Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Hello, beautiful people!<br />My name isAmelia Peloquin. I’m a library/tech/web consultant in and around Massachusetts.  <...
Stuff I Like:<br />
Here’s something I’m working on:<br />http://www.southboroughlib.org/<br />
We’re having lots of fun with Google Analytics.<br />
People are getting dumber.<br />amelialouise<br />
Publishers want to sell books & make money.<br />amelialouise<br />
They don’t care.<br />amelialouise<br />
So, why am I talking about this at a technology panel?<br />
We need you to fight HarperCollins. <br />“Plan A is to stop putting dangerous, anti-patron technology into your collectio...
Don’t count on Overdrive (or any other vendor) to negotiate on your behalf.<br />
Don’t count on Overdrive (or any other vendor) to negotiate on your behalf.<br />Overdrive wants to sell ebooks & make mon...
Librarians are the only players in the eBook showdown who are dedicated to serving the needs of library patrons.<br />
As paper books lose market share, libraries are becoming less and less relevant.  <br />
As paper books lose market share, libraries are becoming less and less relevant.  Not cool. <br />
As paper books lose market share, libraries are becoming less and less relevant.  Not cool. What will the role of librari...
An educated electorate is vital in order to have a functional democratic process.Lack of information literacy is actively ...
Worst.  Billboard.  Ever.<br />amelialouise<br />
Hey, America’s got a big problem!<br />NYTimes.com:     http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/us/politics/22scotus.html<br />W...
But hey! Humanity is getting smarter.<br />
Let’s Work Together<br /><ul><li>  How can we tap into the Cognitive Surplus to promote the betterment of our culture, soc...
  Can we make civic engagement as fun and addictive as playing Angry Birds?</li></li></ul><li>In Conclusion…<br />http://b...
In Conclusion…<br /><ul><li>  Don’t sign crappy vendor agreements
  Don’t spend your collections budget on DRM-crippled products
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Mass Library Association Conference - Technology Trends Panel 4/29/11

2,219

Published on

Librarians are on the front lines of maintaining the integrity of the American electoral system. The HarperCollins eBook Boycott is an essential part of ensuring the future of libraries

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,219
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
9
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Mass Library Association Conference - Technology Trends Panel 4/29/11"

  1. 1. Hello, beautiful people!<br />My name isAmelia Peloquin. I’m a library/tech/web consultant in and around Massachusetts. <br />(This is what my head looks like.)<br />
  2. 2. Stuff I Like:<br />
  3. 3. Here’s something I’m working on:<br />http://www.southboroughlib.org/<br />
  4. 4. We’re having lots of fun with Google Analytics.<br />
  5. 5. People are getting dumber.<br />amelialouise<br />
  6. 6. Publishers want to sell books & make money.<br />amelialouise<br />
  7. 7. They don’t care.<br />amelialouise<br />
  8. 8. So, why am I talking about this at a technology panel?<br />
  9. 9. We need you to fight HarperCollins. <br />“Plan A is to stop putting dangerous, anti-patron technology into your collections…” - Cory Doctorow, on DRM<br />BoingBoing.net: http://boingboing.net/2011/02/25/harpercollins-to-lib.html<br />Fight this tooth & nail. Don’t be nice.<br />
  10. 10. Don’t count on Overdrive (or any other vendor) to negotiate on your behalf.<br />
  11. 11. Don’t count on Overdrive (or any other vendor) to negotiate on your behalf.<br />Overdrive wants to sell ebooks & make money.They don’t care.<br />
  12. 12. Librarians are the only players in the eBook showdown who are dedicated to serving the needs of library patrons.<br />
  13. 13. As paper books lose market share, libraries are becoming less and less relevant. <br />
  14. 14. As paper books lose market share, libraries are becoming less and less relevant. Not cool. <br />
  15. 15. As paper books lose market share, libraries are becoming less and less relevant. Not cool. What will the role of libraries be 100 years from now, when paper books are a novelty?<br />
  16. 16. An educated electorate is vital in order to have a functional democratic process.Lack of information literacy is actively undermining our entire political system.<br />
  17. 17. Worst. Billboard. Ever.<br />amelialouise<br />
  18. 18. Hey, America’s got a big problem!<br />NYTimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/us/politics/22scotus.html<br />We need your help.<br />
  19. 19. But hey! Humanity is getting smarter.<br />
  20. 20. Let’s Work Together<br /><ul><li> How can we tap into the Cognitive Surplus to promote the betterment of our culture, society, world?
  21. 21. Can we make civic engagement as fun and addictive as playing Angry Birds?</li></li></ul><li>In Conclusion…<br />http://boycottharpercollins.com/<br />(Thank you C/W MARS for supporting the boycott!)<br />
  22. 22. In Conclusion…<br /><ul><li> Don’t sign crappy vendor agreements
  23. 23. Don’t spend your collections budget on DRM-crippled products
  24. 24. Push back, get creative
  25. 25. Argue!
  26. 26. Befriend your legislators
  27. 27. Advocate, Advocate, Advocate!</li></li></ul><li>Want to get in touch?<br />www.ameliapeloquin.com<br />amelia@peloquin.com<br />@amelialouise<br />Or come say hi! I’ll be here all day.<br />
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×