They could create an app between a network of libraries, whereby each local library could push its content to users in their local area on and e-reader. Instead of a library card you would get a library access #.
This would also create great opportunities for cross-poll ... more
Libraries have often been a great intellectual meeting place within neighborhoods. Perhaps they need to think about housing something other than books and think of themselves as community centers for ideas/events.
Nothing is more powerful than human interaction. Using new technologies, libraries can connect citizens from various communities to learn about each other and key issues. Want to see what the border situation is really like? Don't rely on politicians. Just go to your loc ... more
Breaching the perimeter of the tech scene is a privilege for most of us. Can libraries help make the tech industry more diverse? How can public libraries level the playing field of opportunity for POC and especially women of color?
I think there's a way for public libra ... more
Libraries are centers for learning and community. But what more can libraries do to help communities translate that learning into value? A maker space would allow all community members, irrespective of means, to create.
Let's move beyond the simple copy machine and pri ... more
Libraries often have study rooms with a white board and a group table + chairs. But it's time we move from a study room to a space for creativity and collaboration. This especially important as our educational outlook evolves from simply learning the facts and figures, t ... more
As virtual reality expands - oculus + google cardboard - more stories will be told using a virtual reality channel. More information will presented in this format. Public libraries should provide shared infrastructure (room or devices) for exploring this information. Her ... more
A judge in Bexar County, Texas made waves when he announced his intention to build a library without any books at all. That’s somewhat of an overstatement; there will be no paperbacks and no hardbacks, but BiblioTech will have a surplus of e-readers, making the text itse ... more
stripeddisaster (@stripeddisaster) |
on 10th Mar 2017
The Berkeley, California Library system provides cards to all California residents, not just those residing in Berkeley. I think this is a wonderful way for communities to come together and share resources. As a fairly wealthy city with nice resources (including options ... more
Snap a photo of the ISBN of a book. Query conceptual references, common phrases, chapter titles, and index/glossary terms from the text. Apply selected filters to other texts available in the library which contain those query constraints. Allows for more well-rounded res ... more
This would be a really useful service from my local library. Often I am at work and it is hard to get things delivered from online shopping. If I could get them delivered to the library and pick them up next time I was there, that would be very useful.
Could be combine ... more