Iman Moradi is talking about how we organise library stock and spaces – he’s going through at quite a pace, so very brief notes again.
Finding things is complex
It’s a cliched that library users often remember the colour of the book more than the title – but why don’t we respond to this? Organise books by colour – example from Huddersfield town library.
Iman did a demonstrator – building a ‘quotes’ base for a book – use a pen scanner to scan chunk of text from book, and associate with book via ISBN – starts to build a set of quotes from the book that people found ‘of interest’
Think about libraries in terms of games – users are ‘players’, the library is the ‘game environment’. Using libraries is like a game:
- Activities = Finding, discovery, collection
- Points/levels = acquiring knowledge