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Library 2.0

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Presented as the opening keynote for the South Dakota Library Association 2007 Annual Conference on 17 October 2007 in Watertown, SD.

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Library 2.0

  1. 1. Library 2.0 Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission
  2. 3. 1993
  3. 4. 2006
  4. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/255952747/ Are we locked-in to the old ways?
  5. 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antique_radio
  6. 7. http://pcworld.about.com/dbf/Dec242005id123950.htm
  7. 8. http://www.terremoto.net/x/archivos/000124.html
  8. 9. 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. 11. Online applications http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdegraaf/396374973/
  10. 13. Grab the Long Tail
  11. 15. Marketing http://www.flickr.com/photos/peminumkopi/301887781/
  12. 16. I’m cute ≠ guaranteed love http://www.flickr.com/photos/scrapstothefuture/502274792/
  13. 17. Give yourself permission to suck http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajamison/49581735/
  14. 20. Give your customers the megaphone http://www.flickr.com/photos/45457688@N00/82283972/
  15. 21. Contributed Content http://www.flickr.com/photos/amigadave/350299827/
  16. 26. Be Social vs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyjude/498780300/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/heyjude/498780272/in/photostream/
  17. 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronschmidt/271553300/
  18. 38. Go where the users are http://www.flickr.com/photos/patisfaction/33984854/
  19. 39. <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/
  20. 40. http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/ref/contactus.html
  21. 42. <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>
  22. 45. Break http://icanseemytoes.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html Down Barriers
  23. 46. Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, NJ http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsphotos/194802572/
  24. 47. http://www.libraryforlife.org/firefox/
  25. 50. 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
  26. 51. Can your users find what they’re looking for?
  27. 54. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubyshoes/491964464/
  28. 55. Is your library a Nanny State? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkanouse/61814643/
  29. 56. Is Your Library a Nanny State?
  30. 60. http://www.flickr.com/photos/memestate/54408373/
  31. 61. <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>
  32. 62. http://alreadygone.blogspot.com/2007/08/another-attempt-at-illustrating.html
  33. 63. http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/003934.html
  34. 64. <ul><li>Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul>[email_address] http://www.travelinlibrarian.info http://del.icio.us/travelinlibrarian/sdla2007+library2.0

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