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New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go – DesignTAXI.com


New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go – DesignTAXI.com.

Using near field communications (NFC) technology, commuters select the desired book from a list of popular titles and read its first ten pages—upon finishing, the reader will be informed of the closest library location from which they can pick up and read the rest of the book.

Chinese version of this article: 圖書館可能的NFC應用

Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers | Library Stuff


Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers | Library Stuff.

How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank : The Salt : NPR.

Great idea. Maybe adapt it for books, too. On each book have a section for year read, where read, and short reader review. Libraries could compete with social media in this way. When you check out a book, you could opt to see what other readers said and feel connected in that way. Connection doesn’t have to be virtual!

Chinese version of this article: 美國公共圖書館開始流行出借植物種子