October 23, 2014

The Great Library Roadshow

Three librarians, four wheels on the road, and one driving mission: seek out innovation and report back what we find.

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create

MakerBot

In the not-so-distant future, communities could view their local libraries as the place to go when they want to publish their own ebook, create and edit their latest song or video, or even design and print out plastic tools, toys, and prototypes. A growing number of libraries already offer their patrons tools such as recording equipment and sound and video editing software. Now, some are beginning to house 3D printers. In fact, many libraries have begun viewing such services as a core part of their mission.

Follow Our Story on Storify: Great Library Roadshow Visits the University of Delaware

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Follow Our Story on Storify: Great Library Roadshow Visits Johns Hopkins University

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Follow Our Story on Storify: Great Library Roadshow Visits Richmond Public Library

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Libraries Jumping on the Augmented Reality Bandwagon

One fascinating surprise of the Roadshow: more libraries are jumping on the augmented reality bandwagon than I previously suspected.

Data-Driven Libraries from Charlotte to Richmond: Roadshow Travelog #2

In libraries, it’s not about the banality of “doing more with less,” but facing the reality. As I wrote about previously, Charlotte Mecklenburg has been working hard to refocus their efforts following the budget hardships of the past few years. And as with many libraries, Singleton and his staff have sought to bolster these renewed […]

Highlights of Highpoint (Public and University Library)

The morning after Charlotte we drove over to Highpoint and visited both the University and Public Libraries. We took way too many videos than we could ever have time to edit and publish but these are some of our favorites. High Point Public library This library has a great teen space called the Teen Garage. […]

Follow Our Story on Storify: Great Library Roadshow Visits High Point University

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Follow Our Story on Storify: Great Library Roadshow Visits High Point Public Library

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