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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




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.


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


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


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.



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



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