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5 Tech Trends for Libraries


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These top 5 tech trends for libraries were shared with the Gates Global Libraries Working Group in November, 2013. The presentation also continues resources and three ways to create a culture of innovation.

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5 Tech Trends for Libraries

  1. 1. 5 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS Prepared for the Global Libraries Annual Technology Work Group Convening
  3. 3. This is who I am:
  4. 4. This is who I work for:
  5. 5. This is how I understand libraries:
  6. 6. Libraries provide access.
  7. 7. Libraries are places where people can engage in the civic life of their community.
  8. 8. Libraries are physical spaces of innovation.
  9. 9. NOW, A FEW TRENDS.
  10. 10. 1. Resilient Cities.
  11. 11. 2. Complex data.
  12. 12. 3. MOOCs.
  13. 13. 4. DIY Hardware.
  14. 14. 5. Privacy.
  15. 15. BUT HOW Creating a culture that can innovate on trends
  16. 16. Encourage and reward curiosity.
  17. 17. Everyone needs to have a point of view.
  18. 18. Share and share widely (and wildly).
  19. 19. AND ALSO Quotes, General Resources and Articles
  20. 20. “And as the novelist Zadie Smith lamented last year in the New York Review of Books, apropos the closing of neighborhood libraries in London, libraries are „the only thing left on the high street that doesn‟t want either your soul or your wallet.‟” - Next Time, Libraries Could Be Our Shelter From the Storm by Michael Kimmelman for the New York Times
  21. 21. “Books lost their chains and the library remains one of the few spaces in which we can feel we are citizens rather than consumers, a place to which access is free, in which we ourselves become free.” - A new chapter for libraries by Edwin Heathcote for the Financial Times
  22. 22. Articles • MOOCs Try to Break the Language Barrier • Librarians Discuss Privacy, MOOCs, and More at LITA Top Trends Panel | ALA 2013 • Computer Science Pioneer Jaron Lanier Discusses Big Data, Privacy at NYPL • Technology for Good: Innovative Use of Technology by Charities • Technology News and Trends from
  23. 23. • American MOOC Providers Face International Competition • The Library as Lifeline: Getting Past Superstorm Sandy: How Queens Library is stepping up in the Rockaways • The Internet of Things: Sizing up the business opportunities • Edward Snowden Breaks Silence, Says He‟s Still In Hong Kong
  24. 24. IN CLOSING
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