There’s an App for That: Shelf Reading

In a recent article in Fast Company, confusingly entitled That Hot Librarian Fantasy? A New App Makes it Even Hotter,” a new Android app is introduced which scans shelves with the intent of pointing out books that are shelved out of order.

Marvelous idea – everyone in a library nowadays is pressed for time, but it kind of made me wonder about a comment made by the directory of the library I worked in twenty some years ago – that finding library pages acquainted with alphabetical order is tough nowadays.

Libraries are changing fast, but if everything is automatic, can’t Rosie the Robot run things?

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