October 21, 2014

This Week in Libraries

About This Week in Libraries

Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer are library innovators with a worldwide following. In 2007, they began a video project called Shanachie Tour, where they travel the globe to learn about and share library best practices. In 2008, they published a ShanachieTour book (tinyurl.com/shanachie). In 2009, they were the first Europeans to be named Movers and Shakers by Library Journal. In 2010, they co-founded Shanachie Media and were the first to start an online video talk show, called This Week in Libraries (www.ThisWeekInLibraries.com). In 2012, they co-founded Doklab, a private innovation consultancy that focuses on storytelling to connect people to collections (www.doklab.nl/en).
Previously, Erik and Jaap worked for DOK, the library concept center in Delft, the Netherlands (www.dok.info). DOK's unique community space and open-minded attitude toward innovation has won many awards, making it a well-known example of a 21st-century library. Erik, a communications specialist, first worked in the marketing and communication department, then in the innovation department. Jaap, a librarian by degree, built an ILS from scratch (called Clientrix), then was head of the science and innovation department. You can email them at thisweekinlibraries@gmail.com.

This Week in Libraries: Arjan van den Born (Professor of Creative Entrepreneurship at Tilburg University)

Paper is dead, move on! Translating your “Why” to the modern age, Creativity and Culture and how to compete with free. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation! thisweekinlibraries.com

This Week in Libraries: Cycling for Libraries (Jukka Pennanen & Mace Ojala)

Deconstructing the conference model, worries about the future of innovation in libraries and investing social energy. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation! thisweekinlibraries.com

This Week in Libraries: Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer, founders of TWIL

This Week in Libraries: Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer, founders of TWIL

The story behind TWIL. The most interesting libraries around the world. Fanmail and the potential of podcasting.
This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation! thisweekinlibraries.com

This Week in Libraries: David Dewane, Founder/Executive Director, Librii

This Week in Libraries: David Dewane, Founder/Executive Director, Librii

Building self sustaining libraries in Africa, making use of fiber optic broadband. Finding a new Carnegie model and understanding new information needs. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation! thisweekinlibraries.com

This Week in Libraries: Dan Cohen, Director of the Digital Public Library of America

This Week in Libraries #98: Dan Cohen, Director of the Digital Public Library of America

Creating an open environment for reading and research; analyzing copyright shades of grey; and linking libraries, archives, and museums together to better explore new ways of accessing digital collections. This and much more in this week’s episode of TWIL: your weekly dose of library innovation!