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xiii acknowledgments I was in a meeting with Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift, where he talked about different narratives on intellectual property. One narrative , often used by large media companies, is that creativity and the creation of intellectual property are acts of individual genius: that an author or artist sits back, gets inspired, and makes something. The other narrative is that creativity and creation are an act of a community : that while you may paint something unique, you were able to do so from a lifetime’s inspiration and input from those around you. I very much subscribe to the latter of these narratives. The Atlas may be my work, but that is only useful in assigning blame. The good stuff in here comes from the brilliance of the library community. I have done my best to package their ideas and represent them together as they make sense to me. What I got wrong is my fault. What is right is most likely from them. Contributors This Atlas is the result of a large number of smart and generous people . They contributed everything from writing of Agreement Supplements , to editing, to providing feedback on the drafts. Where possible I have noted their contributions in the text, but I wanted to begin by thanking them here. AtlAs reseArCh teAm This is the crew that did the heavy lifting on the Atlas manuscript through editing, reviewing, arguing, and generally getting it done. Todd Marshall, Angela Usha Ramnarine-Rieks, Heather Margaret Highfield, Jessica R. O’Toole, Nicole Dittrich, and Xiaoou Cheng. Special thanks to Julie Strong for her help. xiv A C k n o w l e d g m e n t s Agreement reseArChers One of the advantages of being in an innovative school like Syracuse University’s iSchool is that every so often I get to make classes up. So I did. The students did a fantastic job of slogging through rough drafts of the threads and doing a lot of really amazing work on the agreements and discussion questions. Jocelyn Clark, Amy Edick, Elizabeth Gall, Nancy Lara-Grimaldi, Michael Luther, Kelly Menzel, Andrea Phelps, Jennifer Recht, Sarah Schmidt, and William Zayac. PArtiCiPAtory networks white PAPer The work in this Atlas really began with the formation of participatory librarianship. That happened because Rick Weingarten and Carrie Lowe of the American Library Association’s Office for Information and Technology Policy (OITP) commissioned a white paper on social networking in libraries. Much of the foundational work on these concepts came from long hours of conversation between my co-authors, Joanne Silverstein and Scott Nicholson. From the white paper on, OITP has been a great support in the work. I thank them and all the folks at ALA’s Washington Office: Emily Sheketoff, Rick Weingarten, Carrie McGuire, and Alan Inouye. stArter kit sites Most of the examples and experiments throughout the Atlas come from a wide variety of library and information settings. The following folks were gracious enough to open their doors for me and share their insights. Blane Dessy and the librarians of the Department of Justice Law Libraries. Linda Johnson and Sandra Horrocks of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, and Elliot Shelkrot, Joe McPeak, Kyle Smith, and all of the great librarians (past and present) of the Free Library. Jeff Penka, Susan McGlamery, Paula Rumbaugh, and Tam Dalrymple of OCLC’s QuestionPoint service. Robert Johnston and the librarians of LeMoyne College. Elizabeth Stephens of the Glendale Library. PArtiCiPAtory librAriAnshiP reseArCh grouP After the white paper was out, a group of talented faculty and doctoral and master’s students worked with me to further refine the ideas now in this Atlas: Todd Marshall, Angela Usha Ramnarine-Rieks, Joanne Silverstein, Jaime Snyder, Keisuke Inoue, David Pimentel, Gabrielle Gosselin, Agnes Imecs, and Sarah Webb. Special thanks to Meg Backus for her ideas on innovation. mit Press Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, for giving the book a chance. ACrl Kathryn Deiss, for insisting that I had to publish with ACRL, and Mary Ellen Davis, who told me I was allowed to piss off anyone I needed to. the ileAdu teAm, the stAte librAry of illinois, And imls Thanks to Anne Craig, Gwen Harrison, and all the folks involved with the ILEADU Project for giving me a chance to try out some of these ideas. the John d. And CAtherine t. mACArthur foundAtion Thanks to Kathy Im and Elspeth Revere for supporting a study on the future of libraries and the development of...


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