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Courage  of ourConnections                                    Rachel L. Frick              Director, Digital Library Feder...
Preamble • My Perspective   o Serialist,Vendor, NC-AHEC circuit     librarian, TechServices, Digitization, Federal grants ...
Lots going on•   Shared Print Archives   •   MOOC’s•   Open Access             •   DH•   DPLA                    •   BIG S...
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 Network…• Multiple Communities   • Interdisciplinarity• Leverage Local Expertise• Amplifies Local Excellence• Networke...
Data• Data Driven Decision Making• Research Data – big and small• Data Curation• Linked (Open)Data• Library Collections as...
Collections as Data           http://chrniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Collection Data Mashuphttp://www.stanford.edu/group/ruralwest/cgi-bin/drupal/visualizations/us_newspapers
Not Business as Usual• Its All Local   o ―Local Collections are the Dark matter of a Linked Data world‖ ~ Susan     Hildre...
Service Turn―Defining distinctive services with the clarity with whichwe have defined distinctive collections allows us to...
Get off your eHorse                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/2948560477   /Sayeed Choudhury, Ass...
Please don’t hire           anE-research Librarian*…  (or a data librarian,e-science librarian, etc.)Data & Local Content ...
Libraries or           Librarianship?• Its not about the  books(info containers)• We need to choose:  the building or the ...
• The Mission of Librarians is to Improve Society  through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in  their Communities          ...
A Commons• We are a community,• Permeable borders• Room at the table for everyone• logical places for a broad  range of se...
The snark• Bad behavior on the  Commons• Detrimental to open  community development• Symptom of fear and anxiety          ...
Vulnerability• ―the courage to show up and allow ourselves to be  seen‖ – Dr. Brene Brown• Open to bug reports   o Feedbac...
Its time to be Brave                                                                                /       http://www.fli...
Librarians needed• David Weinberger – Too Big to Know        http://www.toobigtoknow.com/• Bethany Nowviskie – Too Small t...
Not the usual suspects     http://www.flickr.com/photos/uw_digital_images/4951162657/
Hacker Epistemology                                                                       • Adopt a problem               ...
Creatives & Makers
#GenFlux: FastCompany • mind-set that embraces instability, that tolerates — and   even enjoys — recalibrating careers, bu...
It’s up to you
Show uphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6940570851/
Who do you follow?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/viggum/3214219190/How do you lead?
ThanksRachel L. FrickDirector, Digital Library Federationwww.Diglib.org / @CLIRDLF@rlfrick                                ...
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2013 Electronic Resources and Libraries Keynote
How the network changes the way we work, how librarians need to embrace their mission and step into the broader information ecology

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Courage of our Connections

  1. 1. Courage of ourConnections Rachel L. Frick Director, Digital Library Federation Council on Library and Information Resources March 20, 2013
  2. 2. 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 • Community Organizer, Idea Broker, Talent Scout o @CLIRDLF www.diglib.org
  3. 3. Lots going on• Shared Print Archives • MOOC’s• Open Access • DH• DPLA • BIG SCIENCE• DPN • Alt-Metrics• APTrust• DDA, PDA,• RDA & RDA• BibFRAME• Linked Data (RDF)
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. • ―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 Its just the beginning
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Data• Data Driven Decision Making• Research Data – big and small• Data Curation• Linked (Open)Data• Library Collections as Data
  8. 8. Collections as Data http://chrniclingamerica.loc.gov/
  9. 9. Collection Data Mashuphttp://www.stanford.edu/group/ruralwest/cgi-bin/drupal/visualizations/us_newspapers
  10. 10. 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• It’s the relationships/services, not the stuff.
  11. 11. 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-
  12. 12. Get off your eHorse http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/2948560477 /Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research DataManagement JHU Presentations circa 2008-9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqQ7TkL11UM
  13. 13. Please don’t hire anE-research Librarian*… (or a data librarian,e-science librarian, etc.)Data & Local Content is everyone’s Job.
  14. 14. Libraries or Librarianship?• Its not about the books(info containers)• We need to choose: the building or the communities ?• A degree does not define us
  15. 15. • 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
  16. 16. A Commons• We are a community,• Permeable borders• Room at the table for everyone• logical places for a broad range of services and resources• http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/217845 2567/
  17. 17. The snark• Bad behavior on the Commons• Detrimental to open community development• Symptom of fear and anxiety http://www.flickr.com/photos/nic-stage/3210816529/Just stop ithttp://lifehacker.com/5921655/the-snarky-voice-in-your-head-is-killing-your-productivity-heres-how-to-stop-it@kftiz – Twitter Public Shaminghttp://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/if-you-cant-say-anything-nice
  18. 18. Vulnerability• ―the courage to show up and allow ourselves to be seen‖ – Dr. Brene Brown• Open to bug reports o Feedback is a function of respect• Admitting a vulnerability, builds strength & trust, culture of shared struggle/ experience
  19. 19. Its time to be Brave / http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/3588573761/in/photostream
  20. 20. 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 Librarianshttp://erl2013.sched.org/event/
  21. 21. Not the usual suspects http://www.flickr.com/photos/uw_digital_images/4951162657/
  22. 22. Hacker Epistemology • Adopt a problem solving mindset • The truth is what works • ―solve for interesting‖….http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/3084876560/in/photostream/
  23. 23. Creatives & Makers
  24. 24. #GenFlux: FastCompany • mind-set that embraces instability, that tolerates — and even enjoys — recalibrating careers, business models and assumptions. • psychographic not a demographic • leaders listen loudly, engage kindly, and add value enthusiastically. • Results-only work environment (ROWE) = where employees are evaluated on performance, not presence • http://www.fastcompany.com/1802732/generation-flux-meet-pioneers-new-and- chaotic-frontier-business
  25. 25. It’s up to you
  26. 26. Show uphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6940570851/
  27. 27. Who do you follow?
  28. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/viggum/3214219190/How do you lead?
  29. 29. ThanksRachel L. FrickDirector, Digital Library Federationwww.Diglib.org / @CLIRDLF@rlfrick http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/4554016442/

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