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MOOCs & Open Education Initiatives

Denmarks Open Libraries

Open libraries

Open librariesSelf service hours + hours with staff

Open librariesSelf service hours + hours with staffWHY?

The next 23 minutes:

Why open libraries?

How? (Including a lot of basic facts)

What are the strategic implications?


Facts86 of 97 library systems in Denmark have open libraries =260 open libraries in Denmark

Facts32.000 opening hours (More than the double of 2010) 61% are self service hours Public Library

Strategies for open libraries:

Design of the library space aligned with strategy

Strategies for open libraries:Create a safe environment

Strategies for open libraries:Increased usability

Strategies for open libraries:Increase use as local meeting place

Strategies for open libraries:Nudging: How to be present when we are not there

Radical trust

High trust societies

High trust societiesScandinaviaSwitzerlandChinaNetherlandsNew ZealandAustraliaCanadaUKData: Max Roser (2015) Trust. Published online at




People use the library more and treat it as their own


NudgingNudge people to help each other when there is no staff

NudgingPeople take part in presenting good books in the library

Connect the dots

Library strategy:Actively support learning in a fun and engaging way

Libraries will beCocreated active learning spaces with the smell of good coffee

Thank you!

Jan Holmquist

Twitter: @janholmquist in touch


What is in it for libraries?

Reach People -> New Members