Education Institute
Friday August 9, 2013
Stephen Abram, MLS
Lighthouse Consulting Inc.
2014 Tech Forecast For Libraries
Welcome
• Stephen Abram is a strategy,
marketing and direction planning
consultant with Dysart & Jones.
• He is CEO of the...
These slides are on Slideshare and
Stephen’s Lighthouse
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What’s your reaction to ideas?
Accept that change
is an attitude
Being More Open to Change
Librarian Magic
What are your magic tricks?
Think deeply about . . .
9
Your
Operation’s
Scalability
Your
Sustainability
The Depth of your
Relationships
How you Set
Pr...
Risk Taking in Librarianship
Avoiding the triple diseases of:
1. Conflict avoidance
2. Passive resistance
3. Risk aversion
The Library as Sandbox
Crowdfunding
IndieGoGo
Kickstarter
RocketHub
Charity and non-profits options
eLearning and MOOCs
Offering real education in library setting
Gale’s Learn4Life, Lynda.com, Atomic
Learning, etc.
MOOCs
Making and Makerspaces
More than a 3D printer and scanner
These are programs.
Everything from creative writing and
poetry ...
Video Production
As simple as a green wall
As techie as a Mac and an iPhone
Story-time, teens and ads, . . .
Experience Portals
What is the transformational process?
Let’s move off of the transactional
emphasis…
Dashboards
News in print is dying.
What are you doing about it for your community?
Do you have a dashboard template for su...
The Serious Cloud
You’re mostly in the cloud already!
Now move the rest and get TCO (total costs of
ownership) savings in ...
Library BIG Data
Mining your own data
• ILS
• Website data
• Licensed database usage
• Gate counts
• etc.
And then making ...
Analytics Driven Strategies
Learning to mine your analytics
Getting to next generation measures
Measurements not statistic...
Recommendations
Are you mining your readers?
And then making it visually interesting and
informative
Libraries as Retailers
Toronto Public Library
ReadersFirst Initiative
Bibliocommons, LibraryThing, GoodReads
Streaming Media
Preparing for the end of DVD and CD-ROM
Streaming collections of
movies, documentaries, non-
fiction, vide...
Mobility
Have you honestly set goals here?
Are you missing something or in denial?
Look around…
What’s your app plan? What...
Discovery Systems
Understand the difference between
consumer search, professional
search, and discovery
Next Steps in Search
• Facial and image recognition search
• Spoken word searching
• Semantic search (adding context to re...
Social Media as Content
Social media is no longer a trivial plaything
• LinkedIn
• Twitter
• Facebook
• Pinterest, Instagr...
Relationship Management
Your customer database is your
most important asset and it’s
neglected in libraries.
How do you us...
Born Digital - Never in Print
Growing issue in 2014 for all types of libraries
“Curation”
Conversations
“Push” Advocacy
Stories
Virality
Social engagement
Visual (Ben Bizzle at Craighead County Library)
Tell Your Story:
Until lions learn to write their own story,
the story will always be from the perspective
of the hunter n...
Enjoy your weekend!
Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA
Consultant, Dysart & Jones/Lighthouse Partners
Cel: 416-669-4855
stephen.abra...
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  • Topics to be Explored:Teaching & learningOnline learning, changes in teaching, experiential learning, etc. TechnologyTop trendsDigitization & Digital mediaPublishing TrendsThe marketplace for educationAcademic research Scholarly communicationLearning spacesPhysical & virtual
  • Group Ground Rules:Your group will work most effectively when everyone:Respects each others’ opinions & perspectives Stays on time & on agenda topicContributes & ensures everyone is contributing (encourage & allow others to pause/think)Adopt a rule that each person has a maximum 8 minutes/meeting the “T” zone; in other words, to ensure that everyone contributes, everyone must limit their talking to 8 minutes (cumulative) throughout a 90 minute meeting. Some people need time to think, and to quietly consider what they want to contribute. Give them time. Another helpful guideline is to go around the room and ask for each person’s idea/contribution. Once someone has spoken, they can’t contribute again until it is their turn. These guidelines can be relaxed once a group is comfortable working together. Adopt them at the beginning as some people will be much more participative than others and we need to build a discussion environment that works for as many as possible. Acknowledges that everyone is busy and is doing their bestRecognizes that exploring is fun & thought-provoking, especially since we are in the Library sector
  • Group Ground Rules:Your group will work most effectively when everyone:Respects each others’ opinions & perspectives Stays on time & on agenda topicContributes & ensures everyone is contributing (encourage & allow others to pause/think)Adopt a rule that each person has a maximum 8 minutes/meeting the “T” zone; in other words, to ensure that everyone contributes, everyone must limit their talking to 8 minutes (cumulative) throughout a 90 minute meeting. Some people need time to think, and to quietly consider what they want to contribute. Give them time. Another helpful guideline is to go around the room and ask for each person’s idea/contribution. Once someone has spoken, they can’t contribute again until it is their turn. These guidelines can be relaxed once a group is comfortable working together. Adopt them at the beginning as some people will be much more participative than others and we need to build a discussion environment that works for as many as possible. Acknowledges that everyone is busy and is doing their bestRecognizes that exploring is fun & thought-provoking, especially since we are in the Library sector
  • Ola ei top tech trends

    1. 1. Education Institute Friday August 9, 2013 Stephen Abram, MLS Lighthouse Consulting Inc. 2014 Tech Forecast For Libraries
    2. 2. Welcome • Stephen Abram is a strategy, marketing and direction planning consultant with Dysart & Jones. • He is CEO of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. • He plans Symposia for the iSchool @ Toronto and will launch an series on advocacy for libraries in Autumn 2013. • He is a past president of SLA, the Ontario Library Association and the Canadian Library Association. He is the author of ALA Edition’s Out Front with Stephen Abram and Stephen’s Lighthouse Blog. 2
    3. 3. These slides are on Slideshare and Stephen’s Lighthouse
    4. 4. 4 What’s your reaction to ideas?
