Posted in technology

Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality — International Librarians Network

Will virtual reality technology change the world? Maybe, according to this Time article from 2015. A lot of VR technology has been focused on the games sector, but there are lots of applications for libraries and other community organisations according to one article on Public Libraries Online: Many patrons already check out books virtually and don’t…

via Disruptive technology: A look at virtual reality — International Librarians Network

Posted in Uncategorized

Disruptive technologies: Mobile library apps — International Librarians Network

Mobile computing and communication services are spreading rapidly. Statistics show that there are nearly 461 billion mobile users globally. Information and communication technologies play a key role in enabling citizens to participate in the life of their community to improve conditions for others, thereby shaping their community’s future (Cegarra-Navarro et al., 2014; Linders, 2012). Libraries…

via Disruptive technologies: Mobile library apps — International Librarians Network

Posted in Uncategorized

Disruptive Technologies: Digital collections and the library space — International Librarians Network

As we move towards digital content, the traditional design of the physical library space needs rethinking. The 2005 Council on Library and Information Resources report on ‘Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space’ concludes that, “while the information critical to scholarship and the public good is becoming more accessible than ever in the twenty-first century,…

via Disruptive Technologies: Digital collections and the library space — International Librarians Network