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Title:Library as platform: Embracing the generativity of public library space
Author(s):Erickson, Ingrid
Subject(s):Public library
Urban
Infrastructure
Knowledge work
Mobile worker
Abstract:Public libraries have a long legacy of serving the public via service provision, yet this poster argues that the library needs to be reconsidered for the generativity embedded in its physical space. Investigating the New York Public Library and Seattle Public Library as result of a study focused on mobile knowledge workers shows how the library is currently being used as a 1) space for productivity; 2) space for community building and sociality; 3) space for meeting; and 4) infrastructural space. Adopting this framework puts a new onus not only on designers (or renovators) of a library’s physical environments, but equally on those who help to establish the norms of practice in these spaces.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Erickson, I. (2017). Library as Platform: Embracing the Generativity of Public Library Space. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 894-898). https://doi.org/10.9776/17365
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96743
DOI:https://doi.org/10.9776/17365
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Ingrid Erickson
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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