Category: Libraries

June 10th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

Posted in Libraries, video

June 3rd, 2016 by Michael Sauers

Published on Jun 30, 2015

On the surface, it may seem that the revolution in information technology is a threat to traditional libraries, but it’s actually the greatest opportunity in the history of the mission of libraries of providing public access to knowledge. Physical availability of collections need no longer be looked at as a constraint. Imagine the wave of creativity unleashed and how many more can contribute their ideas and solutions if anyone can read anything anytime and anywhere. The info tech industry, founded with that mission, has been diverted while libraries have not. Libraries must also ensure access and connectivity, especially for those most in need. And we must help citizens learn how to use digital tools, code, and search effectively, and not be satisfied with superficial data. The mission of ensuring an informed and skilled civil society can now explode in possibilities, with our old beloved libraries at the core. Learn how the library industry is changing, adapting, and capitalizing on the vast possibilities of technology to deliver public access to all.

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February 8th, 2016 by Michael Sauers

Libraries and library management do get brought up…

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January 22nd, 2016 by Michael Sauers

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December 10th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Still looking for one of these…

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November 30th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

For the past week NET Radio has been running stories on the future of libraries in Nebraska titled Libraries: The Next Chapter. This morning, the fifth and final installment, all about Do Space was broadcast. Check it out below here or head on over to the original @ NET Radio.

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November 19th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended our makerspaces presentation yesterday at the Anderson branch of Lincoln City Libraries. Here’s our presentation, resources list, and proof that there is still a use for Workdbook.

Tinkers, Printers, & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (November 2015) from Michael Sauers

Makerspaces resources from Michael Sauers

Worldbook still has a use

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November 5th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Do Space has been in the local news a whole bunch this week. Here’s a link roundup:

A few minor corrections from these reports:

  • We do have over 200 computers but we do not have “200 workstations.”
  • There are no fees for educational events.
  • We did not mail out a Do Space card to everyone with an Omaha Public Library Card. It was more along the lines of one per-household of those with OPL cards.



Posted in Do Space, Libraries, omaha

October 22nd, 2015 by Michael Sauers

My single most viewed photograph on Flickr currently at 17,996 views.

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October 10th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

If you don’t understand why this is the coolest thing I found on this weekend’s 375-mile book sale road trip, then you will never be as much of a librarian/computer geek as me 😉

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