Ohio's Excellent Libraries Need Excellent Electronic Content

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Eli Neiburger and Matt Weaver of Library Renewal discuss how electronic content is changing libraries and how Library Renewal is working to improve the siuation. Some slides did not display well in the previous upload.

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Ohio's Excellent Libraries Need Excellent Electronic Content

  1. 1. Ohio’s Excellent LibrariesNeed Excellent Electronic Content
  2. 2. Matt WeaverBoard Member,Library RenewalWeb Librarian,Westlake PorterPublic Library@mattrweaver
  3. 3. Eli NeiburgerAssociate Director forIT and ProductionAnn Arbor District Libraryeli@eliworks.com@ulotrichous
  4. 4. Libraries arescrewed.
  5. 5. Then, the format changed, like it had somany times before, a wave passingthrough society, changing everything ittouched just like the codex had so manyyears ago.But this time. something wasfundamentally, hauntingly different. Theage of Licenses had begun.
  6. 6. So, what canLibraries expectin this century?
  7. 7. Kindle Garage Store Sales eBrary Android The Market Webclosed openmarket market Big Box eBay Overdrive Retailers App Flea Store Markets
  8. 8. Publishing Thrives Apple Amazon Newspapers Candle Industry Travel Agents Buggy Whip IndustryPublishing Dies Back
  9. 9. DRM Dystopia Neo Renaissance Prices stay high Low Price PointsPublishing Lots of Pro Output Lots of Pro Output Thrives DRM everywhere No DRM Device Exclusivity Fights Devices don’t matter Intermediated Pub Deals Deals with many Pubs Libs take what we can get Libs buy & distribute Platform Wars Free Culture Society App Store Prices Free is Dominant PricePublishing Huge quality range Wide quality rangeDies back DRM triumph No DRM / Access barrier Creator Exclusivity Deals Devices don’t matter No more deals for Libs Death of the Pub Deal Libs find a new way Libs collect & store Closed Open Markets Markets
  10. 10. What to do now?
  11. 11. What to do now?Build up StorageInfrastructure.
  12. 12. What to do later?
  13. 13. What to do later?Make deals with Rightsholders.
  14. 14. Back to roots:Libraries provide access to the content of thecommunity, not content for the community
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  24. 24. The future canchange quickly.
  25. 25. Diversifyyour value nowto hedge against rapid demand shifts.
  26. 26. Later, be positioned topick up the pieces after the pub bubble bursts.
  27. 27. “He’s one badmother...”“Shut your mouth,”
  28. 28. The 20th CenturyLibrary broughtthe world to its community;
  29. 29. The 21st CenturyLibrary bringsits community to the world.
  30. 30. WHY?
  31. 31. Ereader Boom 2 Holidays 2011 – Here we go again!
  32. 32. Sub-$100 ereaders Ereader shipments to reach 27 million units for 2011
  33. 33. To create the primary accesspoint for electronic content for users of libraries.
  34. 34. By libraries, with libraries, for libraries.
  35. 35. Bylaws and mission ensure thatour mission is that of libraries.
  36. 36. Parterships. Relationships. Research. Solutions.
  37. 37. Phase I: what have we done so far?
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  40. 40. 1,5 07 fol low ers
  41. 41. 2,671 “likes”
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  43. 43. Advocates  and  Partner Libraries
  44. 44. Partner Libraries libraryrenewal.org/partnersNew separate Advocates/Partners sections coming in November
  45. 45. Group #1: Readers advisory work.reviews, book lists, etc.
  46. 46. Group #2 - writing and presenting atthe local level.
  47. 47. Group #3 – Anything else you wantto do to help! Seriously!
  48. 48. PartnerLibrariesPartner libraries will ensure thatwhat is built is what they and theirpatrons actually need.
  49. 49. PartnerLibraries Four partner libraries on board
  50. 50. PartnerLibraries Santa Monica Public Library
  51. 51. PartnerLibraries Two Rivers Public Library (WI)
  52. 52. PartnerLibraries Newark (TX) Public Library
  53. 53. PartnerLibrariesKing County Library System (WA)
  54. 54. Partner LibrariesFive hours/month2 hours for monthly meeting1 hour – one-on-one conversations to discussinfrastructure features, etc.2 hours reading/answering emails
  55. 55. PartnerLibrariesSign non-disclosure agreementOne contact person at the libraryLibrary director must meet with LR
  56. 56. PartnerLibraries Financial contributions are NOT required.
  57. 57. Visitlibraryrenewal .org
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