This could definitely be a viable option. Identified in this video as an emerging technology. We could even implement it in both the form of in the ID card, or using the existing technology in some smartphones


Presentation Notes

Communicate well the way that all parts of the system are integrated.

Well resolve the sub-systems.

Be careful of testing the concepts, use role playing, blueprints etc

Effectively go through each stage of the system

Further resolve the way that the system will work in the future,

Look at new technologies and how they could be integrated into our own system


A day made of glass II

This video is similar to the first one I posted before, however goes through some of the uses of glass and says whether they are viable or not.
This shows a shift of how we will communicate in the future, with a lot of emphasis on tablets, which I feel we could take on, considering the tablet idea and other touchscreen features in our vision.
It’s really interesting and exciting! Take a look 🙂

Questions our librarian is awesome

Demonstrating value. “Learning analytics” Analyse use of content, mapping this against results, correlation between use of library content and likelihood of people using the resource.

What part of the library system do they need help with the most?
Finding their way through the physical library? they dont know where to go for help?
Online space its how to find relevant resources.
Lib guides are starters to introduce people into the databases.
How are you going to find your way around both the digital and physical.

Behind the scenes?
People selecting the best resources, presenting material, cataloguing indexing, making things available on sheles,
Preparing library guides, management and organisation of library resources

Dont design their own systems,Commonly used systems good at bench marking, sharing and collaborating, share information and improvements

What to do with new space as books decline. More collaborative learning space in WG anticipating less traffic, and individual work

Disadvantages of digital books, paperbacks for pleasure, informatino content online is better, easier to search, available 24/7 used by more than one person at a time, good access to scholarly information

Quite often books are lost, but this is charged; issue is that once it is gone it can take a while to be replaced

physical space will endure and be needed, they see it as the heart of the university, place where all the disciplines come together, cross fertilization opportunity to expose people to the breadth of the knowledge and promote scholarship and sadvanced learning. 
Always be resources available in print.

Digital vs print. e books were just pdf’s but now more enrched content, highlighting online and making it more enriched learning experience, integration of videos etc. lot of people print stuff out if they are needing to read.

Every physical bok labelling, tagging, putting things away, lots of administrative costs

Learning impairments, designmated staff member, once registered with disability service centre, try and offer assistance, individuallly tailored

IT services and library aren’t integrated

what is the purpose? provide information content as students to study, support the information needs of staff with teaching and research. Aware of need to provide vibrant physical easy to use space both online and physical

better staff and student collabortation would be good.

Security is necessary because of physical collection, this issue may subside

richer and more interesting in the information age. Information content rather than the physical packaging

currently no off site storage, but possibly in the future

essense of the library space? embodyment of rspect and value for knowledge and that access to knowledge and way to profile research and teaching and learnig, if thre was no physical materials it is difficult to see the need to retain the central physical usable space. do people value this space and continue to use it?

tags and mapping

Head Librarian

3 branches, thinking about a virtual branch, website is the front door to the virtual library
More activity in the virtual space
63 staff accross the branches
1.5 mill visited the libraries in person about 1.7 mill visiting website

tipping point as print resources are decling and digital resources is increasing we are at the tipping point

Buying on demand

May not need space for print int the future?

People dont percieve the work that is going on behind the scenes, content and services need to have value and be able to be seen in the way people are using the services and to integrate it with the changing values of library users


Books will never die
Student’s first port of call is google
Community based, like a beehive
Place to go for information, sit talk, discuss
Digital based, everything can be accessed remotely
Move things around, not a static space

Respect for the space and for others
“Without libraries what do we have? No past and no future” Ray Bradbury

Mailing service, post boxes, in each building of the university, mobile libraries, easy access to the literature
Also a dropoff point.

How will the library make money?
Do things in stages?

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