The methods of information delivery are increasing as well as the sheer volume of information resources. The quick and convenient Google search is replacing the more thoughtful human depth of a reference librarian's answer. Librarians have transitioned from gatekeepers to guides, yet requests for our expertise in navigating the spectrum of information mediums and systems are in overall decline.It still needs 'place.' A library was always a place first. A haven to escape the hustle and bustle of their jobs, or even their family home. A place where every square inch of information and recreational reading is there at their fingertips. A place where librarians still answer reference questions and are available to help them navigate
Guarria & Wang, “The economic crisis and its effect on libraries”Journal:New Library WorldVolume:112Number:5/6Year:2011pp:199-214ISSN:0307-4803
Allure of Technology TodayService based orientation leads us to want to ‘fix’ problems to provide better serviceStrong vendor relationships lead us to seek technological fixes for many problems.How that doesn't always align with end usersHow do we support them in what they want while still providing options of ‘what they need’? Provide micro-environments that can be leveraged by the user to provide flexibility and personalized adjustmentInfo seeking theories: berry picking ; sweeping net ; etc.
Pace of change in libraries leads the ‘initiated’ (aka librarians) to strive for leading edge technological change and service provision.
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid" and link the credit to laughingsquid.com.
Technology evolution Is the adoption of technological advances always rapid and always results in disruptive changes?What is the opportunity by providing slower incremental changes? Will that be more adaptable for our users?Christensen‘s Theory of Disruptive Innovation (as he proposed in his book The Innovator’s Dilemma).
Sunset unneeded servicesSunrise new services
Usage factor, new metrics of evaluation.
PPV systems are established based on the assumption that the user has neither bought content previously nor can they be expected to buy in the future. It’s basic retail where pricing is based on a scale of $0 sales to Infinity. Past history indicates the likely value of the resource and allows for projections for the future.
Fear Factor, Amazing Race, or Survivor: Threats & Opportunities for Libraries and Publishers in the Post-Subscription Age
John McDonald<br />Chief Information Officer<br />Claremont University Consortium<br />The Claremont Colleges Library<br />
The Claremont Colleges Library<br />Fear Factor, Amazing Race, or Survivor? <br />Threats & Opportunities for Libraries and Publishers in the Post-Subscription Age<br />September 16, 2011<br />
The Claremont Colleges Library<br />Thank You!<br />Claremont <br />Dancing with the Stars<br />
The Claremont Colleges Library<br />A bit about us…<br />
The Claremont Colleges Library<br />Blaisdell’s Vision<br />“My own very deep hope is that instead of one great, undifferentiated university, we might have a group of institutions divided into small colleges - somewhat on the Oxford type - around a library and other utilities which they would use in common. In this way I should hope to preserve the inestimable personal values of the small college while securing the facilities of a great university.” - James A. Blaisdell, 1923<br />
The Claremont Colleges Library<br />Why Fear Factor, Amazing Race, Survivor?<br />Fear Factor: What scares me? What scares you?<br />Amazing Race: What opportunities are there for Libraries? Are they the same for publishers?<br />Survivor: What ensures our continued relevancy? What features will allow us to evolve?<br />
The Claremont Colleges Library<br />Still relevant after all these years?<br />What can the library do to stay relevant in the lives of the community? <br /><ul><li>Location