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Panning for Gold: Sifting through Emerging Technologies to Find the Real Treasures Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Panning for GoldSifting through Emerging Technologiesto Find the Real TreasuresNicole C. Engardnengard@gmail.comVP of Education, ByWater SolutionsTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 2. Disclaimer:Not all of the following are emergingtechnologies, but they are all treasures!Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 3. What libraries needto be aware ofTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 4. Cloud ComputingTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 5. Cloud Apps• Dropbox:  h+p://dropbox.com  • Google  Drive:  h+p://drive.google.com  • Zoho  Office:  h+p://zoho.com  • iCloud:  h+p://icloud.com  • Evernote:  h+p://evernote.com  • Pandora:  h+p://pandora.com  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 6. Cloud OptionsTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 7. Dropbox or Drive• Dropbox• 2  GB  Free  (increased  by  inviHng  people/deals)• Files  need  to  be  downloaded• More  popular• Google  Drive• 5  GB  Free• Files  opened  in  Google’s  office  suite• Easy  to  learn  if  you  know  GoogleTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 8. Open Source SoftwareTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 9. What is Open Source• Open  source  soPware  is  soPware  that  users  have  the  ability  to  run,  distribute,  study  and  modify  for  any  purpose.• No  vendor  lock  in• No  license  fees• Release  early/Release  oPen• Peer  review• Be+er  security• More  transparency• Community/CollaboraHon• Freedom  to  innovateTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 10. Open Source FUD• FUD  =  Fear,  Uncertainty  and  Doubt• Open  source  is  insecure• I  need  too  much  staff  to  use/support  open  source• I  have  to  be  a  developer  to  use  open  source• There  isn’t  an  open  source  applicaHon  to  do  thatTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 11. Development TypeTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 12. Evaluating Software• Evaluate  soPware  equally  -­‐  Proprietary  and  Open  Source  side  by  side• Get  reviews  from  trusted  colleagues• Always  demo  the  soPware  by  performing  operaHons  you’d  need  to  do  in  a  producHon  environmentTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 13. Operating SystemsTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 14. Windows or Ubuntu• Ubuntu• Free  of  cost• Open  source• Can  run  most  apps  needed  in  the  library• Easy  to  install  and  learn• Windows• Costly• Can  run  most  apps  needed  in  the  library• Becoming  harder  to  learn  with  each  releaseTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 15. ILSTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 16. Koha or Evergreen• Koha• Free  of  cost• Open  source• All  the  modules  you’d  need• 100%  Web  Based• koha-­‐community.org  • Evergreen• Free  of  cost• Open  source• All  the  modules  you’d  need• Web  Based  OPAC• Desktop  Staff  Client• open-­‐ils.org  Just Pick One!!!Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 17. Content ManagementSystems (CMS)Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 18. CMS• Wordpress:  h+p://wordpress.org  • Drupal:  h+p://drupal.org  • Joomla:  h+p://joomla.org  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 19. Content ManagementTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 20. Drupal or Wordpress• Wordpress• Free  of  cost/open  source• Great  for  most  library  websites• Easy  to  install• Easier  to  learn/manage• Drupal• Free  of  cost/open  source• Great  for  large  library  websites• Easy  to  install• Can  be  hard  to  learn• Be+er  if  you  have  a  sys  adminTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 21. MobileTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 22. Mobile device options• Android  Phone/Tablet• Note:  Kindle  Fire  is  not  a  tablet!• iPhone/iPad• Windows  Phone/Tablet• BlackberryTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 23. TabletsTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 24. Choosing a Tablet• If  you  can,  choose  both!  Your  patrons  will  need  help  with  either  one• If  you  have  the  budget  for  one  the  Androids  are  usually  more  cost  efficient  and  are  easier  to  design  apps  forTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 25. Designing an App• Android  is  easier  to  design  an  app  for• iPads  are  more  common  to  design  apps  for• Poll  your  patrons  before  spending  Hme  on  the  wrong  app  for  themTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 26. Ebook ReaderTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 27. Kindle or Nook• If  you  can,  choose  both!  Your  patrons  will  need  help  with  either  one• If  budget  is  a  concern  a  tablet  with  the  apps  for  both  will  allow  you  to  learn  the  basics  • Be  aware  that  the  apps  for  Android  and  iPad  are  not  the  same  as  the  ones  on  the  device  itselfTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 28. CrowdsourcingTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 29. Crowdsourcing• Many  heads/wallets/people  are  be+er  than  one:• Wikis• Crowdfunding• SurveysTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 30. SurveysTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 31. SurveyMonkey orLimeSurvey• SurveyMonkey• Limits  to  free  access• Can  pay  for  more  access• Data  stored  at  SurveyMonkey• Can  be  hard  to  get  data• LimeSurvey• Free  of  cost/open  source• Installs  on  your  webserver• Unlimited  access/surveys• Really  well  documentedTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 32. ScreencastingTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 33. Screencasting• Screencast-­‐o-­‐maHc:  screencast-­‐o-­‐maHc.com  • Camstudio:  camstudio.org  • Camtasia:  techsmith.com/camtasia.html  • Screenflow:  telestream.net/screenflow/  • Jing:  techsmith.com/jing.html  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 34. Video hosting• YouTube:  h+p://youtube.com  • Blip.tv:  h+p://blip.tv  • Vimeo:  h+p://vimeo.com  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 35. 3D PrintingTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 36. 3d Printers• Makerbot:  h+p://www.makerbot.com  • Stratasys:  h+p://www.stratasys.com/3d-­‐printers  • More  here:  www.makerlibrarian.com/3d-­‐prinHng/  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 37. Too manychoicesTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 38. How do we choose?• Your  network  is  key:• Social  networks• AssociaHons• Local  libraries• Trusted  technology  sourcesTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 39. What else?Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 40. Share your floorplan• Google  Floorplans:  maps.google.com/help/maps/floorplans/  put  your  floor  plan  on  a  Google  MapPortland Public Library, METuesday, June 4, 13
  • 41. Other tools youshould know about• IFTTT:  iP+.com  • Moodle:  moodle.org  • Scribus:  scribus.org  • Kete:  kete.net.nz  • Libki:  libki.org  • Librarybox:  jasongriffey.net/librarybox/  • Zotero:  zotero.org  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 42. Who to trustTuesday, June 4, 13
  • 43. Tech sites to follow• Tech  Soup  for  Libraries:  techsoupforlibraries.org  • Lifehacker:  lifehacker.com  • Mashable:  mashable.com  • OpenSource.com:  opensource.com  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 44. Groups to join• Wordpress  &  Librarians:facebook.com/groups/wordpress.librarians/  • Technology  Training  &  Libraries:  facebook.com/groups/215892381802232/  Tuesday, June 4, 13
  • 45. Final GemsTuesday, June 4, 13
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  • 49. Panning for GoldSifting through EmergingTechnologies to Find theReal TreasuresNicole C. Engardnengard@gmail.comSlides: http://web2learning.net >Publications & PresentationsTuesday, June 4, 13