In this fascinating conversation we hear how the BL went about the process of forming and publishing their Vision, the need for it, and how it will influence their direction over the next few years. Owen & Ayub reflect upon what it may, or may not, mean for UK libraries for academic and public libraries and share with us their marks out of ten for the vision.
Some libraries have e-libraries, so you can browse and borrow any time you’d like. But the top e-readers — Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad — won’t let you read borrowed e-books, and it doesn’t seem like they’re going to be more library-friendly any time soon.
Jon Kalish brings us the latest DIY trend: hackerspaces popping up at public libraries across North America. He’ll tell us why the re-purposing of public libraries is revolutionizing the way we think about libraries, turning them into places where we can make things.