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Neulich im Feedreader (Teil XIII): Ranganathan und der Handy-Buch-Klub, Bibliotheken verändern Menschen und digitale Diplomaten

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Nun ja, trotz Sommerloch sind da doch wieder einige Links zusammengekommen…

  • How do we get to the future?
    Notizen zu einem Vortrag von Jessamyn West über Bibliotheksarbeit in ländlich geprägten Gegenden, wo eben nicht alle – vielleicht auch mangels Breitbandausbau – begeisterte InternetnutzerInnen sind. Trotzdem gibt es auch hier „scan and share“ Projekte mit denen Informationen zur Lokalgeschichte digitalisiert und durch Crowdsourcing angereichert werden.
  • How the public library looks these days
    Viele digitale Dienstleistungen kann man auch von zuhause aus nutzen. Diese Benutzerin kommt eigentlich nur mehr zur Ausweisverlängerung in die Bibliothek und beschreibt die Veränderungen in der Institution:

The librarians seem to be serving different functions these days. […] the signage seems to be making an effort to rebrand them a little as more of an information source and less of a flunky who signs out books.

  • Living Stories, Living Libraries
    Sehr schönes Blog darüber, wie Bibliotheken Menschen verändern. In einem Artikel beschreibt die Initiatorin die Hintergründe des Projekts:

 […] today I am formally launching a digital storytelling project called Living Stories, Living Libraries. The blog relies on photo documentary-style submissions to capture the diverse stories of people using libraries. It gives individuals a place to share how libraries have impacted their lives, hear from others, connect ideas, and provides a space for you to tell your own story.

While academics endlessly debate the finer points of e-books vs. paper, they all too often forgetS. R. Ranganathan’sFive Laws of Library Science in regard to access and related matters.

As the main precepts of modern librarianship, Ranganathan’s laws have inspired the cell phone book club idea and others such as LibraryCity’s proposal for a  national digital library endowment, featured recently in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Law #1: “Books are for use.” Yes, use cell phone book clubs and other strategies to spread them around.

Law #2: “Every reader his [or her] book.” Imagine all the thousands of books online beyond a library’s physical holdings! And librarians and good search engines can help connect people and books. So can social media associated with the cell phone book clubs and other library services.

Law #3: Every book its reader.” See the possibilities associated with Law #2.

Law #4: “Save the time of the reader.” Download a favorite without having to drive to the library, even though plenty else can await you there if librarians are doing their jobs right—from story-hours and book clubs to lessons in 3D printing.

Law #5: “The library is a growing organism.” E means libraries can expand patrons’ choices without building expensive additions. And the endowment concept could kick-start the library e-book market and thus increase librarians’ bargaining power with publishers, so that libraries finally could take advantage of the economies of e-books. The publishers themselves would win through expansion of both the library market and the demand for retail books.

3. Where are the digital natives going next, and are we there (without being uncles dancing at a wedding)? Let’s not turn up to fight the last battle, or with a bow and arrow at a gunfight.

 

Written by Peter

Juli 20, 2014 um 1:42 pm

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