Whats going on where, Who is involved, Why should I care and how does this effect me and what I do every day
2o years ago – first ejournal check in at UNC-Ch – Print it off and bind it…..We have been talking about the future for a while now – are we there yet?
Research Data Alliance vs. Resource Description and Access
10,588,232 total volumes5,571,837 book titles275,919 serial titles3,705,881,200 pages475 terabytes125 miles8,603 tons3,268,744 volumes(~31% of total) in the public domain
Walters - The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has donated more than 19,000 freely-licensed images of artworks toWikimedia Commons. The Walters’ collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. The images and their associated information will join our collection of more than 12 million freely usable media files, which serves as the repository for the 285 language editions of Wikipedia. The project began taking shape in February 2012, as part of the GLAM-Wiki initiative (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums).
Libraries have re-conceived goals, shifting from a collection-centric focus to one that is engagement-basedTrue deep engagement – What is driving this? It is the network, social structuring of how we work and collaborate, and the demand for and glut of data.
This lecture, reflecting on future roles, posits the potential dawning of a “great age of librarians,” if librarians make the conceptual shift of focusing on their own skills and activities rather than on their libraries
We must understand that if we limit our vision to the care and feeding of our buildings and our collections, if we spend too much time worrying about how to get people into the building so that we can serve them, we will fail to meet our critical responsibilities to society. The care and feeding of our buildings and collections still needs to be done, but we cannot allow it to define us. – T. Scott Plutchak wouldn’t we be better off talking about the value of the work done by those who work in libraries, regardless of degrees, job titles, or faculty status?It is about being seen as a cricital component on the knowledge creation cycle in an information based economy. This lecture, reflecting on future roles, posits the potential dawning of a “great age of librarians,” if librarians make the conceptual shift of focusing on their own skills and activities rather than on their libraries the gatekeeping impulse has a great deal to do with a desire to preserve the field …as a site of virtue.But I wonder if there is a way to “change the narrative” (hat tip to Bess Sadler for the phrase). What if the story was that the work libraries do is so important and so cool that everyone wants a piece of it? Or that libraries are such logical places for a broad range of services and resources that of course we need to hire folks with a broader range of education and skills and talents? And in terms of faculty status, I love whatDeborah Jakubs had to say on an earlier post:…librarians are learned and talented and bring skills and attitudes and services to the university that most regular faculty both admire and need. So rather than constantly trying to compare ourselves to faculty, and often coming up short, let’s celebrate the differences and complementarity.
It is time to experiment – back to the idea at that we are the beginning stages of the mash-up between the social network and digital content.But what they especially encouraged me to convey is what one person characterized as “a sense of optimism that comes from being encouraged to take risks,” and another as “excitement to share even failures as a positive outcome” (that is, as a learning experience for everybody–a scholarly and social contribution we can all make, when we are not asked to hide our messes or mistakes).
We connect people to knowledge. We bring people together with the intellectual content of the past and present so that new knowledge can be created. We provide the ways and means for people to find entertainment and solace and enlightenment and joy and delight in the intellectual, scientific and creative work of other people. This is what we have always been about.Plutchak T.S. http://www.tscott.typepad.com/tsp/2007/01/what_do_you_cal.htmMany challenges facing the libraries have a solution started, or achieved in other communities – we need to be willing to adopt technologies, and professionals that are developed outside of libraryland.
The potential dawning of a “great age of librarians,” if librarians make the conceptual shift of focusing on their own skills and activities rather than on their libraries.”T. Scott PlutchakBecause we are still figuring this all out – there is so much opportunity – But it will be here and and at its most golden – for librarians – for only a short time. It is up to us as a community to move forward. It’s the choices we make, the people we hire, how we organze collaborate and communicate, both at an insitutional level, but also on the individual level. So what would I tell a someone who is starting out in librarianship?
Its what you do.
Who, What, Where,Why and How
WhereWho What Why How 2013North Carolina Serials Conference Rachel L. Frick Director, Digital Library Federation Council on Library and information Resources
Preamble • My Perspective o Serialist,Vendor, NC-AHEC circuit librarian, TechServices, Digitization, Federal grants officer, o Community Builder • Current organization o CLIR – Council on Library and Information Resources • The DLF – Digital Library Federation o @CLIRDLF www.diglib.org
There is a lot going on…• Shared Print Archives• Open Access• DPLA• DPN• APTrust• DDA, PDA,• RDA & RDA• BibFRAME• Linked Data
Its an exciting time to be a Librarian. Really.“It’s the end of the world as we know it(And I feel fine).”~R.E.M.
