Transforming Your Library With Technology Lori Bowen Ayre ALA Annual Conference Washington, DC June 23, 2007 Audio File Available A downloadable audio file (mp3) of this presentation is available at: http://galecia.com/included/docs/2007/Ayre_TransformingTechnology_June23_2007
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Transforming Your Library With Technology
Lori Bowen AyreALA Annual ConferenceWashington, DCJune 23, 2007
A downloadable audio file (mp3) of this presentation is available at:
even if they don’t actually use it…
90% of library users taking out books have incomes between $15K and $35K
Wonder where the others are getting their stuff?
The “book” is the library brand. Is that really helping us?
Use Space 'Different'
Libraries don’t just service the long tail….
Univ. of Chicago compared costs of storage options:
Retrieval time: five minutes
Now we have more space in the library for other things…..
Convenience – can there be TOO much?
Requesting items online is convenient.
Picking up Holds is not convenient.
“This book is being rushed to you by your library..... “
Every Library Needs a Strong Technical Staff
Every Library Deserves a Strong Technical Staff
The days of the “accidental” systems librarianare over….
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
PHP 5 Certification
Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Master Certified Novell Engineer (Master CNE)
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
Novell Certified Linux Professional (CLP)
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
For Technology Pros:
Technical Support Staff
Take Control Over the Means of Production
Exploit technology instead of people.
Manage our own networks and websites.
Write our own software.
“Books” are for use.
Every reader, her book. Every book, its reader.
Save the time of the user.
The library is a growing organism.