Hacking
the
Public Library
From
print curators
to
digital creators
Kathryn
Greenhill
November 2010
LibrariansMatter.com
About
inspiration
que comienza con...
prejuzgado
Hacking
!=
Piratería
Hacking
!=
Piratage
Where to today ?
Public libraries need to
learn from hackers...
...to nimbly and
creatively change
…
… to meet our
users’ needs.
1. Characteristics of
hacking
2. Library hacking
projects
3. Hacking the public library...
from curation to co-creation
1. Characteristics of
hacking
OR
Hackers
inspire
me
MIT HACKERS
Massachusetts
Institute of
Technology
HACKER:
A person who enjoys exploring
the details of programmable
systems and how to stretch
their capabilities, as oppose...
HACKER ETHICS
1.Access to computers—and
anything which might teach
you something about the way
the world works—should be
unlimited and t...
2.All information should be free.
3. Mistrust authority—promote
decentralization.
4. Hackers should be judged by
their hacking, not criteria such
as degrees, age, race, sex, or
position.
5.You can create art and beauty
on a computer.
6. Computers can change your
life for the better.
•Free information
•Access
•Treating all equally
•Changing lives for the
better
WHITE HATS and
BLACK HATS
CSIRAC sings!
CRACTRO and
DEMOSCENE
LIBRARIAN
LIBRARIAN +
CRACKTRO =
HACKING the
EVERYDAY
Sugar Powered Russian Rocket
Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved October ...
Wooden computer case
Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved October 4, 2010,...
Lego machine that types
on a keyboard
Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved...
Band made from old
computer parts
Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved Oct...
Cat climbing shelf Pretty Kitty Potty. (2010, March 26). IKEA Hacker. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahacker.bl...
Cat climbing shelf Pretty Kitty Potty. (2010, March 26). IKEA Hacker. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahacker.bl...
Cat climbing shelf in one compact Billy. (2010, February 26). IKEA Hacker. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahack...
Hack of a Lack holding Cat. (2010, July 6). IKEA. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/07/h...
LEARNING from
HACKERS
“ Everyone could gain something by the use of
thinking computers in an intellectually
automated world. And wouldn’t everyo...
FIVE PRACTICES
1. Finding new uses
and combinations for
existing elements
2. Exhibiting
high technical skill and
going beyond
expectations
3. Playing creatively
4. Building freely
on the
efforts of others
5. Releasing early and
often and accepting
perpetual beta
6. Working
collaboratively in
community
2. Library hacking
projects
OR
Library
hackers
inspire
me
•Tiny rural library trust
•Single branch semi-urban library
•Consortium for a province
•National library
Size does not matterC
Attitude
mattersC
Longer movies
LibrariansMatter.com
At http://librariansmatter.com/blog/output/keynote-for-v-congreso-nacional-de-bibliotec...
Eight minutes each talking about
•The project
•Hacking
•Hacking and libraries
•Public libraries as digital content creators
1. Finding new uses
and combinations
for existing
elements
Kris DeWinter
Provinciaal Bibliotheekcentrum
Vrieselhof, Belgium
WORDPRESS + AQUABROWSER
=
PUBLIC LIBRARYWEB PRESENCE
OPEN SOURCE BLOGGING SOFTWARE
+
COMMERCIAL DISCOVERY LAYER
=
PUBLIC LIBRARYWEB PRESENCE
2. Exhibiting
high technical skill
and
going beyond
expectations
3. Playing creatively
Paul Hagon
National Library of Australia
http://ll04.nla.gov.au/
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/flickr/sv-index.php
4. Building freely
on the
efforts of others
Jo Ransom
Horowhenua Library Trust
Every one U.S. dollar
invested by HLT
71 U.S. dollars in
programming from
others
5. Releasing early
and often and
accepting
perpetual beta
6.Working
collaboratively in
community
3. Hacking the public library...
from curation to co-creation
OR
Public
libraries
inspire
me
...and I
want them
to continue
WHAT ABOUT
THE SHOEBOX ?
“ A public library is an organisation established,
supported and funded by the community,
either through local, regional o...
“ A public library is an organisation established,
supported and funded by the community,
either through local, regional o...
It provides access to
knowledge, information,
lifelong learning, and works
of the imagination through a
range of resources...
•Access
•Community
•Equality
•Literacy
•Access
•Community
•Equality
•Literacy
Usage
Usage + Producing
Usage + Producing
= Produsage
... the production of ideas takes place in a
collaborative, participatory environment which
breaks down the boundaries bet...
These produsers engage not in a
traditional form of content production, but
are instead involved in produsage - the
collab...
•Access
•Community
•Equality
•Literacy
KETE
THREE
CHALLENGES
• Jo movie 2
• Jo movie 2
convergence
• Jo movie 2
• Jo movie 2generics
• Jo movie 2
• Jo movie 2
local
THANK YOU
Media credits
• Guignard, T. (2010). Gateway. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/timtom/4661435492/
• Paul Moody,...
Media credits
• Chad. (2009a). 03/11/09. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiddenpeanuts/3348617428/
• Chad. (20...
Media credits
• Foster, G. (2008). David Vs Goliath. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregfoster/2834857578/
• ...
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Keynote for Day Two of the V Congreso Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas in Gijon, Spain, on 4 November 2010.

