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Emerging technologies in the library - a presentation at the MSU Emerging Technologies Summit, 2011
 

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Primary Speaker: Duncan Aldrich, @One Administrator ...

Primary Speaker: Duncan Aldrich, @One Administrator
Supporting Speaker: Tod Colegrove, Head of DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library
Session Title: Emerging Technologies in the Library: “Toys”? or “Potent Tools for Student Engagement”?

Synopsis:
Since its opening in 2008, the Mathewson-­‐IGT Knowledge Center has
deliberately
promoted
and
supported
experimentation
and
active
engagement
with
new
and
emerging
technologies
as
fundamental
to
its
core
mission

despite
the
tendency
among
library
domain
defenders
to
dismiss
many
of
the
potentially
disruptive
emerging
technologies
adopted
as
"toys."
Actively
redefining
the
library
from
a
quiet
warehouse
into
a
lively
place
of
learning,
technological
engagement,
and
knowledge
production,
the
emerging
technologies
working
group
of
the
library
is
leveraging
in-­‐person
connections
with
students
and
faculty
to
build
vibrant
collaborative
communities
around
a
deliberately
expanded
conception
of
the
library
collection.
Some
of
the
"toys"
include:
Microsoft
Surface
workstations,
a
variety
of
tablet
computers
and
eReader
devices,
wireless
drone
quadricopters,
Arduino
Pro
development
kits,
Kinect
sensors,
LEGO
robotics
kits,
large-­‐format
printers
and
scanners,
and
even
a
button-­‐making
machine.
Steal
some
of
our
ideas:
using
unconventional
library
materials
in
tandem
with
a
wide
array
of
production
audio
and
video
equipment
and
software,
delivering
just-­‐in-­‐time
student
and
staff
support;
discover
how
these
powerful
tools
of
engagement
and
outreach
transform
the
high-­‐
tech
@One
floor
from
"toy
box"
to
hotbed
of
21st-­‐century
literacies.

