Smart and Sustainable Library: Information Literacy Hub of a New City

  • Aleksandar Jerkov
  • Adam Sofronijevic
  • Dejana Kavaja Stanisic
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 552)

Abstract

Our paper presents a proposition for the new approach to the role of library in a sustainable city. An in-depth literary review on smart library concept is presented along the comparative insight into contemporary smart city and sustainable city literature. Based on these findings a proposition is depicted for smart and sustainable library as a central public institution of a sustainable smart city. Several library services of the new generation based on cutting edge technologies and user participation are proposed. The claim is made that sustainable library is to be an integral part of a sustainable city making not just an-other useful urban addition providing for some of the various smart and sustain-able services of the new city, but a central hub that carter for constant upgrade of information literacy of its users allowing for innovativeness and creativity of citizens of sustainable cities to come to the fore.

Keywords

Smart library Sustainable library Smart city Sustainable city Information literacy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandar Jerkov
    • 1
  • Adam Sofronijevic
    • 1
  • Dejana Kavaja Stanisic
    • 1
  1. 1.University Library “Svetozar Markovic”University of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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