Librarians have a history of effectively providing information requested by users and creating usable systems. However, the user experience is created by interacting with the system and the emotional aspects play a fundamental role… this is where games come into play. Read below our chat with Ana Ordas, a specialist in games and gamification in libraries from Spain. She gives some great insights on engaging library visitors through gamification. 1. First of all, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your activity in the library [...]
Public libraries are known to be a safe space where everyone has access to knowledge and information, regardless of their ethnic origin. As we already mentioned in a previous blog post, refugees represent a sensitive community group that [...]
There is a promising potential in making use of the library’s services in new ways. This is why libraries are more valued now for their spaces and the opportunities that they create for the community, such as support [...]
Marketing is not only about promoting a business and it is definitely not about pushing a product or a service down to someone's throat. Especially in libraries' case, having a marketing perspective, or more specifically a service mindset, [...]
As pointed out in part one of our blog post series, there are a few similarities in all the reports that focus on researching the library users and their needs (haven’t read it? You can find it here). [...]
In general, the library’s purpose is slowly switching towards being more community focused. Libraries have started observing their user behavior and wishes and adapted their services based on these insights. To learn more about whether a library should [...]
Sometimes, there is a big imbalance between what the users wish to have in a library and what they really get. As Mick Fortune mentions in our previous post, for many years libraries measured their success primarily by [...]
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!