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A talk about Mozilla, the web and the future of libraries. Given as keynote to Toronto Public Library annual staff conference, May 2009.

A talk about Mozilla, the web and the future of libraries. Given as keynote to Toronto Public Library annual staff conference, May 2009.

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    A library that thinks like the web A library that thinks like the web Presentation Transcript

    • a library that thinks like the web
    • my point:
    • my point: openess and participation
    • my point: openess and participation = the core logic of the web
    • my point: openess and participation made the web better
    • my point: openess and participation can make libraries better
    • point #1 openess and participation = the core logic of the web
    • the web we love
    • the web we love
    • the web we love
    • what makes the web we love?
    • the web we love is transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • the web we love isn't transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • the web we want? transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • the web we love transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • normal people make the web.
    • normal people make the web. they make it better every day.
    • normal people make the web. they make it better every day. this is the logic of the web.
    • point #2 openess and participation made the web better
    • 2003
    • 2003 mel still mayor second iraq war starts human genome completed int'l year of freshwater australia wins cricket world cup
    • 2003 mel still mayor second iraq war starts human genome completed int'l year of freshwater australia wins cricket world cup and, the web is in danger
    • 2003 the web is in danger
    • monopoly
    • also
    • the web was becoming less transparent
    • the web was becoming less participatory
    • the web was becoming less hackable
    • the web was becoming less open
    • it wasn't the web we love
    • it wasn't the web we love nor the web we have today
    • 2003 the web is in danger
    • 2003 the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
    • 2003 Mozilla is a global community of people who believe that openness, participation and innovation are key to the continued health of the Internet. the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
    • 2003 the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
    • together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
    • together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
    • together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
    • together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
    • together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
    • together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
    • using openness participation hackability
    • Mike Connor, Developer 1
    • Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60
    • Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s
    • Mike Connor,Firefox Develop er dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s
    • Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+
    • Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team Daily 60 contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+ Daily users 60 million
    • we encouraged people to participate
    • we encouraged people to participate
    • we encouraged people to participate
    • we encouraged people to participate 1000s of people
    • we encouraged people to participate $200,000
    • we encouraged people to participate a bet on openness
    • we encouraged people to participate this is how the web thinks
    • we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web
    • we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web we used it to make the web better
    • we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web you can too
    • point #3 openess and participation can make libraries better
    • and it's already happening point #3 openess and participation can make libraries better
    • same dna
    • same dna universal access to human knowledge, experience and ideas
    • same dna source: striatic on flickr
    • same dna source: striatic on flickr different culture
    • library dna source: striatic on flickr participatory culture
    • library dna participatory culture
    • the library and the web are fusing
    • the library we want? the library and the web are fusing
    • the library we want? source: Metric X on flickr
    • the library we want? transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • the library we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • the library we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • the library we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
    • the library we want
    • the library we want normal people make the library.
    • the library we want normal people make the library. they make it better every day.
    • the library we want normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a library that thinks like the web.
    • normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a library that thinks like the web.
    • normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a library that thinks like the web. that's something i could get behind.
    • thanks
    • thanks to lilly, beltzner and everyone i stole slide ideas from. everyone who commented. and all the great photographers on flickr. mark surman mozilla foundation mark@mozillafoundation.org this deck @ www.slideshare.net/msurman