Generation Code 2020

Library Lab

Future Libraries Lab

The National Library of the Netherlands

The Netherlands

The goal of the Future Libraries Lab is to stimulate the conceptualization and realization of the public and academic libraries that are needed in tomorrow’s world.

The transformative changes enabled by digital technologies have been affecting society at large, with a profound impact on the relationship between people and information. This change requires libraries to rethink their role of curators and keepers of knowledge, and of facilitators of education and dialogue.

What role can innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence play in enabling, facilitating, and mediating access to knowledge? How can the design of library processes and programs be changed to accommodate the knowledge needs of a digital and diverse society?

The Future Libraries Lab is a Delft Design Lab that takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining knowledge and expertise in design, computer science, and digital libraries.

The National Library of the Netherlands

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