In 2012, The Collections Trust announced ‘Put Your Library on the Map’, a campaign encouraging smartphone users to visit their local library and make use of their library services.
The campaign will encourage people to go to their library, open the ‘Find a Library’ app and click ‘Put Me on the Map’. Each click will help improve the accuracy of the library’s location on a Google map.
‘Find a Library’ is a free cross-platform application for mobiles and tablets developed by the Collections Trust with the support of the Arts Council England. It is powered by the UK Public Libraries Dataset, a new open database of public library locations around the UK. The dataset is also available for re-use from data.gov.uk.
The ‘Put Your Library on the Map’ campaign will begin in February 2012 with a national launch, followed by regional promotional activities with the support of the BBC and library organisations. A press pack and image kit will be provided to UK public libraries to help them promote the campaign to library users.