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Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
Libraries, technology, & teens
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Libraries, technology, & teens

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A presentation describing how libraries should and could improve teen usage by implementing more technology tools.

A presentation describing how libraries should and could improve teen usage by implementing more technology tools.

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  • 1. Anna Kim <br />LIS768 <br />Weekend 3 <br />Libraries, technology, & teens<br />
  • 2. E-Readers in the library<br />There are still some conflicting views about e-reader usage among teens. <br /><ul><li>Some suggest younger readers are disinterested.
  • 3. Others cite increasing sales in young adult literature.
  • 4. Who’s right?</li></li></ul><li>Issues to consider<br /><ul><li>DRM makes loaning books on multiple devices a tricky proposition.
  • 5. Limits number of devices.
  • 6. HarperCollins has set a limit of 26 uses per license. </li></li></ul><li>Considering the trouble, why bother with e-books and e-readers?<br />
  • 7. More school libraries are actually experimenting with lending e-readers to the students.<br />Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian, has one such program in the works. <br />
  • 8. <ul><li>If kids are used to e-readers at school, they will expect them in public libraries, as well.
  • 9. Reading is an evolutionary process and we need to adapt.
  • 10. If we want to create readers, give them the tools.
  • 11. E-readers may help struggling readers.
  • 12. Backlight
  • 13. Text size
  • 14. Text-to-speech</li></ul>Yes, that’s Buffy Hamilton with her students.<br />
  • 15. Libraries with e-reader programs<br />Despite the issues, libraries across the country are experimenting with loaning e-readers. <br />Broward County Library, Florida<br />River Forest Public Library<br />University of Alabama<br />
  • 16. Smartpens<br /><ul><li>It can record information that it “hears” or writes.
  • 17. You can save, search, and play back recordings on the computer.*
  • 18. Notes can be shared with others via pdf.*
  • 19. “Pencasts”*</li></ul>*Separate software may be required.<br />All information from http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/<br />
  • 20. Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is piloting a Livescribe program at her library.<br />Read about her experience here.<br />
  • 21. These pictures all belong to the Daring Librarian (from her Livescribe post)<br /><ul><li>Students can use smartpens to create their own book reviews.
  • 22. They can check them out at the library to do their homework.
  • 23. They can create “pencasts” about library programs.</li></li></ul><li>Gesture-based computing<br />“Minority Report”<br />
  • 24. The technology is there.<br />John Underkoffler with G-speak at a TED conference.<br /><ul><li>Boys learn better when they are active.
  • 25. Various applications include:
  • 26. Art
  • 27. Music
  • 28. Health</li></ul>Microsoft Xbox Kinect<br />
  • 29. The Horizon Report projects that this technology will become prevalent in about 4-5 years.<br />
  • 30. PranavMistry shown here with his SixthSense wearable device.<br />We may not have to wait that long.<br />

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