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Libraries and Changes: A Macro View Philadelphia Free Libraries – Closing All Branches A Library Without Books
Budgets <ul><li>Financial crisis -> Recession </li></ul><ul><li>State budget cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition <-> market via...
Universities / Governments <ul><li>Less funding for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators face cutback decisions </li...
Space <ul><li>Space constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Different uses for existing space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From repository ...
Disruptive Technologies <ul><li>Proliferation of Information Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over the past 4 decades </...
Patrons <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full schedules: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work, family, adult responsi...
Patrons <ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect online amenities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple demands on time ...
User Demand <ul><li>Changing lives -> Shifting needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S...
Technologies’ Promise <ul><li>Tantalizing Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional technologies </li></ul></ul><ul...
Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li...
Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li...
Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li...
Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li...
Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li...
Libraries - Future Directions <ul><li>The only thing constant is change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An unchanged truth since Her...
Questions & Answers <ul><li>Antje Mays </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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Libraries and Technologies - Catalysts of Changes and Library Challenges : A Macro View

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Charleston Conference presentation, 2011

Bullied by Budgets, Pushed by Patrons, Driven by Demand: Libraries and Tantalizing Technologies. Presented by Narda Tafuri and Antje Mays

Part II -- Libraries and Technologies: Changes and Solutions. by Antje Mays

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Libraries and Technologies - Catalysts of Changes and Library Challenges : A Macro View

  1. 1. Libraries and Changes: A Macro View Philadelphia Free Libraries – Closing All Branches A Library Without Books
  2. 2. Budgets <ul><li>Financial crisis -> Recession </li></ul><ul><li>State budget cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition <-> market viability </li></ul><ul><li>Endowment losses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Families: tuition unaffordable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleges: less operating income </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disagreements on government role: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less financial aid funding available. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Universities / Governments <ul><li>Less funding for libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators face cutback decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Library impacts range from static to austere </li></ul>
  4. 4. Space <ul><li>Space constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Different uses for existing space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From repository to workspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT / Library collaborations </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Disruptive Technologies <ul><li>Proliferation of Information Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over the past 4 decades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computing Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Business Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appearance of competition from “free” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost challenge: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New cost categories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library must differentiate themselves from technology </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Patrons <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full schedules: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work, family, adult responsibilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need online access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need online collaboration tools </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Patrons <ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect online amenities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple demands on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need online access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need online collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need online course interaction with students </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. User Demand <ul><li>Changing lives -> Shifting needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to home library from remote </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With off-campus internet / satellite access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remote locations – no telecommunication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users need portable solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library best suited for delivering solutions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linking knowledge, information, technologies. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Technologies’ Promise <ul><li>Tantalizing Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proxy servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases and ebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portable books </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publisher Databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field worker’s panacea? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publisher Databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field worker’s panacea? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-readers: Portability </li></ul>
  13. 13. Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publisher Databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field worker’s panacea? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-readers: Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portals to knowledge – with a caveat </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Some Tech Solutions <ul><li>Patron / Demand-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The future of research support? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publisher Databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field worker’s panacea? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-readers: Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portals to knowledge – with a caveat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Playaway: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated = one shot? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Libraries - Future Directions <ul><li>The only thing constant is change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An unchanged truth since Heraclitus, 535-475 BC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evolving cultures and technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization and information freeflow </li></ul><ul><li>Economic prospects worldwide/locally </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting learners with knowledge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries’ core role endures. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Questions & Answers <ul><li>Antje Mays </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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