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New Technologies and Libraries - Suzanne Reymer and Tracy Cook

  1. 1. New Technologies and Libraries Tracy Cook & Suzanne Reymer Fall Workshop 2010
  2. 2. Decline of Print <ul><li>Newspaper circulation down 7 million in the last 25 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Online readers of newspapers up 30 million in the last 5 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional advertising is down while cell and computer advertising increase. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper decrease of 18.7% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TV decrease of 10.1% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines decrease of 14.8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio decrease of 11.7% </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Where Are They Going for News?
  4. 6. Did you notice anything about the previous news apps? <ul><li>VIDEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco estimates that within 4 years more 90% of the web's content will be video. (From TED talk &quot;Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation .“) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Questions <ul><li>What does the decline of newspapers mean for libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>If newspapers go away how do we get local news? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the library have a role to play in getting local news to people? What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Note the visual/tactile nature of the iPad apps. How can our text-based library resources be made more visually appealing? Should they be? </li></ul>
  6. 9. Entertainment
  7. 13. News and entertainment are becoming <ul><li>Highly personalized </li></ul><ul><li>On demand </li></ul><ul><li>And social </li></ul>What does this mean for how libraries routinely offer news and entertainment resources?
  8. 14. Printed Books Are they next?
  9. 15. From “Publish or Perish” article in April 26, 2010 New Yorker <ul><li>Estimate is that 3-5% of book market is in e-books, but that sales of e-books will increase by 177%. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 3 million Kindles in use as of April 2010 (roughly 3 times the population of Montana) </li></ul><ul><li>More than 300,000 iPads were sold on the first day. Perhaps 5-7 million will be sold in the first year. </li></ul>
  10. 16. From medialIDEAS and Forrester Research <ul><li>Estimate is that sales of e-readers in the U.S. will be 3 million in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>For 2013 - projection is is that 115 million units will be sold worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>For 2020 - 446 million units worldwide (equivalent of the cell phone). </li></ul>
  11. 17. E-book Readers
  12. 18. And that’s not even counting E-reader apps for other devices
  13. 19. Nook for iPad
  14. 20. Kindle for iPad
  15. 21. Questions <ul><li>Are printed books the next thing to decline? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens when you can get all of Western literature on a device for $50? What will it mean for libraries? Do people still need us? Why? How? </li></ul>
  16. 22. More Questions <ul><li>How do we serve people with e-book readers? </li></ul><ul><li>What about people without e-book readers? </li></ul><ul><li>What will collection development look like in the future? </li></ul><ul><li>What will our libraries look like? </li></ul>
  17. 23. Mobile Devices
  18. 24. What are people using their cell phones for?
  19. 25. The following predictions may not be all that surprising… <ul><li>Stats from “Smart Phones to Overtake Feature Phones by 2011” from Nielsen Wire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart phones (capable of accessing the Internet) will outsell regular cell phones in 2011. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From “Did You Know” video: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile devices will be the primary way people connect to the Internet by 2020. </li></ul></ul>
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  21. 27. Montanalibrary2go
  22. 28. Montanalibrary2go
  23. 29. Application for ML2GO
  24. 30. More application shots
  25. 31. iPhone Apps - DCPL
  26. 32. WorldCat app Finding Your Book
  27. 33. WorldCat app Finding Your Library
  28. 34. NCSU iPhone App
  29. 35. Mobile Web Pages
  30. 36. Mary Meeker predicts that mobile internet will soon overtake fixed internet
  31. 37. Questions <ul><li>Should we care about people’s use of mobile devices? Why or Why not? </li></ul><ul><li>If we do care how do we stay relevant? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we serve people with mobile devices? </li></ul><ul><li>How accessible are our library resources to those accessing them via touch or voice controls? </li></ul>
  32. 38. Cloud Computing
  33. 39. Google Docs
  34. 40. OCLC’s Web Scale Management Services
  35. 41. Questions <ul><li>What are the pros and cons of placing our information in the cloud? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there privacy/security concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>Will this help us better serve our users while also helping with our workload? </li></ul>
  36. 42. Augmented Reality
  37. 43. Google Goggles Landmarks
  38. 44. Augmented Reality
  39. 45. Questions <ul><li>How can we implement augmented reality in our libraries? Should we? </li></ul>
  40. 46. Social Networking Sites
  41. 48. Questions <ul><li>How do you use social networking? </li></ul><ul><li>What about privacy issues? </li></ul>
  42. 49. Our world is changing rapidly, so the ultimate question is… <ul><li>What is a library, anyway? </li></ul><ul><li>Answering that question may help us survive and thrive in the years to come. </li></ul>
  43. 50. References <ul><li>Did You Know 4.0 - </li></ul><ul><li>“Publish or Perish” New Yorker . April 26, 2010. </li></ul>
  44. 51. More references <ul><li>Mary Meeker: Mobile Internet Will Soon Take Over Fixed Internet - </li></ul><ul><li>Nielsen Wire. “Smartphones to Overtake Feature Phones in the U.S. by 2011” - </li></ul>