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Capturing, Sharing and Acting on Ideas

Adam Shambaugh and Jill Luedke from Temple University gave the next talk I attended. They talked to us about the Capture and Idea project at Temple. Adam introduced us to the term “Fuzzy Front End of Innovation” which means ideas in their infancy. This is the window of time before an idea becomes reality. Some of obstacles during this phase of innovation include: Limited ‘buy in’ Ideas of ill-defined Decisions  [ Read More ]

Download Digital Content at Borders

This via USAToday: When you walk through the doors of Borders’ (BGP) new concept store, the place feels familiar. As with any big-box bookstore, you’ll find a coffee shop over here and some strategically placed leather chairs over there. And, of course, lots of books. But follow the table of books snaking off to the right, and you’ll come face-to-face with Borders’ newest retail strategy: a digital center where you  [ Read More ]

Woa – what an amazing idea!

From a post by Joseph Lucia at Villanova on the ngc4lib mailing list: If we look beyond money to personnel, the option looks even better. Let me suggest some numbers. What if, in the U.S., 50 ARL libraries, 20 large public libraries, 20 medium-sized academic libraries, and 20 Oberlin group libraries anted up one full-time technology position for collaborative open source development. That’s 110 developers working on library applications with  [ Read More ]

Now, that’s innovative

In an article in The Ann Arbor News (pointed out by Ken Varnum), Dave Gershman questions whether allowing wireless Internet access in classrooms is productive. While I see both sides of the argument (students should pay attention and we are paying attention, we just need to do more than one thing at once), the best thing to take away from this article (in my opinion) is this: Ben van der  [ Read More ]

Anger Drives Innovation

I’m catching up on my podcasts (mostly because I had to take the train into the city today) and I got to listen to a great IT Conversation with Jeff Bonforte from Yahoo!. Jeff starts out by telling us that anger is the most untapped emotion in start ups and innovation – and that’s unfortunate because he feels that it’s the most important emotion. How does this apply to libraries?  [ Read More ]

Inspire Innovation

Over at Designing Better Libraries, Steven Bell has a post listing a few innovation blogs to get your creative juices flowing: Ideas 108 – This blog is dedicated to providing you with a steady stream of creative problem-solving tips and techniques. The Innovator's Digest – Gerald Haman's new weblog, which appears to be focused on helping to promote his new Innovation Tool of the Month Club. But it also contains  [ Read More ]

Shared Innovation

Today I had the pleasure of getting to hear Paul Miller from Talis talk again. You may remember my enthusiastic post from CIL last year. His talk was not titled Shared Innovation – but it was a lot about Shared Innovation (and the talk had the same title as at CIL so I didn’t want to title another post with the same name ) Paul reminds us that library 2.0  [ Read More ]

State of our ILS

This was posted on our Intranet by our head of Technical Services: This year during the ILUG @ AALL (July 2006). There will be discussion on the State of the Innovative System. I would like to get your thoughts and present them during this discussion. Things that will be discussed are: How has Millennium worked in your institution? What has it helped? What problems has it raised? Where does the  [ Read More ]

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