PEOPLE'S FRONT DOOR
Re-imagining the Public Library
Technology is changing our world and the world of libraries fast!
More than 150 million people will be born this yearâ&#x20AC;Ś
â&#x20AC;Ś.they will be born into a technological and information led economy Image Inspired by Ned potter
Never has information been so important
Never has technology been so focused on how we access information
Never has technology been so focused on The access of information
Ok ! so we are no longer the gatekeepers of information!
…but we can become the launchpad for a new future Courtesy Ned Potter
Our future customers and the way they communicate
Technology is widely used now in nursery and early years schools
………and even more so in schools
So we must ask ourselves what have our libraries got for him in 5 years time?
MY TOP 10 TRENDS 1. Creating enterprise spaces 2. Supporting the public to develop econtent / e-books 3. 3D printing 4. Interactivity/ hands on learning 5. Augmented/virtual reality 6. Fully digital libraries 7. Hybrid spaces /co-Location with other public services 8. Democratisation of information 9. Big data 10.Learning to be competitive
1. THE AR GAME 2. 3D PRINTER 3. THE CHARACTERS
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SPACE/TIME SAVING TECHNOLOGY
THE LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET-
What do all 4 of these images have in common? ………… ………………………………………..They are all libraries but without a book in sight
SPACES CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Liz McGettigan BA MCILIP ACMI FRSA Director of Digital Library Experiences SOLUS UK @lizmcgettigan