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NAHSL 2010

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  • 1. Balance
  • 2. Utterly Unbalanced
  • 3. October 25th, 2010 “…a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury…signifying nothing.” Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow….
  • 4. Danger, Will Robinson! • "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers," -Thomas Watson Chairman of IBM, 1943. • "Television won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night," -Darryl Zanuck 20th Century Fox, 1946. • "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home," -Ken Olsen Founder, Digital Equipment Corp., 1977. (Trying to predict the future is a foolish thing to do)
  • 5. • "No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer—640K ought to be enough for anybody," -Bill Gates,1981. • "Next Christmas the iPod will be dead, finished, gone, kaput," -Sir Alan Sugar, British entrepreneur, 2005. Danger, Will Robinson! http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704039704574616401913653862.html (Trying to predict the future is a foolish thing to do)
  • 6. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/686 Short answer: No. Longer Answer: No, but WOW…
  • 7. http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1499/google-does-it-make-us-stupid- experts-stakeholders-mostly-say-no by Janna Quitney Anderson, Elon University, and Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project February 19, 2010
  • 8. Newsweek,1995. Astronomer Clifford Stoll: http://www.newsweek.com/1995/02/26/the-internet-bah.html
  • 9. Stoll: “Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems…” Baloney.”
  • 10. “How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure.”
  • 11. Here’s where you can buy Stoll’s books online: http://www.amazon.com/Clifford- Stoll/e/B000AQ44MY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1284821957&sr=8- 1 http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=book&ATH=Clifford +Stoll
  • 12. “Then there's cyberbusiness. We're promised instant catalog shopping-just point and click for great deals. We'll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts.” “Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet-which there isn't-the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople.”
  • 13. …and he PREFERS online payment: http://www.cartserver.com/sc/cart.cgi?item=s-1810&view.x=1 Stoll has, by the way, commented in hindsight on his 1995 piece: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/02/26/curmudgeony-essay- on.html#comment-723356 http://www.kleinbottle.com/
  • 14. Feared Future #1:
  • 15. What’s this REALLY about? “They THINK everything is available via Google.” How have they been allowed to believe this?
  • 16. Feared Future #2:
  • 17. Clinician-Oriented Interfaces
  • 18. Working with the I.S. Department • Troubleshoot, train users, develop training materials, and identify user needs. • Filtering what issues reach I.S. • Administration of online on-call scheduling system, meeting room reservation system, support of mobile devices, RoboHelp, etc…
  • 19. Working with the I.S. Department Making a library intranet portal that I.S. could live with • No Web development software • Not allowed to code from scratch
  • 20. Working with the I.S. Department
  • 21. Free Long Distance Calls
  • 22. Mendeley is great for consolidating search results from various databases) •Installed app •Web site •Bookmarklet Free Productivity Tools I Use: Mendeley
  • 23. Free Productivity Tools I Use: cb2Bib Cb2bib http://www.molspaces.com/cb2bib/index.html • Awesome for extracting metadata from PDFs (and Web pages and email alerts!) • BibTeX output • If it can’t extract, it’ll help you extract • If you give it SOME metadata, it can frequently look up the rest for you
  • 24. Free Productivity Tools I Use: cb2bib
  • 25. Free Productivity Tools I Use: cb2Bib Demo
  • 26. Free Productivity Tools I Use: cb2Bib Demonstration
  • 27. Bang for Your Buck? • SMS Reference / IM Reference • QR Codes • Social Networks • Second Life
  • 28. Assorted Prognostications • Text = King • Paper isn’t going anywhere, but the costs will shift • Publishers are more scared of the future than we are •Open Source/Open Access
  • 29. David Rothman david.rothman@gmail.com http://davidrothman.net 315-876-9574

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