A library that thinks like the web

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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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  • 1. a library that thinks like the web
  • 2. my point:
  • 3. my point: openess and participation
  • 4. my point: openess and participation = the core logic of the web
  • 5. my point: openess and participation made the web better
  • 6. my point: openess and participation can make libraries better
  • 7. point #1 openess and participation = the core logic of the web
  • 8. the web we love
  • 9. the web we love
  • 10. the web we love
  • 11. what makes the web we love?
  • 12. the web we love is transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 13. the web we love isn't transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 14. the web we want? transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 15. the web we love transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 16. normal people make the web.
  • 17. normal people make the web. they make it better every day.
  • 18. normal people make the web. they make it better every day. this is the logic of the web.
  • 19. point #2 openess and participation made the web better
  • 20. 2003
  • 21. 2003 mel still mayor second iraq war starts human genome completed int'l year of freshwater australia wins cricket world cup
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 2003 the web is in danger
  • 24. monopoly
  • 25. also
  • 26. the web was becoming less transparent
  • 27. the web was becoming less participatory
  • 28. the web was becoming less hackable
  • 29. the web was becoming less open
  • 30. it wasn't the web we love
  • 31. it wasn't the web we love nor the web we have today
  • 32. 2003 the web is in danger
  • 33. 2003 the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
  • 34. 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
  • 35. 2003 the web is in danger mozilla foundation formed
  • 36. together we rebuilt the platform, rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 37. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 38. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 39. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 40. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 41. together we rebuilt the platform, open source rebuilt the browser, improved the web, got things moving
  • 42. using openness participation hackability
  • 43. Mike Connor, Developer 1
  • 44. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60
  • 45. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s
  • 46. Mike Connor,Firefox Develop er dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s
  • 47. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team 60 Daily contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+
  • 48. Mike Connor, Developer Firefox dev team Daily 60 contributors 100s Contributors 1000s Beta testers 500,000+ Daily users 60 million
  • 49. we encouraged people to participate
  • 50. we encouraged people to participate
  • 51. we encouraged people to participate
  • 52. we encouraged people to participate 1000s of people
  • 53. we encouraged people to participate $200,000
  • 54. we encouraged people to participate a bet on openness
  • 55. we encouraged people to participate this is how the web thinks
  • 56. we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web
  • 57. we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web we used it to make the web better
  • 58. we encouraged people to participate this is the logic of the web you can too
  • 59. point #3 openess and participation can make libraries better
  • 60. and it's already happening point #3 openess and participation can make libraries better
  • 61. same dna
  • 62. same dna universal access to human knowledge, experience and ideas
  • 63. same dna source: striatic on flickr
  • 64. same dna source: striatic on flickr different culture
  • 65. library dna source: striatic on flickr participatory culture
  • 66. library dna participatory culture
  • 67. the library and the web are fusing
  • 68. the library we want? the library and the web are fusing
  • 69. the library we want? source: Metric X on flickr
  • 70. the library we want? transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 71. the library we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 72. the library we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 73. the library we want transparent vs. opaque participatory vs. passive distributed vs. centralized hackable vs. immutable open vs. closed
  • 74. the library we want
  • 75. the library we want normal people make the library.
  • 76. the library we want normal people make the library. they make it better every day.
  • 77. the library we want normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a library that thinks like the web.
  • 78. normal people make the library. they make it better every day. a library that thinks like the web.
  • 79. 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.
  • 80. thanks
  • 81. 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