This was my session – here are my slides – enjoy! Look at the slides, and read this person’s notes, and you will get a good feel for the discussion.
Nate Hill, Web Librarian, San Jose Public Library
Chris Noll, Noll & Tam Architects
Slide on the screen:
Because of the Internet, access to:
Books and other documents have gone from Read to Read/Write
Photo and video output has gone from View to View/Edit
Music and other audio has gone from Listen to Listen/Remix
Nate is introducing the topic of libraries starting to support content creation, and the models behind that.
Contra Costa has used vending machines in shopping malls, etc. Washington County is using reserve boxes.
Boston Chinatown Storefront Library – community driven library
Houston – small small branch…
DC – Kiosk branches…
Greenbridge Library – took a community center, and developed part of it into a library
Idea Stores in London. Mix up libraries, cafes, etc.
Morgan Hill Library – self checkout, check in, self help holds, etc – very self-driven
talking about the Digital Public Library or America project and their beta sprint. Realized we will still need physical spaces to create digital content.
broken into modules like audio and video creation, scanning, collaboration, etc
Chris: talking about creating furniture for these creative types of spaces …
Give people access to tools. Some libraries check out tools or musical instruments. Why not video cameras, microphones, etc?
Why not have design tools – desktop publishing, CAD/CAM tools, 3D printers, etc? The library could support these things.
They want this project to happen … but need funding, etc.
Libraries and Learning Communities – Lee Rainie
three revolutions Pew has noticed
1. Broadband – 78% of adults use internet, 62% have broadband at home
2. Mobile phones – 84% (I think) of adults use mobile phones
3. social networking
important in 3 ways
1. sentries of information. people log on to their social networks first thing in the morning, rather than read the news.
2. evaluators of information – when people find confusing info, they turn to their social networks first. I’ve certainly seen and done that. asking if it’s true, and how much weight should I give it
- librarians – think about being nodes in people’s networks… dang. we need to be there!
3. serve as audiences – we are all performers. we are showing off for our audiences in a way.
Final thoughts about the futre:
1. What’s the future of knowledge
2. what’s the future of reference expertise
3. what’s the future of public technology
4. what’s the future of learning spaces
5. what’s the future of library as community anchor institution
Pew will be doing a 3-year study on libraries and communities. This will be HUGE.