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SIUI - Libraries & the Post-PC Era



Presentation given to Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, April 16, 2012

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SIUI - Libraries & the Post-PC Era SIUI - Libraries & the Post-PC Era Presentation Transcript

  • Libraries & the Post-PC Era Jason Griffey Head of Library Information Technology University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Illinois University LIS Spring Symposium April 16, 2012
  • things about which I will speak • a princess • some numbers • a couple of devices • a few interfaces • the future
  • “When we were an agrariannation, all cars were trucks. But as people moved more towards urban centers, people started to get into cars.”
  • once upon a time...
  • there was a princess...
  • the princessloved books
  • but the princess also loved computers
  • all sortsof computers
  • her mediais everywhere
  • and her concept of a computer is different than yours
  • numbers
  • 18% Visitors to the UTC Library 428,03282% 1,973,612 Gate Count Website Visits, excluding in-library
  • 0.24% Type of Device on 2.89% Campus Network 18.25%39.31% Macintosh OSes Windows OSes Mobile Devices 39.32% Game Consoles Other (Mostly Linux)
  • 3000 2173 2250 839 1500 770 695 69 750 393 5 iPad DroidChromeOS Nook 41 Generic HPWebOS Kindle 0 Blackberry Android iPod iPhone
  • What does a Post-PC world look like?
  • single-purpose devices
  • multi-purpose devices
  • 56+ million iPads sold
  • In 2008, Apple sold more iPhones than they did in 2007. In 2009, they sold more than in 2007 & 2008 combined In 2010, they sold more than 2007, 2008, & 2009 combinedIn 2011, they sold more than 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 combined.
  • interactions
  • touch
  • gesture
  • Photo by The Pug Father -
  • Predictions are hard......especially when they are aboutthe future. -- Yogi Bera
  • The Futurist’s Dilemma
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Photo by Engadget:
  • Mike Abrash
  • By “wearable computing” I mean mobile computing whereboth computer-generated graphics and the real world areseamlessly overlaid in your view; there is no separate displaythat you hold in your hands (think Terminator vision). Theunderlying trend as we’ve gone from desktops throughlaptops and notebooks to tablets is one of having computingavailable in more places, more of the time.
  • The logical endpoint is computing everywhere, all the time– that is, wearable computing – and I have no doubt that 20years from now that will be standard, probably throughglasses or contacts, but for all I know through some kind ofmore direct neural connection.
  • And I’m pretty confident that platform shift will happen alot sooner than 20 years – almost certainly within 10, butquite likely as little as 3-5, because the key areas – input, 3-5processing/power/size, and output – that need to evolve toenable wearable computing are shaping up nicely, althoughthere’s a lot still to be figured out.
  • conclusions
  • strategies
  • look outside ourselves
  • mobile first
  • web, not appsPhoto by MrClean1982 -
  • prepare for the data flood
  • insert inspirational quotes here
  • Douglas Adams said...1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
  • If Id asked themwhat they wanted,theyd have said afaster horse. -- Henry Ford
  • It isn’t the consumer’s jobto know what they want. - Steve Jobs
  • The best way topredict the future is to create it. -Peter Drucker
  • The Future Needs Us
  • The Future Needs Us
  • Thank You
  • Jason GriffeyEmail: griffey@gmail.comSite: jasongriffey.netgVoice: 423-443-4770Twitter: @griffeyALA TechSource Head of Library Information Technology University of Tennessee at Chattanooga