As libraries work to reinvent themselves, they're up against the challenges of aging infrastructures, shrinking budgets, and shifting public perceptions about the necessity of libraries in an Internet age. To keep pace with the times, library administrators are coming up with creative ways to serve their communities.
At the Living the Next Economy Convergence which was held in Oakland, California, we got a glimpse into how communities are building democratic, equitable, and sustainable businesses — and what challenges they face.
The Platform Cooperativism Consortium is a global network of researchers, platform co-op enterprises, independent software developers, artists, designers, lawyers, activists, publishing outlets, and funders.
Martin do Nascimento's photo essay captures "the variety of perspectives that people have on working in the gig economy." Eric Vanase, a welder who has been working as a bike taxi mechanic, says: "I'd rather have a job in a factory for 40 hours, but I can't. ... I'm just trying to make a living."
Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2016 — Connecting the most innovative people, companies, and ideas from across all sectors, the Crowdsourcing Week Europe conference explores the new era of collaboration and innovation. Get an unparalleled look at how crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and open innovation are changing the game across all industries. Use code 05c6cd to get 10% off registration.
Share! Summit — The first sharing economy summit in Tokyo will feature talks about sharing cities, work revolution, civic tech, trust and risk, and sharing community. It will also include discussions with sharing economy professionals, local government officials, and guests from around the world.
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Enspiral and OuiShare: Learnings from Participatory Networks