May 17, 2022

Workshop Report: “Building Library Labs – What Do They Do And Who Are They For?”

From Europeana Pro:

In recent years, labs have emerged across a growing number of libraries, first in the US, like at Harvard University or the New York Public Library, but quickly followed by first initiatives from Europe such as the British Library Labs or the National Library of the Netherlands’ KB Lab.

This was also the agenda for the #buildlibrarylabs workshop at the British Library from 13-14 September 2018. Within the roughly 60 international participants – coming to London from as far as Washington and Alexandria – there was great variation in terms of both maturity of the lab they represented (some labs have been established for several years while others were still in the planning and preparation phase) and in the aims and objectives of those labs. However, there was also a high degree of agreement and overlap with regard to the motivations behind the labs.

Read the Complete Post

See Also: Europeana Labs

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.