The library and the network: a perspective Lorcan Dempsey OCLC Arlington County Virginia All Staff Day 1 December 2006 Credits Thanks to Joanne Cantrell for the slides reporting the Perceptions report.
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Arlington County Virginia All Staff Day
1 December 2006
Even the most misfitting childWho's chanced upon the library's worth,Sits with the genius of the EarthAnd turns the key to the whole world.
‘Hear it again’
New Library:The People's Network
“Why isn’t the library stuff in
Books, books, books, rows and rows of books, stacks of books, tables filled with books, people holding books, people checking out books. Libraries are all about books.
That is what I think and that is what I will always think.
41-year-old from Canada
Q665 and 1050
The Library’s role in the communityamong U.K. respondentsNote: Graph represents those who “Completely agree” or “Agree” with the statements about their library.
Competition for attention
(patron and librarian generated requests)
(Thanks to Bill DeJohn for these figures)
Rates of Borrowing from Non-Home Campuses
Patron’s Campus Pre-Tripod 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Bryn Mawr 23% 32% 30% 30% 32% 32% 29% 31%
Haverford 26% 28% 25% 25% 30% 30% 29% 37%
Swarthmore 7% 12% 11% 17% 15% 19% 19% 20%
From Library Buildings and the Building of a Collaborative
Research Collection at the Tri-College Library Consortium (2003)