Jason – The Content Librarian

Innovative Libraries

            Imitating and Stealing in Library Innovation

In his article, Jason has emphasised a lot on imitating and copying in library innovation, versus that of stealing someone else’s idea whole sale and expecting the same results.  Based on what Jason has shared, I believe he was making the point to say don’t imitate or steal, unless you are willing to incorporate the ideas of another library’s innovation and fitting it into your own strategic goal, and overall direction of your library.

Looking at the success of another library doesn’t necessarily mean that copying the whole idea will allow you to enjoy the same success. Since most times we are too often led to believe, that “copying something is easier than creating it.” Which, in most cases we do not understand the connecting dots behind the overall success, and according to Jeff “The copier doesn’t know…

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