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    Emerging technologies in the library - a presentation at the MSU Emerging Technologies Summit, 2011 Emerging technologies in the library - a presentation at the MSU Emerging Technologies Summit, 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Emerging Technologies in the Library
      ‘Toys’? Or ‘Potent Tools for Student Engagement’?
      Aldrich & Colegrove, August 12, 2011
      University Libraries
      University of Nevada, Reno
    • 21st Century Literacies
      • Basic Language Literacy
      • Visual Literacy
      • Historical Literacy
      • Cultural Literacy
      • Information Literacy
      • Political Literacy and News Media Literacy
      • Scientific Literacy
      • Mathematical Literacy
      Selected literacies from “Teacher Resources Overview”, retrieved from http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/
    • Traditional Library Supported:
      • Basic Language Literacy
      • Cultural Literacy
      • Information Literacy
      • News Media Literacy
    • New Directions:
      • We’re talking about change here
      • So let’s try something new (to me)
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • Time lapse sequence of entrance available at: http://bit.ly/msu-clip1
      (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • (Interactive Prezi “Toys or Tools” available at http://bit.ly/msu-prz1
    • Where we’re going:(TodColegrove, Ph.D., MSLIS dstl@unr.edu, @pcolegrove)
      Text from proposal:
      “Actively redefining the library from a quiet warehouse into a lively place of learning, technological engagement, and knowledge production, the emerging technologies working group of the library is leveraging in-person connections with students and faculty to build vibrant collaborative communities around a deliberately expanded conception of the library collection.”
      In other words…
    • “Be where the conversation is.”1
      1 Lankes, R. D., Silverstein, J., Nicholson, S. & Marshall, T. (2007) “Participatory Networks: the library as conversation.”
      Retrieved from http://informationr.net/ir/12-4/colis05.html
      Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/10557450@N04/5595378373/
      “My Very Own Copy of The Atlas of New Librarianship by Dr. R. David Lankes!
      my section I wrote begins on page 369 :-)”
    • “Be where the conversation is.”1
      1 Lankes, R. D., Silverstein, J., Nicholson, S. & Marshall, T. (2007) “Participatory Networks: the library as conversation.”
      Retrieved from http://informationr.net/ir/12-4/colis05.html
      Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenerdsangle/200807167/lightbox/
      Raphael’s “School of Athens” – a depiction of an athenaeum of the Alexandrian Library; note the prominent placement of the figure representing Hypatia of Alexandria,
      mathematician , philosopher, and the last Librarian of the Library at Alexandria in the mid lower-left of the painting.
    • What exactly is “the collection”?
      Ania Gilmore, Lexington, MA & Warsaw, PolandLibrary of AlexandriaAltered book, burned pages, wax, shellac. One of a kind. 5 x 7.5”
      Retrieved from http://papermakingresources.blogspot.com/2010/08/wax-and-artist-book-ii.html
      Artist's impression of a manuscript storage room in the ancient Library of Alexandria. Source: Carl Sagan's Cosmos television program (1980).
      Retrieved from http://www.sacred-destinations.com/egypt/alexandria-library-bibliotheca-alexandrina
    • Library Books Chained, Wimborne Minster http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitjohnson/5327572838/sizes/l/in/photostream
    • Where’s the conversation?
      Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brewbooks/259408258/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    • Where’s the conversation?
    • What is “technology” anyway?
      “The word technelogos is nominally Greek. When the
      ancient Greeks used the word techne, it meant
      something like art, skill, craft, or even craftiness…
      it was in Aristotle’s treatise Rhetoric that the word techne was first joined tologos
      (meaning word or speech or literacy)
      to yield the single term technelogos.”
      Itself a technology:
    • Even Displays!“Little Boy – the device”
      (Inspired by the movie
      Dr. Strangelove…)
      An electric vehicle built for the
      Burning Man festival… on display
      In the library.
    • Even Displays!“Little Boy – the device”
      That’s a conversation starter.
    • Serious engagement…
      Last Fall on the quad in front of the library
      students and faculty – over 200 in all – engaged
      because of “the Device”.
    • “21-st Century Literacies”?
      Time-lapse clipon vimeo: http://bit.ly/msu-clip1 Note clip was filmed, edited, and
      produced using equipment, software, and literacies in use every day @One.
      Bears mention: the number of posters printed has more than
      doubled – every year for each of the past five years.
    • “21-st Century Literacies”?
      A recent FaceBook post by one of
      the student communities that calls
      @One “home”:
      )
      (The University Computer Gaming Club meets every
      Thursday night for a 6-hour gaming event: “fragfest”)
    • The Microsoft Surface:(a.k.a. “the giant iPod thingy”)
      Retrieved from:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/007kn/3878378782/
      On YouTube: http://bit.ly/msu-clip0
      AnAnatomy application, developed in-house to leverage the Surface as a learning tool, handled as a type of e-reserve, has been in daily use by students for several years now. Students report the app is a real game-changer in their learning!
    • Hands-on with tablet computers and eReader devices:(currently: iPad, Nook Color, Sony PanDigital Touch, Kindle 2, iPod Touch –video clip available on Vimeo: http://bit.ly/msu-clip3)
      Clip on Vimeo
      Over a three-day period, 1 out of 37 through the gate
      went “hands-on” with at least one of the devices.
    • Kinect Xbox Sensor:(now with an official software development kit!)
      On Vimeo: http://bit.ly/msu-clip4
      Student developing with the sensor just last week…
    • Kinect Development:
      On Vimeo: http://bit.ly/msu-clip5
      A student work in progress… demo of multiple modes with Kinect
      sensor – working, in the library.
    • Wireless Remote-Control Drone Quadricopter (with an API!):
      Unsolicited FB post
      By a student:
    • Wireless Remote-Control Drone Quadricopter (with an API!):
      In use at the Smallwood Multimedia Boot camp (yikes! In the atrium of the library!)
    • The Library - in the “Flagship Course of the CSE Department”:
    • One of Two CSE Senior Projects…(developed in the library, in conjunction with library faculty!)
      On YouTube:
      http://bit.ly/msu-clip6
      The “Drone Object Tracking System” – a robot controlled
      quadricopter, that tracks and autonomously follows…
    • LEGO MindStorms Robotics kits:
      “Toy”? Or “Serious tool for engagement”?
      Clip on YouTube:
      http://bit.ly/msu-clip7
      In the
      collection…
    • In the hands of a couple of “kids”:
      Required skills:
      Time-lapse photography.
      Video assembly, editing
      Audio curation, integration.
      Robot design & assembly.
      Programming.
      Creativity.
      Information & media literacy.
      Clip on Vimeo: http://bit.ly/msu-clip8
    • A“Duct-Tape” version of Google Liquid Galaxy (think Google Earth plus):
      Clip on Vimeo: http://bit.ly/msu-clip9