Experiencing Information
@ the Falmouth Public Library
Libraries are all about
INFORMATION:

[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www....
One of the purposes of the
Library Services and Technology Act
includes
“the promotion of library services that provide al...
Users may access information in many ways
(not just books, computers, and tablets)

[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2...
Some say,
“Library programs disseminate
information to participants.”

Wolfe, L.A. (2005). Library public relations, promo...
In other words, people get information
from each other, too!

In fact,
Meet John Perry Barlow

Ito, J. (Photographer). (2009). John Perry Barlow. [Photograph]. Retrieved
on April 20, 2013 from ...
Barlow developed a
“taxonomy of information,”
and says that,

Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of ideas: A framework for pat...
“Information is experienced.”
He also says that…

Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of ideas: A framework for patents and cop...
“Information is an activity.
Information is a life form.
Information is a relationship.”
Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of...
Wow!
Well, if a library is all about information,
couldn’t we say that…
A library is an activity…
like a parade,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmo...
a game of Scrabble,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
a break from playing baseball,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr....
playing the bongos,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
crafting,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpu...
reading…and eating,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
…and more eating,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fa...
a presentation for a class,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com...
getting a (temporary) tattoo,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.c...
an interview,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmou...
playing,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpub...
and traveling any where in the world?
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www....
A Library is a Life Form…
like the birth of a reader,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com...
a tree that grows poems,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/ph...
or the alphabet,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fal...
a biology lesson,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fa...
a collection of artifacts,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/...
a rose in the computer room,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.co...
or our local history?
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photo...
A Library is a relationship…
with a special friend,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/phot...
with one’s BFF,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/falm...
with a teacher,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/falm...
with classmates,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fal...
with a dance partner,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photo...
with a friendly ear,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos...
with members of a group,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/ph...
with a mentor,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmo...
with a librarian (who is full of information),
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
ht...
with one’s family,
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/photos/f...
and with the community?
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://www.flickr.com/pho...
An activity,
A life form,
A relationship.
A Library…
Where people access, share, create, and

experience information…
…a place where “minds and souls thrive!”
[Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from
http://w...
References

Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of ideas: A framework for patents and
copyrights in the Digital Age. (Everythin...
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  1. 1. Experiencing Information @ the Falmouth Public Library
  2. 2. Libraries are all about INFORMATION: [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  3. 3. One of the purposes of the Library Services and Technology Act includes “the promotion of library services that provide all users access to information.” de la Pena McCook, K. (2000). A place at the table: Participating in community building. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
  4. 4. Users may access information in many ways (not just books, computers, and tablets) [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  5. 5. Some say, “Library programs disseminate information to participants.” Wolfe, L.A. (2005). Library public relations, promotions, and communications (2 nd ed.). NY: Neal-Schuman.
  6. 6. In other words, people get information from each other, too! In fact,
  7. 7. Meet John Perry Barlow Ito, J. (Photographer). (2009). John Perry Barlow. [Photograph]. Retrieved on April 20, 2013 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/3267043090/
  8. 8. Barlow developed a “taxonomy of information,” and says that, Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of ideas: A framework for patents and copyrights in the Digital Age. (Everything you know about intellectual property is wrong. ) Wired Retrieved on April 23, 2013 from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.03/economy.ideas_pr.html
  9. 9. “Information is experienced.” He also says that… Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of ideas: A framework for patents and copyrights in the Digital Age. (Everything you know about intellectual property is wrong. ) Wired Retrieved on April 23, 2013 from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.03/economy.ideas_pr.html
  10. 10. “Information is an activity. Information is a life form. Information is a relationship.” Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of ideas: A framework for patents and copyrights in the Digital Age. (Everything you know about intellectual property is wrong. ) Wired Retrieved on April 23, 2013 from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.03/economy.ideas_pr.html
  11. 11. Wow! Well, if a library is all about information, couldn’t we say that…
  12. 12. A library is an activity…
  13. 13. like a parade, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  14. 14. a game of Scrabble, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  15. 15. a break from playing baseball, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  16. 16. playing the bongos, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  17. 17. crafting, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  18. 18. reading…and eating, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  19. 19. …and more eating, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  20. 20. a presentation for a class, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  21. 21. getting a (temporary) tattoo, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  22. 22. an interview, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  23. 23. playing, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  24. 24. and traveling any where in the world? [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  25. 25. A Library is a Life Form…
  26. 26. like the birth of a reader, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  27. 27. a tree that grows poems, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  28. 28. or the alphabet, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  29. 29. a biology lesson, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  30. 30. a collection of artifacts, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  31. 31. a rose in the computer room, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  32. 32. or our local history? [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  33. 33. A Library is a relationship…
  34. 34. with a special friend, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  35. 35. with one’s BFF, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  36. 36. with a teacher, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  37. 37. with classmates, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  38. 38. with a dance partner, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  39. 39. with a friendly ear, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  40. 40. with members of a group, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  41. 41. with a mentor, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  42. 42. with a librarian (who is full of information), [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  43. 43. with one’s family, [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  44. 44. and with the community? [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  45. 45. An activity, A life form, A relationship. A Library…
  46. 46. Where people access, share, create, and experience information…
  47. 47. …a place where “minds and souls thrive!” [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/
  48. 48. References Barlow, J. (2003). The economy of ideas: A framework for patents and copyrights in the Digital Age. (Everything you know about intellectual property is wrong. ) Wired Retrieved on April 23, 2013 from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.03/economy.ideas_pr.html de la Pena McCook, K. (2000). A place at the table: Participating in community building. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. [Falmouth Public Library]. (ca. 2008-2013). Falmouth, MA. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/falmouthpubliclibrary/ Ito, J. (Photographer). (2009). John Perry Barlow. [Photograph]. Retrieved on April 20, 2013 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/3267043090/ Wolfe, L.A. (2005). Library public relations, promotions, and communications (2nd ed.). NY: Neal-Schuman.
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