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  • Align your passions to your practice. Align your practice to your passions.
  • Align your passions to your practice. Align your practice to your passions.
  • Rember I’m a trend watcher. So this is what I’ve noticed
  • Two thirds of the world’s cell phone subscriptions are in developing nations, with the highest growth rate in Africa where a quarter of the population now has a mobile, a United Nations agency said on Friday. While just 1 in 50 Africans had a mobile in the year 2000, now 28 percent have a cellular subscription, according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The world has more than three times more mobile cellular subscriptions than fixed telephone lines, and in some countries in Asia and Europe people have more than one contract each, pushing the mobile access rate above 100 percent.
  • Sportsvision’s “1st and ten” system premiered in fall of 1998 – 1 st augmented reality application for mass market.
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  • he handprint to the right is a cave painting drawn 32,000 years ago and is the oldest portrait of man. On the walls of Chauvet Cave in southern France, the artist used the technology of his day, tinted charcoal dust blown through a straw, to create a simple, yet powerful icon of human-ness. This image captures the essence of human-centered computing. Much like the Paleolithic beings, we still use technology to relate to, understand and depict the world around us, still trying to say "I am here. I am human."
  • The Modern Library

    1. Helene Blowers International Young Librarians Academy Yentspils, Latvia - August 2012
    2. I work here … 21 locations 1.5 million people 15 million circ
    3. I work here …
    4. A library …A short compilation by Helene Blowers |
    5. A library has beendescribed as many thingsby many people …
    6. "In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friendsimprisoned by an enchanter in paper and leathern boxes." Ralph Waldo Emerson
    7. "A library is not simply a repository of books, it is thesymbol and center of our culture - a door and a window for those who might not otherwise have such doors and windows." Amy Tan Author
    8. "The library is a societal tent pole,There are a lot of ideas under it.Knock out the pole and the tent comesdown“ Michael Connelly Author .
    9. "Libraries are raucousclubhouses for free speech, controversy, and community." Paula Poundstone Comedian
    10. Libraries store theenergy that fuelstheimagination."Sidney SheldonAuthor
    11. "Libraries are the latest fashion for the brain." E. Jean Carroll Author
    12. "A good library is a place, a palace where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet." Samuel Nig
    13. "We all love to hear a good story. We save our stories in books. We save our books in libraries. Libraries are the storyhouses full of all those stories and secrets." Kathy Bates Actor
    14. "Libraries are places where the imaginatio n begins." Heather Barbieri Author
    15. "A library, to modify the famousmetaphor of Socrates, shouldbe the delivery room forthe birth of ideas - a placewhere history comes to life."Norman CousinsPolitical Journalist & Author
    16. "A library is a true fairyland, a very palace of delight, a haven of repose from the storms and troubles of the world." Avebury
    17. "Libraries are where dreamsbegin." Jamie Freveletti Author
    18. "A library is both comfort food and inspiration, opportunity for growth, and the place where anyone can come for personal enrichment." Judy Strong Author
    19. "Librariesare thedoorwayto athousandworlds."Kristan HigginsAuthor
    20. "Libraries are the air an authorbreathes. The creativestorehouse for the writers soul.The single indispensablelink to the next generation ofreaders." Andy Straka Author
    21. "Libraries: cafeterias for food that feeds the mind." Louise Yelin Author
    22. But perhaps one of my favorite thoughts onlibraries comes from the Father of ModernLibrarianship himself …(be sure to pay special attention to his caveat)
    23. A librarys function is to give thepublic in the quickest andcheapest way information,inspiration, and recreation. If abetter way than the book canbe found, we should use it." - Melvil Dewey (1851-1931)
    24. A library …So what are your thoughts?
    25. "What matters here is technical capital, its social capital. These tools dont get socially interesting until they get technologically boring. It isnt when the shiny new tools show up that their uses start permeating; its when everyone is able to take them for granted.“ - Clay Shirky, Ted Talk 6/09
    26. "Too much light often blinds gentlemen of this sort. They cannot see the forest for the trees." - Musarion [1768], Canto II
    28. Reality ► The digital book is changing everything.
    29. Reality ► Mobile builds bridges faster Six in 10 people around the world (60%) now have cellphone subscriptions, signaling that mobile phones are the communications technology of choice, particularly in poor countries. – UN Report, March 2, 2009 Up from 2002 – 15% Internet worldwide: 11%- 2002 >> 23% - 2008
    30. Reality ► Augmenting is the new information window
    31. Urban Spoon
    32. Reality ► Print is in peril
    33. “As many newspapers struggle to stay economically viable, fewer than half of Americans (43%) say that losing their local newspaper would hurt civic life in their community "a lot." Pew Research Study: Stop the Presses (March 12, 2009 )
    35. Distribution Center Distribution Agent Distribution format
    36. Distribution Center Distribution Agent Distribution format
    38. It’s not the death of the book to fear… it’s our dependency on formatsas our community (service delivery) value!
    39. The Information Age, is an idea thatthe current age will be characterized by theability of individuals to transferinformation freely, and to have instantaccess to knowledge that would havebeen difficult or impossible to findpreviously. - Wikipedia, 9/09
    41. The information age of now …
    42. We Think
    44. Chauvet Cave – 32,000 yrs old
    47. HOMAGO
    48. YouLit Magazine is an online arts and literary publication for teens by teens. We featurepoetry, photography, essays, illustrations and design created by teens out of Youmedia in theChicago Public Library.
    50. Deeply Local
    55. DOK Cultural Heritage Surface Table
    60. Jessica, University City Library member since 2001
    64. Aarhus Public Library - MindSpot
    65. Modern Librarianship isn’t about …
    66. Modern Librarianship IS about an APPLIED SERVICE…
    67. • Knowledge consumption -> knowledge creation • Brings world to community -> Bring community to themselves • Promote the library -> Customers to market the value • Community services -> Community Impact
    70. Books Spaces Research information tools Computers ?
    71. ?
    72. Remember it’s notreally about thebubbles …
    73. It’s about …
    74. Helene Blowers Digital Strategy Director Columbus Metropolitan Library Slides @