Doe Library WallA community celebration of our centennial<br />100<br />DOE<br />Proposal<br />April 2011<br />Jeffery Loo...
Is a graffiti wall fitting for a library centennial?<br />Are the tone and message appropriate?<br />What if there are ina...
The Battle of Berlin, WWII<br />On April 30, 1945, the Soviet Red Army conquered the Reichstag<br />
Graffiti left by Red Army soldiers on the walls of the Reichstag<br />“… blunt (and occasionally obscene) reminders of num...
After German re-unification in 1990, the reconstruction of the Reichstag was led by the British architect Norman Foster<br...
The Soviet graffiti were incorporated into the walls of the new building<br />
The motivations for the graffiti in the reconstructed Reichstag are both inspiring for and in sync with the values of libr...
A library wall<br />A virtual or physical place in the library to express yourself and to share your message publically<br...
Our challenge<br />If we decide on a library wall, how do we: <br />attract contributors and viewers from our community?<b...
A solution<br />This is a proposal for building a library wall<br />Since a centennial comes but once every 100 years,  pe...
Goals of a library wall<br />
Outcome 1A collection of messages<br />
Outcome 2<br />Library wall website/blog<br />Prototype at http://jeffloo.com/wall<br />Outcome 3<br />Exhibits<br />Physi...
Outcome 4<br />Print publication<br />Library wall album<br />Outcome 5<br />Community development<br />Media and public a...
Outcome 6Research product<br />The messages could be data for a research work ofcultural anthropology or psychology– an et...
Building a library wall in four steps<br />Collect and capture messages <br />Digitize and organize them<br />Share and ex...
Step 1Collect and capture messages<br />Equipment setup  and layout<br />Facilitate writing and other contributions<br />A...
Collect handwritten wall messages<br />Writing surfaces<br />Wood panels<br />Large sheets of paper<br />Bulletin boards<b...
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 1: Wood panels<br />interesting material, but difficult to maintain<br />
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 2: Large sheets of paper<br />familiar, but not re-useable<br />
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 3: Bulletin board<br />traditional, but lacks “wow” factor<br />
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 4: Chalkboard<br />The First Amendment  Monument Charlottesville, VA<br />Stanley ...
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 5: Glass surface<br />different, but potentially difficult and expensive<br />
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 6: Digital screens<br />Touch schematic<br />interactive and cutting-edge, but pot...
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7: Whiteboards<br />Easy to maintain and re-useable for library instruction, but i...
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7a: Whiteboard folding wall<br />Flexiroomat Stanford’s d.school<br />Ewan McIntos...
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7b: Whiteboard wallpaper<br />Duke University CIT, 1 and 2<br />
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7c: Whiteboard panels<br />Mounted<br />Suspended<br />Stanford’s d.school<br />St...
Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7d: Mobile whiteboards<br />Stanford d.school<br />
Physical location of library wall<br />Fixed<br />Doe Library’s north and southlobbies<br />Mobile<br />Rotate through dif...
Position of the physical wall<br />Long corridor of panels<br />Monumental and compelling<br />but can look sparse and lon...
Writing instruments<br />markers<br />crayons<br />pencils<br />paint<br />poetry magnets<br />different colors<br />
Facilitate writing on the wall<br />Writing prompts<br />In 100 years, I predict that Doe Library will …<br />So this funn...
Attract contributors and viewers<br />Publicize via web, print, and news<br />Encourage visitors to “sign” the wall (e.g.,...
Uphold community standards<br />
Uphold community standards<br />Define and postcommunity standards<br />Disclaimer of the wall’s public nature<br />“By su...
Collect cards and notes<br />Postcards<br />Fiat Lux insertthat readers mail back<br />Encourage community to send postcar...
Collect physical illustrations<br />Provide paper and pencils for visitors to sketch the library<br />Kid-friendly drawing...
Collect online writing<br />“Tell us your story” email your message or complete a web form<br />Commenting functionality o...
Collect digital illustrations<br />Email your photographs or digital drawings<br />
Collect multimedia<br />Send us your video, audio, interactive, or animated messages<br />Video booth<br />Wake the Librar...
Step 2. Digitize and organize messages<br />
Staff (equipment)<br /><ul><li>2–3 wall maintenance staff
Photographer (camera)
Digitization tech (scanner)
Communications manager (email)</li></ul>Digitize and organize messages<br />Cards and illustrations<br />Physical wall mes...
