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HOW LIBRARIES CAN SURVIVE IN
THE NEW MEDIA ECOSYSTEM
They can be “friends” in people’s social
networks

Lee Rainie
Directo...
Apology




 Surviving in the new info ecology   May 19-21, 2010   2
Confession / Atonement




 Surviving in the new info ecology   May 19-21, 2010   3
1996 Benton Foundation report:
            “Buildings, books, and bytes”




 "If you plopped a library down. . .30 years ...
New information ecosystem: Then and Now

  Industrial Age                         Information Age
     Info was:          ...
The internet is the change agent
              Then and now in U.S.A.

            2000                                   ...
Media ecology – then (industrial age)
Product            Route to home                  Display          Local storage

TV...
Media ecology – now (information age)
Product                Route to home                             Display            ...
Media ecology – now (information age)
Product                Route to home                             Display            ...
Media ecology – now (information age)
Product                Route to home                             Display            ...
Behold the idea of networked individualism
Barry Wellman – University of Toronto


                                     Th...
8 ways the inform and
  influence ecosystem has
changed in the digital age and
  pushed along networked
        individual...
Information ecosystem change – 1



Volume of
 information
 grows




   Surviving in the new info ecology   May 19-21, 20...
Information ecosystem change – 2
The variety of
 info sources
 increases and
 democratizes
 and the
 visibility of new
 cr...
Social networking




           57% of online adults use social
                    network sites
            73% of onli...
Picture sharing




~50% of online adults post pictures online
      ~70% of online teens do that
  Surviving in the new i...
Posting comments on websites/blogs




26% of adults post comments on sites

 Surviving in the new info ecology   May 19-2...
Twitter




19% of adults use Twitter or other status
             update methods
         8% of teens use them

 Survivin...
Blogs




    11% of online adults keep blogs
  14% of online teens keep them
 >40% of internet users read blogs

 Survivi...
Information ecosystem change – 3

People’s vigilance
  for information
  changes in two
  directions:
1) attention is
  tr...
Information ecosystem change – 4


   Velocity of
    information
    increases and
    smart mobs
    emerge

84% of onli...
Information ecosystem change – 5

Venues of
 intersecting with
 information and
 people multiply and
 the availability of
...
Information ecosystem change – 6

The vibrance and                          1) Augmented Reality
 immersive
 qualities of
...
Information ecosystem change – 6

The vibrance and                          2) Mirror Worlds
 immersive
 qualities of
 med...
Information ecosystem change – 7

Valence (relevance)
  of information
  improves – search
  and customization
  get bette...
Information ecosystem change – 8

Voting on and
 ventilating about
 information
 proliferates as
 tagging, rating, and
 co...
What technology has done to social networks
and the role libraries can play in them

• Made it possible for organizations ...
New ecosystem has changed the role that
librarians can play in social networks


       The four-step flow of information
...
How do you….


• get his/her attention?
  – use your traditional services
    (they still matter!)
  – offer alerts, updat...
How do you….

• help him/her acquire information?
   – make sure to offer services and
    media in many places
   – find ...
How do you….


• help him/her assess information?
   – exploit your skills in knowing the
     highest quality material
  ...
How do you….


• assist him/her act on information?
  – offer opportunities for feedback
  – offer opportunities to learn ...
Why good social networks (and social
networking) matter


•     Healthier
•     Wealthier
•     Happier
•     More civical...
It’s not about cobwebs.... It’s
  about social webs …. And
 libraries are at the center of
             them!

 Surviving ...
Thank you!

