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Library hack

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Are you a library hack too? Perhaps you are and don’t know it.
There are ‘library hacks’ who are still discovering the power of good
research and resources, and then there are ‘library hacks’ who are
using these to take data, images, maps, or objects in exciting new
directions. This presentation will touch on both of these definitions.
There are many tools available through the web to help create and
visualise information and libraries are great untapped repositories
of it, whereby many are using library data to create new content.
The Libraryhack competition run by the National State Libraries of
Australasia early in 2011 brought many great ideas and creations to
the surface. It also provided an opportunity to explore how mash-ups
and data visualisations make content powerful and rich. Hear how
library hacking might just be what your collections need to generate
a new wave of community engagement.

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Library hack

  1. 1. I’m a library hack SLAV http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2478/3949345613_3b439f8e8e_b.jpg
  2. 2. <ul><li>Your pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hamish Curry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>slideshare.net/hcurry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>@hamishcurry </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Sagacity…the intelligent application of knowledge acquired from years of learning and experience.” </li></ul><ul><li>Brian Caldwell </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Sport, art, writing </li></ul><ul><li>Clumsy/inept </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unskilled/awkward </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mediocre/dull </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can’t hack it… </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Hack http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/4252761936_9a59939a78.jpg
  5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bend the rules </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clever </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative, innovative </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solver </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical ability/geek </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web wizard </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mash-ups </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Hack http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5250/5203908319_bab38209c3.jpg
  6. 6. <ul><li>Complicated </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Complex </li></ul>Educational imperatives
  7. 7. State Library of Victoria
  8. 8. <ul><li>Real ITy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Augment the experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extend the experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance the engagement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Library hacking http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonassmith/4439131582/
  9. 9. Technology shaping learning & literacy <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/62337512@N00/3601525070/
  10. 10. Information
  11. 11. Information
  12. 12. <ul><li>“ If you’re not going to change pedagogy, then technology makes no significant difference.” </li></ul><ul><li>Punya Mishra </li></ul>
  13. 13. Assumptions vs. Expectations <ul><li>See for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Social connections </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/sally_monster/4175166023/
  14. 14. Library assumptions <ul><li>Instead </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be surprised </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make me curious </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discover </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Finding new layers
  16. 16. Geek the Library
  17. 17. Information <ul><li>Trusted sources </li></ul><ul><li>Learn on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Information scarcity </li></ul><ul><li>Information complexity </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrolibraryarchive/3194572667/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  18. 18. Information
  19. 19. Information
  20. 20. Information
  21. 21. <ul><li>“ It’s not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.” </li></ul><ul><li>Clay Shirky </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>The search goes on </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Answer rich-Question poor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feeding </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital literacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Information http://newhumanist.org.uk/1797/id-the-quest-for-identity-in-the-21st-century-by-susan-greenfield
  23. 23. Information – Spezify
  24. 24. Research skills
  25. 25. Research skills
  26. 26. <ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tech tools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Hoddle Waddle
  27. 27. Hoddle Waddle
  28. 28. Interact with inanimate <ul><li>Still spaces, hidden life </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Response </li></ul><ul><li>Google Goggles </li></ul>
  29. 29. Photosynth
  30. 30. Hack the location
  31. 31. Hack the location
  32. 32. Hack the location - Layar
  33. 33. Hack the location - SCVNGR
  34. 34. Maps – Sahul Time
  35. 35. Maps - Facebook
  36. 36. Libraryhack
  37. 37. Libraryhack <ul><li>Scope </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NSLA Competition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data sets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photos/Images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data/Apps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Film/Sound </li></ul></ul></ul>http://libraryhack.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/5775198083_79a791bf40.jpg
  38. 38. Libraryhack
  39. 39. Data hacks <ul><li>OGDC </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build consensus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make things </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Infographics
  41. 41. Infographics – Visual.ly
  42. 42. Infographics - Google
  43. 43. Visualizations – Flink Labs
  44. 44. Twitter – We Feel Fine
  45. 45. Twitter - Mentionmapp
  46. 46. Twitter - Trendsmap
  47. 47. Twitter – Klout
  48. 48. Twitter – Another Tweet On The Wall
  49. 49. F-word <ul><ul><ul><li>FUN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare to play </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role of tech </li></ul></ul></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>Play, replay, experimental </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risk & reward </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated experiences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Augmented experiences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Libraries
  51. 51. Games in libraries <ul><li>Find the Future </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NYPL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jane McGonigal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collections - QR </li></ul></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Library hack - Merge & mirror <ul><li>Types </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fusion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transmedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hacks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library Apps </li></ul></ul></ul>http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2659/4178675792_1b2616d395.jpg
  53. 53. Merge & mirror
  54. 54. Hack an object

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