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  • 1. Remarks made by Tom Peters during the ALA TechSource Webinar Tuesday, July 27, 2010
  • 2. Info Tech: Not Just a Tool!
    • Hammer (simple tool)
    • Web 2.0 (pretty complex, actually)
  • 3. Portable eReading
    • Google Editions (didn’t exhibit at ALA)
      • Contractual agreement with the Am. Booksellers Assoc.
    • Apple iPad (didn’t exhibit at ALA)
    • OverDrive
      • Adding more mobile apps
      • Adding content
      • Simplifying the circ process
      • Certifying devices as library-model-friendly
    • Blio (Baker & Taylor, Kurzweil, and Nat. Fed. of the Blind)
      • End-user service may launch this month (they better hurry)
      • Library-lending module sometime in 2011 (built by B&T)
  • 4. Gotta Respect Tech Staying Power
    • Overhead Projector
    • Playaway audio book
  • 5. Accessible IT
    • Special Design
    • Mainstream Design
  • 6. Exploring New Revenue Rivulets
    • OverDrive’s LibraryBIN (Buy It Now)
      • When readers purchase an ebook or digital audio book, a portion of the proceeds go to a library of their choice.
      • http://www.librarybin.net
    • GiveByCell
      • Enables mobile phone users to make donations to a participating library.
      • http://www.givebycell.com
  • 7. Whither Privacy?
    • Are libraries taking the high road, or are we on a path diverging from our communities?
    • http://www.bynamite.com
    • Firefox and Chrome only
    • Bringing transparency and user control to lucrative online transaction data
    • By-no-mite!
    • ReputationDefender
    • SocialShield
  • 8. Telling Our Collective Story
    • Losing Libraries
    • http://www.losinglibraries.org
    • Laura Solomon and Mandy Knapp (with support from LJ)
    • Mashup map of PL “hits” since 2008.
    • A Nation Without School Libraries
    • http://bit.ly/ch9svy
  • 9. Questions, Comments, Rebuttals?
    • Thanks for your time and attention
    • Tom Peters
    • 816.616.6746
    • [email_address]