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The time for Libraries is NOW

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This is a call to arms for libraries, inspired loosely by the famous SHIFT HAPPENS deck. Feel free to embed it anywhere and everywhere, with attribution. …

This is a call to arms for libraries, inspired loosely by the famous SHIFT HAPPENS deck. Feel free to embed it anywhere and everywhere, with attribution.

Come on people! This is libraries' time!

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  • This compilation certainly contains some thought provoking images, ideas and messages. The role of librarians and information professionals in this era of internet has been discussed very precisely highlighting that the need of information experts at present time has never been felt so demanding than ever before. This show revolves around the key of “Time” that has been presented to be in terms of “Now” i.e. now it’s the time for change to capture the present and secure the future of libraries.

    I am glad to read that Mr. Potter has allowed its embedding anywhere and everywhere but with attribution..thats the big thing.

    Thanks to Ned Potter...Thanks indeed.
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  • I love this, brief, concise and clear.

    Thanks
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  • Hi, are we able to display this slideshow on a big screen in a mall? Or is it subject to copyright?
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  • Awesome. Thanks! I'll be sharing on my Facebook & Twitter accounts. :-)
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  • @dhersam Richard Riley, former Secretary of Education. It's one of the things from the Shift Happens deck this was inspired by.
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  • 1. the time for libraries is
    NOW
    thewikiman
  • 2. first,
    some info
    about
    THE
    WORLD
    First
    Some info about the world.
  • 3. We already know Shift Happens
    we already know that
    shifthappens
  • 4. What does this mean for the information profession?
  • 5. What does this mean for the information profession?
    People of the world
    you need us now more than ever.
  • 6. consider this
  • 7. THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE ALIVE
  • 8. THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE ALIVE
    THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE ALIVE THAN DEAD
  • 9. WTF?
    WTF?
  • 10. More people are alive now, than have lived and died in the entirety of human history put together
  • 11. More than 150 million people will be born this year...
    More than 150 million people
    will be born this year…
  • 12. More than 150 million people will be born this year...
    More than 150 million people
    will be born this year…
    …they will be born into
    aninformation economy
  • 13. Never has information been so important.
  • 14. Never has technology been so focused on the access of information.
  • 15. The world has
    never changed
    so quickly
  • 16. The top 10 jobs
    of 2010 didn’t
    exist in 2004.
  • 17. Who can provide
    up to date info on
    these roles for
    which none of us
    are educated
  • 18. because the
    jobs didn’t exist
    when we were
    educated?
  • 19. Correct!
  • 20. Libraries
    can.
  • 21. Over 2 billion
    people use the
    Internet now
  • 22. Libraries can
    help people use it safely
  • 23. Libraries can
    help people use it safely
    and use it
    well
  • 24. Libraries can
    provide accessto it
  • 25. Libraries can
    provide
    accessto it
    across the
    digitial divide
  • 26. Take a look at http://www.worldometers.info
  • 27. Take a look at http://www.worldometers.info
    (It’s okay, I’ll wait.)
  • 28. How many
    have there been today?
    searches
  • 29. How many
    1 billion?
    2 billion?
    have there been today?
    searches
  • 30. By the end of the day
    it’ll be over
    3 billion
  • 31. Want to know
    a secret?
  • 32. Librarians used to be
    a bit scared
  • 33. Librarians used to be
    a bit scared
    of
  • 34. But now we are
    evolving
  • 35. The evolution of library man
    Before: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>
    Before: threatened by / dismissive of Google
    the three ages of library man
  • 36. The evolution of library man
    Before: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>
    Now: yes Google is useful, but you need libraries too
    the three ages of library man
  • 37. The evolution of library man
    Before: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>
    Next: you know what, just let us help you use Google better...
    the three ages of library man
  • 38. Because we live in a world of
    INFORMATION
    OVERLOAD
  • 39. If a week’s worth of the New York Times
  • 40. Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century...
  • 41. Then now more than EVER the world needs information
    professionals to sort, assess,
    collate and present information
  • 42. If a we’re to generate more unique information this year
    we
  • 43. If a we’re to generate more unique information this year
    we
    000
    Than in the previous 5000 YEARS put together
  • 44. Then now more than EVER the world needs information
    professionals to sort, assess,
    collate and present information
  • 45. If things move so fast thatthe stuff studentslearn in their first year of University
  • 46. If things move so fast thatthe stuff studentslearn in their first year of University
    is outdated by the time they graduate…
  • 47. Then now more than EVER the world needs information
    professionals to sort, assess,
    collate and present information
  • 48. Then now more than EVER the world needs information
    professionals to sort, assess,
    collate and present information
    EDUCATION IS ONGOING
  • 49. It has never been easier to access information without libraries
  • 50. Yet information professionals have never been so vital
  • 51. TOO MUCH INFORMATION
  • 52. is as bad as too little
  • 53. We’ll help you with either.
  • 54. We can help you navigate through
    the tyranny of choice.
  • 55. We can help you navigate through
    the tyranny of choice.
    Information overload is your enemy.
  • 56. Librarians are your
    friend…
  • 57. Librarians are no longer the gatekeepers of information
  • 58. The gates are wide open.
    We’ll show you the path once you’re through them.
  • 59. We used to be the information vault
  • 60. Now we’ve become the launchpad
  • 61. We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databaseson your behalf
  • 62. We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databaseson your behalf
  • 63. We will give your communitysomewhere safe and comfortable to go
  • 64. (We’ll even let you drink coffee in the library now…)
  • 65. We’ll entertain your kids
  • 66. We can teach you about all kinds of stuff
  • 67. We will help you find
    a job
  • 68. And we still have, you know, books, too.
  • 69. Sometimes, people knock libraries
