Library as Future

Joe Murphy @libraryfuture Australia 2014
Art by Tara Radniecki

@libraryfuture
The outside world is burning the
ways that we have done things

@libraryfuture
@libraryfuture
She who has more curiosity
has more strength

@libraryfuture
Joe Murphy
Director, Library Futures
• Hopes
– Expand library creativity
– Multiply instances of
library innovation
– Empo...
The future of libraries is a
question

The question is do libraries
have a future?
@libraryfuture
The future of libraries is a question

Posing a question invites investment into its answer

The ask has power as a story
One more thing …

Diffusion
Library as Future

@libraryfuture
The Future as Platform

@libraryfuture
What gets us to the future?

An idea and an ounce of heart
there is no map to the future
The future library identifies & supports local moonshots

the long goals that create side
benefits for the community futur...
The library
sprouts life
Internet of Everything
• When more than our devices are
data points
– The Internet of Things is about to
explode in librar...
New roles serve as
bubbles of creativity

New roles -

Chief Creative Officer -

Director of Makerspaces
Four directions for libraries for 2014

Libraries as
change entities

@libraryfuture
“Really more of a lab than a library”
Boil it down and we are left with change

Libraries = pivot engines
Partnerships as growth
Partnerships – coders and more
New platforms for libraries

Cars – TVs – Wearables
More through formerly passive platforms
Wearable technology

• From palm to body

• Not a tangential fad
– will want it to fold into library
services, work-flows,...
Battle for the Living Room
Libraries as gap filler
Now Accepting Bitcoin
Bitcoin ATM
Mobile now
Mobile usage grew 115%
in 2013
– Messaging rose 203%,
content increased only 31%
for magazines & news &
78% for...
Mobile Messaging
•
•
•
•

Snapchat
Jelly
Instagram Direct
WhatsApp
Snapchat – More than Sexting
Impermanence
Primacy of privacy
Photo as conversation
Jelly
Big tech
playing in
library areas

Klout’s Cinch?
Google’s Helpouts?
Google Helpouts

Social & expertise
- ahem … libraries

https://helpouts.google.com/home
Art by Tara Radniecki
The Most Disruptive Content Technology …
is from old media

https://www.aereo.com/
Content Today
– Print Starts to Settle
Into Its Niches - "Print
is not dead, it simply
has some very specific
attributes” ...
Netflix(S) for Books

- 24Symbols – Oyster – Scribd –
- Streaming – Subscription – Freemium -
Drones + ecommerce + content
2nd Screen folding back
Sharing
SX
SW

Libraries at SXSW

Positioning Libraries as part of the
technology conversation

Austin, TX March, 2014
You front line librarians. You are the ones in trouble. …
- your new job description, “sees & accepts change, redirects th...
Proximity
Hyperlinking reality

QR Codes and
Clickable Paper

NFC
A virtual reality wearable
Oculus Rift
Virtual reality headset

Hardware catches
up to 2008 dreams

Key points –
• Wearabl...
The 1st question should
not be how do we apply?
It should be, “what are
the impacts on the info
environment?”
And “what op...
The wrong questions:

Do libraries have a future?
What is the future of libraries?
There is nothing to fear but death and obsolescence
There is nothing to fear but trying & missing
There is nothing to fear but unoptimistic visions
of our future
Not all who wonder are lost
@libraryfuture
I want to hear, “I wonder if …”
Look at disruptions & ask
“what will this mean for library
growth opportunities?”

@librar...
Ecosystems
Facilitating Creation

Also - 3D Printing fossils at the University of
Oregon science library
Creation
Making
Privacy debate
• Privacy becomes a different type of
conversation, when the primacy of patron
privacy is balanced with (ch...
Library of the future =

= HEART + GUTS + VISION
The joy & inspiration libraries bring
simply by having a familiar title

@libraryfuture
Do not speak of library futures until
you know the love of miles Davis
Library as Future
Joe Murphy
@libraryfuture
libraryfuture@gmail.com

