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Tom Peters--TechTrends Slides

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Tom Peters--TechTrends Slides

  1. 1. Remarks made by Tom Peters during the ALA TechSource Webinar Tuesday, July 27, 2010
  2. 2. Info Tech: Not Just a Tool! <ul><li>Hammer (simple tool) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 (pretty complex, actually) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Portable eReading <ul><li>Google Editions (didn’t exhibit at ALA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractual agreement with the Am. Booksellers Assoc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apple iPad (didn’t exhibit at ALA) </li></ul><ul><li>OverDrive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding more mobile apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifying the circ process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certifying devices as library-model-friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blio (Baker & Taylor, Kurzweil, and Nat. Fed. of the Blind) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>End-user service may launch this month (they better hurry) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library-lending module sometime in 2011 (built by B&T) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Gotta Respect Tech Staying Power <ul><li>Overhead Projector </li></ul><ul><li>Playaway audio book </li></ul>
  5. 5. Accessible IT <ul><li>Special Design </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream Design </li></ul>
  6. 6. Exploring New Revenue Rivulets <ul><li>OverDrive’s LibraryBIN (Buy It Now) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When readers purchase an ebook or digital audio book, a portion of the proceeds go to a library of their choice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.librarybin.net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GiveByCell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enables mobile phone users to make donations to a participating library. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.givebycell.com </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Whither Privacy? <ul><li>Are libraries taking the high road, or are we on a path diverging from our communities? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bynamite.com </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox and Chrome only </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing transparency and user control to lucrative online transaction data </li></ul><ul><li>By-no-mite! </li></ul><ul><li>ReputationDefender </li></ul><ul><li>SocialShield </li></ul>
  8. 8. Telling Our Collective Story <ul><li>Losing Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.losinglibraries.org </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Solomon and Mandy Knapp (with support from LJ) </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup map of PL “hits” since 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>A Nation Without School Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/ch9svy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions, Comments, Rebuttals? <ul><li>Thanks for your time and attention </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Peters </li></ul><ul><li>816.616.6746 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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