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New Technologies and Libraries Powerpoint from 2010 Fall Workshop Session, Great Falls, MT

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  • New Technologies and Libraries Tracy Cook & Suzanne Reymer Fall Workshop 2010
  • Decline of Print
    • Newspaper circulation down 7 million in the last 25 years.
    • Online readers of newspapers up 30 million in the last 5 years.
    • Traditional advertising is down while cell and computer advertising increase.
      • Newspaper decrease of 18.7%
      • TV decrease of 10.1%
      • Magazines decrease of 14.8%
      • Radio decrease of 11.7%
  • Where Are They Going for News?
  • Did you notice anything about the previous news apps?
    • VIDEO
      • Cisco estimates that within 4 years more 90% of the web's content will be video. (From TED talk "Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation .“)
  • Questions
    • What does the decline of newspapers mean for libraries?
    • If newspapers go away how do we get local news?
    • Does the library have a role to play in getting local news to people? What is it?
    • Note the visual/tactile nature of the iPad apps. How can our text-based library resources be made more visually appealing? Should they be?
  • Entertainment
  • News and entertainment are becoming
    • Highly personalized
    • On demand
    • And social
    What does this mean for how libraries routinely offer news and entertainment resources?
  • Printed Books Are they next?
  • From “Publish or Perish” article in April 26, 2010 New Yorker
    • Estimate is that 3-5% of book market is in e-books, but that sales of e-books will increase by 177%.
    • Approximately 3 million Kindles in use as of April 2010 (roughly 3 times the population of Montana)
    • More than 300,000 iPads were sold on the first day. Perhaps 5-7 million will be sold in the first year.
  • From medialIDEAS and Forrester Research
    • Estimate is that sales of e-readers in the U.S. will be 3 million in 2010.
    • For 2013 - projection is is that 115 million units will be sold worldwide.
    • For 2020 - 446 million units worldwide (equivalent of the cell phone).
  • E-book Readers
  • And that’s not even counting E-reader apps for other devices
  • Nook for iPad
  • Kindle for iPad
  • Questions
    • Are printed books the next thing to decline?
    • What happens when you can get all of Western literature on a device for $50? What will it mean for libraries? Do people still need us? Why? How?
  • More Questions
    • How do we serve people with e-book readers?
    • What about people without e-book readers?
    • What will collection development look like in the future?
    • What will our libraries look like?
  • Mobile Devices
  • What are people using their cell phones for?
  • The following predictions may not be all that surprising…
    • Stats from “Smart Phones to Overtake Feature Phones by 2011” from Nielsen Wire
      • Smart phones (capable of accessing the Internet) will outsell regular cell phones in 2011.
    • From “Did You Know” video:
      • Mobile devices will be the primary way people connect to the Internet by 2020.
  • Montanalibrary2go
  • Montanalibrary2go
  • Application for ML2GO
  • More application shots
  • iPhone Apps - DCPL
  • WorldCat app Finding Your Book
  • WorldCat app Finding Your Library
  • NCSU iPhone App
  • Mobile Web Pages
  • Mary Meeker predicts that mobile internet will soon overtake fixed internet
  • Questions
    • Should we care about people’s use of mobile devices? Why or Why not?
    • If we do care how do we stay relevant?
    • How do we serve people with mobile devices?
    • How accessible are our library resources to those accessing them via touch or voice controls?
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Docs
  • OCLC’s Web Scale Management Services
  • Questions
    • What are the pros and cons of placing our information in the cloud?
    • Are there privacy/security concerns?
    • Will this help us better serve our users while also helping with our workload?
  • Augmented Reality
  • Google Goggles Landmarks
  • Augmented Reality
  • Questions
    • How can we implement augmented reality in our libraries? Should we?
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Questions
    • How do you use social networking?
    • What about privacy issues?
  • Our world is changing rapidly, so the ultimate question is…
    • What is a library, anyway?
    • Answering that question may help us survive and thrive in the years to come.
  • References
    • Did You Know 4.0 -
    • “Publish or Perish” New Yorker . April 26, 2010.
  • More references
    • Mary Meeker: Mobile Internet Will Soon Take Over Fixed Internet -
    • Nielsen Wire. “Smartphones to Overtake Feature Phones in the U.S. by 2011” -