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This is a presentation on the future of libraries and trends for colleges for the library team at Seneca College in Ontario.

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  • Once again, thought provoking and visually provacative ... well done Stephen and thanks for sharing! I was looking for material on the future of public libraries in the digital age for a City TV interview that I’m doing and found many elements in this slide show. Now, can I lure you to Lethbridge to deliver this talk (and change it slightly to suit public libraries)? Thanks for using this site to share. Cheers, Christina Wilson
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  1. 1. Future Library Stuff:What are the Top Trends?<br />Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA<br />Seneca College<br />January 5, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Slides available soon on SlideShare<br />& at Stephen’s Lighthouse blog<br />
  3. 3. How do<br />we really <br />feel about <br />technology?<br />
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  6. 6. The BIG Insight<br />“The Internet has now progressed to its infancy”<br />Search, Social Networks, Learning, Commerce<br />
  7. 7. Shift Number 1<br />The Transmogrifying Book and Periodical<br />
  8. 8. How many articles did it take?<br />How many books does it take?<br />
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  10. 10. Is the traditional book<br /> now a hollow<br /> experience? <br />
  11. 11. Are we ready for a truly post print world?<br />http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=book+sculpture&page=44<br />
  12. 12. Can we get our heads out of book-centric experiences?<br />
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  14. 14. Can we design a 21st Century book experience?<br />
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  16. 16. Will Reading Matter?Are your staff confusing books and reading?<br />Audiobooks, Cengageand eBooks . . . And Google<br />
  17. 17. How many dead <br />ends in your library?<br />On your website?<br />In your OPAC?<br />
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  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/keeping-it-real/160822516/<br />
  20. 20. Can you link to book chapters or paragraphs?<br />Is your Community different?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/blu_blue/262096844/in/pool-booksandportraits<br />
  21. 21. What does your book and article or website recommendation blog/RSS feed look like?<br />Who is your star recommender or liaison?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthk/2054262239/<br />
  22. 22. How do your community content<br />reviews do?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjanebuy/340249608/in/pool-booksandportraits<br />
  23. 23. How are your web based communities doing?<br />How many hundred are there?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/mthiesson/176153663/<br />
  24. 24. What knowledge portals have you created?<br />Experiences?<br />Advanced pathfinders?<br />eLearning?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lori_an/319433801/<br />
  25. 25. Do you offer Podcasts?<br />Webcasts?<br />LibGuides?<br />Streaming?<br />Do you record and index every lecture?<br />
  26. 26. Are you making sense of your collections in a community context?<br /><ul><li>BiblioCommons
  27. 27. ChiliFresh
  28. 28. LibraryThing for Libraries
  29. 29. SOPAC, VuFind, Endeca, etc.
  30. 30. Delicious
  31. 31. Digg
  32. 32. YouTube</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/lori_an/319433802/in/photostream/<br />
  33. 33. Are we going to a totally build it yourself world?<br />Imagine IKEA merging with GM...<br />
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  36. 36. Newspapers: Assemble them yourself.<br />Re-imagine the textbook, coursepack, etc. <br />
  37. 37. Shift Number 2<br />Islands in the Stream: DVD, CD, and death thereof<br />
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  42. 42. What is the scariest scenario for libraries?I have an archaeology background . . . <br />
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  44. 44. Shift Number 3<br />Smart Kids & Employees<br />
  45. 45. Literacy = Life Success<br />News literacy<br />Technology literacy<br />Information literacy<br />Media literacy<br />Adaptive literacy<br />Research literacy<br />Academic literacy<br />Etc.<br />Reading literacy<br />Numeracy<br />Critical literacy<br />Social literacy<br />Computer literacy<br />Web literacy<br />Content literacy<br />Written literacy<br />
  46. 46. Play<br />
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  48. 48. Shift Number 4<br />Mind Share and Libraries<br />
  49. 49. What Are Libraries Really For?<br />Special Libraries<br />Hospitals, Police, Fire, Ambulance and Libraries<br />“Everything is there on the Internet for free!”<br />Economic Impact – ($6.50 per $1, workforce preparedness, industrial attraction, quality of life, etc.)<br />Equity (digital divide, integrating population growth, generations, etc.)<br />Student Performance (up to 25 point increase)<br />Competitive Advantage (Canada, EC, India, China, etc.)<br />Social Glue<br />Community<br />Learning<br />Interaction<br />
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  51. 51. Shift Number 5<br />Bricks, Clicks and Tricks: Physical Space<br />
  52. 52. Bricks, Clicks and Tricks:Knowledge Commons<br />
  53. 53. Comfort<br />
  54. 54. What’s Your Experience Look Like?<br />
  55. 55. What’s Your Experience Look Like?<br />
  56. 56. What’s Your Experience Look Like?<br />
