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									Four inconsistent pictures, some questions and no
answers: some notes about research libraries in
modern times

Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Research
Cambridge University Library, 13 October 2008
•   Slide 1. Picture of Sterling Memorial Library. Günter Waibel.
•   Slide 17. From avlxyz on Flickr.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/2077892948/. License:
    Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic
•   Slide 10. eBoy foobar poster. http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/wp-
    content/uploads/shop/EBY_FooBar_35t.png. Available from
    http://shop.eboy.com/.
•   Slide 21. Bondi Bay. Sydney. Powerhouse Museum. On Flickr
    commons.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2363539264/
    Also at:
    http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=30
    669. No known copyright restrictions.




CREDITS
SETTING EXPECTATIONS
Crude,
Simplistic &
Reductive




               Jokes
Materials workflow and the library systems management
environment

ONE
User
environment
                             End User Access




              Bought/    Elctronic/ Digitised/    Special
Materials     Physical   Licensed    Digital       colls/
workflow                                         Archives




Management
environment


                            Management
                            Management
User                           Find It
environment
                             End User Access
                               Get It


              Bought/    Elctronic/ Digitised/    Special
Library &     Physical   Licensed    Digital       colls/
Network                                          Archives
Resource

                              Metadata



                              Content


Management
environment


                             Management
                             Manage It
User                            Find It
environment
              OPAC         End A-Z NxtGen
                     MetaSearch User Access       Website

                                 Get It
              ILL/CIRC    LINK RESOLVER    SPECIAL

              Bought/     Elctronic/ Digitised/    Special
Library &     Physical    Licensed    Digital       colls/
Network                                           Archives
Resource
                                Metadata
              MARC       A&I    XXX       DC       EAD



                                Content



Management
              ILS         ERM      REPOSITORY SPECIAL
environment


                               Management
                               Manage It
Maths
Catalog
Some thoughts about collections

TWO
                                                    Stewardship
                                             high             low
Low-High                                                             Low-Low
Books & Journals                                                     Freely-accessible
Newspapers
                                                                     web resources
Gov Documents
                                                                     Open source software




                                      low
CD & DVD
                                                                     Newsgroup archives


                         Uniqueness
Maps
Scores




                                                                    High-Low
High-High
                                                                    Research & Learning
                                      high




Special Collections                                                 Materials
Rare books
Local/Historical Newspapers
                                                                    Institutional records
Local History Materials                                             ePrints/tech reports
Archives & Manuscripts                                              Learning objects
Theses & dissertations                                              Courseware
                                                                    E-portfolios
                                                                    Research data
                                                                    Prospectus
                                                                    Insitutional website


   COLLECTIONS                               GRID
                        Stewardship
                     high       low



              low
 Uniqueness
              high




                                        Print (B&J)
                                        • Value
Licensed                                    – Opportunity cost
• Purchaser                             • Systemwide
                                            – Storage
• Licensed
                                            – Digitization
• Scholarly record?
                                            – Preservation
• Book content




BOOKS                        AND JOURNALS
                        Stewardship
                     high       low



              low
 Uniqueness




                                      The new institutional
              high




                                      record
                                      • The outputs of
                                        research and learning
Archives and special                    – Data – big and small
collections                             – Eprints, learning
                                          materials
• Mobilize in learning
                                        – A life’s work on a thumb
  and research                            drive
• Digitize                            • Records management
                                        – Podcasts, videos, …
                                        – Website, prospectus, …
THE                  NEW SPECIAL        – Business records
COLLECTIONS?
Library services in the new network environment

THREE
                      Network level             Integrated
   Personal
                        workflow                local user
   Workflow
                       Google, …              environment?
     RSS,
  toolbars, ..                                 Library web
                                                 presence
                                                 Resource
 Institutional
                                                sharing, …
   Workflow
    Portals,
   VLE, IR, …

User environments                                      library
Management environment
         Bought
                  Licensed                            Archives
                                 Faculty&
          Digitized                           Aggregations
                                 students
                                            Resource sharing
      Then: Resources scarce; attention abundant

       Now: Attention scarce; resources abundant


Then: users built workflow around libraries

Now: library must build services around user workflow


       Discovery happens elsewhere
A feed-based universe
Google scholar
Value and risk

FOUR
User experience
                  Expertise

    Collections
                  Systems and
                  services
                      H&SS        STM                            Prof

                      A&H    SS   Bio Sci   Med   Physci   Eng   Bsns   Law

Coll-      Bought
ections
           Licensed


           Inst.


User       Place
Exper-
ience
           Network


Expert-
ise

Systems    Apps
&
services
           Infra-
           Struct-
           ure
Thank you

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