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2014 Tech Trends to Watch


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Join Diana Silveira and Chad Mairn (from Novare Library Services) as they take a look back at 2013 and discuss the biggest successes, trends and even share some technologies that you may have missed …

Join Diana Silveira and Chad Mairn (from Novare Library Services) as they take a look back at 2013 and discuss the biggest successes, trends and even share some technologies that you may have missed while providing a glimpse into what to look forward to in the upcoming year. What will be the top technology trends of 2014 – join us to find out! Here are the slides that were used during the Florida Library Webinar:

Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System. She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies and develop new mobile and desktop websites.

Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author and ‘technophile’ who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College in Florida and is also the Chief Technology Officer at Novare Library Services, a company he co-founded, and whose goal is “to create custom underlying tools to help libraries interact with users, stay true to their goals and to thrive in the 21st century.

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  • 1. Real-time collaborative notebook available at: @cmairn @dee987
  • 2. Agenda • Highlight the “best” technologies of 2013. • Discuss what is just over the horizon. • Have fun!
  • 3. Mobile has won! “"There are more tablets and phones being sold than personal computers.” – Eric Schmidt So, when will tablets/smartphones be “free?” Eventually, customers will be charged ONLY to use/access services on those device[s]?
  • 4. vs.
  • 5. Data Theft/Spying will get worse before it gets any better!
  • 6.
  • 7. One recent example … Source:
  • 8. Now that you are completely freaked out …
  • 9. Mobile Payment Options Bitcoin Coin • • • • Near Field Communication Person-to-person payments Mobile donations Virtual currency Square Google Wallet Library card future?
  • 10. Allen County Public Library Creates High-Tech 'Hackerspaces' Source:
  • 11.
  • 12. … is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. … is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC It also plays high-definition video.
  • 13. Little Bits are an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun. Also, check out Synth Kit at
  • 14. .com Check out the Maker Cookbook at:
  • 15. The cool thing about Makerspaces is that you will have a space to include interesting technologies that are NOT even invented yet!
  • 16. Will 2014 Be The Year of Collaboration? Read more:
  • 17. Real-time collaborative notebook available at:
  • 18. Google+ Hangouts Google Helpouts FaceTime Facebook Messenger
  • 19. Passport A learning system that demonstrates academic achievement through customized badges.
  • 20. .com Activate Your Users! Captain Up helps you reward your users with points, badges and levels for exploring your site and sharing it with their friends!
  • 21. Web design trends to watch • • • • • • • • • • • Fonts with personality Flat design Large hero areas quickly killing sliders Focus on mobile! Videos in place of text Long scrolling sites Simple color schemes Simplified content Dropping the sidebar Manipulated imagery Extras (e.g., parallax scrolling, HTML5 timed animation etc.) Source:
  • 22.
  • 23. Read more: Read more:
  • 24. Source:
  • 25.
  • 26. Check out to see how libraries can play a role!
  • 27. Top 10 Library Stories of 2013 1. E-book Breakthrough? 2. Google and Fair Use. 3. Common Core Standards Initiative. 4. Copyright Reform? 5. Americans love libraries, but … 6. Bookless libraries? 7. NYPL Renovation. 8. DPLA launches! 9. Public Access. 10.Aaron Swartz death. Source:
  • 28. What should not be on this list? What should be on this list? Real-time collaborative notebook available at:
  • 29. What are you planning in 2014? Real-time collaborative notebook available at:
  • 30. Contact Information Let’s Hangout!