[aif] Re-imagining public libraries

David Weinberger

I’m at an early Sunday morning (7:45am) session on re-imagining libraries with John Palfrey of the DPLA , Brian Bannon (Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library), and Tessie Guillermo ( Zero Divide ). My seat-mate tells me that many of the people here are from the local library and its board.The audience is overwhelmingly female. NOTE: Live-blogging. SM: Libraries are being more used even though people can download books. All at the library.

[liveblog] The future of libraries

David Weinberger

I’m at a Hubweek event called “Libraries: The Next Generation.” ” It’s a panel hosted by the Berkman Center with Dan Cohen , the executive director of the DPLA ; Andromeda Yelton , a developer who has done work with libraries; and Jeffrey Schnapp of metaLab. NOTE: Live-blogging. Sue Kriegsman of the Center introduces the session by explaining Berkman’s interest in libraries. That makes it hard to be the director of a public library.

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[2b2k][liveblog] Wayne Wiegand: Libraries beyond information

David Weinberger

Wayne Wiegand is giving the lunchtime talk at the Library History Seminar XIII at Simmons College. He’s talking about his new book Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library. NOTE: Live-blogging. He is flawed, born into a flawed culture. He exercises his curiosity in the field of library history. [ Thomas Edison spent as much time as possible in the library. HS Truman cited the library as influential.

Bryn Geffert: Libraries as publishers

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. With increasing prices for serials, libraries have less money for books. In 1986, academic libraries spent 46% of budgets on books. And the effect on book publishers is even worse: when they can’t sell books to libraries, they shut down publishing in entire disciplinary fields. He gives three examples of work of direct relevance to local cultures where the local culture cannot afford to buy the work.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

. You may still remember how a while ago I put together over here a couple of blog posts, where I was talking extensively about the Social Business Adaptation Framework I’m currently using when working with clients in their various different change initiatives as part of their own Social Business journey. That’s why the third pillar of the Social Business Adaptation Framework I keep using all the time has always been about building a solid library of use cases. It’s a cultural one.

[templelib] Rachel Frick. Digital Library Federation

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. She worked with DPLA , Europeana and OpenGLAM on “Culture Hack”: use our data! Also, LibraryBox : an instant wifi distribution point run on a battery for distribution of library content. It was a great way to engage people in conversation about libraries. Because he could reach beyond the library space, and because it spoke to open access to info, it succeeded. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.

Whither the library?

Clark Quinn

I go to libraries, and check out books. And some recent debates have got me thinking about libraries in general, public and university. As the editor on one for-profit journal (British Journal of Education Technology), and now on one ‘open access’ (Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning), I’ve been thinking more about the role of the journal, and the library. Libraries democratized access, by aggregating purchasing power.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Knud Schulze, manager of the main library in Aarhus , Denmark and Jne Kunze of the People’s Lab in Denmark are giving talks, hosted by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. NOTE: Live-blogging. Now that the process of digitizing all information is well underway, the focus is on what can only be experienced in the library. Before, the library was a space for media. Seriousness was prized in libraries. If you have a library card, you can open the door.

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Questions from and for the Digital Public Library of America workshop

David Weinberger

I got to attend the Digital Public Library of America ‘s first workshop yesterday. Mainly because the Chatham House Rule was in effect, I tweeted instead of live-blogged; it’s hard to do a transcript-style live-blog when you’re not allowed to attribute words to people. Fortunately, John Palfrey, the head of the steering committee , did some high-value live-blogging, which you can find here: 1 2 3 4.

Joho: Culture is an echo chamber

David Weinberger

Basically, blogging ate my zine. The main article is, unsurprisingly, the first one: Culture is an echo chamber : We all hate echo chambers in which a bunch of yahoos convince one another that they’re right. Report from the DPLA platform : Surprisingly, I’m interim head of the project building the software platform for the Digital Public Library of America. After a couple of years, I’ve actually published another issue of my old ‘zine.

Adaptive Path’s SF Studio Library: A Social and Thinking Space

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path's San Francisco studio library was originally set up by Chiara Ogan, and when she left last year, she entrusted it to me. Among Chiara's many talents, she's a trained and experienced librarian, and she set up a complete library system about which she blogged in December of 2010 , when we were at our Brannan Street location. I'm not a trained librarian, but I am a compulsive classifier and organizer*, so I jumped at the chance to run our library.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… May 29 2009 Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event Published by Nancy White at 7:38 am under Digital Habitats , events , technology stewardship June 10th I’ll be joining the good folks at WebJunction to do an hour on technology stewardship in/at libraries. If you are a librarian or library junkie, join us!

Adaptive Path’s SF Studio Library: A Social and Thinking Space

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path's San Francisco studio library was originally set up by Chiara Ogan, and when she left last year, she entrusted it to me. Among Chiara's many talents, she's a trained and experienced librarian, and she set up a complete library system about which she blogged in December of 2010 , when we were at our Brannan Street location. I'm not a trained librarian, but I am a compulsive classifier and organizer*, so I jumped at the chance to run our library.