Web designer
Digital exhibits designer
Graphic designer
Writer/Publicist(publishing tools)</li></ul>Website /<br />Blog<br />Print publication<br />Digital exhibits<br />Preserve...
Print archivist</li></ul>Archive<br />
Step 3. Share and exhibit messages<br />A flatscreentvin the lobby <br />with a revolving slideshow of centennial celebrat...
Step 4. Archive<br />Preserve<br />web pages, blog,<br />and<br />print publications<br />
Next step #1Do we still want a library wall?<br />
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  • Purpose = Attract our community and enable them to share their experiences in and impressions of Doughe Library in a way that is fun, attention-grabbing, constructive, and interactive.Be inclusive and attract different community members to think about Doughe Library: faculty, staff, students, visitors (both adults and children), alumniSubmit your story/experience/impressions --&gt; We&apos;ll recount them for public viewing and discussionExercise in public writing and public expression --&gt; the university and the Berkley spiritPeople&apos;s stories and experiences are all different and to successfully gather them we need to collect them in their different forms (spoken word, text, visual, etc.)Therefore, we could incorporate a physical, digital, and multimedia component
  • What would be the final outcome of a library wall?
  • Cultural anthropology = studying the shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize the Doe Library communityCultural psychology = &quot;… study of the way cultural traditions and social practices regulate, express, and transform the human psyche, resulting less in psychic unity for humankind than in ethnic divergences in mind, self, and emotion&quot; -- Richard ShwederQualitative analysis of community perceptions of Doe Library for themes and representative quotes
  • GOAL: Collect and share community members&apos; physical and digital messages to us.
  • Equipment = Writing surfaces and instrumentsLayoutLocationPosition
  • http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy/files/original/Corridor.jpg
  • UCLA video http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/us/16ucla.html, NCSU wall
  • Doe Library Wall proposal

    1. 1. Doe Library WallA community celebration of our centennial<br />100<br />DOE<br />Proposal<br />April 2011<br />Jeffery Loo<br />jloo@berkeley.edu<br />
    2. 2. Is a graffiti wall fitting for a library centennial?<br />Are the tone and message appropriate?<br />What if there are inappropriate messages?<br />
    3. 3. The Battle of Berlin, WWII<br />On April 30, 1945, the Soviet Red Army conquered the Reichstag<br />
    4. 4. Graffiti left by Red Army soldiers on the walls of the Reichstag<br />“… blunt (and occasionally obscene) reminders of numerous [personal] stories“<br />Norman Foster<br />
    5. 5. After German re-unification in 1990, the reconstruction of the Reichstag was led by the British architect Norman Foster<br /> <br />The Soviet graffiti were incorporated into the walls of the new building<br />
    6. 6. The Soviet graffiti were incorporated into the walls of the new building<br />
    7. 7. The motivations for the graffiti in the reconstructed Reichstag are both inspiring for and in sync with the values of libraries and librarianship<br />“… how these scars, once revealed, could be preserved, allowing the building to become a 'living museum' of German history"<br />This event is inspiring for a library graffiti wall<br />“… more than half a century after the event - they still have the power to inspire such emotion"<br />A celebration of free expression<br />Revealing the history of a building<br />[on the approval of incorporating the Reichstag graffiti into the reconstruction]<br />“… what an extraordinarily open and democratic society Germany had become"<br />Quoting Norman Foster <br />from Foster, Baker, and Lipstadt’s The Reichstag Graffiti, 2003<br />
    8. 8. A library wall<br />A virtual or physical place in the library to express yourself and to share your message publically<br />Why call it a wall?<br />Facebook wall and the Berlin Wall<br />
    9. 9. Our challenge<br />If we decide on a library wall, how do we: <br />attract contributors and viewers from our community?<br />make it significant and do-able?<br />enforce community standards?<br />
    10. 10. A solution<br />This is a proposal for building a library wall<br />Since a centennial comes but once every 100 years, perhaps THINK BIG initially, and then edit down our plans.<br />
    11. 11. Goals of a library wall<br />
    12. 12. Outcome 1A collection of messages<br />
