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Presentation @ UNR

  1. 1. Wil Weston Engineering Librarian and Head of Collection Development at San Diego State University. (2006 – current) Engineering Librarian at University of New Orleans. (1999 – 2006) Comments, questions, and further discussion: https://twitter.com/WilatUNR
  2. 2. How can emerging technologies aid an Academic Library in community building and the delivery of scientific/technical information? A look at the 2010 Horizon report from EDUCAUSE.
  3. 3. What do we mean by “emerging technology” and “community building”?
  4. 4. Emerging Technology? <ul><li>Is a technology whose science, basic principles and theory are generally understood. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a technology whose base of knowledge and application is expanding and undergoing innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a technology where some benefit of its application is generally recognized. </li></ul><ul><li>- Australian Government Information Management Office, Dept. of Finance and Deregulation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A catch all phrase for the innovations and trends that we are watching. The faint signals from the “alpha geeks” who are creating our future. </li></ul><ul><li>- O'Reilly Media </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Building? <ul><li>Learning and Research Community. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing a consensual goal to support each other in learning and research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High levels of dialogue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration; requires a common focus and incentive to work together. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. EDUCAUSE Horizon Report <ul><li>Near Term Horizon (12 months) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second Adoption Horizon (2-3 years) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Augmented Reality </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Mobile Computing <ul><li>Implementation of QR codes and SMS messaging in Catalog. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SDSU Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making use of social networking-powered mobile Web application. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotseat at Purdue </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. QR code and SMS and Mobile PAC
  10. 10. Mobile Web Applications Hotseat @ Purdue
  11. 11. Open Content Collective Knowledge <ul><li>Course Materials made available online. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Michigan dScribe Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal tools for creating open content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright experts </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Electronic Books <ul><li>User POV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for carrying hundreds of volumes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for reduced costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to environmental efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library POV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebook is a moving target. (Format, terms, permissions, also hardware) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licenses – Often behave much like a Serials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perpetual Access vs. Subscription </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Scribd.com
  14. 14. Sophiecommons.org
  15. 15. Simple Augmented Reality <ul><li>Augmented Stacks and Signs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference to other sources, subject guides, assistance. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Augmented Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Augmented Text that already exist. (pop-ups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Augmented? ( inGlobe ) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thank You! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>This Presentation is on Slideshare. </li></ul><ul><li>Further questions & comments? Send me a tweet @ https:// twitter.com/WilatUNR </li></ul>

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