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David Weinberger on the future of libraries

29 Dec

ShelfLife is a new way to browse and discover library resources online that adds a contextual dimension, which is shown “by using a very traditional visual representation: a shelf. ”

The image of the shelf is turned sideways so the book titles on the spines can be read, and users can scroll the shelf. “This is in some ways a very old-fashioned way of seeing a work in context. The idea is that works are always in a web of other works, they have meaning and significance because of the connections they have to other works,” Weinberger said.

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The Harvard Library Innovation Lab is worth exploring.

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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in NEWS

 

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