libraries in 2010, I feel inclined to break into a jeremiad.
In fact, I want to deliver three jeremiads, because research libraries are facing crises on three fronts; but instead of prophesying doom, I hope to arrive at a happy ending. I can even begin happily, at least in describing the state of the university library at Harvard. True, the economic crisis hit us hard, so hard that we must do some fundamental reorganizing, but we can take measures to make a great library greater, and we can put our current difficulties into perspective by seeing them in the light of a long history. Rdf.deichman.no. Presentasjon om semantiske data og Koha. Librarian of Fortune. Digitala Biblioteket SSB. . Medlemsservice. Kungliga bibliotekets blogg för alla som arbetar med open access i Sverige. Libraries : Grow Blog.
About a year ago, I got a memo about technologies that campus will no longer support in classrooms.
One of my first reactions was surprise at how many of them are still supported in the library. They’re not supported particularly well mind you: if you walked in off the street with a 3/4″ videotape, you Read more › Sjukhusbiblioteken i Värmland. Perceptions of public libraries in Africa: research + results = change. Harnessing the potential of public libraries for community development Public libraries are uniquely positioned to change lives and build strong communities. In many parts of the world, where access to technology is extremely limited, libraries are often the sole source of access to computers and the internet.
Through public libraries, people can discover knowledge and learn new skills, get informed about personal health and well-being, find out about government and local authority services, and seek information about employment and business development. Public libraries help foster a common sense of place and identity for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures in the community, and link communities to the wider world. In December 2010, EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (PLIP) commissioned a groundbreaking research study into perceptions of public libraries in six African countries . The Library Minute: The Social Connection - a must for all libraries! Kirjastokaista. Is the Line Between Librarianship and Journalism Blurring? What do journalists and librarians have in common? How can collaboration on their common ground make libraries and the media better for our democracy?
More than 125 attendees worked on these questions for two days in April at the first-ever conference of its kind—“Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy, and America’s Libraries”—immediately preceding the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston. The group was convened by Journalism That Matters, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to making the media more accessible, diverse, and conducive to civic engagement. Ny "stjärnkikare" kan avslöja framtidens Nobelpristagare - Vetenskap & miljö. Bookless Library Trend: Designing Space for Digital Learning. We've been hearing about it for years, but the bookless library has finally arrived, making a beachhead on college campuses. At Drexel University's new Library Learning Terrace, which opened just last month, there is nary a bound volume, just rows of computers and plenty of seating offering access to the Philadelphia university's 170 million electronic items.
Scott Erdy, designer of the new library, says open, flexible space — the furniture is movable and the walls act as one giant whiteboard — allows student and staff "knowledge transfer," a concept reinforced by Danuta Nitecki, dean of Drexel's libraries. "We don't just house books, we house learning," she says. The trend began, naturally, with engineers, when Kansas State University's engineering library went primarily bookless in 2000. Libraryassessment.info : A blog for and by librarians interested in library assessment, evaluation, and improvement supported by the Association of Research Libraries.
New Friday Fun. Världens 20 vackraste *moderna* bibliotek - mymarkup. Samtidsobservatorium. How to Clip, Sort, and Cite the Entire Web with Zotero. Våra svenska dialekter - SweDia 2000. Library 2.0: Not Just for Users. The concept of “Library 2.0″ has been around long enough now that we’ve gone through all the stages and argued it to death, as noticed by Andy Woodworth in a post titled Deconstructing Library 2.0. That’s a good thing, and you should go read his thoughts on the subject. No matter which side you of the debate you come down on, you can probably prove your case. Me? Phil Bradley:Internet search, Librarians, search engines, web search. Catalog your books online. Betabarn - Hjem. Praktiska Open Source-verktyg för bibliotek.
3 stages of library websites ... We might clumsily call these stages:  fragmentary,  integrated supply, and  demand-influenced. Fragmentary. Libraries have to manage a variety of resources which are outside their control and present them to their users as best they can. This has meant that the library website has often been a thin wrapper around two sets of heterogeneous resources. Socialamedierobibliotek openspace. What's Your Story?: Dutch Library DOK's New Cutting-edge Community Tech Projects.
An initiative from the Association of College and Research Libraries. Practical Open Source Software for Libraries. U Texas San Antonio Opens Bookless Library. DeweyDigger. Should academic libraries default conservative on discovery systems? "Open Source Software Libraries" by Sherry Lochhaas and Melissa Moore. Special Issue of ‘The Reference Librarian’ – Papers from the Handheld Librarian Conferences. Yleinen suomalainen ontologia - YSO/ALLSO. A SWOT Analysis for Social Media in Libraries. E-journals: their use, value and impact - final report. How We Know by Freeman Dyson.
The Hyperlinked Library: A TTW White Paper.