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Reimagining #LibrarySpaces – a workshop on creating engaging community spaces

As part of HotHouse programme, we recently ran a collaborative workshop at Deptford Library on reimagining library spaces using digital technologies. The aim of the workshop was to introduce different technologies and demonstrate how they can help provide new ways for people and communities to engage with libraries and other community spaces creatively. 877 more words


Building the library of the future by #KeithWebster

The array of forces that impact upon the library’s operating environment makes any modelling of transformation during the coming years an almost impossible task. The political and economic forces that drive the functions and finances of parent institutions, the imperative for commercial publishers to meet investor’s demands for earnings per share growth, technological advances from Silicon Valley and beyond, are all part of the world in which the library will have to flourish. 339 more words


Does it Fit? Transforming a Heat and Power Plant into a Library Building

by Anette Franzkowiak


The building under consideration for conversion to alternative use was originally a heat and power plant built in the early twentieth century. 1,488 more words

NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition

What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? Which trends and technology developments will drive transformation? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions? 106 more words


Designing #Libraries in the 21st century (Lessons for the UK)

This important new report by Gemma John is a study of new libraries across Europe and North America and what design means for both user and staff behaviour.  249 more words


The Space Age: #Library as Location

On the surface, a conversation about the physical spaces within libraries might not seem relevant in:re technology in libraries, but there’s a trend I’ve noticed — not only in my own library, but in other libraries I’ve visited in recent months: user-supplied tech in library landscapes. 554 more words

Library Buildings

#Thionville #PublicLibrary (France) is nicer than fanciest tech offices

Libraries are like the Madonnas of the architectural world—changing, evolving, and morphing with the times. Now they’re in the midst of a technological reinvention. And as they shed their physical media and go digital, libraries’ most significant contribution to a community is often not as a repository of books—but a… 337 more words

Library Buildings