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Smart communities integrate a double perspective, the technological and the human. As industry- and government-led strategies pursue technological efficiencies and improved operations, how do communities ensure that the aspirations and needs of residents are integrated into smart community plans. An IMLS-funded project from CTG UAlbany and ALA's Center for the Future of Libraries explores two key questions: To what extent do public libraries, building on their expertise, knowledge, and background, contribute to communities’ understanding of and participation in smart city initiatives? And what are the existing and potential benefits, costs, risks, challenges, and unintended consequences for those libraries seeking to increase their involvement in smart initiatives? Researchers from CTG UAlbany will present some of their early findings and experiences with this project.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.