Libraries, Ebooks, & the Future

A13333fb8c3d8c210265c6964c33487f?s=47 Jason Griffey
September 27, 2011

Libraries, Ebooks, & the Future

Keynote presentation given to the Maine Regional Fall Council, September 22, 2011.

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Jason Griffey

September 27, 2011
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  1. Not Evenly Distributed Maine Regional Fall Council September 23, 2011

    Jason Griffey what technology means to the future of libraries
  2. The future is already here...

  3. The future is already here... ...it just isn’t very evenly

    distributed. - William Gibson
  4. Effect of the Digital Experiences & Expectations Access & Divide

    The Future
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  7. Photo by Stian Eikeland - http://flic.kr/p/6CCWXH

  8. disintermediation

  9. The Library

  10. The Library • Archive • Collect • Describe • Insure

    Equality of Access • Distribute Financial Burden • Instruct • Inform
  11. “Libraries, especially public libraries, exist in order to balance the

    inequality of information access due to economic or other pressures. No single average member of the public can afford to purchase all of the potential information they may want to access, and so libraries distribute that financial burden across the public as a whole, acting both as collective buyer for their community and as access point.”
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  13. in other words...

  14. in other words... libraries are a middleman

  15. disintermediation?

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  17. Ready Reference Reader’s Advisory Bibliographic Information Periodical Indexes

  18. Access > Ownership

  19. Licensing > Ownership

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  21. Experiences become Expectations

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  24. Services

  25. Photo by HackingNetflix - http://flic.kr/p/5rQKpe

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  35. Devices

  36. Photo by thekellyscope - http://flic.kr/p/96nYuV

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  38. Access

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  40. 42.1% of all Internet traffic at UTC was streaming media

  41. Photo by HowardLake - http://flic.kr/p/8zSXff

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  44. Digital Divide

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  52. Photo by Vermin Inc - http://flic.kr/p/4yxj6u

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  54. “When your old world is collapsing and everything is changing

    at a furious pitch, to start announcing your preferences for old values is not the act of a serious person. It is frivolous, fatuous...
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  56. ...If you were to knock on the door of one

    of these critics and say “Sir, there are flames leaping out of your roof, your house is burning,” under these conditions he would then say to you, “That’s a very interesting point of view. Personally, I couldn’t disagree with you more.”...
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  58. ...That’s all these critics are saying. Their house is burning

    and they’re saying, “Don’t you have any sense of values, simply telling people about fire when you should be thinking about the serious content, the noble works of the mind?” Value is irrelevant.”
  59. Masatoshi Ishikawa

  60. Masatoshi Ishikawa

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  65. future of the book

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  68. “...some of the most significant aspects of the new medium

    are yet to be recognized. Guessing: There may not be hypertext sequels so much as the instantiation of new windows on the "reality" of the story. Group participation both during initial construction and in expanding the ongoing reality may be one of the most striking features of the art form.”
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  70. “I believe hypertext fiction will ultimately be an entirely new

    art form, as different from novels as motion pictures are from oil paintings.”
  71. moving forward

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  73. “The movement of information at approximately the speed of light

    has become by far the largest industry of the world. The consumption of this information has become correspondingly the largest consumer function in the world...
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  75. ...The globe has become on one hand a community of

    learning, and at the same time...the globe has become a tiny village. Patterns of human association based on slower media have become overnight not only irrelevant and obsolete, but a threat to continued existence and to sanity.”
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  77. Marshall McLuhan McCluhan Hot & Cool 1967

  78. Douglas Adams said...

  79. Douglas Adams said... 1. Anything that is in the world

    when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
  80. Douglas Adams said... 1. Anything that is in the world

    when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
  81. Douglas Adams said... 1. Anything that is in the world

    when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
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  84. If I’d asked them what they wanted, they’d have said

    a faster horse. - Henry Ford
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  86. The best way to predict the future is to create

    it. -Peter Drucker
  87. thank you

  88. Email: griffey@gmail.com Site: jasongriffey.net gVoice: 423-443-4770 Twitter: @griffey Other: Perpetual

    Beta ALA TechSource Head of Library Information Technology University of Tennessee at Chattanooga http://pinboard.in/u:griffey/ Jason Griffey