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Future of Libraries


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Presented at SWFLIN - Technology Day. December 2014

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Future of Libraries

  1. 1. Future of Libraries Diana Silveira Novare Library Services Image:
  2. 2. Class Resources
  3. 3. Agenda Highlight the top technology trends & discuss what is just over the horizon. Have fun!
  4. 4. Customer Experience
  5. 5. mobile Customers expect the services to transcend service point.
  6. 6. Image from Ebooks • Continued Growth of Ebooks • Rise of Independent Authors • Bookless Libraries
  7. 7. Social Media Image from
  8. 8. How are you connecting with your users?
  9. 9. Digital Natives
  10. 10. Images source:
  11. 11. Rules of Engagement: • Be Visual • Be in the conversation • Be Content Curators • Be Organized: Have a schedule Meme source:
  12. 12. Mobile Payments Image from
  13. 13. Mobile Payment Options Google Wallet Bitcoin • Near Field Communication • Person-to-person payments • Mobile donations • Virtual currency Coin Library card future? Checkbooks are dead
  14. 14. Productivity
  15. 15. Cloud Computing
  16. 16. Document Storage Google Drive Dropbox OneDrive Evernote
  17. 17. Web Services to the Cloud
  18. 18. Software as a Service
  19. 19. Ubiquitous Collaboration Google+ Hangouts
  20. 20. Integration of Virtual & Real worlds
  21. 21. Wearable Tech
  22. 22. Images (becky stern)
  23. 23. Internet of Things Image from
  24. 24. Wired Homes • Thermostat Controlled by Smart Phones • Text and Email Alerts for Doors and Windows • Control Your Lights • Talk to your appliances
  25. 25. Makerspaces Image from ,
  26. 26. What is a makerspace? 3D Printers Physical Computing (Robotics) Programming Creation Space Links: ,
  27. 27. 3D Printers
  28. 28. What can you print? Images from - ,,
  29. 29. Image: Video:
  30. 30. Code-Ins & Hackerspaces Google Summer of Code:, ,
  31. 31. Code for America Bringing together local governments and technologists to make better cities for everyone
  32. 32. Entry Level Robotics … is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. … is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC It also plays high-definition video. Little bits are an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.
  33. 33. Teaching Robotics @Your Library Westport Public Library Video: From Kayce:
  34. 34. MakerSpaces in Action OCLC: Detroit: More examples:
  35. 35. New Threats: Privacy, Data and Security
  36. 36. Big Data image
  37. 37. Hackers: Data Theft/Spying will get worse before it gets any better! Image from
  38. 38. NSA and Data collection
  39. 39. Selling MEtaData Image from
  40. 40. Web Design Trends Image source:
  41. 41. Responsive Web Design
  42. 42. Web design trends • Focus on mobile! • Flat design • Long scrolling sites • Simplified content • Dropping the sidebar • Large hero areas • Videos in place of text • Fonts with personality • Simple color schemes • Manipulated imagery Source:
  43. 43. Contextual Search “For instance, a normal search for sushi might turn up a Wikipedia page or various websites about sushi. If one were to look up sushi from a phone through a contextualized mobile search, it could conceivably return nearby sushi restaurants with review, advertisements and coupons.” – Mashable
  44. 44. Gamification Image from FourSquare bought by Microsoft Yelp, Facebook Check-in Location-based searching Gamifying your website (Captain Up) Library game
  45. 45. Passport A learning system that demonstrates academic achievement through customized badges.
  46. 46. Open Source/Access/Learning
  47. 47. Great Open Source Projects EduOnGo Koha and VuFind Calibre WordPress ProjectLibre Firefox Android GitHub Code Academy
  48. 48. Crowdsourcing Image from
  49. 49. Crowdsourcing 101 • Kickstarter, Indiegogo • On Kickstarter, 44% of projects are funded • Great way to bring library projects to life • “Most successfully funded projects raise less than $10,000”…but that is changing Image from
  50. 50. Net Neutrality & Mergers  Comcast and Time Warner Merger. A monopoly?  Net Neutrality could change the fundamental way the web works Anxiety over ISPs slowing or blocking access to Netflix and other bandwidth gluttons has surged since a federal court gutted FCC net neutrality rules last month. In the wake of the ruling, there appears to be nothing stopping Verizon, for example, from charging Netflix a toll to transmit data. Verizon, the plaintiff in the case, recently told The Washington Post: “We treat all traffic equally, and that has not changed.” But legally, it seems, the telecom giant is free to change its mind. - Wired 02.12.14,
  51. 51. What Trends Do you see?
  52. 52. Contact Info Diana Silveira Novare Library Services Twitter: dee987