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Content is king - Context is Queen:
Innovative Library Services in the Digital Age
The Approach of the Bavarian State Library

co-organized by
Hong Kong Library Association
Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Leisure and Cultural Services Department Hong Kong Public Libraries

Speaker: Dr. Klaus Ceynowa (Deputy Director General of Bavarian State Library)

Date: 13 March 2012 (Tue)
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library

Registration not required

Dr. Klaus Ceynowa is the Deputy Director General of the Bavarian State Library at Munich, Germany. His main fields of work are strategic and financial planning, human resources management, and controlling and marketing for libraries in the digital age. He was responsible for negotiating the contract between the Bavarian State Library and Google about the digitization of the complete copyright-free collections of the Library from the 17th to the 19th century, which is more than 1 Million books. He is deeply engaged in all innovative projects of the Bavarian State Library, e.g. 3D-Internet applications, ScanRobotics, technologies for longterm digital preservation, Web 2.0 services, linked open data, gesture-based computing, and Mobile Applications as well as Augmented Reality tools for libraries.

The transition from the stationary to the mobile Internet is more than a technology change regarding the use of digital information. It basically represents the transition to the omnipresent Internet, penetrating all areas of life, the "all-pervasive Internet", which is fully integrated in our daily lives and social routines. Digital, usually multimedia-based information is no longer something that is retrieved or located by the user at an "Internet workstation", but surrounds the user wherever he goes and is ubiquitously available. The more libraries integrate their services into the mobile, personalized digital workflows and lifestyles of their users, the more they are confronted with an ever-growing range of innovative platforms, devices, tools and networks. Providing a rich and unique digital "content experience" is only halfway to success - content needs to be contextualized in ways that facilitate new and fascinating user experiences in their respective environments.

The Bavarian State Library at Munich, one of Europe's major Research and Universal Libraries and a leading hub for digital library-technologies and services in Germany, has been experimenting for some years in the field of diverse innovative "channels" and services for providing future-oriented user experiences with digital services and digital content: mobile apps for the presentation of outstanding specimens of written cultural heritage, an augmented reality application about the famous Bavarian king "Ludwig II.", a gesture-based presentation system for digital content, image based similarity search-tools for navigating in huge amounts of digital objects, etc.

The presentation will give an overview of the challenges and opportunities of combining unique library content with state-of-the-art mobile technologies. These technologies form the framework in which the generation, processing and distribution of information will take place, in which also libraries have to seek and co-design their future as information providers. In this process the library will be almost completely integrated into the diverse and heterogeneous living and working environments of its users and will be "contextualised". As a functional unit it will thus inevitably become largely "invisible". However, at the same time it can gain a new and more far-reaching visibility, in that its offers and services provide the fascinating and immersive use experiences made possible by the new technologies.

Dr. Klaus Ceynowa
Deputy Director General
Bavarian State Library
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