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The Public Library of 2020, by Steve Matthews | 21st Century Library Blog

The Public Library of 2020, by Steve Matthews | 21st Century Library Blog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"According to Pew Research Center's “Pew Internet & American Life Project” they think they know what public libraries will be by the year 2020. I wouldn't question their research, but I'm skeptical about some of their conclusions..."

 

Conclusions drawn by Dr Steve Matthews:

- "The nature of the library customer is changing and will continue to change toward technology being an integral part of their life."

- Volume, relevance & velocity... "These three factors will continue to be a constant. However, in another 8 years there will be more customers who do not need librarians to filter their information, nor manage their information stream."

- Anywhere, anytime, any device... "This is a fact of life that will never go away. Librarians need to understand that and begin to work within it."

- Sentries, evaluators, filters, certifiers... "Pew was trying to appease the “old guard library establishment”, because none of their reported facts unquestionably leads to these roles. I don’t know from where they drew these roles, but they got this wrong. Customers in 2020 will not need any of these roles from librarians. They will fill these roles for themselves."

- Aggregator/Synthesizer, Organizer, Network Node, Facilitator... "These will be the roles of the 21st Century librarian, and library."

 

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A keynote panel looked at the Internet in 2020 and predicted important trends

A keynote panel looked at the Internet in 2020 and predicted important trends | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A keynote panel looked at the Internet in 2020 and predicted important trends (Internet Librarian 2011 Keynote -Future Internet 2020: http://t.co/KtVyWaGu...)...

 

"The panel looked at the internet in 2020 and held a “TrendWatch Smackdown”. James Werle began with a look beyond Web 2.0, noting that the changes of the last few years are just a blink of the eye in the history of librarianship. In 1996, only 28% of public libraries offered Internet access, and the average web usage by Americans was 1/2 hour a month! Global Internet traffic is predicted to quadruple by 2015, and the IT revolution will continue to produce untold innovation. Internet traffic is forecast to quadruple by 2015, with more devices, more people conneccted, better connectivity, and more video. Video will be the fastest application driving traffic in the next 5 years. All applications will require high performance broadband. Many libraries are falling behind the bandwidth curve; over half of US libraries report that they do not have enough workstations to meet demand at certain times during a busy day. Access to high performance broadband networks is essential for libraries to evolve in the future."

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Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the future, by Kristen Purcell - Slideshare

Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the future, by Kristen Purcell - Slideshare | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Kristen Purcell, Ph.D.Associate Director, Research Pew Internet Project SUNY Library Association Annual Conference June 7, 2012...

 

"On Thursday June 7th, Kristen Purcell will deliver the keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference in New York City.  Kristen will share Pew Internet's latest data on mobile, social networking, and e-reading with an audience of several hundred library staff from the SUNY system.  More information on the event can be found at the conference's website."

 

Slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/PewInternet/suny-libraries-talk

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