For the videos shown during this presentation, please see: http://librariansmatter.com/blog/output/keynote-for-v-congreso-nacional-de-bibliotecas-publicas-movies-slides-and-written-paper/ .

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HACKING THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: from print curators to digital content creators.

Public library staff worldwide are embracing the spirit of hackerdom by taking matters into their own hands and creating their own digital platforms, tools and content to better connect people and information. Libraries are creating online environments that connect the stories of their local communities. They are creating social layers in their catalogues. They are exposing their data to remix and repurposing.

Hacking is a nimble, creative act of using existing elements to better serve a new purpose. Hacking includes the following practices - finding new uses and combinations for existing elements; exhibiting high technical skill and going beyond expectations; playing creatively; building freely on the efforts of others; and, finally, working collaboratively in community

In this keynote, Kathryn Greenhill examines what public librarians can learn from four of our colleagues who are already hacking the public library, and how these hacking principles can be used to repurpose our public libraries as we move from curation and access of content to collaborations with our local communities to produce local digital content.

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  1. 1. Hacking the Public Library
  2. 2. From print curators to digital creators
  3. 3. Kathryn Greenhill November 2010
  4. 4. LibrariansMatter.com
  5. 5. About inspiration
  6. 6. que comienza con...
  7. 7. prejuzgado
  8. 8. Hacking != Piratería
  9. 9. Hacking != Piratage
  10. 10. Where to today ?
  11. 11. Public libraries need to learn from hackers...
  12. 12. ...to nimbly and creatively change …
  13. 13. … to meet our users’ needs.
  14. 14. 1. Characteristics of hacking
  15. 15. 2. Library hacking projects
  16. 16. 3. Hacking the public library... from curation to co-creation
  17. 17. 1. Characteristics of hacking
  18. 18. OR
  19. 19. Hackers inspire me
  20. 20. MIT HACKERS
  21. 21. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  22. 22. HACKER: A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary • (The Jargon File v4.4.7, 2003)
  23. 23. HACKER ETHICS
  24. 24. 1.Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total.Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
  25. 25. 2.All information should be free.
  26. 26. 3. Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
  27. 27. 4. Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not criteria such as degrees, age, race, sex, or position.
  28. 28. 5.You can create art and beauty on a computer.
  29. 29. 6. Computers can change your life for the better.
  30. 30. •Free information •Access •Treating all equally •Changing lives for the better
  31. 31. WHITE HATS and BLACK HATS
  32. 32. CSIRAC sings!
  33. 33. CRACTRO and DEMOSCENE
  34. 34. LIBRARIAN
  35. 35. LIBRARIAN + CRACKTRO =
  36. 36. HACKING the EVERYDAY
  37. 37. Sugar Powered Russian Rocket Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://hackaday.com/2010/10/03/hackaday-links-october-3-2010/
  38. 38. Wooden computer case Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://hackaday.com/2010/10/03/hackaday-links-october-3-2010/
  39. 39. Lego machine that types on a keyboard Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://hackaday.com/2010/10/03/hackaday-links-october-3-2010/
  40. 40. Band made from old computer parts Szczys, M. (2010, October 3). Hackaday links: October 3, 2010. Hack a Day. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://hackaday.com/2010/10/03/hackaday-links-october-3-2010/
  41. 41. Cat climbing shelf Pretty Kitty Potty. (2010, March 26). IKEA Hacker. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/05/pretty-kitty-potty.html
  42. 42. Cat climbing shelf Pretty Kitty Potty. (2010, March 26). IKEA Hacker. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/05/pretty-kitty-potty.html
