Digital Libraries: The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes	Sarah Houghton-JanAssistant Director of the 	San Rafael Public Librar...
think about librariesand technology today.
what do you wantlibraries and technology     to be, to mean?
what is changing inlibrary technology?
what is changing inlibrary user needs?	your community’s
what is happening in  other libraries?	         businesses
what is changing inwhat people do daily?	   your friends  family
reaffirm core library values	  • complete and balanced information 	  • education, entertainment,     self-improvement	  • ...
4011
4212
your fragmented online life                             school websites                                                   ...
physical vs. virtual library use
Australian Bureau of Statistics (June 2010)
Internet Use	•  80.1% of Australians are regular internet  users (August 2009, Nielsen)	•  Their social network use       ...
The Facebook Factor	• Facebook is the 2nd most visited website by  after Google.com.au (ages 18-24, Facebook  wins)	• Face...
Mobile Use              (Nielsen 2009 report)	•  43% of online Australians own smartphones 	•  73% of smartphone owners ru...
device continuum
ubiquity of touch screens
always with you?
internet TV
3D gaming and Tv
download vs. streaming
3D printing: MakerBot	technological singularity
Who owns your   data?
the challenge of digital      proliferation is an opportunity for us
collections	     •  digital vs. physical	     •  budget choices	     •  selection process	     •  access while closed
explosion in digital use	• ...in the last year @ San Jose Public  Library...	•  ebook downloads +43%	•  digital reference ...
digital collections	        •  user awareness	        •  formats	        •  digital rights management	        •  owning  l...
extended collections	         •  digitize local materials	         •  support more than text	         •  loan out technolo...
information services	         •  are we still committed?	         •  competitive advantage	         •  going to the user
programming	•  digital divide and the long tail	•  ‘have nots’ vs. ‘sorta haves’ vs. ‘haves’
library catalogs	         •  usability	         •  integration	         •  federated searching’s           limited success...
library websites	       •  what do we cut?	       •  focus on function, not         brand or category
go mobile or go home
sites vs. apps
augmented reality	         •  local history tours	         •  library wayfinding	         •  genealogy	         •  what do ...
computing services	         •  speed	         •  hardware  software	         •  open drives  ports	         •  downloads  ...
computing spaces	       •  tech support	       •  ergonomic seating	       •  encourage collaboration	       •  comfortabl...
Community
acting on library values       (digitally)	          community advocacy
freedom of information
i fought the man, and...
i won.
expert research help
personal privacy
net neutrality
ask the people youserve what would make   their lives easier.
we are the library.	     we democratizeinformation  expertise.
and we are all 	frakking awesome.
Sarah Houghton-Janweb: LibrarianInBlack.nettwitter: @TheLiBemail: LibrarianInBlack@gmail.comim: LibrarianInBlackfacebook: ...
digital libraries: the phoenix rises from the ashes
digital libraries: the phoenix rises from the ashes
digital libraries: the phoenix rises from the ashes
digital libraries: the phoenix rises from the ashes
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  1. 1. Digital Libraries: The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes Sarah Houghton-JanAssistant Director of the San Rafael Public Libraryauthor of LibrarianInBlack.net
  2. 2. think about librariesand technology today.
  3. 3. what do you wantlibraries and technology to be, to mean?
  4. 4. what is changing inlibrary technology?
  5. 5. what is changing inlibrary user needs? your community’s
  6. 6. what is happening in other libraries? businesses
  7. 7. what is changing inwhat people do daily? your friends family
  8. 8. reaffirm core library values • complete and balanced information • education, entertainment, self-improvement • research assistance • freedom of information access • information privacy and security
  9. 9. 4011
  10. 10. 4212
  11. 11. your fragmented online life school websites Google blogs videocasts the web Education Amazon at large Yahoo podcasts eTextBooks Wikipedia intranet iTunes blogs blogs Netflix retail eBooks digital digital periodicalsEntertainment libraries? Profession casual gaming webinars email retail therapy Twitter professional orgs YouTube Hulu text messaging email LinkedIn app stores Communication SEO video chat promoted sites IM Bing VOIP Facebook ads © 2011 | Sarah Houghton-Jan
  12. 12. physical vs. virtual library use
  13. 13. Australian Bureau of Statistics (June 2010)
  14. 14. Internet Use •  80.1% of Australians are regular internet users (August 2009, Nielsen) •  Their social network use (April 2010, Nielsen): -  90% are social networkers -  63% use Facebook -  23% use Twitter (12% of all Australians) -  City residents are 10x more likely to use Twitter -  Australian internet users spend the most time social networking: 7 hrs 19 min per month
  15. 15. The Facebook Factor • Facebook is the 2nd most visited website by after Google.com.au (ages 18-24, Facebook wins) • Facebook has 19.3% of all page views vs. Google.com.au’s 7.4% • Facebook is the #1 search term in each of the major search engines • 11% of visits to all other websites come from links in Facebook •  (October 2010, Hitwise)
  16. 16. Mobile Use (Nielsen 2009 report) •  43% of online Australians own smartphones •  73% of smartphone owners run web searches regularly •  18% use Twitter on mobile (1/2 use it daily) •  18% use YouTube on mobile •  66% of mobile social networkers are 35
  17. 17. device continuum
  18. 18. ubiquity of touch screens
  19. 19. always with you?
  20. 20. internet TV
  21. 21. 3D gaming and Tv
  22. 22. download vs. streaming
  23. 23. 3D printing: MakerBot technological singularity
  24. 24. Who owns your data?
  25. 25. the challenge of digital proliferation is an opportunity for us
  26. 26. collections •  digital vs. physical •  budget choices •  selection process •  access while closed
  27. 27. explosion in digital use • ...in the last year @ San Jose Public Library... •  ebook downloads +43% •  digital reference questions +450% •  catalog use +140% •  extended web presence use +12,000%
  28. 28. digital collections •  user awareness •  formats •  digital rights management •  owning leasing models •  device support
  29. 29. extended collections •  digitize local materials •  support more than text •  loan out technology •  non-traditional content
  30. 30. information services •  are we still committed? •  competitive advantage •  going to the user
  31. 31. programming •  digital divide and the long tail •  ‘have nots’ vs. ‘sorta haves’ vs. ‘haves’
  32. 32. library catalogs •  usability •  integration •  federated searching’s limited success •  serendipity
  33. 33. library websites •  what do we cut? •  focus on function, not brand or category
  34. 34. go mobile or go home
  35. 35. sites vs. apps
  36. 36. augmented reality •  local history tours •  library wayfinding •  genealogy •  what do you have that no one else does?
  37. 37. computing services •  speed •  hardware software •  open drives ports •  downloads installs •  secure free wifi
  38. 38. computing spaces •  tech support •  ergonomic seating •  encourage collaboration •  comfortable lighting
  39. 39. Community
  40. 40. acting on library values (digitally) community advocacy
  41. 41. freedom of information
  42. 42. i fought the man, and...
  43. 43. i won.
  44. 44. expert research help
  45. 45. personal privacy
  46. 46. net neutrality
  47. 47. ask the people youserve what would make their lives easier.
  48. 48. we are the library. we democratizeinformation expertise.
  49. 49. and we are all frakking awesome.
  50. 50. Sarah Houghton-Janweb: LibrarianInBlack.nettwitter: @TheLiBemail: LibrarianInBlack@gmail.comim: LibrarianInBlackfacebook: facebook.com/LibrarianInBlack
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