Public Libraries – driving a new public governance model?

The criticism of the last 30 years of public management (the so called NPM, New Public Management model) is how it aimed to rationalise public services. Now, however, the idea of “New Public Governance” is on the rise. The belief is that, instead of control and so called ‘lean management’, staff employed in public [...]

2017-08-03T12:02:49+01:0010 February 2017|Blog|

Are Idea Stores a Vision of What the Library Must Become?

Towards the end of last year, we published the findings of research into the Library of the Future and one thing that was very apparent was that the public are looking to libraries to innovate. In a recent blog post for CILIP, Axiell customer and LLC member with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Kate [...]

2016-10-20T04:57:29+01:0016 March 2016|Blog|

Prototyping the Library of the Future

This is an interesting view on the Library of the Future.  Annemarie Naylor, talking at TEDx in Birmingham, is a Director at Common Futures, and an Associate Director (Community Assets) with Locality. Annemarie talks about libraries and their place in modern society. Reflecting on a question posed by Michael Edson from the Smithsonian that said, [...]

2016-10-20T04:57:30+01:006 July 2015|Blog, Video|