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.   centra...
the web we love isn't

  transparent       vs.   opaque
 participatory      vs.   passive
   distributed      vs.   centra...
the web we want?

  transparent      vs.   opaque
 participatory     vs.   passive
   distributed     vs.   centralized
  ...
the web we love

  transparent     vs.   opaque
 participatory    vs.   passive
   distributed    vs.   centralized
     h...
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 c...
2003
mel still mayor
second iraq war starts
human genome completed
int'l year of freshwater
australia wins cricket world c...
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
contin...
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
     ...
Mike
Connor,Firefox
Develop
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        60
                   Daily
                 contributors

            ...
Mike Connor,
 Developer
         Firefox
        dev team

               60
                      Daily
                 ...
Mike Connor,
 Developer
         Firefox
        dev team
                      Daily
               60   contributors

  ...
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
                       ...
library
   dna




          participatory
          culture
the library
and the web
   are fusing
the library we want?




                         the library
                       and the web
                         ...
the library we want?




        source: Metric X on flickr
the library we want?

  transparent      vs.   opaque
 participatory     vs.   passive
   distributed     vs.   centralize...
the library we want

  transparent         vs.   opaque
 participatory        vs.   passive
   distributed        vs.   ce...
the library we want

  transparent         vs.   opaque
 participatory        vs.   passive
   distributed        vs.   ce...
the library we want

  transparent         vs.   opaque
 participatory        vs.   passive
   distributed        vs.   ce...
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 libr...
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 coul...
thanks
thanks
to lilly, beltzner and everyone i stole slide
ideas from. everyone who commented.
and all the great photographers o...
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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.

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A library that thinks like the web

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