Anna Kim LIS768 Weekend 3 Libraries, technology, & teens
E-Readers in the library There are still some conflicting views about e-reader usage among teens.
Some suggest younger readers are disinterested.
Others cite increasing sales in young adult literature.
Issues to consider
DRM makes loaning books on multiple devices a tricky proposition.
Limits number of devices.
HarperCollins has set a limit of 26 uses per license.
Considering the trouble, why bother with e-books and e-readers?
More school libraries are actually experimenting with lending e-readers to the students. Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian, has one such program in the works.
If kids are used to e-readers at school, they will expect them in public libraries, as well.
Reading is an evolutionary process and we need to adapt.
If we want to create readers, give them the tools.
E-readers may help struggling readers.
Yes, that’s Buffy Hamilton with her students.
Libraries with e-reader programs Despite the issues, libraries across the country are experimenting with loaning e-readers. Broward County Library, Florida River Forest Public Library University of Alabama
It can record information that it “hears” or writes.
You can save, search, and play back recordings on the computer.*
Notes can be shared with others via pdf.*
*Separate software may be required. All information from http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/
Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is piloting a Livescribe program at her library. Read about her experience here.
These pictures all belong to the Daring Librarian (from her Livescribe post)
Students can use smartpens to create their own book reviews.
They can check them out at the library to do their homework.
They can create “pencasts” about library programs.
Gesture-based computing “Minority Report”
The technology is there. John Underkoffler with G-speak at a TED conference.
Boys learn better when they are active.
Various applications include:
Microsoft Xbox Kinect
The Horizon Report projects that this technology will become prevalent in about 4-5 years.
PranavMistry shown here with his SixthSense wearable device. We may not have to wait that long.