Really good job on the papers. Loved reading them.About registration. The Advanced Info Sources is on Social Media…still trying to find out about LIS635 for Summer. MLA Info Lit conference
How should we deal with digital media literacy?Is this the job of an academic librarian?
What are some of the issues we have addressed this semester that goes along with this idea?Open Access, alt-metrics, etc.
How many of you have seen this? How do you see this impacting libraries?Teaching,Storing dataEconomicallyTraining
Where have we gone since 2002?
Integrated Library System: The system of 2012 will feature interfaces customized for the patron with visualized searching, multi-media resources, and "on call" knowledge management tools. The system will recognize the patron and quickly adapt and respond to the patron's new questions and needs.Information available: Collections will undergo dramatic transformations. They will be largely patron-selected, featuring multi-media resources and databases, many provided collaboratively through extensive consortial arrangements with other libraries and information providers. Collection management tools will concentrate holdings where they are used, evolving with changes in curriculum and instructors. New "weed, harvest, and migrate" schemes will enable widespread title swapping to get unused titles off the shelf and into circulation elsewhere.Access to information: Print-on-demand schemes will be developed utilizing the dissertation production experience of UMI but providing mechanisms by which the reader can return the fresh, undamaged manuscript for credit, and for binding and future use if appropriate. Out-of-print collections will be created for similar utilization.Study space: Space for work and study will be adaptable, with easily reconfigured physical and virtual spaces. Multi-media "smart-boards" will facilitate "conferencing" with contemporary — and global — scholars, artists, and intellectuals as well as digitally created personas from history and fiction, including science fiction. Portable devices and media delivery systems will allow the library to reach out to classrooms and other locales.Information instruction: Training and learning support, delivered both in person and through appliance-delivered (desktop, hand-held, and small-group) videoconferencing, will characterize learning commons and learning incubators, facilitating information literacy, media competency, and socio-technical fluency as the new core competencies. Personalized learning-support programs will utilize preferred modes of learning and, sensitively, as time and the situation allow, "stretch" the learning competencies of the patron. Science-technology-art ateliers will offer sophisticated visualization tools, training, and collaboration support for cross-disciplinary research and projects.Information printouts: Patron-desired copies will be in color or, more frequently, in multi-media DVDs (or the technology that supercedes them). Articles, videos, audios, and on-demand printing of articles — and books — will be commonplace. Additionally, displays of new academic titles — in various formats — will be coordinated with publishers and booksellers to enhance information currency, to market small-run monographs, and to generate revenues.
Organizational aspects: The library staff will be engaged, networked, matrix-structured, and largely "transparent" unless the patron is standing inside the facility facing the individual. Research and Information Management Services (such as data mining) will displace "reference" as the front-line service for the patron.Orientation: The library's perspective will be global; ubiquitous automatic translators will facilitate truly global information-accessing programs.Computer access: Wireless and laser-enhanced access for collapsible laptops and personal appliances will be ubiquitous.Financial: The viable library will have developed dependable revenue streams to facilitate ongoing innovation and advancement.Consortia: Library consortia will be deeply involved in collaborating to create and publish academic journals and resources, particularly e-journals, e-books, and collections of visual resources in various media. Niche publishers of academic monographs and journals will be active partners in these endeavors.Many of these projections will prove too cautious in their impact. Others will not materialize. But what can be stated with confidence is that the library of 2012 will be both very similar to, and yet very different from, the library of today.
TechnologyThe Academic Library
2Stuff Press Record Grades are in! Registration MLA
3Technology Issues Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession
4Technology Issues Appropriate metrics of evaluation lag behind the emergence of new scholarly forms of authoring, publishing, and researching.
5Technology Issues Economic pressures and new models of education are presenting unprecedented competition to traditional models of the university
6Technology Issues Keeping pace with the rapid proliferation of information, software tools, and devices is challenging for students and teachers alike
7Tim Berners Lee What place do academic libraries have in the raw data movement?