[berkman] Culturomics: Quantitatve analysis of culture using millions of digitized books

David Weinberger

Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel (both of Harvard, currently visiting faculty at Google) are giving a Berkman lunchtime talk about “ culturomics “: the quantitative analysis of culture, in this case using the Google Books corpus of text. NOTE: Live-blogging. The traditional library behavior is to read a few books very carefully, they say. That’s fine, but you’ll never get through the library way. Q: Can you predict culture?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once the inspiration for utopian dreams of infinite libraries and global connectivity, the internet has seemingly become, over the past year, a universal scapegoat: the cause of almost every social ill that confronts us,” writes Johnson. “Russian trolls destroy the democratic system with fake news on Facebook; hate speech flourishes on Twitter and Reddit; the vast fortunes of the geek elite worsen income equality.

Blog Post: Legal KM Mini-Interviews with Ginevra Saylor

David Gurteen

They have recently added a number of interviews to their video library focusing on KM in law firms, in a series of short Q&A clips with Ginevra Saylor, head of KM at Denton's. Impact of Culture on Knowledge Management in a Law Firm. By David Gurteen eClerx Services in India have been conducting mini-interviews with KM experts from across the world for the last few years. Take a look at their YouTube Channel.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once the inspiration for utopian dreams of infinite libraries and global connectivity, the internet has seemingly become, over the past year, a universal scapegoat: the cause of almost every social ill that confronts us,” writes Johnson. “Russian trolls destroy the democratic system with fake news on Facebook; hate speech flourishes on Twitter and Reddit; the vast fortunes of the geek elite worsen income equality.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Meet The New Blog

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | » Meet The New Blog Today marks the most significant change in this little blog since I first set up shop here a little over three years ago. That decline is a normal fact of life for those of us who dont blog for a living, but I think it has been accentuated by my primary posting genre: the mini-essay, somewhere between 200-600 words, with some kind of coherent argument, not always fully-baked, of course, but usually in the oven.

Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

Doc Searls

You can read about them in Linux Journal (starting in 1996), The Cluetrain Manifesto (1999, 2000 , 2011 ), this blog (starting in 1999), ProjectVRM (starting in 2006) and The Intention Economy (2012). You needed a library. Blogging Broadcasting Business Cluetrain Culture Events Future infrastructure Internet Journalism Live Web News Personal clouds problems Technology VRM

stevenberlinjohnson.com:

Steven Berlin Johnson

Its effectively two essays: one about the future of electronic text in the age of a universal library, and one about the Google book scanning controversy. This was just a teaser: Yet the common vision of the librarys future (even the e-book future) assumes that books will remain isolated items, independent from one another, just as they are on shelves in your public library. Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate My first.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Talent, Innovation and Competitiveness

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Life Cycle of a Business | Main | 21st Century Grand Challenges » April 30, 2007 Talent, Innovation and Competitiveness Last week, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) released a report, Graduate Education: The Backbone of American Competitiveness and Innovation , at a forum held at the Library of Congress in Washington.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Dialogue on Virtual Worlds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

» February 12, 2007 A Dialogue on Virtual Worlds Last week I moderated a panel on Transforming Healthcare, Education and Business through Virtual Worlds at the Westport (CT) Public Library. He, Beth Coleman and Henry Jenkins have started a very interesting dialogue on virtual worlds and Second Life through their respective blogs. Here are Henrys , Beths and Clays blog entries to kick off their discussion.

stevenberlinjohnson.com:

Steven Berlin Johnson

Main | » Im back from my European trip, after spending a quick three days in London after Davos, mostly hanging out in libraries there doing research, which brought me back nicely to my grad school days. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all. This one sparked a slightly insane international conversation about the state of pop culture -- and particularly games.

Twelvetide 18:02 immersion in value

Dave Snowden

There were photographs, there were eye witnesses but this powerful abstraction with the dominant figures of the horse and the bull, both key images in Spanish Culture, had an impact which continues to this day. Then we also had the library, where I was often left as a child during Council Meetings with a freedom to explore. Christmas BlogsArt has many roles in human evolution but one of the most important is to teach values and trigger people to think differently.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): HHS and Federal Government Blogs

Mark Oehlert

Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED) | Main | The e-Learning Guilds Call for Presenters at DevLearn 2008 » May 14, 2008 HHS and Federal Government Blogs Did you know that the Secretary for Health and Human Services has a blog ? federal government blogs here. Im going to head over and check out the feeds from the CBO blog and the Dept. of Transportation blogs.

Snow on the Water

Doc Searls

There were sites we put up , built or constructed at locations in domains , so others could visit them, and search and browse through them, as if they were libraries. Back then, live was what we had with blogs, and RSS. Amazing: Google Blog Search, which kinda killed the others, still exists.). Blogs were journals. In its early days, tweeting was called “micro-blogging.” Art Broadcasting Business Culture Future history Internet Photography

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

I’m at The 13th annual International Conference of University Libraries (Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias) at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. NOTE: Live-blogging. Her topic: “Reinventing the Library: Technology as a Catalyst.” Innovate differentiated services suiting our culture’s needs. Mariel’s group is building online scheduling of meeting with libraries.

