Dagens bibliotekslänk: How Libraries Can Save Democracy

Visst, det handlar om USA, men ändå.

David Vinjamuri: How Libraries Can Save Democracy

”Three institutions in particular are crucial to the economic and social health of our country: Libraries, Community Colleges and Children’s Museums. If this seems like an odd pairing, it is because these ‘Hero Institutions’ often work below society’s radar. Besides lending books, libraries are keeping children safe and engaged after school, retraining small business owners to compete in a changed world, showing patrons how to find accurate information on the Internet and educating voters.”

Library Futures – OCLC

OCLC bjuder in till en serie gratis webbinarier i olika ämnen under april som kan vara intressanta att följa för oss som har abstinens efter internationellt utbyte. Ett av webbinarierna handlar om FN:s hållbarhetsmål och vad bibliotek kan göra

14 april
Implementing Sustainable Development Goals in my library

Get inspired to take action in your library and to implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into your strategic planning. In this session, you will hear about the results of a survey on global insights on SDGs, and also how to measure success and impact of their implementation.

Dagens bibliotekslänk: Drönare för att hitta böcker på bibblan

I alla fall på universitetsbiblioteket vid  Universitat Jaume I i Spanien:
The UJI Aerial Librarian Robot: A Quadcopter for Visual Library Inventory and Book Localisation

”UAV can be used for library inspection leading to several advantages over human manual inspection such as saving time and cost, easy access to all bookshelves, reading several books per image, facilitating enhanced contextual awareness, and alerting to book misplacements in real-time.”

” In this paper, we present the UJI aerial librarian robot, an unmanned quadrotor drone—or quadcopter—that leverages computer vision techniques to autonomously self-localize and navigate within a library for automated inventory and book localization, identifying misplaced books. Our quadcopter robot has been tested in a real library with promising results.

Dagens bibliotekslänk: När nyfikenhet, driv och kreativitet möts

I en ny antologi från KB – När nyfikenhet, driv och kreativitet möts berättar en rad svenska bibliotekarier om sina roller som producenter och utvecklare. 18 olika exempel på verksamheter på en bred skala. Oavsett på vilka bibliotek de arbetar på är deras roll som nytänkare och gränsöverskridare central. Lite motsvarande amerikanska Movers & Shakers.

Själv fastnade jag naturligtvis främst för Robin Karlssons beskrivning om hur Degerfors bibliotek arbetar med marknadsföring på Instagram.

Dagens bibliotekslänk: Containerbiblioteket i Nekala (SF)

Kan 6 sammanbyggda containrar bli ett bibliotek?

Pirkko Lindberg, bibliotekschef i Tammerfors, skriver om containerbiblioteket i Nekala i Designing Libraries :

Finland’s first container library

”The library is quite small, 145 square metres, but it contains everything you need in a library. You can access the internet through an open wifi, work, study, print and scan, read magazines and meet people. Of course you can also borrow and return books, make reservations and pick them up.”