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Paths of the mind

Robert Fox (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 9 November 2015

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Abstract

Purpose

This column aims to take a brief look at wayfinding in the digital age, and explores several opportunities that are on the horizon for libraries that could enhance the user experience for their patrons.

Design/methodology/approach

This column provides a survey of the current views of wayfinding in the digital age.

Findings

There is new technology being developed that increasingly blurs the lines between the digital and the physical.

Originality/value

Devices such as the HoloLens and iBeacon, while nascent, will quickly become a standard for new approaches that people can use to interact with their environments integrating digital information. This affords libraries a unique opportunity over the course of the next 5-10 years to take advantage of this technology to assist patrons with their information needs.

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Citation

Fox, R. (2015), "Paths of the mind", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 154-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/OCLC-07-2015-0006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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