    13. 13. Outcome 2<br />Library wall website/blog<br />Prototype at http://jeffloo.com/wall<br />Outcome 3<br />Exhibits<br />Physical library wall<br />Multimedia display (e.g., revolving slideshow of messages)<br />
    14. 14. Outcome 4<br />Print publication<br />Library wall album<br />Outcome 5<br />Community development<br />Media and public attention<br />Public space<br />“Library as a place for sharing”<br />
    15. 15. Outcome 6Research product<br />The messages could be data for a research work ofcultural anthropology or psychology– an ethnographic study of cultural common denominators<br />
    16. 16. Building a library wall in four steps<br />Collect and capture messages <br />Digitize and organize them<br />Share and exhibit<br />Preserve the messages<br />
    17. 17. Step 1Collect and capture messages<br />Equipment setup and layout<br />Facilitate writing and other contributions<br />Attract contributors and viewers<br />Uphold community standards<br />
    18. 18. Collect handwritten wall messages<br />Writing surfaces<br />Wood panels<br />Large sheets of paper<br />Bulletin boards<br />Chalkboards<br />Glass surfaces<br />Digital screens<br />Whiteboards<br />sustainabilityre-usability<br />economy<br />
    19. 19. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 1: Wood panels<br />interesting material, but difficult to maintain<br />
    20. 20. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 2: Large sheets of paper<br />familiar, but not re-useable<br />
    21. 21. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 3: Bulletin board<br />traditional, but lacks “wow” factor<br />
    22. 22. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 4: Chalkboard<br />The First Amendment Monument Charlottesville, VA<br />Stanley Hall<br />nostalgic, but impermanent<br />
    23. 23. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 5: Glass surface<br />different, but potentially difficult and expensive<br />
    24. 24. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 6: Digital screens<br />Touch schematic<br />interactive and cutting-edge, but potentially very expensive<br />
    25. 25. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7: Whiteboards<br />Easy to maintain and re-useable for library instruction, but impermanent and conventional<br />
    26. 26. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7a: Whiteboard folding wall<br />Flexiroomat Stanford’s d.school<br />Ewan McIntosh<br />
    27. 27. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7b: Whiteboard wallpaper<br />Duke University CIT, 1 and 2<br />
    28. 28. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7c: Whiteboard panels<br />Mounted<br />Suspended<br />Stanford’s d.school<br />Stanford d.school<br />Stanford EdTech<br />
    29. 29. Collect handwritten wall messagesOption 7d: Mobile whiteboards<br />Stanford d.school<br />
    30. 30. Physical location of library wall<br />Fixed<br />Doe Library’s north and southlobbies<br />Mobile<br />Rotate through different sites<br />Reading rooms<br />Memorial Glade<br />other campus sites?<br />
    31. 31. Position of the physical wall<br />Long corridor of panels<br />Monumental and compelling<br />but can look sparse and long panels may be difficult to re-use after the event<br />Staggered panels<br />Cozy pockets and a sense of exploration as you walk from panel to panel<br />but lacks monumentality<br />Floor panels<br />Different and curious<br />but potentially difficult to maintain<br />
    32. 32. Writing instruments<br />markers<br />crayons<br />pencils<br />paint<br />poetry magnets<br />different colors<br />
    33. 33. Facilitate writing on the wall<br />Writing prompts<br />In 100 years, I predict that Doe Library will …<br />So this funny thing happened at Doe Library…<br />Ask us a question about Doe Library! We’ll answer.<br />I discovered this interesting thing at Doe …<br />I love studying/reading/being in Doe because …<br />Share a memory! <br />Staff contributions to “seed” the wall<br />Writing instruments of different colors for visual appeal<br />Prizes<br />
    34. 34. Attract contributors and viewers<br />Publicize via web, print, and news<br />Encourage visitors to “sign” the wall (e.g., post-tour and post-Morrison Library event)<br />Showcase the wall at celebrations and events (e.g., Cal Day)<br />
    35. 35. Uphold community standards<br />
    36. 36. Uphold community standards<br />Define and postcommunity standards<br />Disclaimer of the wall’s public nature<br />“By submitting your message, you give Doe Library permission to reuse your contribution on our website and related project communications, exhibits, and publications.”<br />Monitor for inappropriate messages and remove<br />Editorial approval of messages before display<br />Place the wall in a staffed area<br />