“I believe that we are at the threshold. But just at the very threshold—the very.. beginning. The incunabula period of the digital age.” T. Scott Plutchak Breaking the Barriers of Time and Space J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 January; 100(1): 10–19. doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.100.1.004 …and it’s just Beginning
The Network…• Multiple Communities • Interdisciplinarity• Leverage Local Expertise• Amplifies Local Excellence• Networked, Lee Raine & Barry Wellman• Almost EVERY presentation by Lorcan Dempsey since 2005,(a good one is from a LIBER symposium in 2008 - http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/presentations/dempsey/lir. ppt …changes Everything
Collaboration /ScaleContinuum of Collaboration, Gunter Waiblehttp://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-09.pdf
Macro-Solutions• Above Campus Services John Wilkin, Paul Courant, Educause Review, August 2010• Service as Infrastructure• DataOne, DPN, HathiTrust, shared print archives• CLIR annual Report 2009-2010 http://www.clir.org/pubs/annual/previous-annual- reports/annual_archive.html/10annrep.pdf
Cloud Library• Distributed Shared Print Network o Made possible by HathiTrust o OCLC Cloud Library Report, C. Malpas o Report – Print Management at Mega-Scale http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2012/2012-05r.html• ReCAP - http://recap.princeton.edu/• WEST - http://www.cdlib.org/services/west/about/• ASERL / University of Florida: US Gov Docs o http://www.aserl.org/programs/gov-doc/• Maine Shared Print - http://www.maineinfonet.net/mscs/• Organizational Node: Center for Research Libraries o Print Archive Community Forum http://www.crl.edu/archiving-preservation/print-archives/forum
Data• Data Driven Decision Making• Research Data – big and small• Data Curation• Library Collections as Data• Linked (Open)Data
Collections as Data http://chrniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Collection Data Mashuphttp://www.stanford.edu/group/ruralwest/cgi-bin/drupal/visualizations/us_newspapers
Open “A piece of data or content is open if Anyone is free to use, reuse and redistribute data and/or content – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/ or http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornelluniversitylibrary/3855920935/ share-alike”.
Open for Business• Walters museum o Donated 19,000 frelly licensed images to Wikimedia• Rijks museum /Studio
Not Business as Usual• Its All Local o “Local Collections are the Dark matter of a Linked Data world” ~ Susan Hildreth, Director IMLS, DPLAWest 2012• Bringing your Community to the world Turning Collection Development InsideOut, Dorthea Salo. http://vimeo.com/20019850• Broaden you scope• Allow for Serendipty
• The Mission of Librarians is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in their Communities R. David Lankes Atlas of New Librariship http://www.newlibrarianship.org/wordpress/ It’s our mission
Service Turn“Defining distinctive services with the clarity with whichwe have defined distinctive collections allows us toacknowledge that the 21st century will be marked bydifferent, but equally valid, definitions of excellence inacademic libraries, and that the manner in whichindividual libraries demonstrate excellence will bedistinctive to the service needs, and to theopportunities to address those needs, found on eachcampus.” Scott Walter. “Distinctive Signifiers of Excellence”: Library Services and the Future of the Academic Library. Coll. & res. libr. January 2011 72:6-
Library or Librarianship?• Its not about the books• We need to choose: the building or the communities ?• A degree does not define us
Librarians needed• David Weinberger – Too Big to Know http://www.toobigtoknow.com/• Bethany Nowviskie – Too Small to Fail http://nowviskie.org/2012/too-small-to-fail/• Alistair Croll – A Billion Bad Librarians http://erl2013.sched.org/event/393e3c246af45e565c 7314e6f097467a#.UUE9A1t35XA
Be part* of the conversation• Conversations build new Knowledge o Engage, Listen, resist the urge to broadcast• Talk to someone new• Contribute constructively• Snark less, listen more http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/2979581445/
Librarians without Borders• Roam where you want to• Get out of the Box• Don’t be pigeonholed• Be a traveller, stay curious• Generation Flux o http://www.fastcompany.com/generation-flux o #genflux