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Please complete the following Quiz before June 17, 2016.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Explain the difference between link rot and content drift.

  • 2. 

    David Lewis talks about Wikipedia as a disruptive innovation (as defined by Clayten Christensen). Give three other examples of disruptive innovations?

  • 3. 

    After you watch Clayten Christensen talk about milkshakes. www.youtube.com/watch?v=f84LymEs67Y(30:50) What product or service can you design that will help students and faculty do more effectively, conveniently and affordably a job they've been trying to do in their scholarly lives?

  • 4. 

    Why do you think the presenter talked about Watson Analytics?

  • 5. 

    What is the irony of the last slide of the presentation?

  • 6. 

    According to Christensen why would it be difficult for libraries to innovate? (select all correct answers)

    • A.

      We are encumbered by legacy systems

    • B.

      We have too many millennials working in libraries

    • C.

      We are too small to create centres of "innovation"

    • D.

      We have too many baby boomers working in libraries

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. We are encumbered by legacy systems
    C. We are too small to create centres of "innovation"
    Explanation
    According to Christensen, libraries would find it difficult to innovate because they are encumbered by legacy systems. These outdated systems may hinder the adoption of new technologies and processes. Additionally, libraries may struggle to create centers of innovation due to their relatively small size and limited resources.

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  • 7. 

    You start an innovation with . . . 

    • A.

      Your most demanding customer

    • B.

      Your least demanding customer

    • C.

      Focus on everyone

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Your least demanding customer
    Explanation
    "Different value networks can emerge and co-exist at various distances from the original value network. Products that come forth from a New-market disruption are more affordable to own and simpler to use compared to the original product. They enable a whole new group of people to own the product and to use them in a more convenient way. As the performance of these new products gets better, they will start to attract the least-demanding customers from of the original value network and pull them into the new value network. A further increase of the performance will ultimately pull the more demanding customers out of the original value network.

    Market leaders perceive little threat until the disruption is in its final stages and starts to draw customers away. By this time it is too late for the market leader to make the shift to the new technology and dominate the new value network."

    ProvenModels

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  • 8. 

    (9:06) According to the presenter what is the most important characteristic of digital documents?

    • A.

      Local versus universal

    • B.

      Designed for one user versus useable by many

    • C.

      The marginal cost of producing a digital document is zero

    • D.

      Immutable versus easily changed

    Correct Answer
    C. The marginal cost of producing a digital document is zero
    Explanation
    The most important characteristic of digital documents, according to the presenter, is that the marginal cost of producing them is zero. This means that once the digital document is created, it can be reproduced and distributed at no additional cost. Unlike physical documents, which require resources and expenses for reproduction, digital documents can be easily and inexpensively replicated. This characteristic of digital documents makes them highly cost-effective and accessible, allowing for widespread dissemination and sharing of information.

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  • 9. 

    (10:54) According to Doctorow how are books and dogs the same?

    • A.

      They are loyal

    • B.

      They are special to people

    • C.

      They are expensive

    • D.

      They need to be walked

    Correct Answer
    B. They are special to people
    Explanation
    According to Doctorow, both books and dogs are special to people. This implies that both books and dogs hold a significant place in people's lives and are valued by them. People have an emotional attachment to both books and dogs, considering them as important and cherished entities.

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  • 10. 

    If gasoline had increased in price at the same rate as U.S. periodicals from 1986 to 2015, it would cost ________ (U.S. dollars) a gallon. 

    Correct Answer
    13.56
    $13.56
    Explanation
    That would be over $4 Canadian a litre.

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  • 11. 

    (27:00) How many objects were distributed with a creative commons licenses last year?

    • A.

      Over one million

    • B.

      Over one billion

    • C.

      Over one trillion

    • D.

      Over one googol

    Correct Answer
    B. Over one billion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "over one billion". This suggests that more than one billion objects were distributed with a creative commons license last year. It implies a significant number of objects were made available for public use, indicating a widespread adoption and utilization of creative commons licenses for sharing creative works.

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  • 12. 

    (29:57) Why were academic libraries created?

    • A.

      So the University could have a building named after an important person

    • B.

      Before google it was hard to find information

    • C.

      Wikipedia hadn't been invented

    • D.

      Because the market couldn't provide an efficient service directly to faculty and students

    Correct Answer
    D. Because the market couldn't provide an efficient service directly to faculty and students
    Explanation
    Academic libraries were created because the market couldn't provide an efficient service directly to faculty and students. This suggests that the establishment of academic libraries was a response to the lack of easily accessible information and resources for educational purposes. It implies that academic libraries were necessary to bridge the gap between the demand for information and the limited availability of resources in the market.

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  • 13. 

    In the I "heart" UL campaign, what has increased in terms of what students love about the library?

    • A.

      Study

    • B.

      Resources

    • C.

      Staff

    • D.

      Technology

    Correct Answer
    A. Study
    Explanation
    The correct answer is study. In the "I heart UL" campaign, students have expressed an increased love for studying at the library. This suggests that they appreciate the quiet and conducive environment for studying that the library provides.

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  • 14. 

    What characteristics of a third place do academic libraries have? (Happy Places: Third Places)

    • A.

      Neutral

    • B.

      Level (social status)

    • C.

      Conversation is the main activity

    • D.

      Accessible

    • E.

      They have regulars

    • F.

      Plain and unpretentious

    • G.

      Playful mood

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Neutral
    B. Level (social status)
    C. Conversation is the main activity
    D. Accessible
    E. They have regulars
    F. Plain and unpretentious
    G. Playful mood
    Explanation
    A few of these are debatable, but libraries have this potential.

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  • 15. 

    Canadian librarians will collectively keep our print legacy collections?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The presenter is optimistic in the U.S. context, and I think there are reasons to think we'll also solve this in Canada. But if you answered False, I don't think that's unreasonable.

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