    37. 37. Collect cards and notes<br />Postcards<br />Fiat Lux insertthat readers mail back<br />Encourage community to send postcards<br />Comment cards<br />Post-it notes for wall comments<br />
    38. 38. Collect physical illustrations<br />Provide paper and pencils for visitors to sketch the library<br />Kid-friendly drawing activities<br />Draw Doe Library or color a coloring page and receive a prize! (Cal Day)<br />Send us your photographs<br />
    39. 39. Collect online writing<br />“Tell us your story” email your message or complete a web form<br />Commenting functionality on the digital library wall<br />Encourage social media discussion<br />Facebook, Twitter #doewall<br />
    40. 40. Collect digital illustrations<br />Email your photographs or digital drawings<br />
    41. 41. Collect multimedia<br />Send us your video, audio, interactive, or animated messages<br />Video booth<br />Wake the Library video booth<br />
    42. 42. Step 2. Digitize and organize messages<br />
    43. 43. Staff (equipment)<br /><ul><li>2–3 wall maintenance staff
    44. 44. Photographer (camera)
    45. 45. Digitization tech (scanner)
    46. 46. Communications manager (email)</li></ul>Digitize and organize messages<br />Cards and illustrations<br />Physical wall messages<br />Digital messages<br />1. Digitize<br />Take digital photograph<br />Scan<br />Upload<br />Content management system<br /><ul><li>Content manager (CMS)</li></ul>Select messages to display Describe and assign metadata<br />Post online<br />2. Evaluate and organize<br />3. Share<br /><ul><li>3-5 editors
    47. 47. Web designer
    48. 48. Digital exhibits designer
    49. 49. Graphic designer
    50. 50. Writer/Publicist(publishing tools)</li></ul>Website /<br />Blog<br />Print publication<br />Digital exhibits<br />Preserve<br />4. Archive<br /><ul><li>Digital archivist (web archiving service)
    51. 51. Print archivist</li></ul>Archive<br />
    52. 52. Step 3. Share and exhibit messages<br />A flatscreentvin the lobby <br />with a revolving slideshow of centennial celebration messages<br />Lead visitors to the physical library wall<br />Library wall website/blog<br />Printpublication of library wall messages<br />Researchpublication<br />
    53. 53. Step 4. Archive<br />Preserve<br />web pages, blog,<br />and<br />print publications<br />
    54. 54. Next step #1Do we still want a library wall?<br />
    55. 55. Next step #2What elements of a library wall do we want?<br />What messages collected?<br />What exhibits?<br />Three plans that vary by staffing, equipment, and cost.<br />Optimization criteria<br />Ease of implementation<br />Low cost<br />Cultural match with UCB<br />Minimal staffing<br />Sustainability<br />???<br />Core<br />Extended<br />Ultimate<br />
    56. 56. Core planMessages collected<br />
    57. 57. Extended plan<br />Messages collected<br />
    58. 58. Ultimate planMessages collected<br />
    59. 59. Staff (equipment)<br /><ul><li>2–3 wall maintenance staff
    60. 60. Photographer (camera)
    61. 61. Digitization tech (scanner)
    62. 62. Communications manager (email)</li></ul>Staff to digitize and organize messages<br />Cards and illustrations<br />Physical wall messages<br />Digital messages<br />1. Digitize<br />Take digital photograph<br />Scan<br />Upload<br />Content management system<br /><ul><li>Content manager (CMS)</li></ul>Select messages to display Describe and assign metadata<br />Post online<br />2. Evaluate and organize<br />3. Share<br /><ul><li>3-5 editors
    63. 63. Web designer
    64. 64. Digital exhibits designer
    65. 65. Graphic designer
    66. 66. Writer/Publicist(publishing tools)</li></ul>Website /<br />Blog<br />Print publication<br />Digital exhibits<br />Preserve<br />4. Archive<br /><ul><li>Digital archivist (web archiving service)
    67. 67. Print archivist</li></ul>Archive<br />
    68. 68. Next step #3Determine timing and frequency<br />For how long do we collect messages?<br />1 month? 1 year?<br />How often do we erase messages and refresh the physical library wall?<br />2 weeks? Monthly?<br />
    69. 69. Next step #4Cultivate teams to build the wall<br />Message collection<br />2–3 physical wall maintenance staff<br />Photographer<br />Digitization tech<br />Communications manager<br />Digital objects management<br />Content management system manager<br />Editorial review<br />3-5 editors<br />Design, exhibits, and publications<br />Web designer<br />Digital exhibits designer<br />Graphic designer<br />Writer/Publicist<br />Preservation<br />Digital archivist <br />Print archivist<br />
    70. 70. haiku summary<br />writing and sharing – <br />the wall forges together<br />a community<br />
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