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  • Overview Technology - Bringing Power to the Information Pipeline October 23, 2004 Darlene Fichter http://library.usask.ca/~fichter/ Data Library Coordinator University of Saskatchewan Library
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  • Overview What technologies have a sweet spot for libraries? 1.New (free or almost free) tools Weblogs, RSS, Instant Messaging 2.Key components Metasearch and link resolvers 3.Digital projects and local communities Small-scale digital projects
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  • Take a Moment Think about family & friends What technologies are they using now that they didnt 2 years ago or 6 months ago Jot down three
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  • Now, Consider Have libraries made use of these new tools? How could we make use of them?
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  • William Gibsons Observation the future is already here, its just unevenly distributed
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  • Technology
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  • 1 2 3 4 5 Tip: Where is the new technology on the hype cycle?
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  • What do I Think is Waxing?
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  • Broadband Home: Armchair Revolution Ultimate jukebox has every song ever recorded movie ever made game ever created Every book ??? Infinite television Early adopters: 12,500 songs,125 hours of video (300 gigabytes) on tap Welcome to the Broadband Home of the Future www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.01/wiredhome_1.html
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  • Broadband Library? My personal library What will be our role? Digital library for the have nots? Or full circle? Institutions of learning Media literacy Trusted advisors (reputation managers)
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  • Broadband Library Challenges How will we facilitate moving information in and out of the content repositories that we license? How will The Librarys Collection be part of a personal library How will we handle authentication and rights?
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  • WiFi revolution Always on Always connected Always part of the infosphere Like air around us
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  • WiFi Phones/Devices People will snap up one device that offers telephone, web and e-mail access, unified address book, a calendar for meetings. Plus Camera, portable music player
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  • End of Browser Domination There are 1.5 billion mobile phones in the world today. Already you can use them to browse the Web, take pictures, send e-mail, and play games. Soon they could make your PC obsolete.* *Brad Stone, Your Next Computer. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5092826/site/newswkkk
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  • WiFi and Libraries Is the library a hot spot? Are we ready to deliver our services and content to range of devices? What changes if our users are always on?
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  • Infosphere Todays digital kids think of information and communications technology (ICT) as something akin to oxygen: they expect it, its what they breathe and its how they live. They use ICT to meet, play, date and learn. Its an integral part of their social life; its how they acknowledge each other and form their personal identities.* *John Seely Brown, Learning in the Digital Age, The Internet and the University: 2001 Forum
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  • How We Might See the Infosphere Adapted from Cathy DeRosa, OCLC Presentation on the Environmental Scan Web/Internet Databases/ Publications Library Collections Intranets & Institutional Content
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  • How Our Customers See It Databases/ Publications
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  • Expectations & Learned Behaviors Infosphere is continuous Our users are used to the AmaZooglePedia phenomena Simplicity Seamless
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  • Major Challenge: Break Down Silos Information silos or "stovepipes" result when information storehouses are created at different times or by disparate applications or groups Databases from different vendors Catalogue Library site search
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  • Photo Credit: Aarons Photos http://www.aaronisnotamused.com/gallery/newhampshire/Chimneys Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 1.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/http://www.aaronisnotamused.com/gallery/newhampshire/Chimneys http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/
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  • Result User is left to cope with the fragmentation Frustrated users Time wasted Lost opportunities
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  • Libraries are Responding Metasearch or federated search allow users to search heterogeneous resources including licensed databases from a single search interface
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  • Metasearch Engines Break Silos By Reducing the cognitive burden choosing databases Minimizing time needed to learn a dozen different search interfaces Increasing productivity by saving time repeating the same search and manually deduplicating result lists
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  • Library Crosswalks Link Resolvers Photo Credit: Constructed converging lines - walkways of the Otway Fly by thppt http://chiastic.net/gallery/auGOR/CIMG1053
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  • Link Resolvers Based on the OpenURL Framework Transmit bibliographic information via hypertext links in order to connect users to the full text content
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  • Extra Option
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  • The article Full text in Science Direct
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  • Focus is Shifting 1994- 1999- 2004 -
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  • Connecting the Dots: Information to People Collaboration and social software Use of the internet is shifting Online world has moved from reading web pages as solo activity to one of social interaction with chatting, commenting, and sharing information
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  • The Hype about Social Software What is it? Social software can be defined as whatever supports our actual human interaction as we colonize the virtual realm* * Jon Udell, The Social Enterprise, March 26, 2004, InfoWorld, www.infoworld.com/article/04/03/26/13FEsocial_1.html
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  • Some Types of Social Software Weblogs Friends of friends sites Wikis Instant Messaging Social bookmarking sites
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  • Libraries and Weblogs
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  • Push Button Publishing for the Web No need to know HTML No need to know about FTP and servers Sign up for an account at a free service like www.blogger.comwww.blogger.com Have a web page in 3-5 minutes!
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  • Some Ways Libraries Use Weblogs New Resources Library Construction News Teen Blogs Book discussion blogs
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  • www.waterborolibrary.org/blog.htm
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  • RSS & Libraries Spread the News
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  • What is RSS? R ich S ite S ummary R eally S imple S yndication Think of it as a machine readable file (XML) that includes headlines of new content on your web site and links back to your site
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  • Why have an RSS Feed? Free publicity! Who Individuals will subscribe Other web site publishers will list your headlines Content is searchable in RSS search engines News is free Comes free with weblog or can easily be created by hand or with a script
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  • Instant Messaging and Libraries Some libraries are using it for low cost reference or in the library Pluses Familiar to many of the librarys younger users Natural fit for them Things to consider Keeping a copy of the transcript Not as private as its hosted off site Not all the bells and whistles of some packages
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  • Data Library and Instant Messaging Are you there? Quick answers Cut down email glut Can you meet Tuesday? How about Wednesday? 10 emails later
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  • Libraries and Social Software Are we prepared to help our organizations make use of social software applications? Initiators and leaders Supporters Participating Are we ready to make internal and external content available as RSS feeds and to authors of Weblogs and Wikis?
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  • Small Scale Digital Projects with a Big Impact Most libraries have unique collections Photographs Local history Unusual or rare materials Specialized indexes or finding aids All the songs that mention Saskatoon All the hockey stars from Saskatoon
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  • Libraries as Content Creators/Curators Tour a few projects Typical staffing requirements Part-time one staff member Teams of 4 students for 4 months
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  • Native Law Cases (1800s to present) All case law related to aboriginal people of Canada from courts in Canada and England Start in 1994
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  • Canadian Native Law Cases http://library.usask.ca/native/
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  • Northwest Resistance Materials about battle between the Mtis people & the Government of Canada: biographies, maps, broadsides, http://library.usask.ca/northwest/
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  • Special Exhibits http://library.usask.ca/spcoll/postcardsindigenous/
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  • Directory Site with Two Partners http://library.usask.ca/native/directory/
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  • First Nations Index Built wi