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    Digital services in the public library. Jens THOURHAUG Digital services in the public library. Jens THOURHAUG Presentation Transcript

    • Digital services in Public Libraries Jens Thorhauge Danish Agency for Libraries and Media
    • Do we agree on the vision?
      • To establish a coherent digital library covering all fields of media and library services from baby- to researcher level
      • Corresponding with the library space
      • Aiming at all citizens with segmented services and building on partnerships of all kind
    • How do we get there?
      • Establish a convincing strategy
      • Demonstrating capability by good working examples on new services
      • Lobbying and marketing for a new political understanding of a library concept meeting the needs in the knowledge- and innovation society
    • Digital means ’change’ and ’divide’
      • The gap between analogue and digital media is growing
      • The ’traditional’ library still works well but we loose more and more users if we do not move faster building digital libraries
    • The digital medialandscape is part of a bigger agenda
      • The knowledge and innovation society
      • The changed economic balance between Europe and the new economies
      • The fragmentation of social life and growing tension
      • Needs for better skills
    • A European agenda
      • Knowledge societies imply globalisation and a new competition pattern – jobs are moving east
      • The answer to the challenge is ’innovation’ based
      • on more research, better education, lifelong learning, a strong identity and cohesion in society.
      • We are in badly need of all these elements facing illiteracy, social tension in a more and more multicultural society+
      • the fragmentation and cultural changes in the ’late modern society’ are roaring for counter strategies
    • E-book service is also part of a bigger agenda
      • An e-book platform is not enough
      • Developping a new library concept
        • Public service concept: services for all citizens, segmentation
        • Competting with other information services: the library niche
      • Creating new organizational frames
        • No library is an island: (inter)national development
        • Partnerships
        • Break up of traditional library collection oriented organisation
    • A new library concept
    • Analogue and digital services should be integrated
      • The library space is for public libraries still the hub
      • The activities in the four spaces of the new library concept are virtual & real
      • The programmes support the agenda of society, from innovation to democratic inclusion and participation
      • Partnerships basic for organisation
    • Some Danish steps so far – integrating virtual and real services
      • Paul’s Giftshop
      • Home work online
      • Literatureweb
      • Ageforce
      • Danish Digital Library
    • The website forms a universe of its own
    • The web for literature is a new intermediary
    • Homework-online hits boys that are not visiting the library
    • Empowerment of 50+
    • Next
      • Danish Digital Library – state and municipalities unite
      • Integrated acces/federal search to all relevant material
      • Open source and SOA
      • National solutions on infrastructure, licensing and webservices
      • Local priorities and presentations, local profile in library space and programme
      • Basic collection of web-media for all libraries
    • The library space remains - but virtual services are part of it as water taps in a household