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  • 1st website was the CERN website, created by Tim on 6 August 1991
  • Emerging technology

    1. 1. What’s Coming Up? Emerging Technologies<br />SWFLN Workshop<br />Gina Clifford<br />May 27, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Looking Back -The World Wide Web<br />Tim Berners-Lee (http, wrote the 1st web browser) 1991 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WorldWideWeb_screenshot.gif<br />NeXT computer (Steve Jobs of Apple Fame)<br />
    3. 3. WWW - 1990’s<br />Widespread proliferation of the web<br />DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) leads to faster internet connections (replaced dial-up)<br />E-mail and IM become popular<br />Digital Cameras and MP3 players become available<br />Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer Browsers make web navigation easier<br />Mobile phones become massively popular<br />
    4. 4. WWW-2000’s<br />First iPod 2001<br />Web 2.0 -Social Networking sites (MySpace, YouTube, FaceBook, etc.)<br />Smart mobile devicess-web browsing<br />iPhone 2007-touch screen interface<br />More Wi-Fi hotspots<br />Location-aware technology <br />
    5. 5. What’s Next?<br />The Sixth Sense<br />Is Apple making the Sixth Sense device?<br />Cash register patent<br />Pico Projectors<br />"in some cases, the projection system may include a wireless router and act as a hub," which of course gets us pondering about some future Airport/Apple TV mashup, with local storage and wireless net access, plus a projector system. Does that sound like the core of your future home media system? <br />Wearable Technology<br />
    6. 6. Infrastructure to support the Future- Web 3.0<br />WSJ:Studies Forecast strong growth in Mobile Apps<br />FCC: FCC Aims for Nationwide Broadband Access by 2020<br />WSJ:Intel Launches Latest Server Chip<br />WSJ:Cisco touts faster web router<br />WSJ:FCC Chair Suggests Agency Is Considering Free Wireless Internet<br />
    7. 7. E-Books<br />E-books outsell Print Dec. 29, 2009<br />Proliferation of readers (Kindle, Nook, Sony, Irex, and iPadare popular)<br />Dynamic Books – MacMillan Publishers<br />NetLibrary – fully accessible from an iPad<br />
    8. 8. QR Codes<br />Quick Response Codes – 2D bar codes<br />Japan for 10 years (Auto Industry tracking)<br />Encode info, URL, contact, SMS, Phone call<br />Smart phone can read via camera + software<br />Allows digital interaction with print<br />Video on QR Codes<br />
    9. 9. Create / Use a QR Code<br />2DcodeMe.com<br />Mobile Barcodes site<br />Customxm.com<br />Test or decode your QR Code<br />How to “Read” a QR Code Video<br />
    10. 10. Examples of QR Codes Uses<br />Produce tracking stickers<br />Marketing materials – flyers, posters, billboards, tote bags, coffee mugs, buildings, business cards<br />In Libraries<br />Sacremento Public Library – Reference help<br />University of Bath Library – QR codes in catalog<br />Half Hollow Hills Comm. Lib – End Stacks<br />
    11. 11. Google<br />Android smart phone – 16 different phones – multiple carriers<br />Open source apps.<br />Ongoing enhancement of online office tools<br />Online Bookstore (June 2010)<br />From LJ: UCSD Scripps Library + Google = Oceanography data for open access via Hathi Trust<br />
    12. 12. Smart Phone websites<br />USF Libraries Smart Phone website (In Chrome or Safari on PC)<br />95% mobile visitors to site use Android or Apple devices (May 2010)<br />As infrastructure and tech improves, mobile growth exploding (anytime/anywhere connectivity)<br />
    13. 13. Devices + Web Technology<br />Nintendo 3D – Educational games promised<br />No glasses required to view 3d screen<br />Online game purchase<br />Touch screen<br />E-book reader<br />Text 2.0 German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence use web tools + leash eye-tracking technology from the Swedish firm Tobii Technologyhttp://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/03/eye-tracking-tablets-and-the-promise-of-text-20/#ixzz0p2bRXqoV<br />
    14. 14. iPad EDU<br />The iPad from an Academic Professor perspective<br />For the Student<br />
    15. 15. Multimedia: Flash vs. HTML 5<br />HTML5 is latest version of HTML, the language of the WWW<br />HTML5 Goal to reduce proprietary plug-ins<br />Proprietary Flash used extensively on websites (YouTube, game sites, Ads)<br />Apple Mobile DOES NOT support Flash<br />YouTube + FaceBook support Flash . . . But move to support HTML5 -YouTube<br />
    16. 16. What does all this mean for libraries?<br />Make informed, strategic decisions about technology<br />HTML5 instead of Flash<br />Add or Expand support for mobile devices <br />Watch Apple – disruptive change-agents<br />Leverage free but powerful tools (such as QR codes) to create new ways to interact with patrons<br />Support digital book demand increases as reading devices proliferate<br />
    17. 17. THANKS<br />Gina Clifford<br />Web Strategy<br />gina.clifford@gmail.com<br />@cobalt_grrl<br />