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Top Technology Trends ALA 2007

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Top Technology Trends ALA 2007

  1. 1. top technology trends twittered @ ALA 2007 (Washington)
  2. 2. toc <ul><li>tech stuff </li></ul><ul><li>opac sucks </li></ul><ul><li>open source </li></ul><ul><li>mobile </li></ul><ul><li>interaction </li></ul><ul><li>communication </li></ul><ul><li>google </li></ul><ul><li>long tail </li></ul><ul><li>library2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>web2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>awareness </li></ul><ul><li>image </li></ul><ul><li>some library2.0 mashups </li></ul><ul><li>slow library movement </li></ul><ul><li>personal collections </li></ul><ul><li>copyrights and privacy </li></ul>
  3. 3. opac sucks (1) <ul><li>the opac is decoupled from the Integrated Library System (ILS) </li></ul><ul><li>faceted search: e.g. Aquabrowser (Medialab/TLS/Bowker), Encore (Innovative Interfaces), Primo (ExLibris) </li></ul><ul><li>ranking / sort algorithms: e.g. holds, copies, circulations, frbr </li></ul><ul><li>frbr </li></ul><ul><li>web2.0 features: tagging, lists, ... – mydiscoveries </li></ul><ul><li>contextualization (evolution form to content) - fictionconnection </li></ul>
  4. 4. opac sucks (2) <ul><li>semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>tag clouds – grokker </li></ul><ul><li>natural language search – hakia , powerset </li></ul><ul><li>new definition of local search engine – Worldcat Local , Aquabrowser Gent , ... </li></ul>
  5. 5. open source <ul><li>Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>office applications </li></ul><ul><li>web2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Library Systems </li></ul><ul><li>- Evergreen / Pines / Equinox </li></ul><ul><li>- Koha / Liblime </li></ul><ul><li>We are heading towards an unprecendented disruption of the consolidated ILS market (Marshall Breeding) </li></ul>
  6. 6. mobile <ul><li>wi-fi commonplace </li></ul><ul><li>mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>mobile applications and content </li></ul><ul><li>roaming users (applications on USB drive, desktop on web, web storage, ...) </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the software going to live? (John Blyberg) </li></ul>
  7. 7. interaction <ul><li>We are moving away from the keyboard/mouse paradigm (Jeremy Frumkin) </li></ul><ul><li>touch </li></ul><ul><li>movement </li></ul><ul><li>very, very high resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo Wii </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Photosynth </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Surface (and parody ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. communication <ul><li>E-mail is dead (Michelle Lentz) </li></ul><ul><li>blogs (time sensitive) </li></ul><ul><li>wiki’s (not time sensitive) </li></ul><ul><li>rss-feeds </li></ul><ul><li>instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>text messaging </li></ul><ul><li>private (trusted) e-mail </li></ul>
  9. 10. google
  10. 11. long tail time sales (c) Chris Anderson
  11. 12. long tail <ul><li>We are busy creating a demand for the long tail, but we also need support for the distribution of it (Lori Bowen Ayre) </li></ul><ul><li>make it easy - reduce transaction costs (Lorcan Dempsey) </li></ul><ul><li>make it personal </li></ul><ul><li>make it fast and convenient - RFID, 24/7, ILL, home delivery </li></ul><ul><li>cf. Five laws of library science (S. R. Ranganathan, ) </li></ul><ul><li>Books are for use. </li></ul><ul><li>Every reader his or her book. </li></ul><ul><li>Every book its reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Save the time of the reader. </li></ul><ul><li>The library is a growing organism. </li></ul>1931
  12. 13. long tail <ul><li>not only about the physical library </li></ul><ul><li>We are going back to the closed stacks : e lectronic resources are designed so poorly that they are destined to fail (Andrew Pace) </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Discovery has left the building, distribution will also (Joan Frye Williams) </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Espresso book machine ( On demand books ) </li></ul><ul><li>Print on demand publishing </li></ul>
  15. 16. buy it! link
  16. 17. web 2.0 (c) Tim O’Reilly
  17. 18. discover web 2.0!
  18. 19. you are not alone (c) Business Week June 2007
  19. 20. library 2.0 (c) Bonaria Biancu
  20. 21. awareness <ul><li>If you don’t change, you won’t remain what you are (Karen Schneider) </li></ul><ul><li>sense of urgency </li></ul><ul><li>age and generation problem </li></ul><ul><li>experience and play </li></ul><ul><li>going where the users are </li></ul><ul><li>authority shift </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>( Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County) </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>http://explorediscoverplay.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  23. 24. image
  24. 25. <ul><li>http://www.pictureaustralia.org </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>http://teens.denverlibrary.org/ (Denver Public Library) </li></ul>Children are plugged in until they enter school (Michael Stephens)
  26. 27. <ul><li>http://www.library.nashville.org </li></ul><ul><li>(Nashville Public Library) </li></ul>
  27. 28. Secondlife
  28. 29. Slow library movement <ul><li>locality is vital to libraries </li></ul><ul><li>mindfulness matters </li></ul><ul><li>technology should be used ‘where it works’ </li></ul><ul><li>However, once you get to the point where most library patrons in most places have at least nominal access to the same materials, what makes your library, the one in your town, yours? (Jessamyn West) </li></ul>
  29. 30. <ul><li>http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/ (Allen County Public Library) </li></ul>
  30. 31. <ul><li>http://www.ylpl.lib.ca.us/ </li></ul>
  31. 32. <ul><li>http://www.rocwiki.org/ </li></ul>
  32. 33. personal collections <ul><li>Personal value precedes network value (Boaz Leskes) </li></ul><ul><li>Librarything books </li></ul><ul><li>Del.icio.us social bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr pictures </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace , Facebook , LinkedIn people </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>
  33. 35. privacy and copyrights <ul><li>new business models </li></ul><ul><li>pay per view </li></ul><ul><li>digital lending ( Overdrive , Onleihe ) </li></ul><ul><li>streaming </li></ul><ul><li>focus on out-of-copyright materials </li></ul><ul><li>copyrights on community created content </li></ul><ul><li>privacy problems (US) </li></ul>
  34. 36. warnings <ul><li>Data lives forever or for 5 years, whatever comes first. So, can I get my data out? (David Lankes) </li></ul><ul><li>Trial and error (no standards, perpetual bèta) </li></ul><ul><li>Mind featuritis! </li></ul>(c) Kathy Sierra

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