Library Labs: Developing Tools & Gadgets for Library Communities
RSS4Lib shares a Directory of Experimental Library Tools including links to a number of different academic library labs.
OSU Library Labs wants to feature information tools created by their community:
"Have you created your own tool, gadget, plug-in, browser extension to help manage you personal access to and management of information? Are you willing to share with the community? If so, let us know!"
"The goal of the Ohio State University Library Labs is to showcase experimental and emerging technologies that facilitate access to information, resources, and services."
Other projects include mobile initiatives from NCSU and MIT, a library toolbar from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and a promising looking integrated search experiment at the University of Virginia.
Plus, in a reminder that innovation doesn't have to always be enormous or expensive, the University of Texas has a nice example of the use of a variety of web services, some of them freely available on the web, to create Library Widgets.