Document Type


Department or Administrative Unit


Publication Date

Winter 2-1-2018


This report will review ten popular top library technology trends proposed by the LITA (Library and Information Technology Association) Top Technology Trends Committee (TTTC) at the 2017 ALA (American Library Association) Midwinter & Exhibits and seven top library trends discussed by the LITA TTTC at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. This report will also review eight innovative technologies to implement at the library of the future proposed by Piotr Kowalczyk. Those emerging and innovative technologies include the apps, devices, software, and best practices and cover the areas of such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), book delivery drone, digital interface for print books, clouding computing, makerspaces, social media, open licensing, and ebook innovation, which could be adopted for library now and in the future. Additionally, this report will briefly discuss shared ILS (Integrated Library System), shared Library Service Platforms (LSP), library consortia, digital collections aggregations and open access, and most recent artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in libraries.


Abstract in both English and Chinese full text in Chinese


New Century Library