Digital information changes how things are
Building relationships around data
Information science fictions
Illustration by Frank R. Paul for Amazing Stories
Fiction 1: Library activity displays
Visually appealing displays of circulation metadata in
public places outside the library
Publicizing the intellectual life of groups of patrons
Connecting the library to other places
Visualizing slow and fast change over time
Making metadata visible
Personal data visualization
Fiction 2: Patron matchmaking
Introducing patrons based on borrowing habits
Building on trust in libraries as institutions
Actively facilitating intellectual partnerships
Supporting informed privacy decision-making
Subject: Shared interests?
Dear John Smith,
Thanks for opting in to our
patron recommender program.
Your interest in George
Eliot appears to be shared
by another patron.
If you are tnterested in
contacting this patron,
please reply to this email.
Your response will be
forwarded to the patron.