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Library 2.0 Creating A Borderless Library

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Presented as at Thinking Outside the Borders 2007 in Lincoln, NE on 23 October 2007.

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Library 2.0 Creating A Borderless Library

  1. 1. Library 2.0: Creating a Borderless Library Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission
  2. 2. 1993
  3. 3. 2006
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/255952747/ Are we locked-in to the old ways?
  5. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/storm_gal/353753314/
  6. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fenchurch/381545032/
  7. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiplash/783124864/
  8. 17. Perpetual Beta <ul><li>Rapid development </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly test the waters </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to fail </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/saxsbiker/467319066/
  9. 19. Online applications http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdegraaf/396374973/
  10. 21. Grab the Long Tail
  11. 23. Marketing http://www.flickr.com/photos/peminumkopi/301887781/
  12. 24. I’m cute ≠ guaranteedlove http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrapstothefuture/502274792/
  13. 25. Give yourself permission to suck http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajamison/49581735/
  14. 26. Give your customers the megaphone http://www.flickr.com/photos/45457688@N00/82283972/
  15. 27. Contributed Content http://www.flickr.com/photos/amigadave/350299827/
  16. 32. Be Social vs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyjude/498780300/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyjude/498780272/in/photostream/
  17. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronschmidt/271553300/
  18. 42. Go where the users are http://www.flickr.com/photos/patisfaction/33984854/
  19. 43. <ul><li>“ Ivanhoe library does not have a conventional reference desk. Instead they use a portable tablet which can be carried around the library by roving reference staff.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarraplenty/521189422/ (used with permission) </li></ul>
  20. 44. Is it easy for your users to contact you? http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulgi/283789943/
  21. 45. <ul><li>A 2005 report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project called “Teens and Technology” found that teenagers preferred new technology, like instant messaging or text messaging, for talking to friends and use e-mail to communicate with “old people.” </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail is “too confusing” </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/couleursgm/244737979/
  22. 46. http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/ref/contactus.html
  23. 50. Break http://icanseemytoes.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html Down Barriers
  24. 51. Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, NJ http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/194802572/
  25. 52. http://www.libraryforlife.org/firefox/
  26. 55. 23 March 2007 http://www.nypost.com/seven/03232007/news/regionalnews/check_it_out__bklyn_library_eyes_netflix_regionalnews_david_seifman_____city_hall_bureau_chief.htm
  27. 56. Can your users find what they’re looking for?
  28. 59. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubyshoes/491964464/
  29. 60. Searching for new content types? http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotpolka/1368486413/
  30. 65. Is your library a Nanny State? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkanouse/61814643/
  31. 70. http://www.flickr.com/photos/memestate/54408373/
  32. 71. <ul><li>“ It’s the simplest lesson of the Internet: it’s the people stupid. We don’t have computers because we want to interact with machines; we have them because they allow us to communicate more effectively with other people.” </li></ul>
  33. 72. http://alreadygone.blogspot.com/2007/08/another-attempt-at-illustrating.html
  34. 73. http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/003934.html
  35. 74. <ul><li>Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul>[email_address] www.travelinlibrarian.info del.icio.us/travelinlibrarian

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