Oct 2012 MPLA Presentation (BHKN)Presentation Transcript
A Change of Course: Redefining Libraries and the Delivery of LocalInformation Online.
FIRST AN INTRODUCTIONA brief walkthrough of what the BHKN is and why we do it.
The Changing Landscape of thePublic Library“Unparalleledcollectors oflocalinformation”
Repurposed Library Role“Rather than worrying quite so much about competing with search engines and whatevertechnologies follow them, we may be better off concentrating our energies on knowingand serving our local communities.” From “Fit Libraries are Future Proof by Steven Bell American Libraries, October2010.
Question:How has your work as alibrarian transitioned?
Libraries are talking about thisVirtual ALA Conference - Competing in the InformationMarketplace: http://journalismthatmatters.org/biblionews/David Lankeshttp://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2011/Florence-DLL.pdf
ALA is talking about this
Knight Community Foundation, Re-Imagining Journalism: Local News for Networked World, July 2011.
KN Librarian AggregationProcessIdentify Issues• City, County, SchoolBoardAggregate Information• News stories• Government Documents• Websites• Data SetsArrange Content onSite• Blogs• ResourcePagesMarketing• Who needs to knowthis information andwhere to find it?
Question:Who are potentialpartners for information inyour community?
Infrastructurefor an Individual Library:use of existing resources• Content DM• Computerwith Internet• Scanner• Google Maps• Diigo• Google DocsCommunityIssuesCommunityIndicatorsCommunityArchivesHardware
What We Can DoFor OurCommunity
BlackHillsKnowledgeNetworkWhat does it do?
MEET THE BLACK HILLS KNOWLEDGENETWORK TEAMHow does the Rapid City Public Library fit in?
Government and CitizenshipContent
Work & Economy Content
Education & Training Content
0200400600800100012001400160018002000Black HillsKnowledgeNetworkEbscoHost InfoTrac ProQuestBlack Hills Knowledge Network vs. OtherDatabases
Question:In your community whattype of content would be ofvalue to your users?What already exists thatcould be aggregated, indexedor centralized?
WHAT ELEMENTS OF LIBRARIANSHIPALIGN WITH BHKN.What changes, what stays the same and what is redefined.
collaborative online workspaces
physical, digital & cultural artifacts
content creation & aggregation
connect and engage
track & evaluate
Question:If you were to do this type ofwork, what changes wouldyou need to make and whatresources do you need?
ResourcesWebsites• www.blackhillsknowledgenetwork.com• www.knightfoundation.org• www.diigo.com/user/rcgovernment• drupal.org/• www.wikidot.comBooks & Publications• Re-Imagining Journalism by the Knight Community Foundation• Pollyanna Principles by Hildy Gottlieb, 2009.• Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library, ALA, 2011Presentations• David Lankes http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/Presentations/2011/Florence-DLL.pdfVideos• Pollyanna Principles: http://www.youtube.com/user/PollyannaPrinciples#p/u/6/xgMBK39SoE0• Virtual ALA Conference - Competing in the Information Marketplace:http://journalismthatmatters.org/biblionews/