    5. 5. Accept that change is an attitude
    6. 6. Being More Open to Change
    7. 7. Librarian Magic What are your magic tricks?
    8. 8. Think deeply about . . . 9 Your Operation’s Scalability Your Sustainability The Depth of your Relationships How you Set Priorities: Daily and Future
    9. 9. Risk Taking in Librarianship Avoiding the triple diseases of: 1. Conflict avoidance 2. Passive resistance 3. Risk aversion
    10. 10. The Library as Sandbox
    11. 11. Crowdfunding IndieGoGo Kickstarter RocketHub Charity and non-profits options
    12. 12. eLearning and MOOCs Offering real education in library setting Gale’s Learn4Life, Lynda.com, Atomic Learning, etc. MOOCs
    13. 13. Making and Makerspaces More than a 3D printer and scanner These are programs. Everything from creative writing and poetry slams, to cooking and carpentry and sewing and crafts to LEGO® and robotics…
    14. 14. Video Production As simple as a green wall As techie as a Mac and an iPhone Story-time, teens and ads, . . .
    15. 15. Experience Portals What is the transformational process? Let’s move off of the transactional emphasis…
    16. 16. Dashboards News in print is dying. What are you doing about it for your community? Do you have a dashboard template for supporting your community when disasters strike? Are you trying to go it alone?
    17. 17. The Serious Cloud You’re mostly in the cloud already! Now move the rest and get TCO (total costs of ownership) savings in the 60-70% range. And get more flexibility and get off the evil software and server upgrade hamster wheel. There is a metadata cloud that you can use with APIs (OCLC Linked Data, DPLA, …)
    18. 18. Library BIG Data Mining your own data • ILS • Website data • Licensed database usage • Gate counts • etc. And then making it visually interesting and informative
    19. 19. Analytics Driven Strategies Learning to mine your analytics Getting to next generation measures Measurements not statistics Impact not effort
    20. 20. Recommendations Are you mining your readers? And then making it visually interesting and informative
    21. 21. Libraries as Retailers Toronto Public Library ReadersFirst Initiative Bibliocommons, LibraryThing, GoodReads
    22. 22. Streaming Media Preparing for the end of DVD and CD-ROM Streaming collections of movies, documentaries, non- fiction, videogames, music, podcasts . . . Freegal, Overdrive, etc.
    23. 23. Mobility Have you honestly set goals here? Are you missing something or in denial? Look around… What’s your app plan? What does your virtual experience look like on your phone?
    24. 24. Discovery Systems Understand the difference between consumer search, professional search, and discovery
    25. 25. Next Steps in Search • Facial and image recognition search • Spoken word searching • Semantic search (adding context to remove ambiguity from search results) • Sentiment search (displaying and detecting bias and point of view in search results) • Tiled search display (displaying results across multiple contexts in tiles) • Taxonomic search (offering additional search improvements based on the internal architecture of the database or the taxonomy, ontology). • Visualization • Structured and unstructured information search • Pre-coordinate vs. post-coordinate indexing • New algorithms
    26. 26. Social Media as Content Social media is no longer a trivial plaything • LinkedIn • Twitter • Facebook • Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, etc.
    27. 27. Relationship Management Your customer database is your most important asset and it’s neglected in libraries. How do you use your data?
    28. 28. Born Digital - Never in Print Growing issue in 2014 for all types of libraries “Curation” Conversations
    29. 29. “Push” Advocacy Stories Virality Social engagement Visual (Ben Bizzle at Craighead County Library)
    30. 30. Tell Your Story: Until lions learn to write their own story, the story will always be from the perspective of the hunter not the hunted.
    31. 31. Enjoy your weekend! Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA Consultant, Dysart & Jones/Lighthouse Partners Cel: 416-669-4855 stephen.abram@gmail.com Stephen’s Lighthouse Blog http://stephenslighthouse.com Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Tumblr: Stephen Abram LinkedIn: Stephen Abram Twitter: @sabram SlideShare: StephenAbram1 Skype: stephenkabram
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