As the world changes, so do the needs of people. By this, so do the ways libraries have to respond to the community. Prior to the "technology influx", libraries focused on a large collection; it was guarded and protected. Little space to sit, and a focus on shelves, shelves, and then, some more shelves. As computers became more necessary, some shelves were sacrificed at the dismay of libraries to put in small labs. Now, the need to change again is even greater. With all the new and exciting technology out there, a library needs to be fully equipped with that technology, since that is what the general populous is concerned about. Most importantly, its staff needs to be prepared and trained to use the technology so they can share their positive experience with their community. The more innovative a library becomes, the more important a library is. A library needs to become more of a place of technology with room to learn, build, design, talk, interact and explore. A library HAS to focus its efforts on seating space and play space.
The Mission of Evolve Project
The Evolve Project will bring institutions into the future, through innovative and interactive technologies and designs; inspiring exploration and collaboration to push people beyond the digital age.
The Primary Goal of Evolve Project
The Evolve Project will bridge the gap between the digital natives and digital immigrants by the implementation of friendly and technologically advance interfaces. Moreover, Evolve Project also will open the doors to the younger generation, and allow them to fully immerse themselves with all forms of technology and Evolve the technology and its solutions as they evolve.
Evolve's Open Project Philosophy
Evolve Project wishes to remain as an open project. The ideas and codes that will be outlined in this site are available for all to use. The spec sheets and design details are also free to share. Most importantly, the Evolve Project has solidified partnerships with various vendors and companies; all of which are already on board with the concept and dream the Evolve Project has. Therefore, you will get honest pricing from those vendors and already have the results of such technologies outlined within our documentation of each project component. These partnerships where designed with the idea of other libraries wanting to follow suit; and since the founders have already worked out the arrangements, you will not have to beg and attempt to find better deals or create new relationships; all of which take time.
The founders are available for consulting, speaking, and training for anything related to technology and/or Libraries. The founders are always available and approachable, and everyone is encouraged to reach out to them and ask for assistance or help or guidance.