Your Library’s Digital Collection & the Post-Holiday Bump

Originally published at LinkedIn Pulse The holiday season is often considered a down time for libraries, as it can be difficult to compete for our patrons’ time and attention. Generally, we offer fewer programs and may experience a brief downturn in checkouts between Thanksgiving and New Year. Following this period, however is an ideal timeContinue reading “Your Library’s Digital Collection & the Post-Holiday Bump”

Using Augmented Reality To Improve Local History Collections

We’ve Made Local History Collections Accessible, Now Let’s Make Them Fun! With the Pokemon GO craze in full swing, many libraries are looking to capitalize on the phenomenon. While there are ways for libraries to benefit directly (see my prior article here), there is also the potential to incorporate the underlying augmented reality technology to greatContinue reading “Using Augmented Reality To Improve Local History Collections”

Pokémon Go and Public Libraries

Released on July 6th, Pokémon Go has already shot up the charts to become the #1 selling app on Google Play and the App Store. While all Pokémon video games generally share the same characteristics (collecting, training and battling the various creatures known as Pokémon), Pokémon Go has added augmented reality to the mix–and created some possibilities for libraries! UtilizingContinue reading “Pokémon Go and Public Libraries”