Denmark5.5 mill inhabitants43,000 km2450 fixed library service points14000000 peso or 450 DKK averagespending on libraries per capita
The social excludedPolarisation? 40 % of the labour force has no vocational education 20 % of youth does not get education beyond secondary school 15 – 20 % of population are illiterate = 1 mio people Larger gap between information strong and information weak citizens?
1400 Fewer libraries..1200 .1000 800 600 400 200 More than 50 % decrease of service points in Denmark since 1980! 0
A well known strategy..No more Sendmoney – But the public sector is more in a state of permanent crisis and the struggleprobably less! for resources is awesome.. money!
Reinvent the librarynew ways of professionalism new products new alliances new ways of funding
Mash-up library Partner activities LOCAL ARCHIVE NATURE GUIDE REFERENCE ARKIV ANALOGUE MEDIA LEARNING CENTER Archive YOUTHTODDLERS/CHILDREN JOB CORNER STUDY SUPPORT HOME- FAMILIES EXHIBITIONS COMMUNITY WORK HELP QUIET REA- CENTER AREA DINGT MEETING RAI- NING CAFÉ Q AND A ROOMS HEALTH SMS BUSINESS COUNCELLING SERVICE SELF SERVICE LEISURE INFO CONSUMER INFO LIBRARY SHOP NEWS LOUNGE
The modern library Cognition/information Innovation Empower- mentD. Skot-Hansen et. al.Royal School of Library andInformation Science Engagement
Space for meaningful and moving experiences Irrational, emotional and chaotic Communicating a diversion of aesthetic experiencesSpace for inspiration Storytelling or other artistic expressions All kinds of media, cultural forms and genres Stage for events and cultural arrangements Supports realisation (cognition)/experience and innovation
Space for experience and exploring the world through media and communication Free and easy access to information and knowledge Learning percieved as a dialogue oriented process Based on the users‟ learning needsSpace for learning Informal settings Development of playful, interactive and social learning methods Homework cafes, study places, open courses and experiment areas Support realisation (cognition)/experience and empowerment
Open, public space The Great Good Place - between home and work Arenaes for meeting other people with different interests and value Encounter opinions through discussions and debateSpace for meeting Non-committal, random encounters through lounge décor with newspapers and café atmosphere Organised meetings Chatgroups, blogs or other social media Support empowerment and engagement
Users creating new expressions in the encounter with art and culture Access to tools supporting creative expressions Gaming-, writing-, sound- and video- workshops Workshops with professionalSpace for performance artists, designers aqnd multimedia developers Publishing and distributing the work and products of the users Access to stages where users can perform and express themselves Support engagement and innovation
Elements in a strategy -summing up.. Abandon the printed book as the primary library branding element Fusion between physical – digital Focus on development Bring new skills into the library Promote learning in the organization
Palle’s Gift Shop Presentation All Danish public libraries participate Theme Universe – basic figures and changing themes – also in the physical libraries Recommendations Music Games Polling Downloads Library Adds User comments
• Started spring 2000• Editor based in Aarhus, production distributed• Cooperation with nationwide public service TV and radio broadcast
Author net Interviews Video clips User profilesLatest comments Ask your librarian Podcasts Blogs News BiographiesReaders Clubs Event calendar ’Something Similar’ Analyses Best rated novels ’Book pieces’Write to the Author Expert panelsOrder the book in your library Bibliographies