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The Top Five Technology Trends Public Libraries Must Embrace

Published: 14 September 2012

ID: G00239201

Analyst(s): Allen Weiner

Summary

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

Analysis

  • 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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