Library Lab/The Podcast 009: What Libraries Want

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Listen: 20:46 (Also in ogg) The way we search for information on the web has antecedents in the way search works in traditional libraries and research journals. There’s metadata, and there’s also a sense of allowing the content that is most cited to float to the top. So why the library of the future still… Read more »

Library Lab/The Podcast 008: The Molecule of Data

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Listen: 20:46 (Also in ogg) How can libraries use the power of metadata — those little molecules of information that help describe the greater work — to help users get more out of their search for resources? Karen Coyle — herself a librarian — has spent decades helping to build an understanding of the incredible… Read more »

Library Lab/The Podcast 007: The Velocity of Books

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Listen: 22:28 (Also in ogg) With the web, people are reading more than ever before you could say. But what are we reading? Likely it’s all short form: blog posts, tweets, status updates. They’re words, but it’s not exactly literature. But innovators attempting to bridge the gap between literacy and the social web have found… Read more »

Library Lab/The Podcast 006: From Brick and Mortar to 1s and 0s

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Listen: 19:16 (Also in ogg) Some might assume that libraries and museums have outlived their purpose. When every book and archive can be recreated and reinterpreted digitally to create an incredible user experience, how is the physical and human infrastructure of the institution still necessary? It’s a challenging question, but libraries and museums aren’t finding… Read more »

Library Lab/The Podcast 005: Stock in Paper

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Listen: 25:54 Also in ogg If you’ve worked in technology at all you probably recognize the name “O’Reilly” — it has become practically synonymous with “tech help.” For anyone who has tried to code a line of html, or figure out what the heck that icon on the iPhone screen is, O’Reilly Media has produced… Read more »

Podcasts now at iTunes

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Thanks to the tireless efforts of Dan Jones, the series producer, the Library Innovation Lab podcast series is now available at iTunes. Collect them all!