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1 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Learning from the Internet Public Library: a decade of experience connecting people and information Maurita Peterson Holland Associate Professor and Assistant to the Dean School of Information, University of Michigan

2 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org 10 years of thinking and doing … n Building the Internet Public Library (www.ipl.org)www.ipl.org n Collaborating: Evolution and Future of the IPL n Our broader understanding and vision for the networked world

3 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org The Internet Public Library n Built by a graduate class in 1995 n Runs 9 Sun V60 servers, Linux, Open Source software written in Perl and Mason n Provides link access to more than 45,000 credentialed information resources, many specially-built exhibits, and a global, virtual information service

4 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Why do we need this? Google doesn ’ t provide all the answer! Teach how to use Google effectively Locate information in digital, or physical, format Match children with their reading level Provide handicapped accessability Give service to everyone, everywhere

5 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org The Internet Public Library… n The technologies of the global Internet present two challenges for the IPL: –Planning, development and design that brings together all the issues involved in the transformation of libraries in the age of the Internet –Provision of services and information that enhance the value of the Internet to an ever-expanding and varied community of users, while broadening, diversifying and educating that community in the unique roles of library culture and traditions

6 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org n The IPL, a test bed for innovation, addresses these challenges with an active research program. Faculty and students create new models and apply new knowledge in the effective use of information technology to support better-informed decision-making.

7 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org The IPL is a venue for … n Education –Trained 1,500 information professionals from twelve U.S. and Canadian universities; serves as the world’s leading laboratory for training online reference specialists; has advised the U.S. Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). n Research –Source of many published articles; cited in over 1,000 articles and books; established models for virtual information provision n Service –Linked to by over 12,000 sites –Developed active Native American (www.aihecvl.org) and Spanish (www.bibliotecapublica.org) versions; French and Arabic also plannedwww.aihecvl.orgwww.bibliotecapublica.org

8 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org The Internet Public Library Research n Connecting virtual discourse with credentialed information n Learning how information seekers fail and how to help them succeed n Deriving meaning from scanning large bodies of text n Creating a taxonomy of information seeking n Building models for search strategy n Identifying the knowledge domains of information professionals

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15 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Biblioteca Pública por Internet “… to provide a free online public library in Spanish for Spanish-speaking users via Internet.” www.bibliotecapublica.org

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18 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Project Timeline First talks about BPI Fall 2002 Aug. 2004 2005 – Monterrey visit May 2003 June 2004 Cataloging training www.bibliotecapublica.org Bright future… Spring 2004 Jan. 2004 MOU signed Hypatia redesign

19 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Visit to Monterrey n BPI stakeholders meet face-to-face; assess technical, human and financial resource capacities; and discuss the vision and future activity of the BPI

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21 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Memorandum of Understanding n Framework for partnership and process n Developed jointly by IPL and ITESM n Legal review process IPL agrees to… wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwww……… ITESM agrees to… wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwww………

22 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Collection Development n ITESM students began groundwork for a collection development policy and identified preliminary set of resources n Process: -selection of resources -evaluation of resources -cataloging resources -collections maintenance

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26 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Cataloging Training n Tec staff catalogers trained in summer 2004 n Used Centra, a web collaboration tool n En español, claro!

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30 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Next Steps for the BPI n Incorporate Tec and SI students in the project n Seek funding for project coordination n Continue to develop the collections n Launch reference service n Recruit students/volunteers for reference service n Explore other audience-specific resources and services

31 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Our work goes on, exploring new ideas

32 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Three rings, remove one and destroy the symmetry n Behavioral & Organizational Sciences n Computer, Information, Library Sciences n Individuals, Organizations, Communities

33 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org High performance computation services Data, information, knowledge management services Observation, measurement, fabrication services Interfaces, visualization services Collaboration services Cyberinfrastructure Components Community-Specific Knowledge Environments for Research and Education (collaboratory, co-laboratory, grid community, e-science community, virtual community) Customization for discipline- and project-specific applications Base technology: computation, communication, storage = cyberinfrastructure: hardware, software, services, personnel, organizations

34 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Multi-institutional, international, interdisciplinary, diverse communities Education, Research and Service n Create, Disseminate, Preserve Knowledge (Collaboratories, Grids, E-Science) n Form global learning and research environments n Explore computer infrastructure enabled knowledge environments –Federated, time-accelerated, cognitive augmentation, computational-based services

35 The Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org Multi-institutional, international, interdisciplinary, diverse communities n Projects in Latin America, Southern Africa, U.S. Native American Tribes n Cyberinfrastructure integration, deployment and operation n Leverage Sakai, OCW, IPL, Connection project, NSF projects, etc. n Educational Initiatives including student support, faculty development n Practical Engagement Learning supplements, workshops n Transformative Engaged Pilot Projects n Evaluation Services and design/user needs assessment n Information Acquisition, Dissemination & Collaboration Services


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