Tuesday, April 17, 2012
4 Posts on the Future of Libraries
In a case of serendipity, recently I've come across a number of articles/blog posts exploring ways to innovate and design better library services. They contain some interesting, thought provoking ideas.
The themes of each of these articles have their germination in other industries. I believe that libraries benefit greatly from looking outside our own field for new ideas to help us move libraries forward into the future.
So, if you would like some reading that may challenge your thinking about libraries, you might like to check these out.
Libraries as software – dematerialising, platforms and returning to first principles on the It's Not About the Books blog
Think Like A Startup: a white paper to inspire library entrepreneurialism
by Brian Mathews
Convenience Trumps Quality? Blame Joe Thompson over at Designing Better Libraries.
And finally, a post simply titled Convenience by Peter Bromberg at Curious Kind.
The links in these articles are really good reading too. Lot's to explore, enjoy!
Photo Credit: Creating the Future for Libraries blank book by The Shifted Librarian on Flickr.