Let's go blue!
Internship at the Hatcher Graduate Library, University of
                  Michigan, Ann Arbor




       ...
Have you ever wondered...
• ...what an Espresso Book Machine does?
• ...how libraries can literally be 'ugly'?
• ...what p...
Have you ever wondered...
• ...how many square feet a library needs to
  have in order to be called the largest public
  l...
Overview
• U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher Graduate
  Library
  -   Quick facts & pictures
  -   Web 2.0
  -   Digital library
 ...
U-M, U-M Library – Quick facts
• University of Michigan (U-M):
  - One of the original eight „Public Ivys“
  - 41.000 stud...
U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher
            Graduate Library
• U-M Library:
  - Hatcher Graduate Library

  -   Health Sciences ...
U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher
    Graduate Library
U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher
    Graduate Library
Hatcher Graduate Library –
           Quick facts
• Hatcher Graduate Library:
  - 3.5M volumes (11.000 serials, 20.000
   ...
U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher
    Graduate Library
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• MLibrary 2.0
• MTagger
• Chat & E-Mail
• Second Life & Facebook
• MLibrary Labs
• Next gen catalog...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• MLibrary 2.0
  - 2007 Forum series
  - Explore new directions for access & services:
    library 2...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• MLibrary 2.0
  - Outcome:
    • Library-wide enthusiasm for „Library 2.0“ concepts
      and techn...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• MTagger
 - Tagging tool
 - „Find It. MTag It. Share It.“
 - Save and label things
   •   Library w...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• Chat & E-Mail
  - Chat via IM and Meebo
  - E-Mail via web form
  - Integrated into almost all onl...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• Second Life & Facebook
  - Second Life (SL):
    • „Wolverine Island“
    • HSL librarians answer ...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• MLibrary Labs
  - Some tools that are not quite ready for „prime
    time“
  - Users are asked to ...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
• Next gen catalog a.k.a. OPAC 2.0
  - Usability Group discusses software products
  - Currently tes...
U-M Library – Web 2.0
U-M Library – Digital library
• „There's an elephant in the library“:
  HathiTrust




• Espresso Book Machine
U-M Library – Digital library
• „There's an elephant in the library“:
  HathiTrust
  - Started off as „MBooks“
  - Goal: D...
U-M Library – Digital library
U-M Library – Digital library
• Espresso Book Machine
  - Book-making machine
  - Automatically prints, binds, and trims o...
U-M Library – Digital library
U-M Library – Information literacy

• Reference Service
• Knowledge Navigation Center & Faculty
  Exploratory
• Usability
...
U-M Library – Information literacy
U-M Library – Information literacy
• Knowledge Navigation Center (KNC) &
  Faculty Exploratory (FE)
  - Centers for learni...
U-M Library – Information literacy
U-M Library – Information literacy
U-M Library – Information literacy
• Usability
  - User feedback and usability studies are highly
    important
  - Usabil...
U-M Library – Information literacy

• Copyright
  - „University Library Copyright Specialist“
  - Provides basic informati...
U-M Library – Information literacy

• Computer and Video Game Archive
  - Academic research collection of computer &
    v...
U-M Library – Information literacy
Ann Arbor District Library
• AADL:
  - 5 libraries
  - 340.000 volumes
  - 3M circulations/year
• AADL 2.0:
  -   SOPAC
  ...
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor District Library
Ann Arbor District Library
Chicago Public Library
•   79 libraries
•   9M volumes
•   7.5M circulations/year
•   Harold Washington Library Center is
...
Chicago Public Library
Chicago Public Library
Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!
Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!




                © http://a2asart.blogspot.com
Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!
Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!




© http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Annarborskyline.jpg
Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!
Ann Arbor: Let's go blue! –
            Conclusion
• Lots of impressions in just 4 weeks
  + Various events at the U-M Lib...
Ann Arbor: Let's go blue! –
           Conclusion
• Information and media literacy programs
  help bridge the „digital div...
© http://flickr.com/photos/gi/304120801
© http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/lolcats-funny-pictures-questionmark.jpg




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My "Let's go blue!" presentation for the "Lunchtalks" series at the University Library Frankfurt. I talked about my internship at the U-M Grad Library.

