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The Library of the Future
Information Today - Medford
Subjects: United States; Communications & information management; Biographical treatment; Software & computer services industry; Chief executive officers
Author: Ojala, Marydee
Date: Dec 2013
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Peter Morville has a vision of the future for libraries. It involves architecture, but not in the sense of grand edifices designed to house physical collections. He's thinking more in terms of Websites and the digital presence of libraries that contribute to the culture that libraries wish to create. He calls his vision Inspiration Architecture. Morville's chosen profession is information architecture, a field he helped invent some 15 years ago. He is now president of Semantic Studios, a consulting company specializing in information architecture and user experience design. His keynote speeches at both Internet Librarian International and Internet Librarian stemmed from a chapter he wrote in Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library, edited by Joseph Janes. Considering the library as an act of inspiration architecture, Morville thinks it should remind them that their ability to construct and share ideas, to create something entirely new, is central to the profession of librarianship.

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