Biblioteca modernă. Publicaţii recente
Conceptul de “biblioteca a treia casă”, declinul în rândurile prietenlor cărţii din SUA, eforturile bibliotecarilor de a face din biblioteca publică platform potrivită pentru a uni comunitatea, cum trebuie să fie biblioteca modern, etc
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The Library of the Future Is Here
libraries, facing an increasingly diverse clientele, bring communities together
-Front Page Story by Blake Posted Tuesday January 21st at 6:27 PM
“Thirty years ago people primarily came in and checked books out and left,” she said. “Now we have a whole lot of people coming in who want a comfy chair and a place to do their reading.” Patrons today, she said, look at the physical library more like a “third place” outside of home or office, where they can do work, ask for assistance, use wi-fi or computers: “It’s the Starbucks effect.” http://blogs.kcrw.com/whichwayla/2014/01/the-starbucks-effect-and-the-changing-role-of-our-libraries
-Front Page Story by birdie Posted Wednesday January 22nd at 12:07 PM
From The Atlantic. Subtitle is „and why the downturn might be over”. The Pew Research Center reported last week that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year. As in, they hadn’t cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit play on an audiobook while in the car. The number of non-book-readers has nearly tripled since 1978.
-Front Page Story by Blake Posted Wednesday January 22nd at 7:44 PM
http://www.libraryedge.org/ The Edge Initiative was developed by a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council. It was created with the vision that all people should have opportunities to enrich and improve their lives through open access to information, communication, and technology services provided by public libraries. Edge is a groundbreaking, first of its kind management and leadership tool, helping libraries create a path for the continuous growth and development of their public technology services. Through an easy to use suite of tools, Edge supports libraries in making strategic decisions and identifying areas for improvement. The Edge Toolkit gives libraries a look into their local data, from operations to partnerships and programming, to assess how their community is using the technology and how best practices can be put into place to align future growth and services with community priorities. It also provides useful resources to package and showcase the data to other community leaders.