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  1. 1. Let's go blue! Internship at the Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Lunchtalk @ UB Ffm 12/09/2008 Fabienne Kneifel, Frankfurt Public Library
  2. 2. Have you ever wondered... • ...what an Espresso Book Machine does? • ...how libraries can literally be 'ugly'? • ...what patrons can do in a Knowledge Navigation Center? • ...why (and how!) we would let an elephant into the library?
  3. 3. Have you ever wondered... • ...how many square feet a library needs to have in order to be called the largest public library in the world? • ...how libraries can be innovative with the help of Facebook, Twitter, MTagger and the SOPAC? • ...what a wolverine is and why it is so important for a2?
  4. 4. Overview • U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher Graduate Library - Quick facts & pictures - Web 2.0 - Digital library - Information literacy • Ann Arbor District Library • Chicago Public Library • Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!
  5. 5. U-M, U-M Library – Quick facts • University of Michigan (U-M): - One of the original eight „Public Ivys“ - 41.000 students • U-M Library: - 19 libraries - 8M volumes, 72.000 serials - 4M users/year - 1M circulations/year - 9 independent libraries, affiliated with the U-M
  6. 6. U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher Graduate Library • U-M Library: - Hatcher Graduate Library - Health Sciences Library (HSL) - Art, Architecture and Engineering Library - Law Library - Clements Library - Shapiro Library (Askwith Media Library, Science Library, UGLi)
  7. 7. U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher Graduate Library
  8. 8. U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher Graduate Library
  9. 9. Hatcher Graduate Library – Quick facts • Hatcher Graduate Library: - 3.5M volumes (11.000 serials, 20.000 eJournals, 500 databases, 1.5M microforms) - 500.000 circulations/year - Two separate but connected buildings - 95 staff members, 26 Subject specialist librarians - Library automation system = ALEPH 500 - Federated search product = Metalib - OpenURL Link resolver = SFX
  10. 10. U-M, U-M Library, Hatcher Graduate Library
  11. 11. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • MLibrary 2.0 • MTagger • Chat & E-Mail • Second Life & Facebook • MLibrary Labs • Next gen catalog a.k.a. OPAC 2.0
  12. 12. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • MLibrary 2.0 - 2007 Forum series - Explore new directions for access & services: library 2.0, social networking, future of searching - Wide range of activities: • Presentations • Interactive workshops • Hands-on experiences • Discussions
  13. 13. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • MLibrary 2.0 - Outcome: • Library-wide enthusiasm for „Library 2.0“ concepts and technologies • Basic grounding in those concepts and technologies • MLibrary 2.0 Website & Wiki • Staff bloggers (including Dean of Libraries) • Monthly Brownbag session • Services like MTagger, MLibrary Labs, Facebook pages
  14. 14. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • MTagger - Tagging tool - „Find It. MTag It. Share It.“ - Save and label things • Library web pages • Items in the library catalog • Digital images • Any other web page - Build online collections - Explore collections of others - Discover library tag clouds
  15. 15. U-M Library – Web 2.0
  16. 16. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • Chat & E-Mail - Chat via IM and Meebo - E-Mail via web form - Integrated into almost all online services (web pages, catalog, databases, ...) - 7 days a week - 40 staff members - 80 hours/week during semester - 270 chat session/month - 270 e-mails/month
  17. 17. U-M Library – Web 2.0
  18. 18. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • Second Life & Facebook - Second Life (SL): • „Wolverine Island“ • HSL librarians answer questions and help w/ getting around in SL - Facebook (FB): • Search box • Library hours • Subject guides • FB page (w/ basic info, news, chat, ...)
  19. 19. U-M Library – Web 2.0
  20. 20. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • MLibrary Labs - Some tools that are not quite ready for „prime time“ - Users are asked to try them out and submit feedback - Current „experiments“: • Library RSS Feed Browser • iGoogle Gadget • Interactive Maps • Browser Plug-Ins
  21. 21. U-M Library – Web 2.0 • Next gen catalog a.k.a. OPAC 2.0 - Usability Group discusses software products - Currently tested: VuFind - VuFind offers: • Drilldowns • Tagging • Display of „Similar items“ • Reviews & Ratings • Personalization („Add to favorites“, „Save this“, ...) • Mash-ups w/ external sources (Google Book Search, LibraryThing, Amazon)
  22. 22. U-M Library – Web 2.0
