April 23, 2009

Yet more reports & books on the future of academic libraries

Yes, yes, I'm still completely obsessed with this futuristic prognostication business (consider that a bit of foreshadowing). I will continue to try and make the laundry lists a little shorter and more digestible.


  • The Future of Management by Bill Breen & Gary Hamel

  • Redefining Literacy 2.0 by David Franklin Warlick

  • Slow Reading by John Miedema

  • Twitter Revolution: How Social Media and Mobile Marketing is Changing the Way We Do Business & Market Online by Warren Whitlock & Deborah Micek

  • YouTube for Business: Online Video Marketing for Any Business by Michael Miller

  • Secrets of Social Media Marketing: How to Use Online Conversations and Customer Communities to Turbo-Charge Your Business! by Paul Gillin

  • Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World by Matthew Fraser & Soumitra Dutta

  • Marketing to the Social Web: How Digital Customer Communities Build Your Business by Larry Weber

  • Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day by Dave Evans

  • Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter

  • Electronic Tribes: The Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans, and Scammers edited by Tyrone L. Adams & Stephen A. Smith

  • First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin & Pat Harrigan

  • Networked Publics by Kazys Varnelis

  • Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan J. Watts

  • Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness by Duncan J. Watts

  • The Social Atom: Why the Rich Get Richer, Cheaters Get Caught, and Your Neighbor Usually Looks Like You by Mark Buchanan

As usual, I'm happy to take suggestions for other books, reports, blogs, etc. about the future of academic libraries here in the comments, on Friendfeed or via email (jdupuis at yorku dot ca).

(Apologies for all the social media marketing books. Believe, it's just a small sample of what's out there. Frankly, it's probably not worth taking more than a quick glance at one or two of them.)

(A bunch of the books are from The Social Software Primer: 13 Books You Must Read)

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