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Publisher of the Community R. David Lankes Professor and Dean’s Scholar for New Librarianship Syracuse University http://www.DavidLankes.org We’re All Doomed

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NISO Two Day Virtual Conference: Using the Web as an E-Content Distribution Platform: Challenges and Opportunities Oct 21-22, 2014 
 R. David Lankes, Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies; Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse

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Publisher of the Community

R. David LankesProfessor and Dean’s Scholar for New Librarianship

Syracuse University

http://www.DavidLankes.org

We’re All Doomed

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Death of Documents• Print Becomes Digital

• Editions

• Digital Becomes Flexible

• Death of Editions

• Terms Become Metaphors

• eJournal, eBook…Neither Books nor Journals

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Terms Become Metaphors• eJournal, eBook…Neither Books nor

Journals

• Instant Updates

• Embedded Functionality

• Accounting Books that Count

• Flexible Containers

• PDF-HTML-Text

• We’re All Doomed

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When eBooks Become Apps

• Document Like Objects Dissolve into a Sea of Services

• Embedded Apps, Distributed Metadata, Visualizations, Annotations

• We’re All Doomed

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Footnote• Footnotes are Annotations

• Annotations Are Context

• What Happens When Annotations Become the Primary Document?

• How Can You Tell Context from Content?

• We’re All Doomed

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Unless We See the Sea Change

Collec-tion Fo-cused

ServiceFocused

Conversa-tion

Focused

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The Conversation Approach

Perhaps it is an overstatement to say that academic librarians are drifting in a vast sea of information and technological advances, searching for an appropriate course of action. Nevertheless, we appear to have lost the stabilizing rudder of confidence in who we are and what we are to do.

As a more powerful alternative to the images of librarianship already available or proposed, I suggest that we begin to think of libraries as centers for conversation and of ourselves as mediators of and participants in the conversations of the world.

Joan Bechtel In 1986!

Bechtel, J. M. (1986). Conversation, a New Paradigm for Librarianship? Col-lege and Research Libraries. 47 (3), 219-24.

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Conversations

Conversation Theory

• Conversants

• Language

• Agreements

• Memory

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Advantages

• True Graph in Publications

• Citations Become Weighted Links

• Corpora Become Maps of Conversation/Thought

• Move Beyond Metadata

• We Can Publish Beyond Scholarship

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Future of Publishing and Libraries and

Publishers…• Platforms of Conversation – NOT Content Delivery

• Platform

• Delivers Content AND Context

• Geared Towards Learning NOT Consumption

• Geared Towards Production NOT Distribution

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The Future

• Reading, Citing, Organizing, Sharing

• Acts of Learning and Conversation

• Reading is Making (Sense Making)

• Focus on Communities and Members

• Not Buyers and Users

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The Future

• Beyond Linked Metadata to Linked Ideas and People

• Beyond Content to Context and Meaning

• Beyond Information to Knowledge and Action

• Beyond Discovery to Epiphanies