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Brief overview of major library, publishing and science trends for 2007

Brief overview of major library, publishing and science trends for 2007

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  • Trendspotting September 12, 2007 Richard Akerman
  • Crossing the Gap
    • We live in the current state
    • But we must plan for the target state
    • We do this all the time
    • But where is my flying car?
    • Cultural change can be fast
  • Some important anniversaries
    • 2009: 30 Years of VisiCalc
    • September 15, 2007: 10 Years of Google .com
    • September 28, 2007: 20 Years of Star Trek : Next Generation
    • 2027: 30 Years of Google
    • 2034: 30 Years of Facebook
    • 2035: 30 Years of YouTube
  • I learned about the future from Star Trek
  • I learned about the present from Steve Jobs image Copyright © 2007 Apple Inc.
  • Trends
    • Science
    • Library Technology
    • Scholarly Publishing
  • Science
    • Data and computation intensive science
      • Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
      • Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
    • Bioinformatics
      • Sequence your own genome
        • Craig Venter
        • MyDaughtersDNA.org
        • Economist article
      • Proteome , Microbiome
  • Library Technology
    • ALA LITA Top Tech Trends for Libraries
      • LITA blog , LITA.org , Bookism report
      • Open source ILS
      • User created content, peer production, participative web, Web 2.0
      • “ live where your users are”
  • Scholarly Publishing
    • The march of Open Access continues, with much debate
    • CIHR Policy on Access to Research Outputs
    • Increasing calls for more semantically-rich publications and
    • Data-based search and visualisation
      • http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
      • http:// chemgate.emolecules.com /
    • Use of video
      • Journal of Visualized Experiments ( JoVE )
      • http://bioscreencast.com/
      • http://www.scivee.tv/
      • http://www.planet-scicast.com /