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  1. 1. Blowing Library Bubbles 2.0 Mark Leggott, University of PEI/discoverygarden inc. APLA Conference, May 2013
  2. 2. How is your library affected by budget disruption?
  3. 3. Disrupt or be Disrupted
  4. 4. Libraries Need to be Hyper-Local AND Global Collaborators
  5. 5. Copyright Bubble
  6. 6. From now on universities can expect their funding to be cut, not increased.They need to disrupt themselves, or be disrupted, to survive.The years ahead will be the worst of times for higher eduction - but also the best. MargaretWente: Globe & Mail, Feb 4, 2012 And that is where many university leaders agree: If they are to weather the storm, they must face up to their weaknesses and stop spending money on them. James Bradshaw: Globe & Mail, Feb 4, 2012
  7. 7. Biggest worries about copyright?
  8. 8. Risk Averse Pay Many Times Over Issues
  9. 9. Solutions Become Non-Signatories Use 6-Part Test Golden Rule
  10. 10. Less Fair! Commercial! Multiple Copies/Wide Distribution! Entire Work/Substantial Excerpt! Compete with Original! Confidential/Unpublished! Charitable/Educational! Single Copy/Limited Distribution! Limited/Insubstantial Excerpt! No Detriment to Original! Published/In Public Interest!
  11. 11. Play Bubble
  12. 12. To be playful is not to be trivial or frivolous, or to act as though nothing of consequence will happen.  On the contrary, when we are playful with each other we relate as free persons, and the relationship is open to surprise; everything that happens is of consequence.  It is, in fact, seriousness that closes itself to consequence, for seriousness is a dread of the unpredictable outcome of open possibility.  To be serious is to press for a specified conclusion.To be playful is to allow for possibility whatever the cost to oneself. James Carse
  13. 13. “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!” Miss Frizzle
  14. 14. How is your library playful?
  15. 15. Issues Seriousness tends to overshadow Play generally not valued
  16. 16. Solutions Embrace a Hacker Install a MakerSpace Partnerships between libraries
  17. 17. OpenTextbook Bubble
  18. 18. When MIT first announced its Open Courseware (OCW) initiative in October 2002, it shook the business model of traditional higher education institutions ... Fast-forward to October 2012: OERs have failed to significantly affect the day-to-day teaching of the vast majority of higher education institutions. Gerd Jortemeyer: Educause Review Online, Feb 26, 2013
  19. 19. Why do publishers create so many editions?
  20. 20. 0 225 450 675 900 325 559 812 Housing Tuition Textbooks % Increase in Prices in Last 35Years
  21. 21. Issues Discoverability/Acquisition No Professional Credit Last Mile - Context Freedom
  22. 22. Solutions Develop HTML5 Platform Education Partnerships with Library
  23. 23. Pilots • 1st-Year Chemistry (CalTech CC text) • 1st-Year Business ( • Various levels of interest in an open text approach to English courses
  24. 24. Open Source Bubble
  25. 25. How many use open source software?
  26. 26. Open tools and approaches are critical to the ability of libraries to succeed in the next decade.Whether open source to build local expertise and capability, open data to share findings and better society, open textbooks to reduce the cost of education, or open labs to reach out to the larger community - open will define the 21st century library.
  27. 27. Questions