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Monthly Archives: April 2011
LibrariUS at Cohasset Library
Paul Pratt Memorial is, as far as I know, the first library that has embedded the LibrariUS widget onto its homepage (Thanks, Jackie and Tom!). I am so excited to hear more about library use and life in Cohasset through … Continue reading
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Three notions of community: Engagement, dialog, commons
WATCH VIDEO At the Beyond Books convening organized by Journalism That Matters at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, April 6, 2011, three short talks by experts on community catalyze roundtable discussions by some 100 participants. Bill Densmore introduces … Continue reading
Posted in Conference Information Tagged biblionews, civic, commons, community, David Bollier, debate, dialog, engagement, journalism, librarians, libraries, museums, news, Norman Rockwell, Stockbridge 1 Comment
David Weinberger at “Beyond Books” — what’s the opposite of long-form thought?
WATCH VIDEO OF WEINBERGER’S TALK What’s the opposite of long-form thought? Is it web-thought. David Weinberger helps catalyze the conversations at “Beyond Books” as he talks about how knowledge is becoming transitional, not fixed in form. “A web of knowledge … Continue reading
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The conversation starts: Best possible outcomes . . . and table talk
As the conversation starts at “Beyond Books” read what 90 folks are saying the best possible outcomes could be of our day-and-a-half-together. And read what some tables reported they discussed on Wednesday evening.
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QUICKLINKS: Beyond Books — JTM at MIT / April 6, 2011
Video clips at Ustream Fast access to critical resources: MAIN POST ABOUT EVENT EVENT NEWS AND UPDATES — Our Google Groups listserv — check for news FOLLOW TWITTER: biblionews (or search hashtag #biblionews) Video — Live streaming and video archives from … Continue reading
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BOOKS: Janet Jai – 50+ ways to save our public libraries
Janet Jai will be joing us with copies of her book Saving Our Public Libraries: Why We Should. How We Can Janet comes with an extensive background of how libraries are funded, the troubles they are facing, and ways we … Continue reading
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BeyondBooks: Common purpose for journalists and librarians
April 6-7 symposium at MIT; April 7 open evening at Cambridge Public Library This is the information page for “Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries” (shortlink: “BiblioNews”) a one-and-one-half-day convening April 6-7, 2011 at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., … Continue reading
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A dialogue about fostering dialogue Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell and the “Four Freedoms Forums”
For several years, Laurie Norton Moffatt has been thinking and writing about the role of public institutions in creating and fostering community. Moffatt is director of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., the living repository of works by the … Continue reading
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Idaho libraries ready to test effect of rural broadband upgrade; student video encyclopedia access
Opening up public and educational multimedia resources to direct public use is an emerging challenge and opportunity for both librarians and journalists. A unique collaboration between Idaho Public Television and Boston’s WGBH Educational Foundation, will launch in May to do … Continue reading
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