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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.