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The Library #ideadrop house will return this year again to connect the energy of the library community with the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit pervasive in Austin for salon-style conversations in our library living room on March 7-11, 2014. Vist in person or on the live stream here. All times listed are local Austin time/ Central time.

E-Resources and Libraries (ER&L), ProQuest and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are joined in Austin by an awesome group of orgs representing libraries, archives and museums. Meet them all.

Address: 1706 Garden St, Austin, TX 78702        Email: erl.sponsor@gmail.com
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Sunday, March 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Machines: A Lo-Fi Design Workshop

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The future of libraries is here for the making.

Library Machines workshop is the time and space to get folks together to imagine, design and market new Library Machines.

What’s a Library Machine? They follow a little formula, “mad libs”-style:

“It's a special kind of _______ (SITE) _______ (THING) that when you ________ (ACTION) it __________ (REACTION)! It's cool because ____________________ (TELL US WHY IT'S COOL).”

E.g.

It’s a special kind of (READING ROOM) (ENVIRONMENT) that when you (WALK INSIDE) it (DISRUPTS WIFI AND CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY). It’s cool because (CROSSING THE THRESHOLD ALTERS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TECHNOLOGY).

Successor to last year's “Libraries: The Ultimate Playground,” we’ll begin with some brief inspiration, jump right into a no-skills-required design sprint and finish up with show and tell.

Facilitators, props and architecture-student designed Library Machines will be on hand to spark ideas and keep the energy high.


Speakers
avatar for Sidsel Bech-Petersen

Sidsel Bech-Petersen

Library Transformer
As a library transformer I support the process of transforming the Main Library in Aarhus into our future library: Dokk1. This happens by working with the senior management and our project managers to ensure that the knowledge and lessons learned from our projects is shared and used. Simultaneously, I try to find out what will the next step for libraries be. Where should we go? What projects and initiatives can help us get there? Areas... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Goldenson

Jeff Goldenson

Designer, Harvard Library Innovation Lab
Jeff Goldenson works at the intersection of libraries, technology and fun. He is the designer in the Harvard Library Innovation Lab where he imagines and builds new library projects, from policy to software to experiences. He's Co-Teacher, Harvard Graduate School of Design Seminar 09125, The Library Test Kitchen, a workshop where - with the financial support of the Harvard Library - students design and build their own library projects. He... Read More →


Sunday March 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Room Omni Downtown 700 San Jacinto Boulevard

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