Reinventing Spaces and Places


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Reinventing Spaces and Places

  1. 1. Internet Librarian 2012
  2. 2. Erik Boekesteijn Paul PivalJaap van de Geer Jeff Wisniewski
  3. 3. Do we let our spaces work hard enough for us?What are successful spaces doing?But I dont have any space!Keys to success: involving users, flexibility, and more flexibility
  4. 4. FlexibilityCreationCollaborationTradition?
  5. 5. We cannot save libraries bydoing more of what we have done before because the outcome will be the same.
  6. 6. We all say a library has to be more than a collection of books, so why doesnt that show often in our spaces yet?
  7. 7. “The core of librarianship is to facilitate knowledge creation, not management.“ -Helen Clegg, Director of Knowledge Management, A.T. Kearney
  8. 8. transition from spacesdesigned around knowledge management to thosedesigned around knowledge creation and sharing
  9. 9. You have the best job in the world.We need a new business model because the world is changing.
  10. 10. That you havent already heard before?
  11. 11. Rich dadPoor dad
  12. 12. TFDL Digital Media Commons• 12 Mac Pros with full A/V editing suites• 4 soundproof editing suites with full A/V capabilities• DJ Mixing Board 26 collaborative workrooms with TeamSpot group collaboration software
  13. 13. 7,000 sf digital media creation studio: •  6 sound recording studios •  2 video recording studios •  3 group collaboration rooms with integrated technology, dual monitor workstations, and videoconferencing equipment
  14. 14. Assen Public Library
  15. 15. Why? Budgets User centeredness Collaboration Technology
  16. 16. Flexible libraries/spacesFlexible teams
  17. 17.   Casters  Grommets  Lightweight  Collapsable  Movable
  18. 18. Add more wifi than youpossibly imagine youd need.
  19. 19. Power and network everywhere, regardless of where the furniture ends up.
  20. 20.
  21. 21. iPads Replace DesktopComputers at North Shore Public Library
  22. 22.
  23. 23. as a product and a service
  24. 24. 2/3 of library budgets are tied up in staff & rent.We have to start thinking about how we can make the library work harder for us.The library space as a competitive advantage.
  25. 25. Shared off site storage allows for " repurposing on-campus library real estate to provide advanced academic technology services that support scholarship"
  26. 26. Nova Southeastern University - Private University shares space with Public LibraryTFDL - shares space with Student Success Centre and Alumni Services (and the Nickle Galleries)
  27. 27. Nickle Galleries at TFDL
  28. 28. We dont work for booksWe let the stories and visitors work for us!
  29. 29. “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” -William Gibson
  30. 30. Do we let our spaces work hardenough for us?What are successful spaces doing?But I dont have any space!Keys to success: involving users,flexibility, and more flexibility
  31. 31. Whats next?
  32. 32. Thank you!