Libraries are changing just as their users are. People expect different services from libraries in the digital age. This German-American conference explores some of the changes to come and reflects on experiences gathered in the recent past. We want to start a wider discussion among participants, working from examples in the US and in Germany. Let us try to learn from each other.
Rethinking User Needs in Public Libraries
September 16, 12 am–6 pm
|12 am–3 pm|
Panel debate: Where are the change librarians when it comes to building?
Lydia Guterman, Doyung Lee and Avery Normandin (MIT Media Lab): Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play: Bringing creative learning into your library spaces
Curating Digital Resources in Academic Libraries
September 17, 10 am–4.30 pm
|10 am–12 am|
Jeffrey C. Witt (Maryland): Making the most of data: on new possibilities when researchers and libraries produce re-usable linked data
followed by Panel debate: What can libraries do for better research?
- Arne Ackermann, Director, Munich City Library
- Mimi Calter, Deputy University Librarian, Stanford University
- Jonas Fansa, Public Services, Berlin Central Library
- Barbara K. Fischer, Cooperations and standardization, German National Library, Leipzig
- Anja Flicker, Director, Wuerzburg Public Library
- Lydia Guterman, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Doyung Lee, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library
- Avery Normandin, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Ulrich Johannes Schneider, Director, Leipzig University Library
- Leander Seige, Head of Digital Services, Leipzig University Library
- Jeffrey C. Witt, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University of Maryland