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ACRL-ULS Technology and Libraries Lightning Round-up

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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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    • 1. PRESENTED BY THE ACRL-ULS TECHNOLOGY & LIBRARIES COMMITTEE EMILY DALY, INSTRUCTION & OUTREACH LIBRARIAN DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Technology & Libraries Lightning Round-Up
    • 2. “ Turning the page on E-books” Moderated discussion on challenges and opportunities for libraries, presented by ALA’s Washington Office
    • 3. 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
    • 4. 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
    • 5. Top Tech Trends Moderated discussion presented by LITA (Library and Information Technology Association)
    • 6. 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,
    • 7. 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
    • 8. 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
    • 9. 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!
    • 10. Need more info?
      • Video from Top Tech Trends
      • More about ALA’s Washington Office
      • Or feel free to email me, emily.daly@duke.edu

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