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  • Select major tech trend areas
  • Pinterest
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  • iPad and education
  • Facebook and history research
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DU ASIST tech trends webinar Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Tech Trends JoeMurphyUniversity of Denver ASIS&T TechBytes Speaker Series 1/23/12
  • 2. (some) Major Trend Areas• Self curration• Images as element of discovery, sharing, social, and activity• Location and Proximity• Content: personalization for consumption and creation• Communication tools and directions
  • 3. Why Pinterest is Important:We experience and consume so much visually and Pinterest gives us a way to share and makenote of goals, plans, experiences, desires, with images from online or from our own lives
  • 4. http://bit.ly/pinterestforinfoSome suggestions:•Bookmark resources•Books and collections•Contributions from community•As a visual resource guide•Facilitate collaboration•As a teaching tool•Pin pictures of staff to up the humanelement.•Track metrics•Pin pictures already in use for varioussocial media projects
  • 5. Named Apples iPad App of the year Developed for the iPad, Flipboard Creates a visual magazine like experience for custom curated content Key points: •Visual browsing •Personal choice in content •Social and proprietary contentiPhone app released inDecember, 2011 “has beendownloaded more than one milliontimes in its first week” -http://mashable.com/2011/12/14/flipboard-iphone-1-million/
  • 6. iBooks Author for publishing on the iPad http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/iPad iBooks textbooks http://www.apple.com/education/ibooks-textbooks/
  • 7. “The Future of History Is on Facebook” We often learn about people through social networks - this can apply to historical figures too. http://on.mash.to/FBlibsandhistory
  • 8. Google+ now has 90 million users globally - http://investor.google.com/earnings/2011/Q4_google_earnings.html Adding over 600 thousand every day and might reach 300 million users with in a year - http://mashable.com/2011/12/27/google-plus-62m-users/President Obama to host State of theUnion questions on Google+ Hangout bit.ly/googleplusforlibs
  • 9. “Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period.” -Pew Internet And American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/E-readers-and- tablets/Findings.aspx“The number of Americans owning at least one of these digitalreading devices jumped from 18% in December to 29% in January.”
  • 10. Also: perpetual timeliness?
  • 11. Stay in touchAnd let me know what technologies areimpacting your library work.Thank you Joe Murphy libraryfuture@gmail.com Twitter: @libraryfuture http://joemurphylibraryfuture.com