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Inspector Gadget Gizmos @ Your Library Laura Solomon Library Services Manager OPLIN [email_address]
Our investigation will include: <ul><li>Gizmo basics </li></ul><ul><li>Popular types of gizmos </li></ul><ul><li>Gizmos in...
CAVEAT
Gizmo basics: What’s under the hood?
How much is how much? http://www.t1shopper.com/tools/calculate/
Storage <ul><li>Flash memory </li></ul>
storage <ul><li>Hard disk drive ( HDD ) </li></ul>
How do they decide which to use? <ul><li>#1  Storage needed </li></ul><ul><li>#2  Budget for storage </li></ul><ul><li>#3 ...
Form factor
Memory cards & sticks
USB
USB can be fun!
USB 3.0
It’s all about the Internet.  Really .
Popular   <ul><li>types of gizmos </li></ul>
Portable/digital audio/media  players <ul><li>It’s not just about iPods </li></ul>
PMP
Zune
Zune Marketplace
iPod dynasty
iTunes
iPhone
Handheld game consoles <ul><li>Much more than games! </li></ul>
Nintendo DS
PSP
 
Thumb/flash/jump drives
Ultra portables
GPS
Cell phones <ul><li>More mobile phones on the planet than land lines </li></ul><ul><li>3 times as many phones as PCs </li>...
Gizmos at the library: Supporting our patrons
What are people doing with these gizmos, anyway? <ul><li>Upload/download music & photos </li></ul><ul><li>Surfing the net ...
Supporting storage <ul><li>Make USB ports accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Consider selling drives </li></ul><ul><li>Provide m...
Supporting geocaching <ul><li>Go to geocaching.com </li></ul><ul><li>Participate! </li></ul>
Supporting wifi <ul><li>Provide it! </li></ul><ul><li>Power outlets  </li></ul><ul><li>Seating near power outlets FTW! </l...
Supporting cell phones <ul><li>Focus on behavior, not gizmos </li></ul><ul><li>Cell-free zones </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with...
SOME THINGS TO THINK  ABOUT
Attitudes
<ul><li>NO EXCUSES! </li></ul>
Petting zoos
Partnerships
Questions: <ul><li>How much help? </li></ul><ul><li>How much money? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need policies? </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>“ They are a part of the current reality of how people manage information and their lives.”   </li></ul>Gadgets ar...
Questions? <ul><li>Laura Solomon </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>IM: lebachai  (all major IM networks)...
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Are electronic gadgets a mystery? What's the difference between an iPod and a Zune? What do you do when a patron brings in a laptop, an MP3 player, or a digital camera and wants to connect it to a library computer or network? Why is that patron wandering around your library with a GPS unit? Check out what patrons might be bringing into your building and what it means for staff.

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    1. 1. Inspector Gadget Gizmos @ Your Library Laura Solomon Library Services Manager OPLIN [email_address]
    2. 2. Our investigation will include: <ul><li>Gizmo basics </li></ul><ul><li>Popular types of gizmos </li></ul><ul><li>Gizmos in public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Some things to think about </li></ul>
    3. 3. CAVEAT
    4. 4. Gizmo basics: What’s under the hood?
    5. 5. How much is how much? http://www.t1shopper.com/tools/calculate/
    6. 6. Storage <ul><li>Flash memory </li></ul>
    7. 7. storage <ul><li>Hard disk drive ( HDD ) </li></ul>
    8. 8. How do they decide which to use? <ul><li>#1 Storage needed </li></ul><ul><li>#2 Budget for storage </li></ul><ul><li>#3 Security & reliability </li></ul>
    9. 9. Form factor
    10. 10. Memory cards & sticks
    11. 11. USB
    12. 12. USB can be fun!
    13. 13. USB 3.0
    14. 14. It’s all about the Internet. Really .
    15. 15. Popular <ul><li>types of gizmos </li></ul>
    16. 16. Portable/digital audio/media players <ul><li>It’s not just about iPods </li></ul>
    17. 17. PMP
    18. 18. Zune
    19. 19. Zune Marketplace
    20. 20. iPod dynasty
    21. 21. iTunes
    22. 22. iPhone
    23. 23. Handheld game consoles <ul><li>Much more than games! </li></ul>
    24. 24. Nintendo DS
    25. 25. PSP
    26. 27. Thumb/flash/jump drives
    27. 28. Ultra portables
    28. 29. GPS
    29. 30. Cell phones <ul><li>More mobile phones on the planet than land lines </li></ul><ul><li>3 times as many phones as PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Number of mobile phones equal to half the world's population </li></ul><ul><li>90% of college students have mobiles </li></ul>
    30. 31. Gizmos at the library: Supporting our patrons
    31. 32. What are people doing with these gizmos, anyway? <ul><li>Upload/download music & photos </li></ul><ul><li>Surfing the net </li></ul><ul><li>Checking email </li></ul><ul><li>Job-related tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses & school work </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul>
    32. 33. Supporting storage <ul><li>Make USB ports accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Consider selling drives </li></ul><ul><li>Provide media readers </li></ul>
    33. 34. Supporting geocaching <ul><li>Go to geocaching.com </li></ul><ul><li>Participate! </li></ul>
    34. 35. Supporting wifi <ul><li>Provide it! </li></ul><ul><li>Power outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Seating near power outlets FTW! </li></ul>
    35. 36. Supporting cell phones <ul><li>Focus on behavior, not gizmos </li></ul><ul><li>Cell-free zones </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with it </li></ul>
    36. 37. SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
    37. 38. Attitudes
    38. 39. <ul><li>NO EXCUSES! </li></ul>
    39. 40. Petting zoos
    40. 41. Partnerships
    41. 42. Questions: <ul><li>How much help? </li></ul><ul><li>How much money? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need policies? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we “mobile-friendly?” </li></ul>
    42. 43. <ul><li>“ They are a part of the current reality of how people manage information and their lives.” </li></ul>Gadgets aren’t going away.
    43. 44. Questions? <ul><li>Laura Solomon </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>IM: lebachai (all major IM networks) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: laurasolomon </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs: </li></ul><ul><li>Library Geek Woes </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.librarygeekwoes.com </li></ul><ul><li>What Does This Mean to Me, Laura? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oplin.org/meanlaura </li></ul><ul><li>FIND THIS PRESENTATION AT </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/OPLIN </li></ul>

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