Library Community Trends. Stephen Abram SirsiDynix Executive Roadshow Paris, France March 30, 2006. Josephus. Resistance is NOT futile!. Where am I coming from . . .?. All Users Library Users Academic College Public School (pre-K-12) Special, i.e. Government Military Medical
Library Community Trends Stephen Abram SirsiDynix Executive Roadshow Paris, France March 30, 2006
Where am I coming from . . .? • All Users • Library Users • Academic • College • Public • School (pre-K-12) • Special, i.e. • Government • Military • Medical • Corporate • Global • Non-users The Virtuous Triangle
Collections Connections & Resources Future Components Future Component Researchers Hobbyists Clubs Content & e-Resources: DE Learning & Education University and Colleges Schools and Public Libraries eGov, Programs & Alliances Local and Government Partners Card Holders Faculties Students Community Groups Emerging Model for Community, Learning and Research Enterprises Credit: adapted from Rick Luce, LANL
Usability The A frame adopted from newspaper layout is not what works. Eyetools
The Library World Personas Usability Tests The Real World Normative Data
What is context? • It’s not about the Library! It is about five very specific user spaces, communities: Learning Research Entertainment Neighbourhood Workplace
Source: Lorcan Dempsey
Content Map Source: AISTI
Simple Stories about Value • Florida • Florida's public libraries return $6.54 for every $1.00 invested from all sources! • South Carolina • The total direct and indirect return on investment for every $1 expended on the state’s public libraries by SC State and local governments is $4.48—almost 350%!
Classic Technology Adoption Where Are We? Source: Geoffrey Moore. Crossing the Chasm, 1991.
Project Alouette Canada French Government Project German Publishers Project Internet Archive with Brewster Kahle Yahoo/MSN and Open Content Alliance
What if. . . You can find 15,000,000 books through the Google 5 and the Open Content Alliance?
What if. . . Does your 5 year plan consider this eventuality?
What if. . . I can find a locally engaging experience through Google Maps and Google Local?
Google and 3D • San Francisco first…
What if. . . 99¢ An easy seamless DRM Payment system develops through PayPal / Verisign / eBay / Google Wallet?
Get your Texthead to Nexthead • MP3’s • Streaming Media • Voice search
Next Massive Wave of Broadband Expands Transition to Service-oriented architecture 3G Real-Time Infra-structure Low-Power-Consumption Mobile/Display Devices Secure Broadband Wireless 2006/7
Google Wireless San Francisco…Philly, Fredericton, And more SEC Filing in 2005 – 18 more cities now.
Google invests in wired … A $189,000,000 pilot
Bidirectional wireless module Hydro Broadband
What if. . . Users have materially changed?