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    • 7 Principles, Perceptions & Present Trends affecting Digital Space. Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library www.LibraryBytes.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/faberitius/2285165863
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roberdan/64881788/
    • 3 million times the information in all the books ever written Source: The Exploding Digital Universe: An IDC White Paper, March 2007
    • “By the year 2010, 70% of all digital information being created will be user-generated.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_biggs/215592586/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/438825695/
    • MORE CONTENT = MORE INFORMATION = MORE KNOWLEDGE “viewing content accounts for 47 percent of time spent online in 2007, up from 34 percent in 2003. Web search accounted for 5 percent of time spent online in 2007 from 3 percent in 2003. “ Nielsen/NetRatings Study 2007 – 4 years
    • Not only is information expanding, it’s … …accessible in small bytes http://www.flickr.com/photos/esther17/46689372/
    • quot;To get as good at browsing as we are at finding - and take advantage of the digital opportunity - we have to get rid of the idea that there's a best way of organizing the world.quot; - David Weinberger, Everything is Miscellaneous
    • Libraries need to … and … incorporate it in your planning. http www.flickr.com/photos/akireserranophotography/423045954/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanessawoz/141430429/
    • RSS Widgets API Tagging Mobile computing Integrated into “my space”, not yours
    • July 10th - W3C announces they will tackle widgets http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambermac/12540241/
    • Widget Economy “The Web is splintering. Centralized portals don't matter anymore in an era when Google and Digg will filter the ever-changing Web for you much more efficiently. “ - Business 2.0
    • Libraries need to … … and stop focusing on the “home page”
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonarium/217107351/
    • 55% of online teens use social networks 48% of teens visit social networking websites daily 91% of all social networking teens say they use the sites to stay in touch with friends they see frequently, while 82% use the sites to stay in touch with friends they rarely see in person. 72% of all social networking teens use the sites to make plans with friends; 49% use the sites to make new friends. CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/22749172@N03/2336097581/ Pew Internet & American Life Project: Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview - Jan 2007
    • Types of social information Photos, podcasts, blogs, scapblogs,
    • Libraries need to … join the …and social evolution. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7942597@N07/471426017/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jadensmommy24/505176824/
    • - Patricia Martin
    • Photo of the broth art http://www.thebroth.com/art6108.html
    • Bloggers: A portrait of the internet’s new storytellers, July 2006
    • A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users, May 2007
    • http://teens.columbuslibrary.org
    • Libraries need to … … and allow customers to use your space to celebrate themselves http://www.flickr.com/photos/wireful/62340182/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladybugsleaf/104156643/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/323025188
    • 43% of Internet users feel as quot;stronglyquot; about virtual communities as real ones Source: Center for the Digital Future: University of Southern California, 2007
    • InfoIsland @ Second Life
    • Library 2.0 staff meeting From Flickr pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/secondlifelibrary/pool/
    • Libraries need to … … you never know where you may find new customers to serve. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennie_m/97330017/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/335463126/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/380604448
    • 56.6% log into their community daily 70.4 % of onlinel community members interact with other members of their community while logged in. Participation in online communities leads to social activism with more than 40% saying they participate more 21% of online community members have taken off- line actions related to their online involvement
    • www.myspace.com/libraryloft
    • Libraries need to … … and don’t assume they will find (or be comfortable ) in ours. http://www.flickr.com/photos/exodusimages/426469067/
    • twittervision.com/maps/show_3d
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/380604842
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/380604699
    • Libraries need to … … it’s all about making connections
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/h19/300501629
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/267334862/
    • Libraries need to … … then when we try to control.
    • Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library hblowers@columbuslibrary.org www.LibraryBytes.com