LIL fellows are wrapping up their terms this week! Please join us for and learn from our Fellows as they present their research involving ways we can explore and utilize technology to preserve, prepare, and present information for the common good. Over 12 weeks, the Fellows produced everything from book chapters, web applications, and board games and,… Read more »
Posts By: Matt Phillips
people want to talk on their cell phones when they’re working in the library. let’s accommodate these desires by providing secure and private talking spaces what is the shape of a private talking space in a library? we don’t know, but we’re thinking hard and talking to a lot of different folks that know how libraries are… Read more »
We’re beyond thrilled to introduce our first cohort of LIL Summer Fellows. The following seven brilliant minds will be working here in the Harvard Law School Library (HLSL) for the next 12 weeks, exploring new pathways in technology, law, and libraries. Fellows, staff, and interns in the Langdell reading room Neel Agrawal, neelagrawal.com Neel comes… Read more »
The Harvard Library Innovation Lab is looking for a devops engineer to help us build tools to explore the open internet and see deep into the future of libraries. Our projects range in scope from fast-moving prototypes to long-term innovations. The best way to get a feel for what we do is by looking at some… Read more »
A new Library Explorers is out, Wearables in the library.
The Harvard Library Innovation Lab and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society are looking for a web designer to help us build tools to explore the open Internet and define the future of libraries. Our projects range in scope from fast-moving prototypes to long-term innovations. The best way to get a feel for… Read more »
Thanks to everyone at PLA 2014 in Indianapolis for making the Awesome Box feel welcome. We learned some things about public libraries and got to share the Awesome Box with a lot of people. When we arrived at the exhibit hall it was a dash to get our booth setup. We tossed on the tablecloths,… Read more »
The Watertown Free Public Library has fully embraced the Awesome Box. They have not one but two Awesome Boxes — one at the main circulation desk and one at the circulation desk in the children’s room. The Awesome Box in the children’s room has a button that when pressed says “Awesome.” In addition… Read more »
Websites change, go away, and are taken down. In general, we understand that the Web is ephemeral and we’re okay with encountering the occasional 404. We can tell ourselves, “Hey, don’t worry about it. There are at least 542 million other cat pictures out there. I’ll find another one.” Sometimes though, you… Read more »
And the award for Best Film in the Awesome Box category goes to… Cleveland Institute of Music. Hoorah! Such a fun video from our new Awesome Box partners at the Robinson Music Library.