    “The demise of libraries is well overdue”
    - Frank Skinner, The Times, September 2010
  • 70. Then they actually go to one…
    “Why I’m on a new page with local libraries – it was my ideas that were dog-eared, not the places themselves.”
    - Frank Skinner, The Times, October 2010
  • 71. Have you been to yours recently?
  • 72. Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.
    Vancouver public library
  • 73. Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.
    Humbolt University Library, Berlin
  • 74. Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.
    Seattle Public Library
  • 75. Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.
    Stockholm Library
  • 76. Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.
    National Library of Spain
  • 77. Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.
    Vancouver Public Library (interior)
  • 78. Maybe it has changed its name. But don’t get too caught up in that.
  • 79. Libraries are changing to suit you.
  • 80. We’ve always been about providing information.
    That information used to be mainly in books.
  • 81. We’ve always been about providing information.
    That information used to be mainly in books.
    Now it’s in all kinds of things.
  • 82. We’ve always been about providing information.
    That information used to be mainly in books.
    Now it’s in all kinds of things.
    We try and give you access to all of ‘em.
  • 83. So.
  • 84. Come on in.
  • 85. NOW
    The time for libraries is
    Ned Potter
  • 86. NOW
    The time for libraries is
    Ned Potter
    For ideas about information, go to thewikiman.org/blog
  • 87. Clock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96029652@N00/3788686103
    Globe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97177054@N00/5051447015
    Robot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/83346641@N00/4091338317
    I: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21450297@N06/3887131006
    world: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98411817@N00/1573881106
    Tree: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27958543@N05/3092524101
    Wtf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9910344@N05/3990318649
    Crowd: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14228046@N03/4986559809
    Baby foot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24794616@N05/3983693696
    Computer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61444548@N00/118999076
    Highway: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91351004@N00/452412873
    Tick: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17731548@N00/3190757194
    Seatle Library: http://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/371038175
    Computer hands: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43698630@N00/839984821
    Latop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37182073@N06/4441387125
    Google: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31991771@N00/2856173673
    Secret: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pricklebush/224674200/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Google in a box: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16429872@N04/4670747540/sizes/m/in/photostream/
    Web 2 icons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipckr/3925513417/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    NY times building: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scallop_holden/2330962137/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    18th century pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30432726@N05/2860104097/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simax/3390895249/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Iphone: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xraijs/3474643866/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    Broken shelves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_mistress/1248479255/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    Empty shelves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/create_up/1478123817/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    Help: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81398303@N00/1878956841
    Compass: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7542997@N03/2473782602/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    Present: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7542997@N03/2544359467/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    Lock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamchenkov/300476203/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Path: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schmollmolch/4242099982/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Vault: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anonymouscollective/2291896028/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Rocket: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancohen/3997542246/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Laptop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79031953@N00/1185371542
    NYPL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/76170826/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Coffee: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30928442@N08/3668169284
    Job poster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/topekalibrary/3348784725/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Kids: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-yongsan/3655186371/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Ask Us: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shiplibrary/3873257790/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Books: http://www.flickr.com/photos/87603889@N00/87885327
    Vancouver: http://www.flickr.com/photos/selva/90046278/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Spain: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30982194@N05/4147356245
    Berlin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67499195@N00/4119691598
    Seattle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vs/29582361/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Stockholm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94852245@N00/530293086
    Vancouver interior: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/3458914518/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    Leafy hand : http://www.flickr.com/photos/45818813@N05/4820372712/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    Hand on book: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/3493038584/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    Readers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36813960@N00/4505413539
    Old clock: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3399/4647649703_0f23f82eee_b.jpg
    Old camera: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4995727284_648d77fd29_b.jpg
    All photographss are from flickr creative commons

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