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Public Libraries as Anchor Institutions in Smart Communities: Current Practices and Future Development

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dc.contributor.author Mersand, Shannon
dc.contributor.author Gasco-Hernandez, Mila
dc.contributor.author Udoh, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.author Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T00:14:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T00:14:12Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59766
dc.description.abstract Local governments around the world are exploring different strategies to become smarter: more efficient, sustainable, and highly interconnected. However, many actors outside government need to be involved too. For instance, public libraries have the potential to play a very important role in the development of smart and connected communities, due to their strong legitimacy in the eyes of citizens and the types of services and programs they are already providing, which in many cases go well beyond what could be considered traditional library services. This paper analyzes innovative practices in public libraries and argue that they already show the potential of public libraries to become catalysts for smart and connected communities. Together, these innovations represent an opportunity for governments and communities to engage and a new way to think about public libraries as very important actors in smart community initiatives.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Smart and Connected Cities and Communities
dc.subject Digital Government
dc.subject Anchor Institutions, Best Practices, Public Libraries, Smart Communities
dc.title Public Libraries as Anchor Institutions in Smart Communities: Current Practices and Future Development
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.399
Appears in Collections: Smart and Connected Cities and Communities


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