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A brief overview of the past, present and future of libraries

A brief overview of the past, present and future of libraries



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  • The Future of Libraries A presentation for the Alamogordo Public Library By Jenna Kammer, MLS Instructor of Library & Information Science NMSU-Alamogordo Jan, 2008
  • The Evolution of Information
  • The History of the Future of Libraries
  • 1880’s Dewey writes about “a universal catalog that would include citations to the holdings of the country’s--and ideally all-- libraries”
  • 1940’s “ The Memex” was the future of information retrieval.
  • Pre-1950’s
    • Librarians introduced reference by phone and mail.
  • 1960’s The Library of the future included a Univac Computer and learning resource center
  • 1990’s Librarians start discussion about how the Internet will affect information delivery.
  • How do we predict the future of libraries?
  • First, we look at library values….
    • Stewardship
    • Service
    • Intellectual Freedom
    • Rationalism
    • Literacy & Learning
    • Privacy
    • Democracy
  • … .first we look at library values Then connect that with societal trends
    • Things that used to be done in public are now done online
    • Decrease in social interaction
    • Businesses are becoming a “destination of choice”
  • … .First, we look at library values ….Then connect that with societal trends Finally, look at the next generations
    • 52% of young adults read for fun
    • 13% of Gen Y went to the library this year
    • 58% of Gen Y turns to the Internet first
    • Gen Y will ask an expert over a librarian
    • Faculty/Students prefer online resources
    • 92% believe libraries will still be needed in the future
  • The Contemporary Library
  • Online Catalog
  • Electronic Databases
  • Chat and Email Reference
  • Circulating Technology
  • Social Computing
  • Self-Checkout
  • Inter-Library Loan
  • E-Books
  • Library Cafes
  • The Library of the Future
  • Future Reference….
    • Uses collaboration
      • Between librarians
      • Between experts and librarians
    • Increases web presence
      • Videoconferencing
      • Virtual World Reference
      • Screen/Document sharing
    • Staff is trained in technical support
    • Roving “wired” support staff
    • “ On Call” reference
  • Future Patron
    • The “invisible patron”
      • The patron that uses the library, but never comes in
      • Uses the library’s e-resources IN the library
    • 24/7 patron
      • The patron who uses the library at 2am.
  • Future Collections
    • Downloadable media
      • E-books (Kindle subscriptions?)
      • Music (iTunes subscriptions?)
      • Movies (Netflix subscriptions?)
    • Technology for check-out
  • Will the Kindle be the future of books?
  • Future Library Catalog
    • Simple interface
    • Results ranking
    • Full-text searching of all holdings
    • Tagging
    • Spell-checking
    • Patron-placed ILL’s
    • Patron & Professional reviews
    • Queue system
  • Future Buildings
    • “ Library as Place”
    • User-controlled environment
    • “ Learning Laboratory”
    • Beyond bricks and mortar
      • Virtual world libraries
      • Digital libraries
  • … .the patrons will decide the future of libraries.
  • Resources
    • Bromberg, Peter (2006, October 3). Library as Place . Message posted to the Library Garden blog: http ://librarygarden.blogspot.com/2006/10/library-as-place.html
    • Bush, Vannevar (July 1945). As We May Think . Retrieved Jan 1, 2008, from The Atlantic Website: http://www.theatlantic. com/doc/194507/bush
    • Carlson, Scott (Nov 2001). The Deserted Library: As students work online, reading rooms empty out, leading some campuses to add Starbucks . Retreived Jan 6 from The Chronicle of Higher Education Website: http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i12/12a03501.htm
    • Dewey, Melville (Aug 1877). The Coming Catalogue . Library Journal, 1(12), 423-429.
    • Estabrook, Leigh and Evans Witt Lee (Dec 2007). Information Searches that Solve Problems (Reports: Online Activities & Pursuits). Retreived Jan. 1, 2008 from Pew/Internet & American Life Project Website: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/231/report_display. asp
    • Gorman, Micheal (2000). Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century . Chicago: American Library Association, 26-7.
    • Janes, Joseph (2003). Introduction to Reference Work in a Digital Age . New York: Neal Schuman.
    • Iyengar, Sunil (2007 November). To read or not to read : a question of national consequence (Research report; #47). Retrieved Jan 1, 2008, from Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts Website: www.nea.gov/research/ToRead.pdf
    • Levine, Jenny (2006). Scanning the Future @ Your Library . Message posted to The Shifted Librarian Blog: http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2006/06/25/20060625_scanning_the_future_your_library.html
    • Martell, Charles (Sept 2007). The elusive user: Changing use patterns in academic libraries 1995-2004. College & Research Libraries , 68(5), 435-444.
    • Pilgrim, Mark (Nov 2007) The Future of Reading: A Play in 6 Acts . Posted on the Dive Into Mark Blog: http://diveintomark.org/archives/2007/11/19/the-future-of-reading
    • Rippel, Chris (2003). What libraries can learn from bookstores: Applying bookstore design to public libraries . Retrieved Jan. 3, 2008 from the Central Kansas Library System Website: http://www.ckls.org/~crippel/marketing/bookstore.html
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    • Sapp, Gregg (2002). A Brief History of the Future of Libraries: An Annotated Bibliography . Baltimore: Scarecrow Press.
    • Scott, Jeff (2007). Doing it Without Dewey: A Perry Branch Library Tour . Message posted to the Gather No Dust blog: http://gathernodust.blogspot.com/2007/07/doing-it-without-dewey-perry-branch.html
    • Tenopir, Carol (2003). Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources: An Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies . Retrieved Jan. 1, 2008, from Council of Library and Information Resources Website: http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub120abst. html