"...but I don't have time and THEY don't get it": Finding time and reasons for emerging technologies

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Presentation given at "Collections and the Web" session at Scitech, Perth Tuesday 9 September 2008.

I sound kind of breathless because I'd spent all morning in bed with a child-borne virus and I wasn't sure my voice was going to hold out until the end.

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"...but I don't have time and THEY don't get it": Finding time and reasons for emerging technologies

  1. 1. “ ...but I don’t have time, and THEY don’t get it.” Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  2. 2. Finding time and reasons to learn about emerging technologies Kathryn Greenhill Emerging Technologies Specialist Murdoch University SEPTEMBER 2008 Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  3. 3. Slides at: <ul><li>Slideshare.net User: sirexkat </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians Matter </li></ul><ul><li>http://librariansmatter.com </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  4. 4. Outline <ul><li>What are emerging technologies ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Compass points </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Useful sites </li></ul><ul><li>Convincing THEM </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  5. 5. It’s not optional. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  6. 6. It’s not about training. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  7. 7. It’s personal. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  9. 9. Is it Web 2.0? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  10. 10. Look for these features. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  11. 11. Clock: World Time Uploaded to Flcikr on July 3, 2007 by pouwerkerk <ul><li>24 / 7 </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  12. 12. Read / write web <ul><li>Pencil Fun 1 Uploaded to Flickr on April 3, 2007 by alandd </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  13. 13. Social Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  14. 14. Hive Mind <ul><li>Bee Hive Uploaded to Flickr on December 3, 2006 by Somerslea </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  15. 15. Mashups <ul><li>Granny wants to Mashup ? Uploaded to Flickr on May 10, 2007 by psd </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  16. 16. Perpetual beta <ul><li>LOGO 2.0 Part II Uploaded to Flickr on February 20, 2006 by Stabilo oss </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  17. 17. Web as platform <ul><li>Internet café in Bangkok Uploaded to Flickr on June 17, 2007 by sara y tzunky </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  18. 18. <ul><li>Scale Uploaded on February 1, 2007 by blmurch </li></ul>Changing the balance of power between provider and user Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  19. 19. On the hit list: <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Online Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Live streamed video </li></ul><ul><li>Photo, video and audio sharing sites </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Online Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  21. 21. Five reasons Five Fingers? Uploaded to Flickr October 10, 2005 by imageo Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  22. 22. Save your time Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  23. 23. Be connected Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  24. 24. Users are keeping up Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  25. 25. Users are keeping up Some Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  26. 26. Vendors IT department Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  27. 27. Future is unknown Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  28. 28. Compass points <ul><li>Perdiendo el Norte Uploaded to Flickr on August 27, 2005 by Junjan </li></ul>Keep in mind... Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  29. 29. What your users are doing Cat and Wii Uploaded on October 15, 2007 by plynoi Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  30. 30. What your users want Please Sir, I Want Some More uploaded to Flickr on July 25, 2007 Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  31. 31. What others are doing big ribbon cat by the mailbox Uploaded to Flickr on August 22, 2008 by Torley Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  32. 32. It will not always work FAIL? uploaded to Flickr on March 26, 2008 by sheeshoo Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  33. 33. You do not have to know it all Bill Bob uploaded to Flickr on June 7, 2008 by Gattou/Lucie - Here, there and everywhere.. ;o) Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  34. 34. It is ongoing lily looks down the road less traveled uploaded to Flickr on April 5, 2007 by paul+photos=moody Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  35. 35. Preparation <ul><li>DIY Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>Uploaded to Flickr on </li></ul><ul><li>August 25, 2007 by pt </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  36. 36. Do not try to apply it to work Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  37. 37. Do not try to apply it to work ... yet Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  38. 38. What floats your boat? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  39. 39. What are your goals? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  40. 40. What will you swap? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  41. 41. Your tool kit <ul><li>http://flickr.com/photos/katej/1043510993/ Uploaded to Flickr on August 8, 2007 by kate e. did </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  42. 42. Time Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  43. 43. Find just 15 minutes per day Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  44. 44. Teenager’s phone number Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  45. 45. Learning buddy Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  46. 46. Learning community Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  47. 47. Attitude Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  48. 48. Budget for a gadget Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  49. 49. Organisational support Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  50. 50. Useful sites <ul><li>Frici is reading comments Uploaded to Flickr on December 11, 2006 by elekesmagdi </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  51. 51. 23 Things Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  52. 52. http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com/ Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  53. 53. All together now: a 2.0 Learning experience Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  54. 54. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/290000629.html Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  55. 55. Five weeks to a Social Library Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  56. 56. http://www.sociallibraries.com/course/ Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  57. 57. Blogs <ul><li>Mashable </li></ul><ul><li>Techcrunch </li></ul><ul><li>Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Lifehacker </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  58. 58. NMC / Educause Horizon Reports Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  59. 59. http://www.nmc.org/publications/2008-horizon-report Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  60. 60. People <ul><li>Friendfeed.com </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  61. 61. Taking it to your organisation <ul><li>Farm Cat Group Uploaded to Flickr on March 25, 2007 by weesmalldoll </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  62. 62. How are innovations adopted ? Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  63. 63. 1962 Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  65. 65. 1991 Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  67. 67. Start with the problem <ul><li>Then find the tool </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  68. 68. Create a pilot project <ul><li>Have a well thought out proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Build in evaluation from the start </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  69. 69. Maybe...Do it in your own time <ul><li>Think of it as an investment in your employability / skills </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  70. 70. The “go to” person <ul><li>This may be you... </li></ul><ul><li>....but there will be others </li></ul><ul><li>What do they do to keep up? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you get them on side ? </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  71. 71. The “it will never work” person <ul><li>Hope this isn’t you </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to them </li></ul><ul><li>Can you get them on side ? </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  72. 72. Ask your users to co-create <ul><li>Eg. Darebin Historical Encyclopedia </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  73. 73. http://dhe.darebin-libraries.vic.gov.au/ Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  74. 74. Immerse yourself Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com Water On My Hands Uploaded to Flickr on March 13, 2006 by carlosluis
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