Saturday, June 03, 2006

Redesigning Library Services: A Manifesto

A book that I keep meaning to read and keep finding references to. Published in 1992 by Michael Buckland, it is now available online at no charge. I understand that it focuses on designing the library in response to user needs, rather than constructing the library for the good of the librarian (who's interests and perspectives on libraries may differ from the library's users).

Disruptive Innovation and the Academic Library

Presentation materials from David W. Lewis, who spoke at the OhioLINK Annual Directors' Meeting in March 2006. I think this PowerPoint captures the elements he spoke about regarding the transition in libraries from physically-owned and licensed electronic resources to open web and open access resources over a 25 year span. He analyzes libraries and their provision of information using the ideas developed by Clayton Christiansen in his "Innovator's Dilemma" and other books.

O'Reilly -- What Is Web 2.0

O'Reilly -- What Is Web 2.0 - well, what is it? What does Web 2.0 mean? I've read a few other pieces on the subject, but I understand that this is a really excellent article (more once I read it 8-) ).

The Simplicity-Complexity Conundrum

Googlization and Google Migration - Steven Bell's excellent presentation at the same conference.

Thomas Dowling Presentation: "Imminent Death of Libraries! Film at 11"?

A great presentation by Thomas Dowling of OhioLINK at the May 3, 2006, SOCHE Library Conference: "Academic Libraries in a Googleized World"