Gadgets, Digital Media and your Library.

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Gadgets, Digital Media and your Library.

  1. 1. Gadgets, Gizmos, Digital Media, & your Library revised: 11/01/10 Scott Kehoe,Advisor - Technology Specialist Massachusetts Library System (MLS),Waltham, Mass. 866-627-7228 x308 / scott@masslibsystem.org / www.masslibsystem.org IM me on AIM - scottatmls links for this workshop and more @: delicious.com/bibliotechy/gadgets Scott’s websites on related topics @: Digital Media & the Library - www.nmrls.org/ce/digitalmedia.htm Scott’sTechTips / STT blog- www.nmrls.org/ce/stt/ 1
  2. 2. Been to the “record store” lately? Where’s the music? 2
  3. 3. Future (and Current) Library Users U.S. kids begin using ... • computers by 5 1/2 • video game consoles by 6 • digital cameras by 8 NPD Group study - Insights , June 2007 3
  4. 4. Bertelsmann (Germany) > Ballantine, Bantam, Del Ray, Dell, Doubleday, Fawcett, Knopf, Pantheon, Random House CBS Corp > Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, The Free Press, Scribner Disney > Hyperion, Marvel Comics Hachette Book Group (France) > Little, Brown & Company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Swiss) > Henry Holt, Macmillan, St. Martin’s News Corp > Harper Collins Pearson PLC (U.K.) > Addison-Wesley, Dorling Kindersley, Grosset & Dunlap, Penguin, Prentice Hall, Viking Riverdeep (Ireland) > Houghton-Mifflin, Reed Elsevier Scholastic > Arthur A. Levine Books, Grolier Time-Warner > DC Comics Publishing = Big Media & Multi-National Corps. 4
  5. 5. DRM DRM = Digital Rights Management DRM is software built into the individual ebooks titles DRM is software built into the e-readers like the Kindle, iPhone, iPod Touch DRM knows where it is allowed to play & where it isn’t! Most ebook formats used by Amazon.com, iTunes, Audible.com, and OverDrive use built-in DRM components. (Exception: MP3 audio format) DRM is why you can’t use an iPod with most OverDrive audiobooks DRM is the norm for commercial legally purchased and licensed digital audiobooks, ebooks, Movies & TV shows. But not music. Apple iTunes & most commercial digital music vendors no longer use DRM. Current music CDs do not have DRM. 5
  6. 6. TRENDS Industry “experimentation” uncertain how to make gobs of money Choices for consumers many, free or pricey, confusing, incompatible Choices for libraries few, no sure bets, confusing, incompatible Mobile devices iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Nintendo DSi, Sony Reader WiFi cell phones, smart phones, music players, gaming, e-readers E-Book readers OverDrive, K-12 market, Apple iPad & tablets cheaper devices iPhone 8GB: June 2007 = $600, June 2010 = $99 mobile APPS as content delivery system software smart phones/touch screen hand-held devices 6
  7. 7. What’s an App? • Apps = programs that perform one task or related tasks on a portable device / smart phone. • App Examples = calendar, address book, stocks, weather, Google Maps, Facebook, Texas Hold’Em ... • Mobile devices using Apps: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Android phones Blackberry Palm Treo & Pre Windows Phone 7 • New Word Alert! “app phone” (I first spotted on Twitter Nov.1, 2009) 7
  8. 8. An App in Action Accessing the New York Times 1: Press NYTimes icon 2: Choose your section 3: Font size, email, save 8
  9. 9. Scott’s Ideal Library App • access my patron record • renew & reserve items • view my overdue & hold notices • search catalog • download e-books, audiobooks & video directly to my device • IM with a Librarian MassAnswers NOBLE Like This! MVLC 9
  10. 10. • e-paper: flexible, ultra-thin - soon: wireless, color, cheap • Newspapers • Seattle Post-Intelligencer • Boston Globe Reader • Magazines • PC Magazine • Academic Text Books • law, science, medicine • K-12 market • large-format e-readers • Kindle DX digital papers 10
  11. 11. e-readers & e-books •Textbooks - Academic (it’s happening) / K-12 (not yet) •hand-held devices - iPhone, Droid, etc. •tablets (multi-use devices) - iPad, etc. •Sony Reader, nook & nookcolor, OverDrive, and your Library! 11
  12. 12. Kindle 6” wifi - $139 / 3G - $189 Kindle DX 9 1/2”- $379 online via WiFi or 3G cell network, no docking to PC The Amazon Kindle • Don’t shoot the messenger • Publishers & Authors demand DRM • Kindle is both hardware & software •The future is apps ...ask Amazon. • iPhone, iPad,Android, BlackBerry,Windows 7 12
  13. 13. Apple iPad - FusionGarage JooJoo - Amazon Kindle DX - Sony Reader Daily Ed. - Phillips iRex - B&N Nook $300$379 out of business $149$499$499 13
  14. 14. • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sells 4.7 million copies in first 24 hours (Nov. 2009) Generates $1 Billion in 2 months / 10 million copies in U.S. so far (March 2010) >>Academy Award winning Titanic generates $1 billion in 3 months • 25 million unique players • 53% of all American adults play video games • 81% of 18-29 year olds play video games • 21% adult gamers play every day • 36% of age 65+ gamers play everyday • 66% of parents with children under 18 play games • 2% of gamers overall / 11% teens visit virtual worlds (e.g. Second Life) • 9% of gamers overall / 21% teens play MMOGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Games: World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars) • Gamer Profile: 55% male 56% urbanites 57% college educated 62% annual income $50,000+ no significant ethnic differences among game players Who’s got Game? Pew Internet & American Life Surveys Report, Sept. 2008 & Data Memo, December 2008 14
  15. 15. 10BillionwithaB... 15
  16. 16. Print Sources • Sunday newspaper sales flyers! Best Buy, Staples,Target,Wal-Mart • Boston Globe – see Monday’s Business &Technology section • also at: http://www.boston.com/business/technology • New York Times - David Pogue’s weekly columns & reviews • Pogue’s columns are also FREE online at: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology • Wall Street Journal – Walt Mossberg’s weekly columns & reviews • Mossberg’s columns are also FREE online at: http://ptech.wsj.com/ptech.html Where to get the info? 16
  17. 17. Where to get the info? Web sites with RSS feeds • Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki - ideas on what’s worked and what’s being tried out in libraries, not just technology topics! - www.libsuccess.org/ • Pew Internet & American Life Project - easy-to-read, succinct reports on all aspects internet use by Americans - www.pewinternet.org • engadget - breaking news & photos of latest gadgets - engadget.com/ • ars technica - all aspects of technology & science, informative & witty - arstechnica.com Podcasts • CNET Buzz Out Loud - daily - bol.cnet.com • NPR Technology & Popular Culture podcasts - weekly - www.npr.org/rss/podcast • David Pogue videos, NewYorkTimes technology columnist - weekly - pogue.blogs.nytimes.com 17
  18. 18. Where to get more info from Scott • Scott’s gadget, webware, and all-things digital blog: STT www.nmrls.org/ce/stt/ • Scott's del.icio.us techy & gadget bookmarks: delicious.com/bibliotechy • Scott’s all-things digital media website: www.nmrls.org/ce/digitalmedia.htm • These slides online (for sharing) at Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/skaasz • Scott Kehoe,Advisor - Technology Specialist 1-866-627-7228 x308 / scott@masslibsystem.org Follow Masslibsystem on: 18

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