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Strike Anywhere! How the 21st Century Library can Ignite Learning, Knowledge, and Discovery



Presented at Knutpunkt 2007 in Linköping, Sweden.

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Strike Anywhere! How the 21st Century Library can Ignite Learning, Knowledge, and Discovery Strike Anywhere! How the 21st Century Library can Ignite Learning, Knowledge, and Discovery Presentation Transcript

  • Strike Anywhere! How the 21st Century Library can Ignite Learning, Knowledge, and Discovery John Blyberg Darien Library Knutpunkt 2009 Linköping, Sweden October 21, 2009
  • What is Information Technology?
  • Data is created constantly.
  • Data is only useful in context with other data.
  • Complexity = Opportunity
  • Welcome to the Web
  • & ... Welcome to the Web
  • “Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from the fire hydrant.” - Mitchell Kapor
  • Information is a shared resource.
  • Change is constant, inevitable, and necessary.
  • Change affects our world,
  • Perception guides how we learn.
  • Information Pareidolia
  • Users have become their own operators.
  • Users focus more on the journey, and less on the destination.
  • Information architecture is a nascent skill.
  • Personal information frameworks reflect individual belief systems.
  • Personal information frameworks are highly individual.
  • Personal information frameworks are all different.
  • UX Design Back Service Office Models
  • UX Design Physical Digital Spaces Strategy
  • Trust is an essential component.
  • Transparency helps to build trust.
  • Security erodes trust.
  • Librarians are not police.
  • Predictability is comforting.
  • Serendipity is a key element of self-discovery.
  • Users should be continually introduced to the sublime.
  • Simplicity is the key to discovery.
  • Users must be able to get there from here.
  • Users often rely on group discovery.
  • Speed is critical.
  • Retrieval should be as easy as storage.
  • All these qualities need to be folded into a sustainable business model.
  • Thank You! Photo Credits John Blyberg http://www.flickr.com/photos/young_einstein/209662750/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaitek/3356208700/ john@blyberg.net http://www.flickr.com/photos/kagato/2970713825/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kent-pledger-photography/3598021463/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherieb/1144696830/ http://www.blyberg.net/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejpphoto/2312603758/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/26147241@N07/3428110493/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lawrence_evil/132944511/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cindy_k/4012202245/ Slides: slideshare.net/jblyberg http://www.flickr.com/photos/docbudie/2941112990/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/strandloper/137567877/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bogdinamita/3031166839/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincentlaine/2444973923/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jef_safi/2702038656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dincordero/409536472/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3660047829/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfgangstaudt/2896131064/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vgm8383/2546629890/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mandus/2272488846/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/350122663/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/es-de-we/415513627/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/senseless1707/2801333185 http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/351212669/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlmccoy/3915942979/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejpphoto/2650723661/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/anguskirk/3561270027/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sziszo/3157185089/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/teban32/2399489448/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/3498675232/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/300928932/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/744069261/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcp_dmoz/3700447633/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/paopix/2764665803/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/37341680@N04/3995625784/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/3155662908/