Digital Deep Dives into Swedish Municipal Libraries
A Case Description
A current renewal project, involving a number of municipal libraries in Älvsborg county in western Sweden, is described. The project was designed to prepare libraries for the future as part of the digital society. The article focuses on the initiation of the renewal project and its implementation as a technological process. The resulting gains and challenges are also considered. Some of the main points that emerged from an interview with the project leader are presented. The key concepts of renewal, multiple approaches and knowledge-sharing all relate to ways of implementing new technology. Further, agile organizations are discussed as conceivable touchstones of future library development.