Behind The Bookshelves
Behind the bookshelves started as a research project about the future of the libraries. Through the research time I became more and more curious about the perspectives of the librarians, their anecdotes, their thoughts about the daily job, the passion towards the books and the future of the library. I decided to create a book about the librarians, which includes interviews from different libraries in the Netherlands. This publications reflects their opinions about the development of the digitalisation of the libraries; a shift into a new era. Talking with librarians from institutions such as the Amsterdam University Library, National Library in the Hague, Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Technical University Library in Eindhoven, Design Academy Eindhoven, Public Library in Eindhoven made me aware about the complexity and the mystery of this job.
In addition to this analogue book I uploaded the content to an online platform, a digital version of this publication: https://medium.com/the-hidden-stories-behind-the-bookshelves