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Presented at Online Information 2013, London.

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    The Future of Libraries: Searching for the Deep Field The Future of Libraries: Searching for the Deep Field Presentation Transcript

    • The Future of Libraries Searching for the Deep Field Ellyssa Kroski
    • Agenda • Current State of Libraries • New Challenges & Competition • Future Proof Libraries – – – – – – – – Respond to New Expectations Meet dwindling budgets with new revenue sources Embrace new and emerging technologies Watch trends Re-invent themselves and their library spaces Create with their communities Their Librarians are agents of change Can Prove the ROI of the library
    • Is Library Use Decreasing?
    • • According to a report from Center for an Urban Future, In Fiscal Year 2011, 40.5 million people visited NYC’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined. • According to IMLS report released January 2013 based on survey data collected in 2010 – Public libraries served 297.6 million people out of a total U.S. population of more than 308.7 million in that year – Circulation increased to 2.46 billion materials, the highest ever reported. • According to a 2011 Harris Poll Quorum, 62% of Americans hold library cards and 65% had visited a library in the last year
    • Are Libraries Disappearing?
    • There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than McDonalds (about 14,000) or Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally) http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/06/everylibrary-and-museum-america-mapped/5826
    • The Question is for how long?
    • Libraries are Closing, Hours Reduced
    • Library Budgets Decreasing • Revenue for US public libraries went down 3.5 percent from FY 2009. Adjusting for inflation, the loss amounts to $407.79 million.
    • Changes in Information Consumption • • • • • • • Online On-Demand Digital Media– eBooks, streaming video DIY (Do-It-Yourself) BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) Ubiquitous Access - Mobile Information is Social
    • New Competition Traditional Library Roles  • Information Organization  • Resource Recommendations  • Preservation  • The Library Collection  New Competition Google Search Amazon Reviews, GoodReads Amazon and the “long tail” Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Hulu
    • Cost Comparison Digital Content Providers • • • • Annual Costs Amazon Prime  $79 per household Netflix  $95.88 per household Hulu  $100 per household US taxes for public libraries  $101.03 per household
    • High Stakes Failure to Accept That Content Going Digital & On-Demand Failure to Accept That Content Going Online, Social, Democratized
    • HOW DO WE FUTURE-PROOF OUR LIBRARIES?
    • The most important image ever taken Hubble Deep Field Was captured because someone took a chance on what looked like nothing.
    • Future-Proof Libraries… RESPOND TO NEW EXPECTATIONS
    • They don’t “wait and see”… they “learn and do”.
    • Future-Proof Libraries… MEET DWINDLING BUDGETS WITH NEW REVENUE SOURCES
    • New Revenue Sources • Buy-it-Now Option • Selling Air Rights • Selling underperforming branches • Leasing library space to coffee shops, etc. • Kickstarter
    • Cost-Saving New Models for Libraries • Access vs. Ownership • Shared Ownership • Patron-Driven Acquisitions
    • Future-Proof Libraries… EMBRACE NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
    • Mobile Social Applications
    • Cloud Computing
    • On-Demand Digital Content
    • On-Demand Digital Content
    • e-Books Amazon now sells more Kindle titles than print books 33% of Americans own a digital reading device of some kind (eReader or tablet) According to IDC, 52.5 million tablets were sold in the final quarter of 2012 Over 22.9 million iPads sold in Q4 of 2012 By 2015, Americans are predicted to spend $3 billion on eBooks
    • of academic libraries of public libraries of school libraries …are offering e-Books
    • Responsive Web Design
    • Mobile Wallets and the library card?
    • Mobile Wallets Square Wallet Google Wallet
    • Augmented Reality London Tube Nearest Wiki Ludwig II
    • Wearable Technology
    • Data
    • Data
    • Future-Proof Libraries… WATCH TRENDS
    • Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies
    • Horizon Report on Emerging Tech in Higher Education
    • Pew Internet & American Life Project
    • Library Journal’s Patron Profiles
    • Future-Proof Libraries… RE-INVENT THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIBRARY SPACES
    • Makerspaces
    • 3D Printers
    • Community Spaces
    • The Information Commons
    • Green & Sustainable
    • Bookless Libraries
    • Future-Proof Libraries… THEIR LIBRARIANS ARE AGENTS OF CHANGE
    • The Future Librarian • • • • Information Filter Information Organizer Information Aggregator Information Evaluator & Recommender • Information Instructor Source: LibraryScienceList.com
    • New Roles • • • • • • • • • • Project Management Information Technology Knowledge Management Emerging Technologies GIS Website Management Digital Repositories Electronic Resources Management Online Community Management Building/Space Management
    • Future-Proof Libraries… CAN PROVE THE ROI OF THE LIBRARY
    • Provide Metrics/Data
    • Communicate Value
    • Get Press
    • Market Your Services onSocial Media
    • Make Yourself Visible/Build Relationships
    • Write Articles & Blog Posts
    • Speak at Conferences
    • Slideshare Spreads the Word
    • Reduce the Budget Line
    • Offer Added Value
    • What will you discover?
    • Access this Presentation • Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ellyssa • eBook: Ellyssa Kroski on Amazon