General Research

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Phillip Rubery Thu 25 Sep 2014 12:07AM

Scrolling through heaps of stuff just trying to get a real feel for library culture, so I know what the experienced book worm types might want. From market research experience I already know that people don't actually know what they want, so it's better to understand their outlook than actually take their suggestions. This link I'm posting is classic self-expression at it's finest, giving 17 points that could guide our approach to touch points.
Point number 8 ("When a book you love gets a harsh review") made me think of this situation in a study library scenario- wouldn't it be handy of there was some public forum where students could review and recommend books for other people studying the same paper as them?
Seems obvious now I think of it...



Phillip Rubery Thu 25 Sep 2014 12:30AM

Another sweet source, this is a presentation on what makes a good modern library



Sean Burn Fri 3 Oct 2014 4:13AM


Phillip Rubery Tue 7 Oct 2014 10:56PM

This link is a pretty handy article written on what libraries used to be, and what they will become. Two very different things, and we have to be designing for the future so why not get an idea of what that is?



Phillip Rubery Wed 8 Oct 2014 5:55AM

Check this BookBot out! Is it the library of the future? Not sure it adds much to making the experience enjoyable to be honest, but it is VERY cool.


Campbell Stonehouse-Roy Tue 14 Oct 2014 11:18PM

Taking the library to the people!


Campbell Stonehouse-Roy Tue 14 Oct 2014 11:21PM

Communities taking their libraries into their own hands! http://vimeo.com/72957294


Campbell Stonehouse-Roy Tue 14 Oct 2014 11:23PM

Hutt City library has become completely self service!