Art by Tara Radniecki
Australia keynote Library as Future Vala14
Australia keynote Library as Future Vala14
Australia keynote Library as Future Vala14
Australia keynote Library as Future Vala14
Australia keynote Library as Future Vala14
Australia keynote Library as Future Vala14
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    1. 1. Library as Future Joe Murphy @libraryfuture Australia 2014
    2. 2. Art by Tara Radniecki @libraryfuture
    3. 3. The outside world is burning the ways that we have done things @libraryfuture
    4. 4. @libraryfuture
    5. 5. She who has more curiosity has more strength @libraryfuture
    6. 6. Joe Murphy Director, Library Futures • Hopes – Expand library creativity – Multiply instances of library innovation – Empower future leaning library projects
    7. 7. The future of libraries is a question The question is do libraries have a future? @libraryfuture
    8. 8. The future of libraries is a question Posing a question invites investment into its answer The ask has power as a story
    9. 9. One more thing … Diffusion
    10. 10. Library as Future @libraryfuture
    11. 11. The Future as Platform @libraryfuture
    12. 12. What gets us to the future? An idea and an ounce of heart
    13. 13. there is no map to the future
    14. 14. The future library identifies & supports local moonshots the long goals that create side benefits for the community future @libraryfuture
    15. 15. The library sprouts life
    16. 16. Internet of Everything • When more than our devices are data points – The Internet of Things is about to explode in libraries A Nest for Google
    17. 17. New roles serve as bubbles of creativity New roles - Chief Creative Officer - Director of Makerspaces
    18. 18. Four directions for libraries for 2014 Libraries as change entities @libraryfuture
    19. 19. “Really more of a lab than a library”
    20. 20. Boil it down and we are left with change Libraries = pivot engines
    21. 21. Partnerships as growth
    22. 22. Partnerships – coders and more
    23. 23. New platforms for libraries Cars – TVs – Wearables
    24. 24. More through formerly passive platforms
    25. 25. Wearable technology • From palm to body • Not a tangential fad – will want it to fold into library services, work-flows, content provision
    26. 26. Battle for the Living Room
    27. 27. Libraries as gap filler
    28. 28. Now Accepting Bitcoin
    29. 29. Bitcoin ATM
    30. 30. Mobile now Mobile usage grew 115% in 2013 – Messaging rose 203%, content increased only 31% for magazines & news & 78% for other media. – Messaging even beat out gaming. – Productivity was #2. (According to Flurry http://blog.flurry.com/bid/103601/Mobile-UseGrows-115-in-2013-Propelled-by-Messaging- ) Apps http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/flip-phone-return_n_4518592.html
    31. 31. Mobile Messaging • • • • Snapchat Jelly Instagram Direct WhatsApp
    32. 32. Snapchat – More than Sexting Impermanence Primacy of privacy Photo as conversation
    33. 33. Jelly Big tech playing in library areas Klout’s Cinch? Google’s Helpouts?
    34. 34. Google Helpouts Social & expertise - ahem … libraries https://helpouts.google.com/home
    35. 35. Art by Tara Radniecki
    36. 36. The Most Disruptive Content Technology … is from old media https://www.aereo.com/
    37. 37. Content Today – Print Starts to Settle Into Its Niches - "Print is not dead, it simply has some very specific attributes” – NYT – Library publishing services are on the rise – to serve local/campus publishing needs Association of American Univ Presses Study
    38. 38. Netflix(S) for Books - 24Symbols – Oyster – Scribd – - Streaming – Subscription – Freemium -
    39. 39. Drones + ecommerce + content
    40. 40. 2nd Screen folding back
    41. 41. Sharing
    42. 42. SX SW Libraries at SXSW Positioning Libraries as part of the technology conversation Austin, TX March, 2014
    43. 43. You front line librarians. You are the ones in trouble. … - your new job description, “sees & accepts change, redirects the library work to be the change we need to see” You new/young/newly curious librarians, keep pointing us in new directions
    44. 44. Proximity
    45. 45. Hyperlinking reality QR Codes and Clickable Paper NFC
    46. 46. A virtual reality wearable Oculus Rift Virtual reality headset Hardware catches up to 2008 dreams Key points – • Wearable • SDK
    47. 47. The 1st question should not be how do we apply? It should be, “what are the impacts on the info environment?” And “what opportunities does it provide?”
    48. 48. The wrong questions: Do libraries have a future? What is the future of libraries?
    49. 49. There is nothing to fear but death and obsolescence
    50. 50. There is nothing to fear but trying & missing
    51. 51. There is nothing to fear but unoptimistic visions of our future
    52. 52. Not all who wonder are lost @libraryfuture
    53. 53. I want to hear, “I wonder if …” Look at disruptions & ask “what will this mean for library growth opportunities?” @libraryfuture
    54. 54. Ecosystems
    55. 55. Facilitating Creation Also - 3D Printing fossils at the University of Oregon science library
    56. 56. Creation
    57. 57. Making
    58. 58. Privacy debate • Privacy becomes a different type of conversation, when the primacy of patron privacy is balanced with (challenged by?) a preference for / prioritization of customization over strict privacy controls. – Privacy having been “irreparably harmed” will this mean A) a closer guarding of trust AND B) a more realistic placement of levels of trust on institutions like libraries
    59. 59. Library of the future = = HEART + GUTS + VISION
    60. 60. The joy & inspiration libraries bring simply by having a familiar title @libraryfuture
    61. 61. Do not speak of library futures until you know the love of miles Davis
    62. 62. Library as Future Joe Murphy @libraryfuture libraryfuture@gmail.com Art by Tara Radniecki

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