  43. 43. Cat climbing shelf in one compact Billy. (2010, February 26). IKEA Hacker. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/02/cat-climbing-shelf-in-one-compact-billy.html
  44. 44. Hack of a Lack holding Cat. (2010, July 6). IKEA. Retrieved October 4, 2010, from http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2010/07/hack-of-lack-holding-cat.html
  45. 45. LEARNING from HACKERS
  46. 46. “ Everyone could gain something by the use of thinking computers in an intellectually automated world. And wouldn’t everyone benefit even more by approaching the world with the same inquisitive intensity, scepticism toward bureaucracy, openness to creativity, unselfishness in sharing accomplishments, urge to make improvements, and desire to build as those who followed the Hacker Ethic?” (Levy, 2010, p. 37)
  47. 47. FIVE PRACTICES
  48. 48. 1. Finding new uses and combinations for existing elements
  49. 49. 2. Exhibiting high technical skill and going beyond expectations
  50. 50. 3. Playing creatively
  51. 51. 4. Building freely on the efforts of others
  52. 52. 5. Releasing early and often and accepting perpetual beta
  53. 53. 6. Working collaboratively in community
  54. 54. 2. Library hacking projects
  55. 55. OR
  56. 56. Library hackers inspire me
  57. 57. •Tiny rural library trust •Single branch semi-urban library •Consortium for a province •National library
  58. 58. Size does not matterC
  59. 59. Attitude mattersC
  60. 60. Longer movies LibrariansMatter.com At http://librariansmatter.com/blog/output/keynote-for-v-congreso-nacional-de-bibliotecas-publicas-movies-slides-and-written-paper/
  61. 61. Eight minutes each talking about •The project •Hacking •Hacking and libraries •Public libraries as digital content creators
  62. 62. 1. Finding new uses and combinations for existing elements
  63. 63. Kris DeWinter
  64. 64. Provinciaal Bibliotheekcentrum Vrieselhof, Belgium
  65. 65. WORDPRESS + AQUABROWSER = PUBLIC LIBRARYWEB PRESENCE
  66. 66. OPEN SOURCE BLOGGING SOFTWARE + COMMERCIAL DISCOVERY LAYER = PUBLIC LIBRARYWEB PRESENCE
  67. 67. 2. Exhibiting high technical skill and going beyond expectations
  68. 68. 3. Playing creatively
  69. 69. Paul Hagon
  70. 70. National Library of Australia
  71. 71. http://ll04.nla.gov.au/
  72. 72. http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/flickr/sv-index.php
  73. 73. 4. Building freely on the efforts of others
  74. 74. Jo Ransom
  75. 75. Horowhenua Library Trust
  76. 76. Every one U.S. dollar invested by HLT
  77. 77. 71 U.S. dollars in programming from others
  78. 78. 5. Releasing early and often and accepting perpetual beta
  79. 79. 6.Working collaboratively in community
  80. 80. 3. Hacking the public library... from curation to co-creation
  81. 81. OR
  82. 82. Public libraries inspire me
  83. 83. ...and I want them to continue
  84. 84. WHAT ABOUT THE SHOEBOX ?
  85. 85. “ A public library is an organisation established, supported and funded by the community, either through local, regional or national government or through some other form of community organisation. It provides access to knowledge, information, lifelong learning, and works of the imagination through a range of resources and services and is equally available to all members of the community regardless of race, nationality, age, gender, religion, language, disability, economic and employment status and educational attainment “.
  86. 86. “ A public library is an organisation established, supported and funded by the community, either through local, regional or national government or through some other form of community organisation. It provides access to knowledge, information, lifelong learning, and works of the imagination through a range of resources and services and is equally available to all members of the community regardless of race, nationality, age, gender, religion, language, disability, economic and employment status and educational attainment “.
  87. 87. It provides access to knowledge, information, lifelong learning, and works of the imagination through a range of resources and services and is equally available to all members of the community
  88. 88. •Access •Community •Equality •Literacy
