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  • 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:
  • 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.
  • What do we mean by “emerging technology” and “community building”?
  • Emerging Technology?
    • Is a technology whose science, basic principles and theory are generally understood.
    • Is a technology whose base of knowledge and application is expanding and undergoing innovation.
    • Is a technology where some benefit of its application is generally recognized.
    • - Australian Government Information Management Office, Dept. of Finance and Deregulation.
    • 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.
    • - O'Reilly Media
  • Community Building?
    • Learning and Research Community.
      • Sharing a consensual goal to support each other in learning and research.
        • High levels of dialogue
        • Interaction
        • Collaboration; requires a common focus and incentive to work together.
  • EDUCAUSE Horizon Report
    • Near Term Horizon (12 months)
      • Mobile Computing
      • Open Content
    • Second Adoption Horizon (2-3 years)
      • Electronic Books
      • Simple Augmented Reality
  • Mobile Computing
    • Implementation of QR codes and SMS messaging in Catalog.
      • SDSU Catalog
    • Making use of social networking-powered mobile Web application.
      • Twitter
      • Hotseat at Purdue
  • QR code and SMS and Mobile PAC
  • Mobile Web Applications Hotseat @ Purdue
  • Open Content Collective Knowledge
    • Course Materials made available online.
      • MIT OpenCourseWare
      • Open Michigan dScribe Project
    • Creative Commons
      • Legal tools for creating open content
      • Copyright experts
  • Electronic Books
    • User POV
      • Potential for carrying hundreds of volumes.
      • Potential for reduced costs
      • Contribute to environmental efforts
    • Library POV
      • Ebook is a moving target. (Format, terms, permissions, also hardware)
      • Licenses – Often behave much like a Serials.
      • Perpetual Access vs. Subscription
  • Simple Augmented Reality
    • Augmented Stacks and Signs.
      • Reference to other sources, subject guides, assistance.
    • Augmented Books
      • Augmented Text that already exist. (pop-ups)
      • Library Augmented? ( inGlobe )
  • Thank You!
    • Questions?
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