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Collaborating in the Cloud/Ina Smith

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Presented during South African Library Week, LIASA Gauteng North Branch.

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Collaborating in the Cloud/Ina Smith

  1. 1. Collaboration in the Cloud 20 MARCH 2019 INA SMITH
  2. 2. Agenda Why collaboration? 4IR/Fourth Industrial Revolution Libraries and the 4IR Collaborative tools
  3. 3. Why Collaboration? Provide solutions, different perspectives Give individuals a strong sense of purpose Reinforce that all are on the same team/the same side, not alone Sense of reward when team succeeds Solve problems faster Discover new strengths from fellow colleagues, yourself, personal growth
  4. 4. Importance of partners’ success is as great as their own; own success depends on their partners’ success Willingly share the risks, responsibilities, resources, rewards of the work Collaborate to achieve together what we can’t achieve alone From: Collaboration: It's Not What You Think (2016) – Debra Mashek (Psychology Today)
  5. 5. Levels of collaboration Networking: exchanging info for mutual benefit; low level of trust, limited time, no sharing of own turf Coordinating: exchanging information; alter activities slightly to achieve common goal; more trust Cooperating: information and resource sharing (human, financial, space, technology); more formal than coordinating; more commitment, trust, sharing turf Collaborating: substantial organisational commitment, high level of trust, extensive sharing of turf. Partners demonstrate public commitment, work & learn together, become better – also beyond initial engagement
  6. 6. Increased use of technology “Smart” technology connect humans more and more Complex ecosystems are emerging across the landscape Companies [and libraries] today must work with a far wider range of partners to pull together underlying technologies, applications, software, and services More and more devices are connecting to the Internet through sensors, GPS technology, wireless Internet Devices collect, consume, process and analyse data/information everywhere from our homes and cars to our offices, factories and airports
  7. 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CRBaalkhLs
  8. 8. China is monitoring employees’ brain waves and emotions – and the technology boosted one company’s profits by $315 million
  9. 9. 1st Industrial Revolution 18th – 19th Centuries Europe & America Iron & textile industries, steam engine Picture of the "Puffing Billy" steam engine taken in the Science Museum in London.
  10. 10. 2nd Industrial Revolution 1870 – 1940, prior WW1 Steel, oil, electricity Electric power used for mass production Telephone, light bulb, phonograph, internal combustion engine Bell on the telephone in New York (calling Chicago) in 10 March 1876: “"Mr. Watson-- come here--I want to see you."
  11. 11. 3rd Industrial Revolution Digital Revolution Advancement of technology from analog electronic and mechanical devices to the digital technology today 1980 – Personal computer, Internet, and information and communications technology (ICT)
  12. 12. 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Coined by Klaus Schwab – German engineer and economist, best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum
  13. 13. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has been defined as technological developments that blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. It integrates cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things, big data and cloud computing, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems and additive manufacturing. Compared to previous industrial revolutions, this one is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace, with potentially significant impacts on work, services, education and leisure. “
  14. 14. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and attendant rapid technological changes are creating opportunities for improved quality of life and increased national competitiveness, but are also putting some traditional jobs at risk.”
  15. 15. What is the 4th IR? Builds on Digital Revolution New ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even the human body Merging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.
  16. 16. Blurring in terms of …. Physical: intelligent robots, autonomous drones, driverless cars, 3d printing, smart sensors Digital: internet of things, services, data, people Biological: synthetic biology, individual genetic make-up, bio-printing ************** Technologies are fast changing, as well as the way we work, learn, live … And the way your USERS work, learn, live.
  17. 17. Conveyor system transporting books from Bryant Park off-site storage area to New York Public Library (underground)
  18. 18. Makerspaces in Libraries A makerspace is "... a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing, that uses high tech to no tech tools.” A hackerspace “as a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science and digital art can meet, socialize and collaborate.”
  19. 19. Access to all of our equipment Startup Incubator Laser cutting Services Prototyping Services Event Management Services Disruptive Technology Training Services
  20. 20. Vincent & Nancy at Connecticut West Port Library – teaching robotics, coding, programming skills to kids
  21. 21. Artificial Intelligence
  22. 22. Face ID Recognition
  23. 23. Emoticons to adapt to users’ needs
  24. 24. Collecting Data & Using Intelligently Collect via social media tools, mobile phones, surveys, telescopes, microscopes, drones, cameras, and many more!
  25. 25. Technology driving innovation
  26. 26. Tools to collaborate in the cloud Google Docs Google Sheets Google Forms Etc
  27. 27. “Africa’s technology scene is booming, with over 400 tech hubs that range from software engineering to mobile money to blockchain technology.” https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/africas-tech-talent-finds-its-place- in-the-global-economy-fe634ed1af40 Africa’s tech talent finds its place in the global economy By Neha Sud
  28. 28. “The adoption of digitalisation by African countries could add $300 billion (R4 trillion) to the continent's economy by 2026.” https://www.siemens.co.za/pool/about_us/Di gitalization_Maturity_Report_2017.pdf
  29. 29. https://theconversation.com/how-digital-technology-can-help-reinvent- basic-education-in-africa-85937
  30. 30. https://theconversation.com/students-struggle-with-digital-skills- because-their-teachers-lack-confidence-56071
  31. 31. The way forward - Librarians “For South Africa to be competitive, it is important that it keeps up with the global trends in the provision of modern LIS that exploit all the benefits of ICTs. The LIS sector’s capacity to contribute to the nation’s ability to convert knowledge into innovations and wealth will determine its value to the nation.” - LIS Transformation Charter (2014) -
  32. 32. Thank you! Visit https://inthecloud.org.za/ Email ina@inthecloud.org.za

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