<ul><li>Technology Planning, 2011-2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development Day </li></ul><ul><li>September 30, 2011 </li><...
Source: American Library Association http://www.lita.org/ala/research/librarystats/2011harrispoll.pdf <ul><li>58% have a l...
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org/ <ul><li>92% use email & search engines </li></ul><ul>...
6% of Smartphone users use QR codes <ul><li>Half of them did so through magazines and newspapers.  </li></ul><ul><li>QR co...
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org/ <ul><li>93% use the internet </li></ul><ul><li>On ave...
 
Meet Users Where They “ Live ”
For every space, resource, program or service we offer, we should be able to answer the following basic questions for our ...
Technology is a tool
<ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic information accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Network viability </li></u...
New interface for Web Email
New Intranet Coming Soon!
New Website, New Ways to Connect
Call/Email/Text/Chat http://www.palatinelibrary.org/about-us/contact-us
Blogs & Feeds http://www.palatinelibrary.org/about-us/news/get-updates
http://twitter.com/palatinelibrary
Increase Visibility <ul><li>Tools like  Twitter ,  Facebook  &  Flickr : </li></ul><ul><li>Share our vision </li></ul><ul>...
Videos & Podcasts, too!
Game On! Photos from National Gaming Day, 2010
Enhance digital marketing
 
Will the Kindle be a Game Changer?
PPLD My Media Mall Circulation
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets.aspx eReader owners...
eReader Petting Zoo
Laptop Lending at Main Library
Audiovisual Editing Rooms
Improve bandwidth
Server Virtualization <ul><li>All new hardware, completes first major  network infrastructure overhaul in 7 years </li></u...
Improve computer workstations
More training opportunities
Optimize Millennium ILS / WebPac
New Interface for Encore http://encore.palatinelibrary.org/
Current Version of Encore
New Two-Column Display: “Cobalt”
Encore Advanced Search
BookCart with Batch Requesting
Recent Searches and Recently Viewed
New Encore Features <ul><li>Improved Relevancy Ranking : </li></ul><ul><li>Items with most copies are listed first    (ben...
Explore Encore <ul><li>There are a few Public Library early-adopter sites  already running Encore 4.1 Cobalt: </li></ul><u...
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An overview of the goals and factors influencing the 2011-2012 Palatine Public Library Technology Plan, presented on Staff Development Day, September 30, 2011.

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  • Libraries that have increased their visibility on social networking sites have seen their door counts rise. It’s no surprise that nationwide young adults are the strongest users and advocates for libraries.
  • Technology Planning, 2011-2012

    1. 1. <ul><li>Technology Planning, 2011-2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development Day </li></ul><ul><li>September 30, 2011 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Source: American Library Association http://www.lita.org/ala/research/librarystats/2011harrispoll.pdf <ul><li>58% have a library card </li></ul><ul><li>64% have visited library in last year </li></ul><ul><li>70% “very satisfied” with their library </li></ul><ul><li>83% “important” that library provides computer access, training and support </li></ul><ul><li>29% have used a library website </li></ul>ALA Harris Poll 2011
    3. 3. Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org/ <ul><li>92% use email & search engines </li></ul><ul><li>65% use social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>85% own a cellphone </li></ul><ul><li>50% of internet traffic from cellphones </li></ul>Among U.S. Adults in 2011
    4. 4. 6% of Smartphone users use QR codes <ul><li>Half of them did so through magazines and newspapers. </li></ul><ul><li>QR codes are used to share: </li></ul><ul><li>A simple URL or contact info </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition facts for fast food </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive profiles and stories </li></ul><ul><li>A greeting for fellow digiphiles </li></ul>Source: NPR News Story, 9/26/2011 http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140805493/few-consumers-are-cracking-the-qr-code
    5. 5. Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org/ <ul><li>93% use the internet </li></ul><ul><li>On average spend 8 hours/day online </li></ul><ul><li>75% use social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>75% own a cellphone </li></ul><ul><li>80% own game console </li></ul>Among U.S. Kids Age 8-18
    6. 7. Meet Users Where They “ Live ”
    7. 8. For every space, resource, program or service we offer, we should be able to answer the following basic questions for our users: <ul><li>What can I do here? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should I care? </li></ul><ul><li>What should I do next? </li></ul>
    8. 9. Technology is a tool
    9. 10. <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic information accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Network viability </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate hardware & software </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium / WebPAC / Encore </li></ul><ul><li>Training for patrons, staff & trustees </li></ul>Improve the following areas:
    10. 11. New interface for Web Email
    11. 12. New Intranet Coming Soon!
    12. 13. New Website, New Ways to Connect
    13. 14. Call/Email/Text/Chat http://www.palatinelibrary.org/about-us/contact-us
    14. 15. Blogs & Feeds http://www.palatinelibrary.org/about-us/news/get-updates
    15. 16. http://twitter.com/palatinelibrary
    16. 17. Increase Visibility <ul><li>Tools like Twitter , Facebook & Flickr : </li></ul><ul><li>Share our vision </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect our character </li></ul><ul><li>Engage users </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>Assert relevance </li></ul><ul><li>… and are really fun! </li></ul>
    17. 18. Videos & Podcasts, too!
    18. 19. Game On! Photos from National Gaming Day, 2010
    19. 20. Enhance digital marketing
    20. 22. Will the Kindle be a Game Changer?
    21. 23. PPLD My Media Mall Circulation
    22. 24. Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets.aspx eReader ownership doubled from 6% to 12% What will it be by January 2012? Among U.S. Adults from November 2010 to May 2011
    23. 25. eReader Petting Zoo
    24. 26. Laptop Lending at Main Library
    25. 27. Audiovisual Editing Rooms
    26. 28. Improve bandwidth
    27. 29. Server Virtualization <ul><li>All new hardware, completes first major network infrastructure overhaul in 7 years </li></ul><ul><li>Assets are more secure, better organized </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer servers + more powerful processors = more efficient / improved system performance </li></ul><ul><li>More versatile, expandable </li></ul>
    28. 30. Improve computer workstations
    29. 31. More training opportunities
    30. 32. Optimize Millennium ILS / WebPac
    31. 33. New Interface for Encore http://encore.palatinelibrary.org/
    32. 34. Current Version of Encore
    33. 35. New Two-Column Display: “Cobalt”
    34. 36. Encore Advanced Search
    35. 37. BookCart with Batch Requesting
    36. 38. Recent Searches and Recently Viewed
    37. 39. New Encore Features <ul><li>Improved Relevancy Ranking : </li></ul><ul><li>Items with most copies are listed first (benefits bestsellers) </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Relevance / Right Result: Option for staff to promote items in search results </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with NoveList Select You Might Like … Book recommendation resource in the catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Administrative Features Limited customization; regular data backups </li></ul>
    38. 40. Explore Encore <ul><li>There are a few Public Library early-adopter sites already running Encore 4.1 Cobalt: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Omaha Public Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Louis County Public Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jefferson County Public Library   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more examples (mostly academic libraries), there are a growing number of sites listed here: Saginaw Valley Encore Synergy Sites </li></ul>

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