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  • Next Library… or shrink Jens Thorhauge Danish Agency for Libraries and Media
  • We are working in an involving way to create ’The new library’
      • CO-CREATION
      • USER CENTRED INNOVATION
      • YOUTH CULTURE
      • THE PHYSICAL LIBRARY
      • INTERACTIVE LIBRARY SPACES
      • COMPETENCES
      • COMMUNITY BUILDING
      • CREATIVITY AND LEARNING
  • Three waves of change in the library
    • From card catalogues to databases
    • The internet and digital media wave
    • Google and social technologies, globalization
      • Change of culture, user needs, user behaviour , co-creation
  • Three axes changing our world
    • A new globalized economy and technology
    • A knowledge society based on networking
    • A new mindset is emerging
    • Creating new opportunities AND problems: new forms of poverty, new forms of fundamentalism, new social tension
    • (Otto Scharmer)
  • Deep cultural changes: from ’solid’ to ’liquid’
    • Industrial production moves east –’flattening of the world’, new competition
    • New competenices are needed, lifelong learning
    • Fragmentation of life – ’liquid modernity’ (Bauman, Giddens)
    • Lack of identity/flexibility:
    • constantely redefinition of life-situation –’emigrant culture’ (Xiaolu Guo)
    • Widening of the digital gab
    • New (multicultural)social tension
  • Three deep challenges to our societies
    • The competition forces us to be innovative to a degree that cannot be overestimated
    • The dramatic changes in the medialandscape is challenging democracy to find new ways to involvement of citizens
    • The digital divide leads to a gap between ’haves’ and ’have nots’ that is a threat to a coherent society
  • What is library business in this context?
    • To create value for users and to support the agenda of the society: social processes! The media are means or tools
    • The goals of the library may be seen as answering the challenges by
      • Supporting innovation - and lifelong learning
      • Developping democratic involvement
      • Bridging the growing gap by nourishing identity building
  • Where are libraries now? A few trends
    • Lending is decreasing but number of visitors stable
    • Digital content is already dominating – growing demand for 24/7 access to all media
    • Social technologies are entering the library
    • The library space is becoming the medium
    • Lifelong learning programmes are needed
    • Promotion of literacy
    • Third place- and inspiration
  • How should we proceed? A New Public Library!
    • with new
    • Roles
    • Services
    • Infrastructure
    • Organisation
    • Competencies
    • Premises
  • The New Public Library takes new roles
    • Roles: the qualified ’third
    • place’ – learning acitivities , participation, cultural programmes to new extend, from ’transaction- to
    • relation’
    • Services 24/7, updated platforms, ’my library’,
    • new partnerships,
    • Infrastructure with national services – download of music, films, talking books and e-books
  • The New Public Library works in new ways
    • Infrastructure: three layers architecture, local/national
    • Organisation: networking
    • Competencies: communicative and intermediary skills
    • Premises: inviting, inspiring, interactive and changing space
  • We continue to work on
      • Integrating the library services in the daily lives of people
      • Developping new services- user driven innovation
      • Reaching out to give relevant offers to the entire population
  • Thank you for listening – Good luck!