Building Ontario\'s Digital Future. January 28 - 31, 2009 OLA Libraries Super Conference. Barbara Swartzentruber Strategic Projects Manager, MGS. What does a Digital Future Look Like?. “New players, on a new playing field, developing new process and habits for horizontal collaboration.”
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January 28 - 31, 2009
OLA Libraries Super Conference
Barbara SwartzentruberStrategic Projects Manager, MGS
“New players, on a new playing field,
developing new process and habits
for horizontal collaboration.”
Thomas L. Friedman, The World is Flat
*Transcontinental Fibre Optic Cable
The digital society is driving demand and changing expectations
Online customer support –online chat with another personvia webcam and headsets
Source: R. Dowler & F. Graves, “The Rise of e-Government”, Canadian Government Executive (Sept 2008)
Strategic Research Findings
Ontario’s Digital Strategy
Digital Infrastructure Capacity
2. Next generation
3. Innovation in a digital economy
5. Digital government and communities
requires new skills and literacy
Creating a talented and skilled citizenry and workforce with the confidence to use digital infrastructure to achieve social and economic benefits
Improving public sector service delivery and the quality of life for Ontarians
To encourage full participation in the digital economy by addressing critical
socio-economic digital divides
Source: EKOS 2006-07 Information Technology Update and Usage and the Communications Household
Digital Ontario Collaborative Toolswww.digitalontario.mgs.gov.on.ca
Library 1.0 vs. 2.0 Themes
BiblioCommons is a next generation Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) interface that incorporates social networking software technologies.
It brings “social searching” or “social discovery” to the OPAC.
Use of the library catalogue becomes an activity in “discovery” rather than “finding.