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Non-fungible tokens and libraries

Non-fungible tokens and libraries This paper aims to help information professionals understand the foundational concepts of this technology and how these are related to libraries so that they can evolve services alongside it.Design/methodology/approachThis column will define what a non-fungible tokens (NFT) is, explore the relevant trends impacting its development and examine how it intersects with the traditional roles of the library.FindingsNFTs represent a new and growing technology that intersections with many of the same concepts that are core to librarianship. Libraries are community institutions that engender widespread trust, whereas NFTs are built atop cryptocurrency that seeks to enable anonymous peer-to-peer interactions.Originality/valueSummary. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech News Emerald Publishing

Non-fungible tokens and libraries

Library Hi Tech News , Volume 38 (4): 3 – Nov 19, 2021

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0741-9058
eISSN
0741-9058
DOI
10.1108/lhtn-08-2021-0048
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Abstract

This paper aims to help information professionals understand the foundational concepts of this technology and how these are related to libraries so that they can evolve services alongside it.Design/methodology/approachThis column will define what a non-fungible tokens (NFT) is, explore the relevant trends impacting its development and examine how it intersects with the traditional roles of the library.FindingsNFTs represent a new and growing technology that intersections with many of the same concepts that are core to librarianship. Libraries are community institutions that engender widespread trust, whereas NFTs are built atop cryptocurrency that seeks to enable anonymous peer-to-peer interactions.Originality/valueSummary.

Journal

Library Hi Tech NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 19, 2021

Keywords: Internet; Technology; Libraries; Library services; Computer software; Education

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