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  • 1. The library of the future Phil Bradley Vice President, CILIP
  • 2. Where I’m coming from:
    • Libraries should be judged by their overall relevance to their community
    • Constantly evolve
    • People are the enabling factor, not technology
    • If we do nothing, we will be left with low margin services no-one else wants to provide eg Post Office V FedEx
    • Libraries are about information in all formats
  • 3.  
  • 4. http://www.lorinix.net/the_city/02.html
  • 5. Libraries as a place
    • Gathering place
    • Haven of creative ideas
    • Solitude
    • Support
    • Internet
    • Education/Training
  • 6. Westbury-sub-Mendip library kiosk http://bit.ly/eUsS5w
  • 7. http://bit.ly/hxnLGB 24/7 browsing: books, national art, d/l digital audio & video Files. Featuring seats with iPads and 14 lounge chairs. August 2010
  • 8. Nashville Public Library airport branch library 1962 http://bit.ly/epH74y
  • 9. Polk County Florida. Vending machine books via library swipe card http://on.io9.com/gozyFz
  • 10. http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-Space-37d.aspx
  • 11. http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-Space-37c.aspx
  • 12. http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-the-Evolution-of-Research-29f.aspx
  • 13. Libraries as a service
    • Focal point for community activity
    • Podcast studio
    • Video studio/local television
    • Virtual
    • Gamer
    • Fitness
    • Art/drama
  • 14.  
  • 15. http://ngd.ala.org/
  • 16. NGD 2010 stats
    • Number of libraries registered to participate: 1,882
    • Number of libraries that submitted # of players for NGD activities: 787
    • Total number of players for NGD activities: 26,504
    • Number of libraries in the national Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament (simultaneous): 47
    • Number of libraries in the national Rock Band High Score tournament (asynchronous): 40
    • Number of non-US libraries that participated (that we know of): 5 (Canada, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, South Korea)
  • 17. Become a publisher! http://www.flickr.com/photos/shakespearesmonkey/3880748925/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 18. Or ePublish http://www.amazon.com/ePublish-Self-Publish-Profitably-Kindle-CreateSpace/dp/0977240657
  • 19. Or use Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-2011-guide-to-free-or-nearly-free-e-books/14609998?productTrackingContext=search_results/search_shelf/center/1
  • 20. Or loan eReaders? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uJzmtxoYL.jpg
  • 21. Audio devices http://www.wfhowes.co.uk/playaway/
  • 22. Kindle lending libraries
  • 23. Create apps http://yourlibrary.edinburgh.gov.uk/node/837 http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/app/you-are-here-app/home.html
  • 24. Or create videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkeKvLDMK8M
  • 25. And provide facilities to make them http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2365494/how_to_make_a_green_screen_studio_part_1_create_your_screen/
  • 26. Photography
  • 27. Local television stations?
  • 28. Community hub
  • 29. Or Radio station? http://www.radioanywhere.co.uk
  • 30. While we’re talking sounds... Battle of the bands. Oldham Library
  • 31. Or Webcasts? http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list
  • 32. Guiding resources http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=012525561006221062609:a3ion4ndljq
  • 33. Trailmeme
  • 34. Jogtheweb
  • 35. Bookmarking services
  • 36. Be a reputable social network source!
  • 37. Social media = search
  • 38. Facebook as a search engine?
  • 39. Go to where the conversations are!
  • 40. Librarians
    • Perhaps confirm quality of data in community based reports?
    • Organisations knowledge brokers. Constantly making new connections
    • At the centre of the value chain, helping identify & closing gaps in organisational knowledge
    • A change agent
  • 41. So how do we get there?
    • Libraries and Digital: Research into the use of digital media in libraries to develop audiences for reading
    • The Reading Agency http://bit.ly/fanOnH
  • 42. Barriers to a digital offer
    • Funding is the biggest issue
    • A lack of staff skills and time is a major barrier to engaging users online
    • Councils are restricting libraries’ digital activities
    • Poor public awareness and problems with computer access are slowing take-up of digital services
  • 43. Issues
    • 1.8% of library authorities have a digital media/reading strategy in place
    • Library rating of user awareness is 1.9/5
    • 13.1% of library authorities have a separate website for young people
    • 12.1% of PCs in children’s areas have a home page that is child friendly. The rest default to the adult page
  • 44. More issues
    • Library staff average rating of their confidence in handling social/digital media is 2.2/5
    • 49.5% of library authorities do not have designated staff responsible for social/digital media
  • 45. 2 quotes
    • “ The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.” Melvil Dewey
    • “ Librarians must be like Krishna! And descend into the world to combat ignorance!” S.R. Ranganathan