The cyberLibrary : past, present and future Chris Goddard, Resources Manager Plymouth Library Services
The cyberLibrary <ul><li>Past – where did it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Present – where is it now? </li></ul><ul><li>Fut...
Where did it come from? <ul><li>Internet Public Library – www.ipl.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded 1995 by University of ...
Where did it come from?
Where did it come from? <ul><ul><li>July 1997 –  New Library: the People’s Network  (LIC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decem...
Where did it come from? <ul><li>What we wanted for our customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No barriers – “walk up and surf” </...
Where did it come from? <ul><li>What we wanted for our colleagues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to manage </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Where did it come from? <ul><li>The Plymouth solution  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A walled garden - cyberLibrary </li></ul></ul...
Where did it come from? <ul><li>Why were partners interested? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving services at no or little cos...
Where did it come from? <ul><li>Early partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornwall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Torbay </li></ul>...
Where is it now? <ul><li>Later partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bath and NE Somerset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bristol </li...
Where is it now? <ul><li>Final partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dorset </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Where is it now?
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Where is it now? <ul><li>Ancestry/1911 Census </li></ul><ul><li>SW links – supporting learning sessions </li></ul><ul><li>...
Where is it now? <ul><li>The cyberLibrary Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal partnership agreement </li></ul></ul>...
Where is it now? <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share out subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review existing conte...
Where is it going? <ul><li>The cyberLibrary blog –  cyberlibrarynews.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><...
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cyberLibrary Presentation 2009

  1. 1. The cyberLibrary : past, present and future Chris Goddard, Resources Manager Plymouth Library Services
  2. 2. The cyberLibrary <ul><li>Past – where did it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Present – where is it now? </li></ul><ul><li>Future – where is it going? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where did it come from? <ul><li>Internet Public Library – www.ipl.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded 1995 by University of Michigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-time paid staff plus students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EARLweb – www.earl.org.uk/earlweb uk/earlweb </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert and Sheila Harden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EARL </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Where did it come from?
  5. 5. Where did it come from? <ul><ul><li>July 1997 – New Library: the People’s Network (LIC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December 2002 – People’s Network deadline </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where did it come from? <ul><li>What we wanted for our customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No barriers – “walk up and surf” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use and accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appealing to target groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holistic approach to online and printed resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolving from traditional service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfiltered Internet feed </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Where did it come from? <ul><li>What we wanted for our colleagues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transformational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging between past and future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developmental </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Where did it come from? <ul><li>The Plymouth solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A walled garden - cyberLibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfiltered access </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Where did it come from? <ul><li>Why were partners interested? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving services at no or little cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoiding duplication of effort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity issues – link-checking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South-West identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate IT issues! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Online </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Where did it come from? <ul><li>Early partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornwall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Torbay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiltshire </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Where is it now? <ul><li>Later partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bath and NE Somerset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bristol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Somerset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Somerset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Gloucestershire </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Where is it now? <ul><li>Final partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dorset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swindon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guernsey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jersey </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Where is it now?
  14. 14. Where is it now?
  15. 15. Where is it now?
  16. 16. Where is it now?
  17. 17. Where is it now?
  18. 18. Where is it now?
  19. 19. Where is it now? <ul><li>Ancestry/1911 Census </li></ul><ul><li>SW links – supporting learning sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Online – school sessions </li></ul><ul><li>OED </li></ul><ul><li>ODNB </li></ul><ul><li>TDA/19 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford Music/Art </li></ul><ul><li>Naxos </li></ul><ul><li>Enquire </li></ul>
  20. 20. Where is it now? <ul><li>The cyberLibrary Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal partnership agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cyberLibrary contact in each authority </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Where is it now? <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share out subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review existing content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link-checking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add new sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style Guidelines </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Where is it going? <ul><li>The cyberLibrary blog – cyberlibrarynews.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>Is regional beautiful? </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing? </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation? </li></ul>

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