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Finding Pheonix Athens

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Finding Pheonix Athens

  1. 1. Finding the Phoenix Feathers, Flight & the Future of Libraries Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library Athens, November 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/408516412/
  2. 3. Columbus Metropolitan Library 21 branches 1.7 million items circ/ year 750 card members
  3. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerlos/3119891607/
  4. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johndecember/2914192044/ Trend ► Kindle rekindles the flame for the digital book
  5. 6. In 2008, Amazon’s Kindle, sold 500 thousand units, 32% more than the iPods sold in the year of debut of Apple’s player. - Citi Investment Research estimate based upon Sprint network activations http://www.flickr.com/photos/nydiscovery/2212528583/
  6. 7. rumors are flying
  7. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wink/192265445/ Six in 10 people around the world (60%) now have cellphone subscriptions, signaling that mobile phones are the communications technology of choice, particularly in poor countries . – UN Report, March 2, 2009 Up from 2002 – 15% Internet worldwide: 11%- 2002 >> 23% - 2008 Trend ► Mobile builds bridges faster
  8. 9. While just 1 in 50 Africans had a mobile in the year 2000, now 28 percent have a cellular subscription. – UN Report, March 2, 2009
  9. 10. Countries by advanced information and communications technology (ICT) : 1) Sweden 2) South Korea (nation-wide gigabit bb 2012) 3) Denmark 4) Netherlands 5) Iceland 6) Norway 17) United States - UN report, March 2009
  10. 11. Trend ► Print is in peril
  11. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/smohundro/3362589055/
  12. 14. Distribution Center Distribution Agent Distribution format
  13. 15. Distribution Center Distribution Agent Distribution format
  14. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabine01/717745775
  15. 17. It’s not the death of the book to fear… http://www.flickr.com/photos/aprilzosia/2585184283/ it’s our dependency on formats as our community (service delivery) value! Change
  16. 18. . . .today's challange
  17. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxtongue/206292827 Story of the Phoenix
  18. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10451396@N00/342725173/ Opportunities
  19. 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sindala/2464020168
  20. 22. Latin, librarius of books, from libr-, liber inner bark, rind, book
  21. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/distortedsmile/18500026/
  22. 26. Chauvet Cave – 32,000 yrs old
  23. 27. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laanba/165758145/
  24. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eternallyluna/154946086/
  25. 29. knowledge consumption knowledge production
  26. 30. knowledge consumption knowledge production 
  27. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandi_22/474558156/
  28. 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/owl/2696325046/ What’s the experience? What’s the experience?
  29. 33. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimntonik/2758303137/ What’s the experience? What’s the experience?
  30. 34. consumption & use creativity & production http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubina/50366633/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lkusuma/818295509/
  31. 35. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Soap_bubbles_2.jpg Books Programs information storytimes Media Computers Services Engagement Experiences
  32. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoneppink/169188669/
  33. 38. Lifebrary http://www.flickr.com/photos/bertabetti/96068714/ Library
  34. 39. Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library [email_address] My Slides are @ www.LibraryBytes.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregwake/2961213279/ σας ευχαριστούμε

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