Prototyping tomorrow’s libraries

What might libraries be like decades from now? A decade of Dutch exploration uncovered many possible pathways toward the future.

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Designing a new kind of library education

Students at the new Dutch LibrarySchool don’t learn to develop and catalog collections. They learn to reinvent public libraries.

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Lagging like Microsoft

Have libraries fully embraced the possibilities of digital? New Zealand writer and tech advisor Nat Torkington prods librarians to rethink the internet’s opportunities.

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What do Americans want from their libraries?
Here’s our chance to find out

For years researchers at the Pew Internet & American Life Project have been tracking changes in our information ecosystem. Now they’ll be looking at the habits and expectations of library users—and nonusers.

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Exploring the new world

Gus Balbontin, director of transformation at Lonely Planet, talks about breaking down the barriers of an established industry and learning to remain relevant.

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Looking ahead, and looking around

Thoughts about libraries—what they are, what they could be, and the world of things that influence them.

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