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  • De Boer and de Heer talked about a project in the Netherlands they’ve been working on.  The StichtingBibliothekenMidden-Frysln and Extelligentsia developed a SocialMediaCaster interactive touchscreen kiosk with an RFID reader etc. that connects what’s in the library with students’ social content and social lives online.  Students can bring any library item up to the kiosk and it’s scanned and then other relevant resources, including social media content, comes up on the screen.  This is greatly helpful for research projects for the students.  They connected to the school’s curriculum and took assessment criteria into account for media literacy.  The SMC system connects catalogs of the local school library with other library catalogs nearby.  SMC also displays social media content.  They’re connected to Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and many others.  Version 2 has a new data source adaptor to let them connect to the National Library in the Netherlands.  This enables searches through all the catalogs through all the libraries in the Netherlands.  They also developed ExplorApp, a mobile version.  They just launched The Library of Things which they’re looking for other libraries to collaborate on.  The ExplorApp demonstrates this concept – it’s meant for use both inside and outside the library.Donahue talked about work that he’s done at Montana State University.  There is a diagram of the library building, with stacks of the libraries and read-outs of stacks and the subjects contained within.  You can mouse on different floors, and find the whole map of the library’s contents.  You can also search for a particular subject, and the library map will light up the stacks with the relevant books.  He used Flash, InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator.  He animated each stack as a button with basic mouse-over functionality (Sarah’s note: Flash…….noooooooooo!).  This helps you for library space planning and redesign, training new staff and student workers, familiarizing students with the extent of the library’s collections.  They can also show off “the library” virtually when at outreach events.  One of the issues is that collections shift and books move, and as that happens this would have to be redone.  They’ve also added QR codes to the endcaps of all of the stacks that gives a specific even further break-down of subjects in that stack.
  • Internet Librarian l2012

    1. 1. Danielle KaneResearch Librarian for Emerging Technologies and Service InnovationUC Irvine Libraries November 30, 2012
    2. 2.  David Weinberger The revolution isn’t digitizing, it’s in the networking of content ◦ Libraries as platform provide some unifying framework for thinking about____. ◦ Libraries as platform enable us to take social networks seriously. ◦ Libraries as platform increase the perceived and real value of libraries.
    3. 3.  Speaker: Ken Roberts, retired Chief Librarian, Hamilton, ON Public Library. ◦ Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) - working with publishers on e-book agreements. Hutch Tibbetts, Digital Services Librarian at Douglas County CO ◦ Developed its own model for eBooks ◦ Adobe Content Server ◦ Assign DRM and check out eBooks one user at a time ◦ HTML5 based online e-reader ◦ VuFind discovery layer ◦ Visual displays of eContent ◦ Buy now link so users can by eBooks ◦ Patron-drive acquisition.
    4. 4.  Use Numrange for numeric range searching (first number…second number). Do a price range search by adding the $ sign in a range search (you can only use dollars). Limit by title (intitle:word for a single word). Limit by title: all words (“allintitle: word1 word2 word3″) Google Shopping is no longer based on web crawl; stores how pay to be included.
    5. 5.  Speakers: Walt Crawford, Chrissy Knoelke, Kreg Hasegawa Staff Training ◦ The Seattle Public Library has embarked on a staff and user training program on e-books. ◦ Created getting started guides Micropublishing ◦ Support for library users in publishing their own books
    6. 6.  Speakers: Erik Adams, Elizabeth Altman, Doris Small Helfer, Steve Kutay, Mary Woodley, Gerry McKiernan ◦ Increasingly, libraries are clearing stacks to make way for flexible spaces suited to portable personal technology and replacing print holdings with electronic collections. ◦ The session begins with a case study of replacing annually purchased reference books with electronic books, includes an analysis of the economics, review of availability of materials, and a brief look at the difficulties of creating specialized ebooks to fill in gaps. ◦ The CSU group shared the results of a survey to assess the use of e-reader and tablet devices, their adoption by students and faculty, as well as how frequently and in what environments they are being used for conducting research and completing course assignments. ◦ McKiernan looks at the current landscape for digital textbooks; the vendors, platforms and initiatives happening in this space; funding options; predictions; and more!
    7. 7.  Speakers: Aaron Stanton, CEO, Novel Projects, Inc, Michael Porter, President, Library Renewal ◦ Book Genome Project: ◦ Library Renewal:
    8. 8.  Speaker - Lee Rainie Digital Revolution 1: Broadband ◦ 66% of American adults accessing the Internet from home do so using broadband connections Digital Revolution 2: Mobile ◦ 89% of adults have a cell phone, and many of those have Smartphones. Digital Revolution 3: Social Networking ◦ 59% of all adults use social networking systems. More than one-third of adults own at least 1 e- reading device, which is changing the way they acquire and think about knowledge.
    9. 9.  Speakers: Adam Elsholz, Brittany Austin, Laura ten Pas, & Elise Polglaze – librarians at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Changing nature of consumers is changing how retailers and brands are marketing to them. A new kind of shopping ◦ Ecommerce ◦ Mobile / mcommerce ◦ Web-influenced sales ◦ Cross-channel commerce ◦ Shopping 3.0, commerce 3.0 ◦ Omni-channel retailing – consumers consuming across all channels of sales
    10. 10.  Speakers: Paul Pival and John Brosz - Taylor Family Digital Library Virtual Tour: A wealth of new technology was incorporated in the building ◦ Touch technology ◦ permit the incorporation of student-generated content. ◦ completely wireless-enabled, and all cables, etc. run under raised flooring which provides an agile infrastructure. ◦ The furniture is mobile technology-friendly. ◦ There is an electrical outlet for every seat in the building. ◦ All signage is digital. ◦ Collaborative spaces are available and can be reserved by digital touch screens in the hallway.
    11. 11.  Speakers: Tim Donahue, Jeroen de Boer, and Keimpe de Heer De Boer and de Heer ◦ SocialMediaCaster ◦ ExplorApp (The Library of Things) Donahue ◦ Interactive floor map - Montana State University ◦ Uses flash so is not mobile ◦ They’ve also added QR codes to the endcaps of all of the stacks that gives a specific even further break-down of subjects in that stack.
    12. 12.  Speakers: Deeann Allison and Lorna Dawes ◦ Pixel (chatbot)
    13. 13.  Speakers – Steve Coffman, LSSI & Roy Tennant, OCLC ◦ Ebooks: - the real problem – google and amazon have larger collections than we do - there is a huge amount of free material, and the average price is $7 so it’s cheap - amazon, audible, and Netflix are capable of setting up library-like lending services
    14. 14.  Speaker: Jeremy Kemp, Faculty, San Jose State University-SLIS Sifteo Cubes: LittleBits: Arduino: High-low Tech:
    15. 15.  Speaker: Tod Colegrove, UNR Set up library to be a collaborative learning environment Co-hosted events with a co-working space ◦ Arduino Microcontrollers ◦ Mobile app development ◦ 3D scanning and modeling Mini-maker faires 3D printers
    16. 16.  Erik Boekesteijn, Jaap van de Geer, Jeff Wisniewski, & Paul Pival ◦ Flexible libraries and spaces, as well as flexible teams. ◦ Spaces as products and services to market. Stanford - “which library is open now” feature ◦ The keys to success – You have to start by listening to your users and involving the community by making them a part of the library ◦ Collaborative working spaces where students can share ideas in public locations, promoting peer learning.
    17. 17.  50 Great Mobile Apps for Librarians