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Web keynote

  1. 1. the future is open<br />Jason Puckett<br />Web keynote, McGill U<br />February 11, 2011<br />
  2. 2. (me)<br /><br /><br /><br />@librarianjason<br />PSN: LibrarianX<br />(not me)<br />(not me)<br />(not me)<br />
  3. 3. tl;dr version<br />DRM=bad<br />open info=good<br />(also I’m going to say “Kindle” a bunch of times)<br />
  4. 4. What do I mean by “open”?<br />Open formats<br />Open source<br />Open access<br />Open publishing<br /><br />
  5. 5. format matters(open formats = more useful)<br />"Oh please god not microfilm. Please.“ <br />–GSU professor, in an email to me<br /><br />
  6. 6. format informs utility<br /><br />
  7. 7. format informs utility<br /><br />
  8. 8. open formats = more useful<br />Like:<br />MP3<br />EPUB<br />PDF<br />HTML<br />
  9. 9. What about ebooks?<br />Perlow, Jason. 2010. EPUB: The final barrier for Kindle Adoption. ZDNet. August 20.<br />“Shelf Check” by Emily Lloyd<br /><br />
  10. 10. access and preservation<br />“Bands I saw from Dec 17 1977-1980”<br /><br />
  11. 11. Digital Rights Management (DRM)<br /><br />
  12. 12. Colbow, Brad. 2010. Why DRM Doesn’t Work. March 1.<br />
  13. 13. open source<br /><br /><br />
  14. 14. Evergreen<br /><br />544 libraries in the US, Canada, international<br /><br />
  15. 15. ReservesDirect<br /><br />
  16. 16. Zotero<br /><br />Jason’s Zotero guide:<br />(copy it)<br />also please buy my Zotero book coming from ACRL this summer thank you<br /><br /><br />
  17. 17. open access scholarly publishing<br />Nowviskie, Bethany. 2010. fight club soap. June 9.<br /><br />
  18. 18. open publishing<br /><br />
  19. 19. DIY publishing<br /><br />
  20. 20. DIY publishing<br />Cory Doctorow<br /><br /><br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22. what’s next?<br /><br /><br />
  23. 23. DVD is to Netflix streaming<br />as<br />book is to ?<br /><br />everything on demand<br />
  24. 24. technology changes are bad and scary and everything we understand and like is going to die off and disappear<br />“…we’ve created a nation of zombies—heads down, thumbs on tiny keyboards, mindless millions staring blankly, shuffling toward some unseen horizon. “ [ , October 2010]<br />“The telephone is the most dangerous of all because it enters into every dwelling. Its interminable network of wires is a perpetual menace to life and property. In its best performance it is only a convenience. It was never a necessity.” [Nature , November 1889]<br />“Medieval help desk”<br /><br />
  25. 25. what should librarians do about it?<br />“Seventy percent of Springer’s business comes from research libraries”<br />“We showed them our original plans and they said, ‘Start over,’ with no DRM”<br />“Our policy is to give our customers whatever they want.”<br />Reid, Calvin. “Libraries Say ‘No DRM’; Springer Agrees.” Publishers Weekly, October 29, 2010. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  26. 26. readers’ advisory<br /><br /><br /><br />
  27. 27.<br /><br /><br />@librarianjason<br />PSN: LibrarianX<br /><br />