(15 Jan 2024) It has never been a more exciting time for libraries in Singapore: the country’s National Library Board launched the biggest library in Singapore last April, and library nodes have popped up at bus stations, malls, and hospitals throughout 2023.
On 12 January this month, Singapore’s Central Public Library reopened after being closed for a revamp since 2022. Along with the reopening, library users can expect the launch of three new tech prototypes powered by emerging technologies like generative AI – such as a chatbot that lets users have a conversation with books.
But how does the library board keep on top of trends and continue serving the public in a time when books seem passé? GovInsider reached out to Gene Tan, Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Librarian, to learn more about how the agency keeps Singapore’s libraries relevant and vibrant for the public in this two-part story.
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