Lee Rainie
Director
Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life
   Project
1615 L Street NW
Suite 700
Washi...
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  1. 1. HOW LIBRARIES CAN SURVIVE IN THE NEW MEDIA ECOSYSTEM They can be “friends” in people’s social networks Lee Rainie Director – Pew Internet Project Madrid - 5.21.10 Email: Lrainie@pewinternet.org +1 202-419-4500
  2. 2. Apology Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 2
  3. 3. Confession / Atonement Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 3
  4. 4. 1996 Benton Foundation report: “Buildings, books, and bytes” "If you plopped a library down. . .30 years from now. . .there would be cobwebs growing everywhere because people would look at it and wouldn't think of it as a legitimate institution because it would be so far behind. . ." -- Experienced library user. Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 4
  5. 5. New information ecosystem: Then and Now Industrial Age Information Age Info was: Info is: Scarce Abundant Expensive Cheap Institutionally Personally oriented oriented Packaged for Designed for consumption participation Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 5
  6. 6. The internet is the change agent Then and now in U.S.A. 2000 2010 46% of adults use internet 75% of adults use internet 5% with broadband at home 62% with broadband at home 50% own a cell phone 80% own a cell phone 0% connect to internet 53% connect to internet wirelessly wirelessly <10% use “cloud” >two-thirds use “cloud” = slow, stationary = fast, mobile connections connections built around my built around outside servers computer and storage Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 6
  7. 7. Media ecology – then (industrial age) Product Route to home Display Local storage TV stations phone TV Cassette/ 8-track broadcast TV radio broadcast radio stereo Vinyl album News mail Advertising newspaper delivery phone paper Radio Stations non-electronic Tom Wolzien, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 7
  8. 8. Media ecology – now (information age) Product Route to home Display Local storage cable TiVo (PVR) VCR TV stations DSL TV Satellite radio player Info wireless/phone radio DVD “Daily me” broadcast TV PC Web-based storage content books iPod /MP3 server/ TiVo (PVR) Cable Nets broadcast radio stereo PC Web sites satellite monitor web storage/servers Local news mail headphones CD/CD-ROM Content from express delivery pager satellite player cell phone memory individuals iPod / storage portable gamer MP3 player / iPod Peer-to-peer subcarriers / WIFI cell phone pagers - PDAs Advertising newspaper delivery non-electronic cable box Radio stations camcorder/camera PDA/Palm game console game console paper Satellite radio e-reader / Kindle storage sticks/disks e-reader/Kindle Adapted from Tom Wolzien, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 8
  9. 9. Media ecology – now (information age) Product Route to home Display Local storage cable TiVo (PVR) VCR TV stations DSL TV Satellite radio player Info wireless/phone radio DVD “Daily me” broadcast TV PC Web-based storage content books iPod /MP3 server/ TiVo (PVR) Cable Nets broadcast radio stereo PC Web sites satelliteUbiquitous computing age monitor web storage/servers Local news mail headphones CD/CD-ROM Content from Cloud computing express delivery pager satellite player cell phone memory “Internet of things” individuals iPod / storage portable gamer MP3 player / iPod Peer-to-peer subcarriers / WIFI cell phone pagers - PDAs Advertising newspaper delivery non-electronic cable box Radio stations camcorder/camera PDA/Palm game console game console paper Satellite radio e-reader / Kindle storage sticks/disks e-reader/Kindle Adapted from Tom Wolzien, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 9
  10. 10. Media ecology – now (information age) Product Route to home Display Local storage cable TiVo (PVR) VCR TV stations Info … and this all affects social networks DSL wireless/phone TV radio Satellite radio player DVD “Daily me” 1) their composition broadcast TV PC Web-based storage content books iPod /MP3 server/ TiVo (PVR) Cable Nets 2) the way people use them broadcast radio stereo PC Web sites Local news 3) their importance satellite mail monitor headphones web storage/servers CD/CD-ROM 4) the way organizations – especially libraries – can Content from individuals express delivery pager iPod / storage satellite player portable gamer cell phone memory MP3 player / iPod Peer-to-peer Advertising play a part in them subcarriers / WIFI newspaper delivery cell phone non-electronic pagers - PDAs cable box Radio stations camcorder/camera PDA/Palm game console game console paper Satellite radio e-reader / Kindle storage sticks/disks e-reader/Kindle Adapted from Tom Wolzien, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 10
  11. 11. Behold the idea of networked individualism Barry Wellman – University of Toronto The turn from groups to social networks = a new social operating system Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 11
  12. 12. 8 ways the inform and influence ecosystem has changed in the digital age and pushed along networked individualism
  13. 13. Information ecosystem change – 1 Volume of information grows Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 13
