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The library of the future Phil Bradley Vice President, CILIP
Where I’m coming from: <ul><li>Libraries should be judged by their overall relevance to their community </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
http://www.lorinix.net/the_city/02.html
Libraries as a place <ul><li>Gathering place </li></ul><ul><li>Haven of creative ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Solitude </li></u...
Westbury-sub-Mendip library kiosk  http://bit.ly/eUsS5w
http://bit.ly/hxnLGB   24/7 browsing: books, national art, d/l digital audio & video Files. Featuring seats with iPads and...
Nashville Public Library airport branch library 1962  http://bit.ly/epH74y
Polk County Florida. Vending machine books via library swipe card  http://on.io9.com/gozyFz
http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-Space-37d.aspx
http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-Space-37c.aspx
http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-the-Evolution-of-Research-29f.aspx
Libraries as a service <ul><li>Focal point for community activity </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast studio </li></ul><ul><li>Video...
 
http://ngd.ala.org/
NGD 2010 stats <ul><li>Number of libraries registered to participate: 1,882 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of libraries that sub...
Become a publisher! http://www.flickr.com/photos/shakespearesmonkey/3880748925/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Or ePublish http://www.amazon.com/ePublish-Self-Publish-Profitably-Kindle-CreateSpace/dp/0977240657
Or use Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-2011-guide-to-free-or-nearly-free-e-books/14609998?productTracki...
Or loan eReaders? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uJzmtxoYL.jpg
Audio devices http://www.wfhowes.co.uk/playaway/
Kindle lending libraries
Create apps http://yourlibrary.edinburgh.gov.uk/node/837 http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/app/you...
Or create videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkeKvLDMK8M
And provide facilities to make them http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2365494/how_to_make_a_green_screen_studio_part_1_create_...
Photography
Local television stations?
Community hub
Or Radio station? http://www.radioanywhere.co.uk
While we’re talking sounds... Battle of the bands. Oldham Library
Or Webcasts? http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list
Guiding resources http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=012525561006221062609:a3ion4ndljq
Trailmeme
Jogtheweb
Bookmarking services
Be a reputable social network source!
Social media = search
Facebook as a search engine?
Go to where the conversations are!
Librarians <ul><li>Perhaps confirm quality of data in community based reports? </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations knowledge b...
So how do we get there? <ul><li>Libraries and Digital: Research into the use of digital media in libraries to develop audi...
Barriers to a digital offer <ul><li>Funding is the biggest issue </li></ul><ul><li>A lack of staff skills and time is a ma...
Issues <ul><li>1.8% of library authorities have a digital media/reading strategy in place </li></ul><ul><li>Library rating...
More issues <ul><li>Library staff average rating of their confidence in handling social/digital media is 2.2/5 </li></ul><...
2 quotes <ul><li>“ The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.” Melvil Dewey <...
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  1. 1. The library of the future Phil Bradley Vice President, CILIP
  2. 2. Where I’m coming from: <ul><li>Libraries should be judged by their overall relevance to their community </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly evolve </li></ul><ul><li>People are the enabling factor, not technology </li></ul><ul><li>If we do nothing, we will be left with low margin services no-one else wants to provide eg Post Office V FedEx </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries are about information in all formats </li></ul>
  3. 4. http://www.lorinix.net/the_city/02.html
  4. 5. Libraries as a place <ul><li>Gathering place </li></ul><ul><li>Haven of creative ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Solitude </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Education/Training </li></ul>
  5. 6. Westbury-sub-Mendip library kiosk http://bit.ly/eUsS5w
  6. 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
  7. 8. Nashville Public Library airport branch library 1962 http://bit.ly/epH74y
  8. 9. Polk County Florida. Vending machine books via library swipe card http://on.io9.com/gozyFz
  9. 10. http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-Space-37d.aspx
  10. 11. http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-Space-37c.aspx
  11. 12. http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Resource-Library/Growing-Knowledge-the-Evolution-of-Research-29f.aspx
  12. 13. Libraries as a service <ul><li>Focal point for community activity </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast studio </li></ul><ul><li>Video studio/local television </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Gamer </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Art/drama </li></ul>
  13. 15. http://ngd.ala.org/
  14. 16. NGD 2010 stats <ul><li>Number of libraries registered to participate: 1,882 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of libraries that submitted # of players for NGD activities: 787 </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of players for NGD activities: 26,504 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of libraries in the national Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament (simultaneous): 47 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of libraries in the national Rock Band High Score tournament (asynchronous): 40 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of non-US libraries that participated (that we know of): 5 (Canada, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, South Korea) </li></ul>
  15. 17. Become a publisher! http://www.flickr.com/photos/shakespearesmonkey/3880748925/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  16. 18. Or ePublish http://www.amazon.com/ePublish-Self-Publish-Profitably-Kindle-CreateSpace/dp/0977240657
  17. 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
  18. 20. Or loan eReaders? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uJzmtxoYL.jpg
  19. 21. Audio devices http://www.wfhowes.co.uk/playaway/
  20. 22. Kindle lending libraries
  21. 23. Create apps http://yourlibrary.edinburgh.gov.uk/node/837 http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/app/you-are-here-app/home.html
  22. 24. Or create videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkeKvLDMK8M
  23. 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/
  24. 26. Photography
  25. 27. Local television stations?
  26. 28. Community hub
  27. 29. Or Radio station? http://www.radioanywhere.co.uk
  28. 30. While we’re talking sounds... Battle of the bands. Oldham Library
  29. 31. Or Webcasts? http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list
  30. 32. Guiding resources http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=012525561006221062609:a3ion4ndljq
  31. 33. Trailmeme
  32. 34. Jogtheweb
  33. 35. Bookmarking services
  34. 36. Be a reputable social network source!
  35. 37. Social media = search
  36. 38. Facebook as a search engine?
  37. 39. Go to where the conversations are!
  38. 40. Librarians <ul><li>Perhaps confirm quality of data in community based reports? </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations knowledge brokers. Constantly making new connections </li></ul><ul><li>At the centre of the value chain, helping identify & closing gaps in organisational knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>A change agent </li></ul>
  39. 41. So how do we get there? <ul><li>Libraries and Digital: Research into the use of digital media in libraries to develop audiences for reading </li></ul><ul><li>The Reading Agency http://bit.ly/fanOnH </li></ul>
  40. 42. Barriers to a digital offer <ul><li>Funding is the biggest issue </li></ul><ul><li>A lack of staff skills and time is a major barrier to engaging users online </li></ul><ul><li>Councils are restricting libraries’ digital activities </li></ul><ul><li>Poor public awareness and problems with computer access are slowing take-up of digital services </li></ul>
  41. 43. Issues <ul><li>1.8% of library authorities have a digital media/reading strategy in place </li></ul><ul><li>Library rating of user awareness is 1.9/5 </li></ul><ul><li>13.1% of library authorities have a separate website for young people </li></ul><ul><li>12.1% of PCs in children’s areas have a home page that is child friendly. The rest default to the adult page </li></ul>
  42. 44. More issues <ul><li>Library staff average rating of their confidence in handling social/digital media is 2.2/5 </li></ul><ul><li>49.5% of library authorities do not have designated staff responsible for social/digital media </li></ul>
  43. 45. 2 quotes <ul><li>“ The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.” Melvil Dewey </li></ul><ul><li>“ Librarians must be like Krishna! And descend into the world to combat ignorance!” S.R. Ranganathan </li></ul>
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