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The Top Five Technology Trends Public Libraries Must Embrace

Published: 14 September 2012

ID: G00239201

Analyst(s): Allen Weiner


With diminishing resources, public libraries need to rely on technology to maintain their role as an information resource, but also they must build new services that appeal to a changing consumer constituency.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Library as a Media Company
    • Recommendations
  • Libraries and Social Media
    • Recommendations
    • Technology Options
  • Librarian 3.0
    • Recommendation
  • The Library as Community Resource
    • Recommendation

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