Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Innovation Can Be Fun

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Innovation Can Be Fun

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While there is much talk about the need for "innovation" in libraries, it's not always clear what that means exactly. As one of our conference speakers recently differentiated, innovation can mean doing something new for your library, something never done before in a library setting, or something never done before anywhere. Most innovations fall into the first two categories, but the main point is that you don't have to be first to be an innovator. Sometimes, you just need to take the initiative to introduce something new to your community, as three case studies in this issue illustrate so well.

Sidney Eng wasn't the first to install iBeacons in a public space. However, installing them at strategic locations--and developing the messaging that is delivered to mobile device users as they navigate the Borough of Manhattan Community College's physical space--is certainly innovative. You can be an innovator within your library, too, by following and building on the tips he provides in his article.

Likewise, Ray Uzwyshyn was not the first to deploy a 3D printer in an academic library space. …

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