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  • Future libraries

    1. 1. FUTURE LIBRARIES: ROLES AND INNOVATIONS
    2. 2. THANKS TO EVERYONE AT INFOCAMP SEATTLE 2010 WHO HELPED MAKE THIS EXPLORATION MORE COMPLETE! Hoby Van Hoose <hoby@ihoby.com>
    3. 3. FUTURE ROLES
    4. 4. PHYSICAL LOCATION What draws people to places? food, entertainment, stuff, people, necessity Promotion in and outside the library to draw people in funding vs marketing PSAs, outlets within news to not incur cost Commercial advertising is not cost effective Internal library promotion is not effective promotion
    5. 5. INFO SOURCE OR COMMUNITY CENTER? Arts and entertainment performance spaces listening/viewing rooms Human services/workshops media literacy, health, parenting, employment housing, public agency navigation Collaboration spaces, computer/stations
    6. 6. GATEWAY FOR COMMON GOOD What people want vs what is good for society Remaining a stabilizing forces against: disinformation, privatization, corruption Helping homeless, jobless, computerless, etc. not just providing places to pass time
    7. 7. FOOD Food and drinks vs book preservation eating safe and no-food areas or times? food carrying guidelines (covered containers, etc.) being food purveyors (cafes, CSA hubs) Why not to care as much anymore? newer book quality is low lowered preservation expectations of borrowed books except for special collections
    8. 8. LICENSING Could libraries be “publishers”? Cooperation with Creative Commons licensing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Good path for self publishing, small publishers Digital-only publishing
    9. 9. GATHERING USAGE INFO Recording what people ask when they come in low overhead methods mobile device with quick-select buttons limited but useful categories research, entertainment, help, child distraction, etc? It can be difficult to do when it’s busy Needs standardization between libraries Quality of data is not often good with current attempts Who looks at it afterwards?
    10. 10. DEALING WITH FUNDING INSTABILITY Furlough = Protest? Partial closures (sections of the buildings)? Close parts or functions that affect wealthily patrons first Keep services for marginalized patrons open if possible New revenue: cafes, charging for special events What to do about theft, loss, etc. Media - Books, CDs, DVDs, Tapes, Microfiche Laptops, iPods, Kindles Borrowing expensive things in-library only? Requiring more verified info before lending
    11. 11. BORROWING TECH What to do about theft, loss, etc. Media - Books, CDs, DVDs, Tapes, Microfiche Laptops, iPods, Kindles Borrowing expensive things in-library only? Requiring more verified info before lending
    12. 12. FUTURE INNOVATIONS
    13. 13. ENHANCED SHELVES “Search online via physical browsing” “Peer into cyberspace by handling realspace” RFID scanner and screen in shelves or at the end of isles Hold one or several books/videos/cds up to scanner multiple materials can expand or narrow search the system then finds related media books, journals, news, video, bibliography references media previews (silent or with headphones) ability to leave/read comments, ratings link to worldwide network
    14. 14. ENHANCED SHELVES 2 View/suggest-to-edit category tags and keywords Save scan results to account reading later list flag for ebook download favorites lists (default, named) to buy list, gifting? finder's fee from publisher/seller? share/suggest via goodreads, facebook, twitter, email
    15. 15. ENHANCED READING STATIONS Shelf capabilities plus OCR pen scanner look up words or sections meaning, history, fact-checking, current events Social reading? OLPC/SugarOS-like activity sharing realtime and time delayed
    16. 16. INCREASED VIRTUAL PRESENCE Many “digital library” things are already happening online access to in-library services Catalog plus inside views via amazon "look inside" and google books reading Online access enhancement shelf tech Library accounts linkable to goodreads, etc. and exportable for personal offline list
    17. 17. OUR BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD? MAKE IT SO.

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