Obama's Librarian of Congress nominee

David Weinberger

She’s been a people’s librarian as the head of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore — an actual librarian rather than an historian or academic. I expect her to work to make the treasures of the Library of Congress even more accessible to all. She’s is on the board of the Digital Public Library of America which has a thorough commitment to open access and to the use of technology to unlock the riches of library culture.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think"

Mark Oehlert

» September 07, 2007 Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" "Consider a future device for individual use, which is a sort ofmechanized private file and library. typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform | Main | Yea!!

Derek Attig on the history of bookmobiles

David Weinberger

I’m at a Harvard Library talk by Derek Attig [twitter: @ bookmobility ], a Ph.D. of Illinois Champaign/Urbana: “Here Comes the Bookmobile: How Mobile Libraries Made America.” Thank you, Office for Scholarly Communication and the Library Test Kitchen class!). NOTE: Live-blogging. Book mobiles were used to bring books to African Americans so that African Americans wouldn’t come to libraries. “Libraries must be mobilized.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

Mark Oehlert

Even worse, I like bookstores better than I like libraries because I like to write in my books as I read and dog-ear pages and in general, rough them up a bit as I read them. So I was just wondering, there must be other book lovers out there and I hope (especially on this blog) that there are people who are reading books about learning. I am getting all this reading in by, among other things, giving up training magazines and echo blogs. (I

[2b2k] Jon Orwant of Google Books

David Weinberger

He’s giving a talk to Harvard’s librarians about his perspective on how libraries might change, a topic he says puts him out on a limb. Title of his talk: “Deriving the library from first principles.&# NOTE: Live-blogging. Foot traffic to libraries is going down. Library budgets are being squeezed. We used to use the library to search for books and talk about them at home. What is the mission of libraries, he asks.

What is the locus of change?

Dave Snowden

To be clear this is an exploration and I am using this blog to play with some ideas before I formulate something more serious. But with that comes other senses and background culture.

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The Ystwyth-curve continued

Dave Snowden

Such an intensive period of work means that you inevitably miss some things and I was using the blog, as I often do, to explore ideas that either I or co-authors can pick up and structure. I’ll post on this aspect in tomorrow’s blog once I have got the illustrations aright.

Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 07 2008 Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 Published by Nancy White at 4:21 pm under communities of practice , learning I mentioned a while back I was guest blogging on Darren Sidnick’s blog on communities of practice with an emphasis on the current interests of folks at his company, UFI Learndirect.

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[dpla] second session

David Weinberger

Maura Marx introduces Jill Cousins of Europeana who says that we all agree that we want to make the contents of libraries, museums and archives archives available for free. NOTE: Live-blogging. Maura Sullivan , president elect of the American Library Association, moderates a panel about visions of the DPLA. SourceForge for Libraries. Anyone can take and reuse it, including public libraries. Peggy Rudd , Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

About World Languages : @aboutworldlangs Providing information and cultural awareness about languages around the world. History & Culture. Brain Pickings : @brainpickings This is the Brain Pickings bot – daily blog posts, automated. Internet Archive : @internetarchive digital library offering access to millions of free books, movies, and audio files, plus an archive of 450+ billion web pages. Library of Congress : @librarycongress World’s largest library.

November Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Golden Swamp , November 12, 2009 Android mLearning project- in Brisbane, Queensland (in today’s courier mail) - uLearning Blog , November 3, 2009 European report on 'The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' also mobile social media - Ignatia Webs , November 26, 2009 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals. Tags: blogs November hot

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Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Sep 07 2008 Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 Published by Nancy White at 4:21 pm under communities of practice , learning I mentioned a while back I was guest blogging on Darren Sidnick’s blog on communities of practice with an emphasis on the current interests of folks at his company, UFI Learndirect.

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The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

2013 is over for everything but the holidays so I’m posting this list of the top 50 blog posts on Working Smarter this year. How writing a blog can make you a better manager. Blogging is just people showing off” EUEN SEMPLE | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013. Aaron Swartz and the future of libraries DAVID WEINBERGER | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013. Apparently, Organizational Culture is Crap DAN PONTEFRACT | TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013.

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LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

The Harvard Library Lab , which issues grants for library innovation at the University, is holding a forum in which all the projects get 5 mins to introduce themselves. NOTE: Live-blogging. They’re working on ways to spatially search information in the Harvard Library system. Bobbi Fox: Library Application Collaboration Development Tools and Resources: How we can better coordinate library innovation at Harvard. and the Watson Library at the Met).

[2b2k] Cliff Lynch on preserving the ever-expanding scholarly record

David Weinberger

Cliff Lynch is giving talk this morning to the extended Harvard Library community on information stewardship. Cliff leads the Coalition for Networked Information , a project of the Association of Research Libraries , that is “concerned with the intelligent uses of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual life.” ” Cliff is helping the Harvard Library with the formulation of a set of information stewardship principles.