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Library hack

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Are you a library hack too? Perhaps you are and don’t know it.
There are ‘library hacks’ who are still discovering the power of good
research and resources, and then there are ‘library hacks’ who are
using these to take data, images, maps, or objects in exciting new
directions. This presentation will touch on both of these definitions.
There are many tools available through the web to help create and
visualise information and libraries are great untapped repositories
of it, whereby many are using library data to create new content.
The Libraryhack competition run by the National State Libraries of
Australasia early in 2011 brought many great ideas and creations to
the surface. It also provided an opportunity to explore how mash-ups
and data visualisations make content powerful and rich. Hear how
library hacking might just be what your collections need to generate
a new wave of community engagement.

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  • 1. I’m a library hack SLAV http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2478/3949345613_3b439f8e8e_b.jpg
  • 2.
    • Your pilot
        • Hamish Curry
        • [email_address]
        • slideshare.net/hcurry
        • @hamishcurry
  • 3.
    • “ Sagacity…the intelligent application of knowledge acquired from years of learning and experience.”
    • Brian Caldwell
  • 4.
    • Sport, art, writing
    • Clumsy/inept
          • Unskilled/awkward
          • Mediocre/dull
          • You can’t hack it…
    Hack http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/4252761936_9a59939a78.jpg
  • 5.
          • Bend the rules
          • Clever
          • Creative, innovative
          • Problem solver
          • Technical ability/geek
          • Web wizard
          • Mash-ups
    Hack http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5203908319_bab38209c3.jpg
  • 6.
    • Complicated
    • vs.
    • Complex
    Educational imperatives
  • 7. State Library of Victoria
  • 8.
    • Real ITy
          • Augment the experience
          • Extend the experience
          • Enhance the engagement
    Library hacking http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonassmith/4439131582/
  • 9. Technology shaping learning & literacy
    • Communication
    • Collaboration
    • Community
    • Curriculum
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62337512@N00/3601525070/
  • 10. Information
  • 11. Information
  • 12.
    • “ If you’re not going to change pedagogy, then technology makes no significant difference.”
    • Punya Mishra
  • 13. Assumptions vs. Expectations
    • See for yourself
    • Participation
    • Social connections
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sally_monster/4175166023/
  • 14. Library assumptions
    • Instead
        • Be surprised
        • Make me curious
        • Discover
        • Make connections
        • Learn
  • 15. Finding new layers
  • 16. Geek the Library
  • 17. Information
    • Trusted sources
    • Learn on the web
    • Information scarcity
    • Information complexity
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrolibraryarchive/3194572667/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 18. Information
  • 19. Information
  • 20. Information
  • 21.
    • “ It’s not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.”
    • Clay Shirky
  • 22.
    • The search goes on
          • Answer rich-Question poor
          • Finding
          • Feeding
          • Information literacy
          • Digital literacy
    Information http://newhumanist.org.uk/1797/id-the-quest-for-identity-in-the-21st-century-by-susan-greenfield
  • 23. Information – Spezify
  • 24. Research skills
  • 25. Research skills
  • 26.
        • Teamwork
          • Communication
          • Interactive
          • Interdisciplinary
          • Maps
          • Multimedia
          • Tech tools
    Hoddle Waddle
  • 27. Hoddle Waddle
  • 28. Interact with inanimate
    • Still spaces, hidden life
    • Quick Response
    • Google Goggles
  • 29. Photosynth
  • 30. Hack the location
  • 31. Hack the location
  • 32. Hack the location - Layar
  • 33. Hack the location - SCVNGR
  • 34. Maps – Sahul Time
  • 35. Maps - Facebook
  • 36. Libraryhack
  • 37. Libraryhack
    • Scope
        • NSLA Competition
        • Data sets
        • Photos/Images
        • Data/Apps
        • Film/Sound
    http://libraryhack.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/5775198083_79a791bf40.jpg
  • 38. Libraryhack
  • 39. Data hacks
    • OGDC
        • Build consensus
        • Build community
        • Share ideas
        • Make things
  • 40. Infographics
  • 41. Infographics – Visual.ly
  • 42. Infographics - Google
  • 43. Visualizations – Flink Labs
  • 44. Twitter – We Feel Fine
  • 45. Twitter - Mentionmapp
  • 46. Twitter - Trendsmap
  • 47. Twitter – Klout
  • 48. Twitter – Another Tweet On The Wall
  • 49. F-word
        • FUN
        • Drivers?
        • Prepare to play
        • Role of tech
  • 50.
    • Play, replay, experimental
          • Risk & reward
          • Integrated experiences
          • Augmented experiences
    Libraries
  • 51. Games in libraries
    • Find the Future
        • NYPL
        • Jane McGonigal
        • Collections - QR
  • 52. Library hack - Merge & mirror
    • Types
        • Fusion
        • Transmedia
        • Hacks
        • Library Apps
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2659/4178675792_1b2616d395.jpg
  • 53. Merge & mirror
  • 54. Hack an object

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