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ERIC Number: EJ999855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Supporting the Knowledge Continuum through Technology: From Consumption to Fabrication
Blowers, Helene
Computers in Libraries, v32 n9 p30-32 Nov 2012
Spaces such as the Chicago and Miami YOUmedia centers are great examples of digital media labs. Focused on providing technology and services that allow teens to explore their passions in an unstructured creative process, these labs provide technology that encourages the self-expression and creation of ideas in almost any digital format, such as text, art, sound, and video. If you're looking for inspiration and examples from other libraries that have already transformed many of their spaces and services to support digital media creation, here are a few places to look: * Digital Media Lab at Skokie Public Library, Illinois * Digital Projects Lab at Arlington Public Library, Virginia * YOUmedia Miami at the MiamiDade Public Library * Digital Media Lab at North Carolina State University * Digital Media Studio at Texas Tech University Libraries What is important about the digital creation services that these libraries offer isn't just the space, the hardware, and/or the software; what's important is that underlying all these elements (including library programming and community involvement) is a conscious and purposeful library strategy to support the knowledge creation process and the self-expression of ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; North Carolina; Texas; Virginia