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Keynote talk for The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA)

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  • http://www.infovark.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/social-network.jpg
  • March 09 http://royal.pingdom.com/2009/03/13/battle-of-the-sizes-social-network-users-vs-country-populations/
  • Rember I’m a trend watcher. So this is what I’ve noticed
  • http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20090203/citi-says-amazon-sold-500000-kindles-last-year-12-billion-business-next-year/ http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090208/BIZ/702089935
  • http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/pixel-qi/
  • http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/03/02/un-telecommunications.html http://www.tgdaily.com/html_tmp/content-view-41586-113.html Two thirds of the world’s cell phone subscriptions are in developing nations, with the highest growth rate in Africa where a quarter of the population now has a mobile, a United Nations agency said on Friday. While just 1 in 50 Africans had a mobile in the year 2000, now 28 percent have a cellular subscription, according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The world has more than three times more mobile cellular subscriptions than fixed telephone lines, and in some countries in Asia and Europe people have more than one contract each, pushing the mobile access rate above 100 percent.
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  • New Yorker: New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/12/22/081222fa_fact_goodyear NYTimes article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/world/asia/20japan.html
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  • Repair shops Phone boxes Mendiignt hings
  • The story of the Phoenix is as old as time. The tale of a bird burning itself every 500 years in order to renew its immortality has been passed through all major civilizations since the ancients Greeks. Sensing old age and lackluster, the mystical bird collects kindling and fans its own fire while nesting upon the flames. From the ashes of the old Phoenix, a young and beautiful Phoenix is reborn. By overcoming fire, death, and old age, the Phoenix represents triumph over adversity and rebirth into glory, thereby providing hope and constancy.
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  • he handprint to the right is a cave painting drawn 32,000 years ago and is the oldest portrait of man. On the walls of Chauvet Cave in southern France, the artist used the technology of his day, tinted charcoal dust blown through a straw, to create a simple, yet powerful icon of human-ness. This image captures the essence of human-centered computing. Much like the Paleolithic beings, we still use technology to relate to, understand and depict the world around us, still trying to say "I am here. I am human."

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  • The 24 th Thing | Helene Blowers | 10.02.09 LibraryBytes.com ACLA http://www.flickr.com/photos/16339684@N00/2509906460
  • . . . Why 24?
  • . . . Why 24?
  • . . . Why 24?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8 . . . Why 24?
  • Web 1.0 Web 2.0
  • “ Web 2.0 generally refers to a second generation of services available on the WWW that lets people collaborate and share information online .” - Wikipedia.com “ Social media  is the use of electronic and Internet tools for the purpose of sharing and discussing information and experiences with other human beings.” - Wikipedia.com ‘07
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/simonko/2980356232/ Age of Discovery … Industrial Age…. Information Age
  • The Information Age , is an idea that the current age will be characterized by the ability of individuals to transfer information freely , and to have instant access to knowledge that would have been difficult or impossible to find previously. - Wikipedia, 9/09
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeming/3788942583/
  • The information age of now … http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekai/473003133/
  • Stock.xchng
  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3350905717_0f225c6030_o.jpg (Mar 09)
    • Facebook (9/09)
    • 300 million + active users
    • 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    • The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerlos/3119891607/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/johndecember/2914192044/ Trend ► Kindle rekindles the flame for the digital book
  • In 2008, Amazon’s Kindle, sold 500 thousand units, 32% more than the iPods sold in the year of debut of Apple’s player. - Citi Investment Research estimate based upon Sprint network activations http://www.flickr.com/photos/nydiscovery/2212528583/
  • Google deal brings classic books to Sony Reader March 19, 2009 Sony's e-book reader is about to get a little help from Jane Austen in its battle with the Kindle. Sony announced a partnership with Google that will bring a half-million classic books to the Sony Reader Digital Book. Users will now be able to access the free book downloads through Sony's eBook Store. For years, Google has scanned books and converted them to digital format--at least in part--for its Google Book Search project. For now, Google is providing books to Sony whose copyrights have expired, which means most of the new additions to the Sony Reader will have been published before 1923, according to The New York Times.
  • Photo: Bryan Derballa/Wired.com Release Date: June 10, 2009
  • http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/pixel-qi/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/wink/192265445/ Six in 10 people around the world (60%) now have cellphone subscriptions, signaling that mobile phones are the communications technology of choice, particularly in poor countries . – UN Report, March 2, 2009 Up from 2002 – 15% Internet worldwide: 11%- 2002 >> 23% - 2008 Trend ► Mobile builds bridges faster
  • While just 1 in 50 Africans had a mobile in the year 2000, now 28 percent have a cellular subscription. – UN Report, March 2, 2009
  • Countries by advanced information and communications technology (ICT) : 1) Sweden 2) South Korea (nation-wide gigabit bb 2012) 3) Denmark 4) Netherlands 5) Iceland 6) Norway 17) United States - UN report, March 2009
  • http://blippitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/kindle-app-for-iphone.jpg
  • 365.2.72 reading my vampire stories Phot:o carrieoke13 | http://www.flickr.com/photos/carrieoke13/3359310659/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kanjiroushi/107257226/ In 2007, cell-phone novels ( keitai shosetsu) held four of the top five spots on the literary best-seller list . $240 million market ‘07 Trend ► Cell-phone novels aren’t so novel anymore. They’re serious business
  • http://company.maho.jp/novel Magic Island
  • Trend ► Print is in peril
  • “As many newspapers struggle to stay economically viable, fewer than half of Americans (43%) say that losing their local newspaper would hurt civic life in their community "a lot." Pew Research Study: Stop the Presses (March 12, 2009 ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/gog/21039882/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/smohundro/3362589055/
  • http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/10/economics-labor-industry-biz-beltway-cx_jz_bw_0410dying_slide_12.html?thisSpeed=15000 Forbes: April 08
  • http://nowandnext.com
  • Distribution Center Distribution Agent Distribution format
  • Distribution Center Distribution Agent Distribution format
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabine01/717745775
  • It’s not the death of the book to fear… http://www.flickr.com/photos/aprilzosia/2585184283/ it’s our dependency on formats as our community (service delivery) value! Change
  • . . .today's challange
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolrain/20055833/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/206292827 Story of the Phoenix
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/10451396@N00/342725173/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sindala/2464020168
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/webchicken/1806160182/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnyg1955/2980297442/
  • Latin, librarius of books, from libr-, liber inner bark, rind, book
  • Sept 2009
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/distortedsmile/18500026/
  • Chauvet Cave – 32,000 yrs old
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/laanba/165758145/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/eternallyluna/154946086/
  • knowledge consumption knowledge production
  • knowledge consumption knowledge production 
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandi_22/474558156/ Engagement
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/owl/2696325046/ What’s the experience?
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimntonik/2758303137/ What’s the experience?
  • consumption & use creativity & production http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/50366633/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lkusuma/818295509/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg Books Programs information storytimes Media Computers Services Engagement Experiences
  • Books
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg Media
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg information
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg information
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg Programs
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg Storytimes
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoneppink/169188669/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiesworld/812273556/ Shared Discovery
  • Photo: Aaron Schmidt | walkingPaper.org
  • Photo: Aaron Schmidt | walkingPaper.org
  • Lifebrary http://www.flickr.com/photos/bertabetti/96068714/ Library
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimonomania/474758933/
  • Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library [email_address] My Slides are @ www.LibraryBytes.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregwake/2961213279/