In this post, we’ve put together a potpourri of library trends of 2017 based on interviews with library thought leaders and what we’ve learned from innovative libraries around the world. If you are looking for new ideas going into 2018, these could give you a great starting point! 1. Community involvement As the number of visits to the physical library has been slowly declining, librarians have expressed the need to actively engage the community in the library’s offerings. Jan Holmquist, a Danish librarian and library advocate, highlights in [...]
How can libraries fight the crisis and remain relevant to their users? – Interview with Liz McGettigan
Libraries have enormous potential in becoming a more integral part of citizens’ daily life but there still are a few factors holding them back potentially creating an existential crisis among libraries worldwide. To find out more about the [...]
The role of libraries in connection to the fake news phenomenon has been intensely debated in the last year as libraries are gaining more confidence than most media outlets. Fake news has always existed but given the recent [...]
Librarians and the local governments need to think about what could ensure their relevance for the future. For this, library representatives from around the world have gathered in United Kingdom for the Global Excellence Tour 2017 to discuss [...]
To learn more about how libraries can become a vibrant center of learning and creativity at the heart of the community, we have talked with Marian Thérèse Keyes from dlr LexIcon in Ireland who will share some practices from her [...]
Physical libraries are somewhat struggling with remaining relevant for their communities as well as attracting more visitors. Especially since people now have access to information from everywhere and anywhere. Over the past few months, we have discovered some [...]
The more open library concept is a relatively new and controversial concept. As Lisa Roberts, Head of Culture and Leisure at Peterborough City Council highlights in her interview with Princh, this could be caused by the local governments promoting it to reduce [...]
Maybe you’re wondering what Princh has to do with libraries?
Well… We make the lives of library staff and patrons a little easier by offering a user friendly and innovative printing solution that was built in collaboration with Danish libraries – it’s now spreading quickly internationally.
To be great at what we do, we pay close attention to insights, trends and needs surrounding the library world and blogging is a fantastic way to share this and to engage with you.
So, keep an eye on our future blog posts! Also, do let us know if there’s anything we can do for you!