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Library 10: Helsinki's dynamic music and IT centre

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Library 10: Helsinki's dynamic music and IT centre

  1. 1. Kari Lämsä Helsinki City Library Library 10 Kari.lamsa@hel.fi www.lib.hel.fi/library10
  2. 2. Library 10 in a nutshell <ul><li>Opened April 1, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Open 78 h/wk </li></ul><ul><li>Customers 2 000/day </li></ul><ul><li>Collection 50 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded works 40 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Workstations 40 </li></ul><ul><li>Floor space 1000 m² </li></ul><ul><li>A Combination of Music and Information Technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Post Office building <ul><li>Landmark in downtown Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>A merging of public and private services </li></ul><ul><li>At a main junction of public transport </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous entrances </li></ul><ul><li>Good logistics at standby </li></ul>
  4. 4. Töölö bay Music campus Forthcoming Music Hall -> Library 10 -> Finlandia Hall -> Sibelius Academy -> Opera -> Music institute->
  5. 5. Public space <ul><li>Service area </li></ul><ul><li>Music and general info </li></ul><ul><li>Studios </li></ul><ul><li>Group work room </li></ul><ul><li>Stage </li></ul>Customer area 800 m²
  6. 6. Collections <ul><li>Music: </li></ul><ul><li>CDs 40 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Books 5500 </li></ul><ul><li>Music notation 9000 </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and DVDs 500 </li></ul><ul><li>Vinyl LPs 1000 </li></ul><ul><li>Music Periodicals 85 </li></ul><ul><li>Other collections: </li></ul><ul><li>IT and media </li></ul><ul><li>DVDs </li></ul><ul><li>Comic books </li></ul><ul><li>Travel guides </li></ul><ul><li>General periodicals and newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Bestsellers </li></ul>
  7. 7. Staff <ul><li>Library manager </li></ul><ul><li>Staff manager </li></ul><ul><li>IT planner </li></ul><ul><li>IT specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Media assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Music librarians </li></ul>Average age under 35 All together 28 Males 19 <ul><li>Library assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship students </li></ul><ul><li>Non-military service </li></ul><ul><li>Students as covers and trainees </li></ul>
  8. 8. Customers <ul><li>Visitors per month app. 50 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Ages 15-30 60 % </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of customers that are male 60 % </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of customers that check-out materials 50 % </li></ul>
  9. 9. Opening Hours Mon-Thu 10-22 Fri 10-18 Sat-Sun 12-18 Weekdays the lobby opens at 8
  10. 10. Lobby and service point <ul><li>Opens weekdays at 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Express workstations 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic return machine </li></ul><ul><li>Pick-up of reservations </li></ul><ul><li>Payment of fees </li></ul>
  11. 11. Service and info points <ul><li>Along the main avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Visual contact with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Easily approachable for customers </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient for staff to exit </li></ul><ul><li>Positioned for side by side guidance </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pop area <ul><li>Pop and rock –music </li></ul><ul><li>Pop and rock –books and periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>DVD –movies and music </li></ul><ul><li>Film -books and periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Comics and graphic novels </li></ul><ul><li>Listening sites </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions </li></ul>
  13. 13. Classical music area <ul><li>Classical music </li></ul><ul><li>DVDs and videos </li></ul><ul><li>Classical music books </li></ul><ul><li>Classical music periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Listening sites </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions </li></ul>
  14. 14. World area <ul><li>World music </li></ul><ul><li>Folk music </li></ul><ul><li>Travel guides </li></ul><ul><li>World music periodicals </li></ul><ul><li>Travel magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Travel DVDs </li></ul>
  15. 15. Listening to music <ul><li>Hi-fi listening points </li></ul><ul><li>Playback room </li></ul><ul><li>LP player </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones for computers </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless headphones </li></ul><ul><li>portable CD-players </li></ul><ul><li>Live music </li></ul>
  16. 16. Stage <ul><li>Concerts, performances and panel discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia displays </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile furnishings </li></ul><ul><li>Acoustic interior </li></ul><ul><li>PA-equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting system </li></ul><ul><li>Online broadcasting </li></ul>
