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Technology and the next generation academic library

Technology and the Next Generation Academic Library

Present and Emergent Digital Possibilities

Ray Uzwyshyn, Ph.D. MLISHead, Digital and Learning TechnologiesUniversity of West Florida Libraries


Why does technology matter
Why Does Technology Matter?

  • It’s where our users are

  • Communications possibilities are evolving on the Web

  • Technology enables new opportunities for servicing patrons’ needs.


Information evolution
Information Evolution

Changes occurring in the way patrons consume information/ emphasis on interaction

Changes occurring in millennial Expectations

Changes occurring in Technology Possibilities


Interactivity
Interactivity

81% of 15-35 year olds regularly comment on weblogs

35% also post daily on blogs and social networking sites


Current library web 2 0 trends
Current Library Web 2.0 Trends

Site Architecture

Building on Solid Foundations 2.0Library WeblogSocial Networking ToolsPodcasting/Vodcasting

Library Web Presence

  • Elegance, Simplicity, Usability

  • Attention to Visual Design

  • Visual Literacy/Metaphor

  • Usability/Marketing


Elegance simplicity usability
Elegance Simplicity Usability

Synthesis

Of ManyVoices

Make theComplexSimple


Information seeking retrieval
Information Seeking/Retrieval

Academic Research 15 years ago

Libraries used to purchase most of our research, academic journals and all books in print

This is no longer the Case


Search evolution
Search Evolution

1993-2003

2003-2008


Aggregation foregrounding of information services
Aggregation/Foregrounding of Information Services

Weblog(top right), Spry Search Aggregation (bottom left), Live Chat (bottom left) http://library.uwf.edu/index_tmp4.htm


Interactivity of information services
Interactivity of Information Services

From read-only to Interactive Pages


Information landscapes
Information Landscapes

Navigating bodies of knowledge to enable relationships, augment intelligence, create new knowledge.

200 B.C

1940

2008

2018

Katalogos/Scroll/Stroll Metaphor


Online digital resource evolution
Online Digital Resource Evolution

3D

Rich Media Integration Video, Audio, Interactivity, 3D

interactivity

Ideal Digital Resource GoalsRobust Academic StructureHigh Degree of Media Expressivity/Integration

video

OnlineMediaRichness

audio

Traditional Online Academic Digital LibrariesText Heavy/ Database Search/Silo with Metadata

images

2008

Text

Increasing Academic Depth Structure


Library technology pragmatic future trajectories
Library Technology Pragmatic Future Trajectories

  • New Media

    Library Digital Video Library 2nd Life (Virtual Worlds)Possibilities

  • Social NetworkingLibrary Myspace and FacebookOnline Learning Synergies(Eluminate/Camtasia etc.)

Larger University Wide Library Collaborations


2004 http balseros miami edu
(2004)http://balseros.miami.edu

Evolution of Digital Collections

SpecificityPhysical Environment,

Academic Expertise

Digital Collections Purpose


How Do you Best Navigate Information?

  • Unique Challenge posed by each specific digital collection

Multimedia and Visual Metaphor


Physical/Cognitive Cartographies

Zoomable Interface (1800 Mg Map) Front End Digital Video/Document/Image Library Application of Geographic Possibilities (Lat/Long)/Mobile


3d typographic fly through or 3d cognitive map
3D Typographic Fly Through or 3D Cognitive Map.

Previously Unseen Subject Relationships in Same Visual Space

http://www.asis.org/SIG/SIGVIS


Human computer interaction
Human Computer Interaction

All media types (text, audio, video, datasets, images) can be attached to Humanly understandable visual metaphors which link to backend databases, objects & metadata


Digital collections can use various media types audio video
Digital Collections Can Use Various Media Types (Audio/Video)

Or Combinations of Media Types


New way to navigate and share library information content
New Way to Navigate and Share Library Information Content (Audio/Video)

http://librarydigitalservices.uwf.edu/library


Easily Published Representations of What’s Important and New at the Libraries

Creating Larger University Communities and Conversations1 Editor/2 Week Period: Open to Wider Community



Information sharing evaluation connection
Information sharing, evaluation, connection New at the

75% of internet users 15-35 regularly rate persons, organizations, or organizational services online

Potential of Feedback Loops


Opening Digital Libraries New at the

From Information Bunker to Organic Archive


Open comments new library roles
Open Comments: New Library Roles New at the

Archivist/Patron/Creating History



Human computation organic archives
Human Computation/Organic Archives New at the

Digitization Challenges and Opportunities: Cloud Digitization


New genres of digital collections library services
New Genres of Digital Collections New at the & Library Services

  • AnthuriumScholarly E-Journal of Caribbean Studies

  • Is this a digital collection or online refereed journal?

http://scholar.library.miami.edu/anthurium/index.html

Creating Authorities/Scholarly Communications


Branding and marketing library collections the university s intellectual riches reach
Branding and Marketing Library Collections New at the the University’s Intellectual Riches/Reach

Hybrid Digital/Paper Collections


New open source affordances
New Open Source Affordances New at the

Taking Advantage of Current Possibilities


Opening physical collections globally online
Opening Physical Collections Globally Online New at the

Finding Aids

ArchonProduces Version of XML called EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Searchable GloballyAble to Go Down to Digital Object Level


Contextualization of collections
Contextualization of Collections New at the

What is the story?

Wider Library Academic Partnerships Narrative Creativity/Information Architecture


Learning commons digital literacy studio multimedia lab
Learning Commons New at the Digital Literacy Studio/Multimedia Lab

New Library Service Possibilities

Web Page Creation CapacityDigital Audio/Video CapacityPodcastingScanning AssistanceCD/DVD CreationDocument Processing (OCR)3D Possibilities

Digital Library & Digital Library Fellows Programs

Digital Literacy


From book warehouse to learning commons
From Book Warehouse to Learning Commons New at the

  • New Library Definitions

    Interdisciplinarity Multimedia/Digital Literacy Services

    Specialized Software and Hardware Expansion

    Technologically Enabled Learning Spaces

    Collaboration Between Campus Divisionsand Library (Writing Center, Faculty Teaching Centre, Academic Technology and University IT)Broadband Visualization Possibilities

New Physical Services


Experimentation and pragmatic realization
Experimentation and Pragmatic Realization New at the

Online Research Notebook

Information VisualizationVisual Learning SpacesMultimedia Information SystemsNew Digital Collection Possibilities

http://libprod.library.miami.edu:41430/webservices

Intelligent Application of Wider Technological Possibility1998 – 2008

The real, the possible, the imagined


Educating and enabling university library faculty awareness
Educating and Enabling New at the University & Library Faculty Awareness


Thank You For Coming New at the

Questions?

Contact Information: Ray [email protected]


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