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Presentation made as part of ACRL-ULS Post-Midwinter 2011 Webinar

Presentation made as part of ACRL-ULS Post-Midwinter 2011 Webinar

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ACRL-ULS Technology and Libraries Lightning Round-up ACRL-ULS Technology and Libraries Lightning Round-up Presentation Transcript

  • PRESENTED BY THE ACRL-ULS TECHNOLOGY & LIBRARIES COMMITTEE EMILY DALY, INSTRUCTION & OUTREACH LIBRARIAN DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Technology & Libraries Lightning Round-Up
  • “ Turning the page on E-books” Moderated discussion on challenges and opportunities for libraries, presented by ALA’s Washington Office
  • The distinguished panel
    • Brewster Kahle , founder of the Internet Archive
    • Tom Peters , CEO of TAP Information Services
    • Sue Polanka , Head of Reference and Instruction at Wright State University
    • Moderated by Rick Weingarten , information technology policy consultant
  • Session highlights
    • Beware of the “easy metaphor” and “false dichotomy”
    • Need for increased dialogue with vendors of e-content
    • Rise of ebooks/ereaders will lead emergence of new genres (e.g. cell phone novels) and obsolescence of others
    • Role of librarians:
      • Continue to buy and lend quality materials in the formats our users are looking for
      • Provide opportunity for patrons to experience these technologies
      • Consider the end-user experience
  • Top Tech Trends Moderated discussion presented by LITA (Library and Information Technology Association)
  • The distinguished panel
    • Lorcan Dempsey , Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC
    • Rachel Frick , Program Director, Digital Library Federation
    • Erik Mitchell , Assistant Director for Technology Services, Wake Forest University
    • Monique Sendze , Associate Director of Information Technology, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado
    • Jeffrey Trzeciak , University Librarian, McMaster University
    • Moderated by Jason Vaughn , Director of Library Technologies at University of Nevada Las Vegas,
  • Session highlights
    • Personal archives and collections
    • Data curation (flickr, blipfoto, self-publishing)
    • Changing role for IT staff driven by cloud computing and more open frameworks
    • Changes in public access computing -> users driven toward “hyperpersonalization”
    • Role of library instruction / information literacy
  • Unintended theme?
    • There is a “high potential for making library services and content offerings highly personal as availability of data continues to proliferate.”
    • from American Libraries , Inside Scoop
  • Speaking of LITA…
    • In June, LITA Board approved new strategic plan using extensive market survey
    • Small task force has been charged with creating a new visual brand and market identity for LITA that “sets the organization apart in the library technology space”
    • Have thoughts about new brand? We would love to hear from you!
  • Need more info?
    • Video from Top Tech Trends
    • More about ALA’s Washington Office
    • Or feel free to email me, emily.daly@duke.edu