Internet Librarian 2013

Opening keynote
Peter Morville – Information architecture: the future of libraries

Title changed to Inspiration architecture”
Slideshare/ check twitter for URL

Information architecture: structural design of shared information environments.
What are you actually going to do online?
Need to deal with website governance and organizational culture.
Information architcts are architects of understanding – building bridges between information and people.

Sir Ken robinson – you tube video on education as factories.
technologists dont understand teaching; teachers dont understand tech; need a way to synthesize the pieces and “make learning whole.” (David Perkins)

Christensen – Disrupting class –
Reliance on google – folks are entering the workplace without really knowing how to search; perception of library as gateway of knowledge is decreasing, but as a purchasing agent is increasing;

People understand one-search integrated interfaces with facets – people “get” this ,because it’s the way they shop; the facets provide a custom map to their interests – creates a complex boolean search withouth knowing how to create a boolean search query. Students will actually dig deeper and use library resources.

Schein – corporate culture survival guide – artivacts – espoused values – underlying assumptions.

Moocs have an opportunity to provide academic information to those that take the courses.

Information gulch is related to income; info literacy is making things worse.

Ambient findability -> sarno – healing back pain – when the prescribed and conventional treatments don’t work
unwillingness to learn new things is because of cultural blinders (filter bubble?) Many people ay not want information, and they will avoid using a system that will provide information. (Mooers).
One of the nmost effective ways to change behavior is to change the environment (cf international travel)
Use info architecture to change the environment and therefore behavior.

Power of Habit – some habits have the power to start a chain reaction (keystone habit). willpower, exercise.

Libaries and national parks are similar in that they teach us that our most valuable treasures are held in common.

The libary s a keystone of culture – far more important tnan anyone realizes. But this idea is at risk – too many people think we don’t need libaries brcause we have the Internet. The future of libraries involves creating something entirely new – for this we need info architects, inspiration architects – the library is an act of inspiration architecture.


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