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Next Generation Libraries
A toolkit for the changing culture of reading

One-day study group with two interactive workshops
7 - 8 August 2012
Rydges Melbourne

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Our expert panel of speakers:

The University of Sydney
Corrective Services NSW
Parramatta City Library
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta- Learning Exchange
Australian Drug Foundation


Associated LinkedIn Group:
Libraries Asia Pacific

Libraries and corporate information centres are facing many new challenges as technology changes and the need for electronic resources increases.

With the emergence of interactive social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, blogs and wikis and new trends in mobile technology, it has become vital to remain up-to-date not only in their practical field but also with new technologies to provide services in the most effective and accessible way possible.

Moreover, with the growth in use of the internet, there is an ever growing need for library professionals to be proactive in adding value to information and promoting their services amongst current and potential clients.

This event will provide an interactive environment in which to explore some of the most popular and innovative tools and techniques associated with libraries and the new ways information can be stored, accessed and repurposed. Through a unique combination of discussion, interactive elements and group exercises, delegates will learn how these technologies can be successfully implemented and utilised within their organisation.

You will explore the following challenges:

  • Utilising interactive social media tools
  • Keeping up to date with emerging technologies
  • The impact of eBooks and mobiles technologies
  • Creating and promoting the value of library services
  • Building a business case to support funding
  • Increasing the practice of knowledge management within library
  • Using open access and software to do more with less

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What are the best online libraries to read and download ebooks for free?
These websites are ads free and most of them don’t require registration.

1. Internet Archive: the largest digital library to download free ebooks

2. Project Gutenberg: offers over 33000 free ebooks to read online and download

3. Google Books: search full preview books then google will give you a link to download the ebook if it’s not copyrighted.

4. University of Pennsylvania Books Page: lists over 1 million free books to read and download.

5. Open Library: over 1 million classic literature free ebooks to download

6. eBooks at Adelaide: the online library of the University of Adelaide, offers free classic literature, philosophy, science and medicine ebooks

7. Bartleby: provides the encyclopedia of world history and Harvard classics

8. Bibliomania: offers over 2000 free electronic documents, as well as research results

9. The New York Public Library: offers thousands of free ebooks in various formats

10. ManyBooks: ads free library to download over 29,000 free ebooks



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