  17. 17. Library as a publisher <ul><li>Concerts, lectures, panel discussions, writer visits, interviews, story telling, and book talks are recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution channels: webcasts, podcasts, mp3, radio </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing through web 2.0 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Example: Voice of youth Young adults interview City’s decision makers such as council members
  19. 19. Group Work room <ul><li>Seats for 18 people </li></ul><ul><li>3M Super Close Projector </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Not for commercial use </li></ul><ul><li>For associations and organizations: - Comic association - Helsinki cyclist - Ikebana association - Board game group - Traffic policy association - Finland- Eritrea society - etc… </li></ul>
  20. 20. Studios: recording, audio, video Customers can come to the library to play, record and edit their own music, spoken word and videos. Customers can save their recordings to their own Media Card for public use.
  21. 21. Recording, rehearsing and playback <ul><li>Electric piano </li></ul><ul><li>Stereos </li></ul><ul><li>Microphones </li></ul><ul><li>Guitars and bass </li></ul><ul><li>Booking times: ½ to 2 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizations rate: 90% </li></ul>
  22. 22. Audio editing <ul><li>Recording software </li></ul><ul><li>Editing software </li></ul><ul><li>Mixer </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Drum pad </li></ul><ul><li>DJ record player </li></ul><ul><li>Booking times: ½ to 4 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizations rate: 80% </li></ul>
  23. 23. Demo Tower Library Radio
  24. 24. Demo of the month Staff selects the best demo once per month
  25. 25. Multimedia area @ Meeting Point <ul><li>Operating systems in different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul><ul><li>Image processing </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing programs </li></ul><ul><li>CD and DVD burner </li></ul><ul><li>Memory card drive </li></ul><ul><li>USB and Firewire port </li></ul><ul><li>Workstation for the disabled customers </li></ul><ul><li>IT information service </li></ul>
  26. 26. Video editing @ Meeting Point <ul><li>Editing software </li></ul><ul><li>3D animation software </li></ul><ul><li>Recording software </li></ul><ul><li>DV recorder </li></ul><ul><li>S-VHS recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Booking times: maximum 40 hrs in 2, 4 or 6 hour blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Normally used for project work </li></ul>
  27. 27. Publishing aid @ Meeting Point <ul><li>Publishing courses for customers, associations and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 guidance for customers </li></ul><ul><li>Editing, recording and multimedia programs </li></ul>
  28. 28. From living room to working room <ul><li>Space and equipment for creating, displaying and publishing media </li></ul><ul><li>Wlan-connections to various databases </li></ul><ul><li>Moveable tables and plugs for laptops </li></ul>
  29. 29. Do it yourself <ul><li>Numerous different peripheral </li></ul><ul><li>devices are available for customers </li></ul><ul><li>to borrow, which can aid the use of </li></ul><ul><li>their laptops : </li></ul><ul><li>DVD, CD-RW, USB, ZIP drives </li></ul><ul><li>Memory card readers </li></ul><ul><li>USB and Bluetooth sticks </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Portable CD and DVD-players </li></ul><ul><li>Portable technology for recording </li></ul>
  30. 30. Work how you want
  31. 31. Furnish as you need
  32. 32. Library functions with a library card <ul><li>Workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Studios </li></ul><ul><li>Instruments, microphones, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to music </li></ul><ul><li>WLAN for laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Do it yourself –devices </li></ul>Expanding the library card as a brand
  33. 33. In touch with the times : Eurovision karaoke 2007 Customer can sing favorite Eurovision song on to a CD and take part in an Internet Competition
  34. 34. In touch with the times: Festival Bus The bus is loaded with items that is relevant to the theme of the festival, e.g. CDs of the artists performing at the festival. The Festival Bus is a joint venture between Library 10 and the Mobile Library unit.
  35. 35. New tasks of staff <ul><li>Web 2.0 –trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Media assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Studio engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Promoter </li></ul><ul><li>Sound editor, camera-man, lighting technician </li></ul><ul><li>Radio journalist </li></ul><ul><li>Roadie </li></ul>
  36. 36. Library 10 is <ul><li>the library service point in the city center </li></ul><ul><li>a place for creating, displaying and publishing culture </li></ul><ul><li>a public city facility </li></ul>

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