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  • Art by Tara Radniecki
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  • Art by Lisa Kurt
  • “She who has more curiosity has more strength”
  • Mobile
  • Art by Tara Radniecki
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Vala14 keynote library as future Vala14 keynote library as future Presentation Transcript

  • 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 – Empower future leaning library projects
  • 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 future @libraryfuture
  • The library sprouts life
  • 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
  • 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, content provision
  • 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 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
  • 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” – NYT – Library publishing services are on the rise – to serve local/campus publishing needs Association of American Univ Presses Study
  • 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 the library work to be the change we need to see” You new/young/newly curious librarians, keep pointing us in new directions
  • 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 – • Wearable • SDK
  • 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?”
  • 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?” @libraryfuture
  • 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 (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
  • 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