At the recent CILIPS Branch/Group Day at Peebles Hydro in Scotland there was lots of buzz surrounding a presentation by Käri Lamsä from Helsinki’s Library 10.
Library 10 is one of the most modern public libraries I’ve ever come across. It’s a music library, but unlike any music library I’ve ever visited. It still provides many of the services you’d expect from a traditional public library but really comes alive as a space and place for users to discover, collaborate, perform, record, discuss and perhaps more importantly, enjoy music.
It seems to have captured the imagination of users across a range of demographics and has successfully appealed to younger users in a non-patronising way!
Their website is really user friendly too, check them out here.
Thanks to Alan Poulter for the heads up!