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  1. Developing Trends- Income Inequality

    Income inequality has been on my mind from the start of the trend collection, but it seemed like such a tough topic to approach. Is it really a trend or has it always been with us? Can we really track how it’s developing? Is it possible to document all of ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/23/2015 - 15:48 - Libraries Transform

  2. Wednesday Reading- Center for the Future of Museums' TrendsWatch 2015

    This entry is well overdue (not a library pun, just a statement of fact), both because TrendsWatch was released in February and because I’ve been behind in sharing these posts. But even with timely trends, better late than never.    Those who have been fo ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/08/2015 - 15:34 - Libraries Transform

  3. Wednesday Reading- TrendWatching.com’s "10 Trends for 2015"

    This is the third of these posts from consumer trends reports (see two previous posts,  Skift’s "Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015" and Sterling Brands' "On the Future: A Forecast of Near Future Trends") – and maybe after this I’ ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/25/2015 - 21:41 - Libraries Transform

  4. Wednesday Reading- Skift's "Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015"

    I'm a sucker for consumer trends- please see a previous post on Sterling Brand's "On the Future: A Forecast of Near Future Trends." So I was happy to spend a Saturday night (yes, I'm a little lonely post-Midwinter Meeting) reading ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/11/2015 - 08:35 - Libraries Transform

  5. Wednesday Reading – The Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel Report “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”

    Released in November 2014, this one is a big one – 225 pages – and maybe that’s why it’s taken me a little while to get through it. The Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel Report “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”  is wor ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/11/2015 - 08:37 - Libraries Transform

  6. Wednesday Reading- Sterling Brands' "On the Future: A Forecast of Near Future Trends

    Like any librarian, I try to read a lot. Lately it’s been reports and articles that help me keep up with trends and forecasts for the future. Some of them reinforce things a lot of us are already thinking. Some of them introduce new ideas. And some of the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/31/2014 - 11:40 - Libraries Transform

  7. The Manual for Civilization and a Manual for the Future of Librarianship

    The  Long Now Foundation ’s  Manual for Civilization  seems like a project librarians can get interested in. The project seeks to crowdsource a collection of 3,500 books deemed important for sustaining or rebuilding civilization- everything from the cultu ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/25/2014 - 07:51 - Libraries Transform

  8. "That's Why We Had Libraries"

    For one week each October,  Chicago Ideas Week (CIW)  brings together some of the world's most outstanding speakers to present their ideas and inspire the innovations of tomorrow at 80+ sessions across the city of Chicago. CIW aims to be the platform ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/22/2014 - 11:29 - Libraries Transform

  9. The End of School?

    For one week each October, Chicago Ideas Week (CIW)  brings together some of the world's most outstanding speakers to present their ideas and inspire the innovations of tomorrow at 80+ sessions across the city of Chicago. CIW aims to be the platform ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/22/2014 - 11:29 - Libraries Transform

  10. The Center for the Future of Libraries: A Place to Start

    It’s something that we’ve all heard – we can’t predict the future. And that’s probably a good thing. It helps remind us that we are not destined for one single future, but rather that there will be many different futures based on how we work with our comm ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/10/2014 - 14:52 - Libraries Transform