  89. 89. •Access •Community •Equality •Literacy
  90. 90. Usage
  91. 91. Usage + Producing
  92. 92. Usage + Producing = Produsage
  93. 93. ... the production of ideas takes place in a collaborative, participatory environment which breaks down the boundaries between producers and consumers and instead enables all participants to be users as well as producers of information and knowledge, or what I have come to call produsers. Axel Bruns, Blogs, Wikipedia, Second life, and Beyond : from production to produsage (New York: Peter Lang, 2008).
  94. 94. These produsers engage not in a traditional form of content production, but are instead involved in produsage - the collaborative and continuous building and extending of existing content in pursuit of further improvement. Axel Bruns, Blogs, Wikipedia, Second life, and Beyond : from production to produsage (New York: Peter Lang, 2008).
  95. 95. •Access •Community •Equality •Literacy
  96. 96. KETE
  97. 97. THREE CHALLENGES
  98. 98. • Jo movie 2
  99. 99. • Jo movie 2 convergence
  100. 100. • Jo movie 2
  101. 101. • Jo movie 2generics
  102. 102. • Jo movie 2
  103. 103. • Jo movie 2 local
  104. 104. THANK YOU
  105. 105. Media credits • Guignard, T. (2010). Gateway. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/timtom/4661435492/ • Paul Moody, lily looks down the road less traveled, April 5, 2007, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulmoody/447255719/. • Robert. (2007). Old Kennington's Department Store Shoebox. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/smokey_blue/1154105952/ • S, S. (2009). Devotion. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/32834181@N00/4177427393/ • Cindi. (2008). Joann Ransom. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/3009942334/ • Kit. (2009). 262: Arrrrrrrrrr! Talk like a pirate day!. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/practicalowl/3933514241/ • Hanson, J. (2010). P5190013. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredhanson/4622985829/ • Mosman Library (2007) Mosman Voices. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mosmanlibrary/443248720/ • Cindi. (2008). John Blyberg. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/2636007498/ • CSIRAC (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer) Taken by John O'Neill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRAC-Pano,-Melb.-Museum,-12.8.2008.jpg
  106. 106. Media credits • Chad. (2009a). 03/11/09. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiddenpeanuts/3348617428/ • Chad. (2009b). 06/03/09. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiddenpeanuts/3592497450/ • Fotos_von_Carlos. (2010). Breakpoint 2010. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/42177787@N04/4483964351/ • Schmidt, K. (2006). macronaut hub remix. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/toxi/106722057/ • Chad. (2009). Ms. Pac-Man proposal. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiddenpeanuts/3591308306/ • Hagon, P. (2009). Made it. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulhagon/3491273978/ (used with permission of the author) • Image of Kris De Winter (2010) private collection used with permission of the author.
  107. 107. Media credits • Foster, G. (2008). David Vs Goliath. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregfoster/2834857578/ • Foster, G. (2008). 2 Against 1. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregfoster/2841912582/ • D, S. (2008). Symmetrical convergence. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthwatcher/3109447645/ • Blyberg, J. (2009). Recent Returns Display. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblyberg/3491558994/ • Blyberg, J. (2010). Information Service Desk Paging Screen Configuration. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblyberg/5104855713/ • Blyberg, J. (2010). PNS alerts on iPad. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblyberg/5104464847/ • AUDIO: Recreation of CSIRAC playing “Colonel Bogey March” by Paul Doornbusch http://www.csirac.info/music/3.html Used with permission of the author.

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