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Discovering Library Websites and IFLA

  1. 1. Discovering Library websitesand IFLASwitch Conference, 21 November 2011Christine Mackenzie, CEOYarra Plenty Regional Library
  2. 2. Discovery layer IFLA
  3. 3. Public Libraries MediaUsers Staff
  5. 5. Creeds Farm, Epping
  6. 6. Trends
  7. 7. Challenges - Helene Blowers:• Will libraries be part of the digital world circulating materials?• How sure are we that vendors will let us in?• What does a non-circulating library look like?• Are we asking the right questions? Beyond the Book Summit Columbus Metropolitan Library June 2010
  8. 8. STAFF.
  9. 9. Traditional Librarian Skills
  10. 10. Source:
  11. 11. Stockholm model Branch libraryReading Learning Meeting Lending
  12. 12. ChallengesThe importance of staffcourtesy and helpfulnessaccording to library users2002 44% said it was very important2011 38% said it was very important
  13. 13. Reference and information queries
  14. 14. OpportunitiesWork in libraries is changing
  15. 15. USERS.
  16. 16. Trends• Time to adoption: One Year or Less• Electronic Books• Mobiles• Time to adoption: Two to Three Years• Augmented Reality• Game-based Learning• Time to adoption: Four to Five Years• Gesture-based Computing• Learning Analytics
  17. 17. Trends
  18. 18. Information Time pooroverload GFC User expectations Desire for social commons – online and physical Challenges
  19. 19. Democratisation ofinformation and educationSocial inclusionLibraries are a trusted brand Fostering literacy Lifelong learning 3rd placeYear of Reading 2012 Opportunities
  20. 20. Media Physical SpacesUsers Staff
  21. 21. The Physical Building
  22. 22. Media Virtual SpacesUsers Staff
  23. 23. “Users tend not to differentiatebetween the website and thecatalogue / ILMS. In the futurethe ILMS must become moresophisticated and moreintegrated with the website…”Craig Anderson, 2003
  24. 24. Post date: November 4, 2007
  25. 25. Cool Melbourne Bar
  26. 26. Use the catalogue to get smarter Search results. Narrow your resultset with the facets to the left.
  27. 27. Explore the collection by format, genre,language, plus check out ourblogs, staff lists and more!
  28. 28. Find out about Borrowing, Technology,Lifelong Learning and more under Services
  29. 29. Find online databases and resources,ebooks, digital resources, Local andFamily History information and Homework Help under Research
  30. 30. Use our Calendar to find exciting andinformative events at your local library branch
  31. 31. Use About to find branch locations and hours, volunteer & employment,contact details, library FAQs and more.
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Login topersonalise yourexperience and to get your account information
  34. 34. Add a title to your own personalvirtual bookshelf using My Shelves
  35. 35. Add aComment and share your thoughts
  36. 36. Add a Tag andhelp categorisethe collection in your language
  37. 37. Create useful Lists for other users, or just record your favourite(or least favourite) books, movies, artists/bands,websites and more!
  38. 38. Encourages staff to be part of the community• Adding content• Making lists• Identified as staff content• Blogging capability• Easily highlight library events
  39. 39. "I believe our investment inBiblioCommons is the single mostimportant thing the Library has done toadvance our digital strategy and definea new broader role for libraries online.It is the first step toward puttinglibraries at the center of how peoplefind, manage, discuss, and engage withmedia content of all kinds in anincreasingly electronic age."Micah MayDirector of Strategy, New York Public Library
  40. 40. Inga Lunden, Stockholm Public Library
  41. 41. IFLA.
  42. 42. IFLA is the trusted global voice of the library and information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all Ingrid ParentIFLA President 2011-2013 Presidential Theme Libraries: a Force for Change
  43. 43. IFLA is:• an international NGO established in 1927 and based in The Hague• member based• the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users• over 1,500 Members in 151 countries.IFLA’s purpose:• Promote high standards of provision and delivery of library & information services.• Encourage widespread understanding of the value of good library & information services.• Represent the interests of our members throughout the world.
  44. 44. Why is IFLA important?IFLA is working on one of the most important policy issuescurrently affecting our profession - copyright limitations andexceptions for libraries:• Working with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to gain support for a binding international instrument on copyright limitations and exceptions to enable libraries to preserve their collections, support education and research, and lend materials.• IFLA has produced a Treaty proposal to guide WIPOs Member States in updating limitations and exceptions for libraries worldwide.
  45. 45. IFLA’s core values:In pursuing its aims/strategic directions, IFLA embraces thefollowing core values:• The principles of freedom of access to information, ideas and works of imagination and freedom of expression embodied in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.• The belief that people, communities and organisations need universal and equitable access to information, ideas and works of imagination for their social, educational, cultural, democratic and economic well-being.• The conviction that delivery of high quality library and information services helps to guarantee that access.• The commitment to enable all members of the Federation to engage in, and benefit from, its activities without regard to citizenship, disability, ethnic origin, gender, geographical location, language, political philosophy, race or religion
  46. 46. Strategic Plan 2010-20151. Empowering libraries to enable their user communities to have equitable access to information2. Building the strategic capacity of IFLA and that of its members3. Transforming the profile and standing of the profession4. Representing the interests of IFLA’s members and theirusers throughout the world.
  47. 47. But what’s in it for me?• Celebrate that our profession is international – we share the same values and passions• Enjoy amazing learning opportunities• Contribute to and be part of the Big Picture• Make your mark - IFLA is like ALIA and NSW Metropolitan Libraries Section – it is made up of individuals• Public Libraries Section, Metropolitan Libraries Section…and much more
  48. 48. My experience with IFLA• Metropolitan Libraries Section – Member 2003 - – Chair 2009 – 11• Governing Board Member 2011 – 14 • Vision Report – Libraries and the digital environment • Leadership program • Finance sub committee • President elect’s theme Strong Libraries for Equal and Innovative Societies
  49. 49. Join us at the World Library and Information Congress 2012 - Helsinki 2013 - Singapore 2014 – Europe (TBA)
  50. 50. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions