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  1. Read for Later – “Things are now much more likely to get lost in the stacks”

    I’m a day late this week – I'm blaming it on some travel yesterday – but I hope that this week's scan will still prove useful. This week’s post leads with a quote from an article in The Verge detailing an experience many of us have had: searchin ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/23/2016 - 18:54 - Libraries Transform

  2. Libraries Innovating with Trends

    Is your library developing innovative collections, partnerships, programs, services, or spaces that align with some of the emerging trends promoted by the Center for the Future of Libraries? We'd love to hear about it and share your innovation with t ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2016 - 16:23 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later – “Reach[ing] readers on the platforms that are central to their lives”

    The title of this week’s post comes from a quote by a New York Times editor, featured in a CNN article included below, explaining their decision to use text messaging as a reporting option from the Olympic Games. It’s a sentiment that will likely resonate ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/15/2016 - 16:20 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later – “Everything is pouring through”

    The title of this week’s post comes from a fascinating article from The Guardian that considers the role of fact-checking websites (e.g. snopes.com) in what is increasingly considered a post-truth era. "Everything is pouring through" could also ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/08/2016 - 18:47 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later- Connected Toys, K-pop Masculinity, and a Kickstarter Economy

    This week brought out some of my favorite topics. An interesting piece on interactive and web-connected toys. A string of articles on hotels (Marriott), retailers (Sephora), and grocery stores that shows how relationships with customers are changing. A lo ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/01/2016 - 16:10 - Libraries Transform

  6. Read for Later- Harassment on Twitter, Romance Revolutionized, and Education Entrepreneurs

    No shortage of news this week. Leslie Jones’ experience on Twitter illustrated the truly awful harassment that can be experienced on social media – an incident that will hopefully lead to greater support for those who experience harassment and more carefu ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/25/2016 - 21:13 - Libraries Transform

  7. Read for Later- Pokémon Go, Streaming Politics, and Headphones

    We only teased Pokémon Go last week, but with more time behind us we take a closer look at some of the popular game’s implications for augmented reality, physical spaces, and the demographic categories it may exclude. Additionally, national and internatio ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/18/2016 - 20:25 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later- Livestreaming, Robots, and Citizen Journalism

    This may not go well. As many of us have likely observed, the violence and tragedy that dominated much of this past week’s news cycle intersected with many of the trends that this newsletter has been following – live streaming, citizen journalism, robotic ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/11/2016 - 21:53 - Libraries Transform

  9. Midwest Collaborative for Library Services: Investing in Libraries as Public Innovators in Indiana

    SOSTMAN's blog Randy Dykhuis is executive director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). Here, he discusses his organization's work with the "Turning Outward" approach.  In 2015, the Midwest Collaborative for Librar ...

    SOSTMAN - 08/09/2016 - 09:39 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later- Chatbot Lawyers, Adult Summer Camp, and e-Skin

    A slight slowdown in the pace of news this holiday weekend. This post feels somewhat shorter than those in recent weeks. But a good variety of news, everything from chatbots that fight parking tickets, to adults returning to summer camp, new support for c ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/04/2016 - 13:14 - Libraries Transform

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