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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.

15 Spectacular Libraries in Europe

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. The Constant Innovator: The Academic Library as a Model of Change Management. By Ben Showers It sometimes feels as though libraries are always behind.

The Constant Innovator: The Academic Library as a Model of Change Management

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. Indeed, one might argue that the recent history of the library is one of adaptation and new technology innovation. Libraries are often contrasted with the private sector, in particular with what are seen as highly innovative companies such as Google, Amazon and Apple.

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.

Redesigning libraries for today's climate and tomorrow's needs

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 — a site that serves as a platform for academics to share their research papers and to interact with each other.

The Future of Science

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”.

Gamifying Your Library

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. 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.

The Ins and Outs of Evaluating Web-Scale Discovery Services

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? 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 - - 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.

Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning Labs

Sök. 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.

The Library: Three Jeremiads by Robert Darnton

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. Having begun in 1638 with the 400 books in John Harvard’s library, we now have accumulated nearly 17 million volumes and 400 million manuscript and archival items scattered through 45,000 distinct collections. Presentasjon om semantiske data og Koha. Librarian of Fortune. Digitala Biblioteket SSB. Stockholmarnas digitala bibliotek,, listas av DN:s Lotta Olsson som ett av hennes favoritbibliotek i dag.

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.

Libraries : Grow Blog

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 › They’re starting to get serious about this. 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 .

Perception study findings EIFL-PLIP pilot projects Research + results = change PDF version. 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. 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.

Last year, Stanford University pruned all but 10,000 printed volumes from its new engineering library, making more room for large tables and study areas. : 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. Man ser rätt ofta såna här samlingar av "världens vackraste bibliotek" snurra runt viralt, t.ex. här (de flesta tagna från Candida Höfers bok med fotografer på klassiska bibliotek).

Jag samlade några bilder på 20 bibliotek som byggts de senaste åren, som kontrast till de där bokmuséerna från förr i tiden. 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? I agree with Andrew Burkhardt when he notes, “The time has come for libraries to be social on the web. Social is the new nor­mal. 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 ... 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. Electronic Books | News U Texas San Antonio Opens Bookless Library By Dian Schaffhauser09/14/10 The University of Texas at San Antonio may be able to claim a first: The recently opened Applied Engineering and Technology Library has no printed books in its collections--not a single one, other than those brought in by students and faculty.

Instead of storing physical volumes, the library offers students electronic resources, including 425,000 e-books and 18,000 e-journal subscriptions. The library, which can accommodate 80 people, is a satellite to the university's larger John Peace Library. U Texas San Antonio, which has about 29,000 students, said its new electronic library is catching on with students, who are finding library staff more available to assist them now that they don't have to manage circulation and reshelf books.

The new library space offers ultra modern furniture and what the university calls "space age décor. " About the Author. DeweyDigger. Should academic libraries default conservative on discovery systems? The authors do not explicitly address the role of the underlying ILS in attempting to assess discovery system performance. The fact is that in most cases, enhanced discovery systems sit on top of integrated library systems with architectures dating back to the 1990s - or earlier.

These ILS products may lack standards support needed for data interchange between systems. The authors note that the University of Colorado Denver employs the Innovative Interfaces Millennium system. "Open Source Software Libraries" by Sherry Lochhaas and Melissa Moore. Special Issue of ‘The Reference Librarian’ – Papers from the Handheld Librarian Conferences. I had the privilege of guest editing a special issue of the scholarly journal – The Reference Librarian, featuring papers from the first two online Handheld Librarian conferences.

This double issue of The Reference Librarian (Volume 52 Issue 1 & 2 2011) titled “Mobile Reference: Papers from the Handheld Librarian Conferences,” contains articles about the application of mobile technologies to library services and collections. Yleinen suomalainen ontologia - YSO/ALLSO. A SWOT Analysis for Social Media in Libraries. E-journals: their use, value and impact - final report. This two-part report takes in-depth look at how researchers in the UK use electronic journals, the value they bring to universities and research institutions and the contribution they make to research productivity, quality and outcomes. Journal publishers began to provide online access to full-text scholarly articles in the late 1990s, triggering a revolution in the scholarly communications process. How We Know by Freeman Dyson.

The Hyperlinked Library: A TTW White Paper.