Tech Trends - Wordz to know

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A quite little slideshow I use when I need to give a quick and hopefully humerous overview of what trends will and are having an impact on libraries.

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Tech Trends - Wordz to know

  1. 1. Scott Kehoe, Technology AdvisorMassachusetts Library Systemscott@masslibsystem.org / 866-627-7228TrendyWordz
  2. 2. Touch
  3. 3. • Touchscreens everywhere!• tablets• smartphones• e-readers• tablet computers & computer monitors• automobile dashboards• kitchen appliances
  4. 4. Apps
  5. 5. • psst ... it’s just software & a marketing bonanza• Its about access, not the device• e-books: OverDrive & Kindle & nook & Google Play & iBooks& openlibrary.org & archive.org & gutenberg.org• app-books: Our Choice / Al Gore & Barefoot World Atlas• Libraries: Gale AccessMyLibrary & eb.com & GoodReads &LibraryBooks & Wikipanion & MedlinePlus.com
  6. 6. Ecosystems
  7. 7. Not biology ...technology branding & • Cell phones: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile• Game consoles: Xbox / Nintendo / Playstation• Tablets: iPad / Android / Windows 8• e-books: Kindle / nook / iBooks• Libraries: OverDrive / 3M / III / Evergreen / Gale / EBSCO
  8. 8. Five
  9. 9. THE BIG HarperCollins (News Corp)Little, