Disruptive Technologies: Digital collections and the library space

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, […]

Libraries as Place: Library: Physical or virtual?

Our next discussion topic is guest hosted by the Queensland University of Technology Information Studies Group with the team exploring the the topic of libraries as place.  Today’s post comes from Dr Elham Sayyad Abdi:  Library is a place, a place for people meeting information they require. And we, as librarians, run this place. But […]

Different libraries around the world: digital library

Digital libraries have existed for more than a decade now, yet for many library users, they remain somewhat in the shadows, especially in comparison to ‘bricks and books’ physical library spaces. However as more and more information moves into a digital-only space, digital libraries continue to boom and skills in managing digital information are in […]