Monday, January 30, 2012

Scottsdale Library, Arizona

Have a look at the services Scottsdale Library is offering to its community.  Are there ideas you could use for your library (particularly in the reference and information services?)

Appaloosa Library - Scottsdale AZ

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

cutting-edge technologies in library services

To quote from the original post
The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) have selected programs at Contra Costa County Library in Pleasant Hill, Calif., New Canaan High School Library in New Canaan, Conn., New York Public Library in New York, and Scottsdale Public Library in Scottsdale, Ariz., as the winners of the association’s third annual contest to honor cutting-edge technologies in library services.
Library Poster at BART Stations

Friday, January 20, 2012

Future proof

Future proof is a blog from NSW State Records.   It explores ideas of data access and preservation, which is of interest to libraries as well as archives.  You can subscribe to rss feed updates from the blog. Cumberland Place, The Rocks

Check out this recent post from there called Tinker, tailor, soldier, metadata (it will make you smile).

Dangerous ideas for 2012

What are the dangerous ideas for reference and information services? Please add comments about the ideas you think may be dangerous for this area of services and collection?

Is the idea dangerous because it is un/likely and depressing? Is the idea dangerous because it may be really challenging to do?

Please share your dangerous ideas, and discuss other people's dangerous ideas.
Ideas machine