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The Future is Already Here

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Keynote about the future of libraries, change management, and technology over the next 5 years given to Western Kentucky University Libraries, August 24, 2011 by Jason Griffey

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The Future is Already Here

  1. 1. The Future is Already Here Jason Griffey Western Kentucky University Library August 24, 2011
  2. 2. The future is already here...
  3. 3. The future is already here... ...it just isn’t very evenly distributed. - William Gibson
  4. 4. Traditional Library Roles
  5. 5. Photo by ACPL - http://flic.kr/p/5pHMz1
  6. 6. Photo by lauren_pressley - http://flic.kr/p/z6Qd4
  7. 7. Photo by Ohio University Libraries - http://flic.kr/p/6fZP2W acquisitions
  8. 8. Photo by diylibrarian - http://flic.kr/p/HWiUw
  9. 9. Photo by susansimon - http://flic.kr/p/8NNRtd
  10. 10. Photo by Vermin Inc - http://flic.kr/p/4yxj6u
  11. 11. Experiences becomeExpectations
  12. 12. “In education, this means the end ofthe one-way passing along ofknowledge to students. For theyalready live in a “field” of knowledgecreated by new media which, thoughdifferent in kind, is yet far richer andmore complex than any ever taughtvia traditional curricula.”
  13. 13. Services
  14. 14. Photo by HackingNetflix - http://flic.kr/p/5rQKpe
  15. 15. Devices
  16. 16. Photo by thekellyscope - http://flic.kr/p/96nYuV
  17. 17. Access
  18. 18. 42.1% of all Internet traffic at UTC was streaming media
  19. 19. Photo by Bryan Gosline - http://flic.kr/p/362n8r
  20. 20. Photo by HowardLake - http://flic.kr/p/8zSXff
  21. 21. Digital Divide
  22. 22. The Future
  23. 23. “When your old world is collapsing andeverything is changing at a furious pitch,to start announcing your preferences forold values is not the act of a seriousperson.It is frivolous, fatuous...
  24. 24. ...If you were to knock on the door of one ofthese critics and say “Sir, there are flamesleaping out of your roof, your house isburning,” under these conditions he wouldthen say to you, “That’s a very interestingpoint of view. Personally, I couldn’t disagreewith you more.”...
  25. 25. ...That’s all these critics are saying. Theirhouse is burning and they’re saying, “Don’tyou have any sense of values, simplytelling people about fire when you shouldbe thinking about the serious content, thenoble works of the mind?”Value is irrelevant.”
  26. 26. Photo by Caro Wallis - http://flic.kr/p/7Hc1WT
  27. 27. Masatoshi Ishikawa
  28. 28. Masatoshi Ishikawa
  29. 29. moving forward
  30. 30. “The movement of information atapproximately the speed of light hasbecome by far the largest industry of theworld. The consumption of thisinformation has become correspondinglythe largest consumer function in theworld...
  31. 31. ...The globe has become on one hand acommunity of learning, and at the sametime...the globe has become a tiny village.Patterns of human association based onslower media have become overnight notonly irrelevant and obsolete, but a threat tocontinued existence and to sanity.”
  32. 32. ?
  33. 33. Marshall McLuhanMcCluhan Hot & Cool 1967
  34. 34. Photo by x-ray delta one - http://flic.kr/p/87gkH5
  35. 35. Photo by ACPL - http://flic.kr/p/5pHMz1
  36. 36. Photo by niallkennedy - http://flic.kr/p/21ZZ7D
  37. 37. Photo by lauren_pressley - http://flic.kr/p/z6Qd4
  38. 38. Photo by chelmsfordpubliclibrary - http://flic.kr/p/4noiMY
  39. 39. Photo by Ohio University Libraries - http://flic.kr/p/6fZP2W acquisitions
  40. 40. Photo by William Hook - http://flic.kr/p/4UTJwU
  41. 41. Photo by diylibrarian - http://flic.kr/p/HWiUw
  42. 42. Photo by susansimon - http://flic.kr/p/8NNRtd
  43. 43. Douglas Adams said...
  44. 44. Douglas Adams said...1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
  45. 45. Douglas Adams said...1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
  46. 46. Douglas Adams said...1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
  47. 47. If I’d askedthem what theywanted, they’dhave said afaster horse. - Henry Ford
  48. 48. The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Peter Drucker
  49. 49. thank you
  50. 50. Jason Griffey Email: griffey@gmail.com Site: jasongriffey.net gVoice: 423-443-4770 Twitter: @griffey Other: Perpetual Beta ALA TechSource Head of Library Information Technology http://pinboard.in/u:griffey/ University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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