  23. 23. U-M Library – Digital library • „There's an elephant in the library“: HathiTrust • Espresso Book Machine
  24. 24. U-M Library – Digital library • „There's an elephant in the library“: HathiTrust - Started off as „MBooks“ - Goal: Digitize the entire print collection of the U-M Library - Now: HathiTrust • Collaboration of various US-University Libraries • Digital repository of their digitized collections • Hathi = Hindi word for elephant • Experimental Search (+ access via Library catalog, „Public collections“, Google Book Search) • „PageTurner“
  25. 25. U-M Library – Digital library
  26. 26. U-M Library – Digital library • Espresso Book Machine - Book-making machine - Automatically prints, binds, and trims on demand library-quality paperback books in about 7 minutes - Currently on sale: small stock of popular items from the digital collections - In the future: e.g. printing and binding course materials and self-publishing for Ann Arbor authors - $6 - $10
  27. 27. U-M Library – Digital library
  28. 28. U-M Library – Information literacy • Reference Service • Knowledge Navigation Center & Faculty Exploratory • Usability • Copyright • Computer and Video Game Archive
  29. 29. U-M Library – Information literacy
  30. 30. U-M Library – Information literacy • Knowledge Navigation Center (KNC) & Faculty Exploratory (FE) - Centers for learning about technology - One-on-one consultation over the phone, in person, or over e-mail on a variety of technology issues - KNC = for all users of the U-M Library - FE = designed specifically for U-M faculty to enhance lecturing, research and publishing skills - FE also provides hands-on workshops
  31. 31. U-M Library – Information literacy
  32. 32. U-M Library – Information literacy
  33. 33. U-M Library – Information literacy • Usability - User feedback and usability studies are highly important - Usability Group constantly guides and implements usability testing of the Library's web resources and services - Projects: • VuFind • MTagger • MBooks • Library Gateway • SFX Label & Menu
  34. 34. U-M Library – Information literacy • Copyright - „University Library Copyright Specialist“ - Provides basic information about copyright and scholarly publishing - Offers presentations and workshops on copyright, publishing, and Creative Commons
  35. 35. U-M Library – Information literacy • Computer and Video Game Archive - Academic research collection of computer & video games - Usable archive with hands-on access to the broad and diverse history of video games - Inventory includes: • Classic consoles & controllers (e.g. Atari, Sega, PS2) • Classic computers (e.g. Commodore Vic20) • Games (e.g. Space invaders, Tetris) • Books & Magazines
  36. 36. U-M Library – Information literacy
  37. 37. Ann Arbor District Library • AADL: - 5 libraries - 340.000 volumes - 3M circulations/year • AADL 2.0: - SOPAC - Website = „one stop shop“ - Twitter & MySpace - Gaming - „pictureAnnArbor“
  38. 38. Ann Arbor District Library
  39. 39. Ann Arbor District Library
  40. 40. Ann Arbor District Library
  41. 41. Chicago Public Library • 79 libraries • 9M volumes • 7.5M circulations/year • Harold Washington Library Center is „largest Public Library building in the world“ - 10 floors - 756.640 square feet (70.294 m2) - Winter garden - 385-seat auditorium - Includes a Popular and a Children's Library
  42. 42. Chicago Public Library
  43. 43. Chicago Public Library
  44. 44. Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!
  45. 45. Ann Arbor: Let's go blue! © http://a2asart.blogspot.com
  46. 46. Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!
  47. 47. Ann Arbor: Let's go blue! © http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Annarborskyline.jpg
  48. 48. Ann Arbor: Let's go blue!
  49. 49. Ann Arbor: Let's go blue! – Conclusion • Lots of impressions in just 4 weeks + Various events at the U-M Library + Tours through various libraries + Courses at the School of Information • Helpful for the Frankfurt Public Library's discussion about a next gen catalog • MLibrary 2.0 Forum Series might serve as basis for „Library 2.0“ workshops in Frankfurt
  50. 50. Ann Arbor: Let's go blue! – Conclusion • Information and media literacy programs help bridge the „digital divide“ • „Library 2.0“ ≠ only technology • „Library 2.0“ = new concept for all library services • Traditional library services, functional buildings and focus on our user's needs are still key factors • Last but not least: meeting great people!
  51. 51. © http://flickr.com/photos/gi/304120801
  52. 52. © http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/lolcats-funny-pictures-questionmark.jpg Fabienne Kneifel fabienne.kneifel@stadt-frankfurt.de www.tinyurl.com/lunchtalk2008
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