Information at your fingertips
January 21, 2013
We live in a digital world. Virtual reality and the real life are merging. Electronic devices with unique capabilities make our lives different and exciting and social networks offer an unprecedented level of interaction.
There are many possible scenarios for libraries in this electronic age. Some say that print will disappear, replaced by electronic books and information online; others refuse to give up books for any slick and glittering device.
I believe that in the future we shall see amazing new institutions with the latest technology, innovative services and greater access to all possible sources of information. While the future sounds exciting, the present is where the first steps begin. Take a look at what libraries already have on offer.
The library website is a real treasure chest offering many possibilities and pathways to information. The catalogue has lots of great features to help you choose a great book for you to read and find information you need. All our popular programs and events are there too, with some great news ones in 2013.
And there is much more. Take a look at our eLibrary. Here you can access our growing eBook and eAudio collections, check out the research and homework help databases, and find ”Documentaries Online”.
I want to draw your attention to this wonderful collection of multinational documentaries that you can view anytime, anywhere. My favourite is ”Life in movement” based on the story of the Sydney Dance Company and its choreographer Tanja Liedtke. As a library member you can watch any documentary for free. Simply sign-in using your library card number.
“eLibrary” also has fantastic resources for children. The interactive eStories for kids has lots of talking picture books, animated stories, chapter books, readalong stories, games and lots more to keep children and teen readers happy for many hours.
Explore our online resources, browse our library blog and facebook page, and read and comment on our online reviews – the future is promising and it starts today!