The library service is re-imagining its role and functions: working in different ways in order to be sustainable and relevant. Hackathons provide an agile, realistic and cost-effective way of generating disruptive ideas, approaching challenges and initiating projects. Our Hackathons bring unusual partners together, along with open data from the public library service, in order to create new ideas for products and services or to tackle a relevant issues for the community.
We have published a full report highlighting the learnings and insight from our first hackathon “Future Libraries Hackathon” (2016) and a standalone route map providing step-by-step questions for those keen to run a hackathon to consider.
We are currently supporting Manchester Libraries and Libraries Unlimited to run hackathons.