Author Archive: Timothy Inklebarger

Chicago Public Library’s New Website Goes Amazon

December 20, 2013

The library has contracted with the Toronto-based tech company BiblioCommons to develop and run the website. The BiblioCommons platform allows patrons not only to have a more interactive experience with other CPL users by way of comments and reviews, but also with the patrons of other library systems that also use BiblioCommons, such as in … Continue reading Chicago Public Library’s New Website Goes Amazon

Brave New Library

November 22, 2013

Participants at the conference got a chance to tour the lab and other innovative tech-centric initiatives at the library during the two-day event. The Maker Lab has a little over a month left at Harold Washington, before the temporary program ends on December 31. The Maker Lab is the first experiment with CPL’s Innovation Lab, … Continue reading Brave New Library


Digitizing Camelot

November 18, 2013

The anger, frustration, and worry that the situation could turn out very badly were evident in the president’s voice. It was September 1962 and pro-segregation forces were readying for a violent clash with US troops over a court order entitling James Meredith, an African-American student, to enroll at the all-white University of Mississippi. Days before … Continue reading Digitizing Camelot