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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Libraries Using Technology to Compete

How Libraries Can Compete with Google and Amazon

Sonali Kohli | July 17, 2015

But the reach of the Queens Library extends beyond the walls of its 65 physical branches. Dotting the borough are thousands of New Yorkers logged into their own mini-libraries, using the library’s mobile app to do research for homework, or the WiFi hotspots they checked out to fill in the holes in broadband access at home, or accessing e-books on one of the libraries’ tablets they can take home.
Throughout the country, library initiatives are emerging to keep up with technological advances. And libraries are finding that one population they can serve better than anyone else is low-income Americans.

<more at; related links : (Libraries as Innovation Hubs. January 17, 2015) and (Library Innovation Prize Winner 2015. May 1, 2015)>

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