"...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. …

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