Reflection on Participatory Service and Transparency

Libraries are moving towards the trend of becoming more user-focused and community-centered. The idea of a “participatory library” is to engage community members in the planning and development process and ensure that the services provided are an accurate representation of the community. The process of determining user needs was long relied on what librarians or […]

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

In Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Jonah Berger demonstrates that virality does not have to be random, and there is indeed a formula behind the success of a product or an idea. The term “contagious” is used to describe something that has become a viral phenomenon such as a YouTube video about blending a smartphone […]

Reflection on The Hyperlinked Library Model

The Hyperlinked Library model has emerged due to the changes in libraries and the services they provide. Libraries have tremendously evolved in the last two decades and have adapted to support the introduction of technology in everyday lives. Discussions have moved onto the Web and online social interactions have greatly affected how the world works […]