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1 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Eye to the Telescope: Future- Gazing & Current Projects from OCLC Research SOLINET Annual Membership Meeting 12 May 2006 Atlanta, GA Eric Childress OCLC Research

2 OCLC Online Computer Library Center Outline The Big Picture Pattern Recognition Me, Mine, Ours Techscape Library 2.0 Selected OCLC Research work

3 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Pattern recognition Production anywhere, Global distribution Make products anywhere, ship them everywhere Offshore business processes & research centers Big brands & mini channels Mega-publishers, -media, -retailers, -search engines Niche markets exploited via AdWords & affiliate programs Self-service, micro-consumption The convenience society – 24x7 stores, ATMs, click-n-buy Disaggregation – consume by the news story, song, etc. Intellectual property issues Big business not-so-secretly wants all transactions billable Open Source & Open Content rising (e.g., Apache, Creative Commons)ApacheCreative Commons

4 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Me, mine, ours Portable devices, digital content, interactive Net Devices (iPods, now with video; Are iPhones next?) Audio (Ringtones, iTunes, Podcasts) & Video (Vlogs, Google) Online gaming, VOIP, chat Individual-driven content rising: Personal web pages/Blogs (a new one each second!) Digital images/video (flickr, Picasa, YouTube)flickrPicasaYouTube Bookmarks, etc. (e.g., del.icio.us, furl, digg, technorati)del.icio.usfurldiggtechnorati The Network as community Community authorship, open content (Wikipedia)Wikipedia Myspace, Facebook, etc. personal presence services MyspaceFacebook

5 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Source: David SifryDavid Sifry Blog Trends

6 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Techscape Web 2.0: The Network spans all attached devices (e.g., iPods, phones, etc.) Software resides on the Net, not the workstation Participative Net – social environment, shared content reused Everywhere Net Internet, GPS, cellphone, municipal wireless… System refactoring Modularity (micro-services, remixing, multiple sources) Layering (loosely-coupled systems) Interoperability (low-friction, high reuse) Lightweight protocols gaining favor (e.g., SRW/SRU, microformats)SRW/SRUmicroformats Machine-oriented services (web services)

7 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Libraries: Re-thinking, re-engineering Library 2.0 changes systems & services Library 2.0 Modularity in systems & data Integration of data from many sources User contributed content Supporting Library 2.0 will mean changing organizations & operations More people space, fewer bookshelves Process & operational changes Point-of-need delivery (library in other systems) Surfacing: Open WorldCat, RedLightGreen, OAIster, etc.Open WorldCatRedLightGreenOAIster

8 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Selected OCLC Research work Making data work harder FictionFinder – browse/search all fiction works in WorldCat FictionFinder DeweyBrowser – Dewey-based visualization of WorldCat, more DeweyBrowser xISBN – send OCLC an ISBN, receive all ISBNs for the same work xISBN

9 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Thank you I used to talk, With honest conviction, Of how I predicted my world. I'm gonna leave it to stargazers, Tell me what your telescope says. - K.T. Tunstall (Through the Dark)

10 OCLC Research OCLC Online Computer Library Center Further reading OCLC Reports OCLC Research OCLC-related blogs: Lorcan Dempsey Thom Hickey Stu Weibel Its All Good


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