the time for libraries is<br />NOW<br />thewikiman<br />
first, <br />some info <br />about<br />THE <br />WORLD <br />First <br />Some info about the world.  <br />
We already know Shift Happens<br />we already know that <br />shifthappens<br />
What does this mean for the information profession?<br />
What does this mean for the information profession?<br />People of the world<br /> you need us now more than ever.<br />
consider this<br />
THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE ALIVE<br />
THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE ALIVE<br />THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE ALIVE THAN DEAD<br />
WTF?<br />WTF?<br />
More people are alive now, than have lived and died in the entirety of human history put together<br />
More than 150 million people will be born this year...<br />More than 150 million people <br />will be born this year…<br />
More than 150 million people will be born this year...<br />More than 150 million people <br />will be born this year…<br ...
Never has information been so important.<br />
Never has technology been so focused on the access of information.<br />
The world has <br />never changed <br />so quickly<br />
The top 10 jobs <br />of 2010 didn’t <br />exist in 2004.<br />
Who can provide<br />up to date info on<br />these roles for <br />which none of us <br />are educated<br />
because the <br />jobs didn’t exist <br />when we were <br />educated?<br />
Correct! <br />
Libraries<br />can.<br />
Over 2 billion <br />people use the <br />Internet now<br />
Libraries can <br />help people use it safely<br />
Libraries can <br />help people use it safely<br />and use it <br />well<br />
Libraries can <br />provide accessto it<br />
Libraries can <br />provide <br />accessto it<br />across the <br />digitial divide <br />
Take a look at http://www.worldometers.info<br />
Take a look at http://www.worldometers.info<br />(It’s okay, I’ll wait.)<br />
How many<br />                  have there been today?<br />searches<br />
How many<br />1 billion?<br />2 billion?<br />                  have there been today?<br />searches<br />
By the end of the day<br />it’ll be over<br />3 billion<br />
Want to know <br />a secret?<br />
Librarians used to be <br />a bit scared <br />
Librarians used to be <br />a bit scared <br />of <br />
But now we are<br />evolving<br />
The evolution of library man<br />Before: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>><br />Before: threatened by / dismissi...
The evolution of library man<br />Before: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>><br />Now: yes Google is useful, but y...
The evolution of library man<br />Before: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>><br />Next: you know what, just let us...
Because we live in a world of<br />INFORMATION <br />OVERLOAD<br />
If a week’s worth of the New York Times<br />
Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century...<br />
Then now more than EVER                               the world needs information <br />professionals to sort, assess, <br...
If a we’re to generate more unique information this year<br />we<br />
If a we’re to generate more unique information this year<br />we<br />000<br />Than in the previous 5000 YEARS put togethe...
Then now more than EVER                               the world needs information <br />professionals to sort, assess, <br...
If things move so fast thatthe stuff studentslearn in their first year of University<br />
If things move so fast thatthe stuff studentslearn in their first year of University<br />is outdated by the time they gra...
Then now more than EVER                               the world needs information <br />professionals to sort, assess, <br...
Then now more than EVER                               the world needs information <br />professionals to sort, assess, <br...
It has never been easier to access information without libraries  <br />
Yet information professionals have never been so vital<br />
TOO MUCH INFORMATION<br />
is as bad as too little<br />
We’ll help you with either. <br />
We can help you navigate through <br />the tyranny of choice. <br />
We can help you navigate through <br />the tyranny of choice. <br />Information overload is your enemy.<br />
Librarians are your<br />friend… <br />
Librarians are no longer the gatekeepers of information <br />
The gates are wide open. <br />We’ll show you the path once you’re through them.<br />
We used to be the information vault<br />
Now we’ve become the launchpad<br />
We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databaseson your behalf<br />
We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databaseson your behalf<br />
We will give your communitysomewhere safe and comfortable to go<br />
(We’ll even let you drink coffee in the library now…)<br />
We’ll entertain your kids<br />
We can teach you about all kinds of stuff<br />
We will help you find<br />a job<br />
And we still have, you know, books, too. <br />
          Sometimes, people knock libraries<br />“The demise of libraries is well overdue” <br />- Frank Skinner, The Time...
          Then they actually go to one…<br />“Why I’m on a new page with local libraries – it was my ideas that were dog-e...
Have you been to yours recently?<br />
Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.<br />Vancouver public library<br />
Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.<br />Humbolt University Library, Berlin<br />
Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.<br />Seattle Public Library<br />
Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.<br />Stockholm Library<br />
Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.<br />National Library of Spain<br />
Have you been to yours recently?I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.<br />Vancouver  Public Library (interior)<br />
Maybe it has changed its name. But don’t get too caught up in that.<br />
Libraries are changing to suit you. <br />
We’ve always been about providing information. <br />That information used to be mainly in books.<br />
We’ve always been about providing information. <br />That information used to be mainly in books.<br />                   ...
We’ve always been about providing information. <br />That information used to be mainly in books.<br />                   ...
So.<br />
Come on in.<br />
NOW<br />The time for libraries is <br />Ned Potter<br />
NOW<br />The time for libraries is <br />Ned Potter<br />For ideas about information, go to thewikiman.org/blog<br />
Clock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96029652@N00/3788686103<br />Globe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97177054@N00/50514470...
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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.

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