  57. 57. Shift Number 6<br />Social Libraries<br />
  58. 58. Or will we defend a 16th Century vision?<br />
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  60. 60. Community<br />
  61. 61. Life<br />
  62. 62. You can’t wait for everyone to change at once.<br />
  63. 63. Shift Number 7<br />Partnerships, CollaborationsCooperation<br />
  64. 64. Community Networks<br />
  65. 65. Do we truly understand their goals?<br />
  66. 66. Conversations<br />
  67. 67. Relationships<br />
  68. 68. What do libraries want?<br />Relevance<br />Making a Difference<br />
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  70. 70. Connection<br />
  71. 71. Personalization<br />
  72. 72. Personalization<br />
  73. 73. Shift Number8<br />An E-learning World<br />
  74. 74. You all know e-learning...<br />Key strategies that must happen...<br />There is an imperative that the library and institutional and provincial/national strategies align quick ly.<br />Liaisons need to be prioritized over service<br />Self service needs to be thought through<br />Niche priorities over service for all<br />On demand content <br />Copyright, etc.<br />Puzzle experiments – i.e. How does the espresso book machine puzzle into our strategies<br />
  75. 75. Shift Number 9<br />A Volatile World<br />
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  77. 77. Discovery & Ideas<br />
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  85. 85. The Future Discovered<br />Stem Cells<br />fMRI and The Brain<br />Cloning<br />Wind and other energy<br />Nanotechnology<br />Robotics<br />Book Digitization<br />Music<br />Streaming Media<br />Seed Bank<br />
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  87. 87. Eye Movement Changes<br />
  88. 88. Learning Styles<br />Visual/Spatial (Picture Smart)<br />Verbal/Linguistic (Word Smart)<br />Musical/Rhythmic (Music Smart)<br />Logical/Mathematical (Number Smart)<br />Bodily/Kinesthetic (Body Smart)<br />Interpersonal (People Smart)<br />Intrapersonal (Self Smart)<br />Piaget, Bloom, Gardner, etc.<br />
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  91. 91. Diabetes Online<br />Yes, Stephen did just say Lizard Spit<br />
  92. 92. Volatility<br />Especially in Education and Research<br />
  93. 93. Major Shifts Afoot<br />Cloud computing<br />Repository integration <br />Metadata plateau<br />Excessive Mobile<br />Bandwidth bottlenecks<br />SmartWeb<br />Sensors Everywhere<br />The ‘new’ Privacy<br />Decentralization of Education<br />Decentralization of R&D<br />Internet of Things<br />Content price wars – eg. eBooks<br />Collaboration via Wave, etc.<br />Asia Centricity<br />Discovery on Steroids (genome, brain, nano, green, climate,...)<br />Less search, more context and display delivery<br />Social web dominant<br />Ultimate network = phone + mobile commerce<br />Augmented reality<br />The Real Time Web<br />Experience Portals + e-learning<br />Hybrid content<br />App stores and API stores<br />Cybercrime and Cyberterror<br />
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  95. 95. & AMAZON<br />
  96. 96. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessman/2590572476/<br />
  97. 97. http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/2735401175/<br />
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  99. 99. The<br />Sharing<br />Economy<br />
  100. 100. “Web 2.0 generally refers to a second generation of services available on the WWW that lets people collaborate and share information online.” Wikipedia<br />Shared Pictures = <br />Shared Knowledge =<br />Shared Bookmarks =<br />Shared News = <br />Shared Videos =<br />Shared Everything = <br />
  101. 101. Get Good at The Cloud<br />
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  103. 103. Be Where Your Users Are<br />
  104. 104. Credit: Lorcan Dempsey<br />
  105. 105. http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2006/09/01/music-inspires-library-20-matrix/<br />
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  111. 111. What are the Real Challenges?<br />Scalability (and this doesn’t mean web scale)<br />Retreading our colleagues - quickly<br />Prejudice about users & Disrespect of users<br />Demographic Mosaic Change<br />Lack of Accountability and Urgency to Act<br />Demand for Reproducibility and Proofs<br />Coordination and Sharing<br />Vision<br />Leadership<br />Financial Resources (excuse vs. reason)<br />
  112. 112. Shift Number 10<br />The Librarian as Expert Contact& Team Member<br />
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  115. 115. The thing about success, is that it’s not about things.<br />Or 2.0 Technology<br />
  116. 116. Make a list of your last 10 projects. Now describe them in terms that they only solved an end user problem – NOT a library problem.<br />By any chance do you<br />prioritize your needs over<br />end users?<br />
  117. 117. What problems do you solve?Are they librarian or end user problems?<br />
  118. 118. Draw a 1 to 7 scale.1___2___3___4___5___6___7Plot all initiatives on it.One: Solves end-user problems from the end user’s perspectiveSeven: Solves library staff problems and pain points?<br />
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  120. 120. LibrariesCreating the Third Path…<br />
  121. 121. Vision Will Pull You There<br />
  122. 122. Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA<br />President 2008, SLA<br />VP Strategic Partnerships and Markets<br />Gale Cengage Learning<br />Cel: 416-669-4855<br />stephen.abram@cengage.com<br />http://www.cengage.com<br />Stephen’s Lighthouse Blog<br />http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com<br />

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