  14. 14. Information ecosystem change – 2 The variety of info sources increases and democratizes and the visibility of new creators is enhanced in the age of social media. Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 14
  15. 15. Social networking 57% of online adults use social network sites 73% of online teens use them Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 15
  16. 16. Picture sharing ~50% of online adults post pictures online ~70% of online teens do that Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 16
  17. 17. Posting comments on websites/blogs 26% of adults post comments on sites Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 17
  18. 18. Twitter 19% of adults use Twitter or other status update methods 8% of teens use them Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 18
  19. 19. Blogs 11% of online adults keep blogs 14% of online teens keep them >40% of internet users read blogs Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 19
  20. 20. Information ecosystem change – 3 People’s vigilance for information changes in two directions: 1) attention is truncated (Linda Stone) 2) attention is elongated (Andrew Keen; Terry Fisher)
  21. 21. Information ecosystem change – 4 Velocity of information increases and smart mobs emerge 84% of online adults are in a group with online presence ~50% belong to listservs or regular group emails ~40% get email- or text-alerts Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 21
  22. 22. Information ecosystem change – 5 Venues of intersecting with information and people multiply and the availability of information expands to all hours of the day and all places people are Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 22
  23. 23. Information ecosystem change – 6 The vibrance and 1) Augmented Reality immersive qualities of media environments makes them more compelling places to hang out and interact -- Metaverse Roadmap Project Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 23
  24. 24. Information ecosystem change – 6 The vibrance and 2) Mirror Worlds immersive qualities of media environments makes them more compelling places to hang out and interact -- Metaverse Roadmap Project Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 24
  25. 25. Information ecosystem change – 7 Valence (relevance) of information improves – search and customization get better as we create the “Daily Me” and “Daily Us” ~40% of online adults get RSS feeds ~35% customize web pages for info they want Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 25
  26. 26. Information ecosystem change – 8 Voting on and ventilating about information proliferates as tagging, rating, and commenting occurs and collective intelligence asserts itself 31% of online adults rated person, product, service Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 26
  27. 27. What technology has done to social networks and the role libraries can play in them • Made it possible for organizations like libraries to become “nodes” in people’s networks that can help them solve problems and make decisions • Allowed for immediate, spontaneous creation of networks that can include libraries • Given people a sense that there are more “friends” their networks like librarians that they can access when they have needs Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 27
  28. 28. New ecosystem has changed the role that librarians can play in social networks The four-step flow of information • attention • acquisition • assessment • action Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 28
  29. 29. How do you…. • get his/her attention? – use your traditional services (they still matter!) – offer alerts, updates, feeds – be available in “new” places – find pathways to people through their social networks Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 29
  30. 30. How do you…. • help him/her acquire information? – make sure to offer services and media in many places – find new ways to distribute your collections – point people to good material through links – participate in conversations about your work with your patrons Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 30
  31. 31. How do you…. • help him/her assess information? – exploit your skills in knowing the highest quality material – aggregate the best related work Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 31
  32. 32. How do you…. • assist him/her act on information? – offer opportunities for feedback – offer opportunities to learn how to use social media – offer opportunities for community building Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 32
  33. 33. Why good social networks (and social networking) matter • Healthier • Wealthier • Happier • More civically engaged = better communities Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 33
  34. 34. It’s not about cobwebs.... It’s about social webs …. And libraries are at the center of them! Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 34
  35. 35. Thank you! Lee Rainie Director Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project 1615 L Street NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 U.S.A. Email: Lrainie@pewinternet.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/lrainie +1 202-419-4500 Surviving in the new info ecology May 19-21, 2010 35
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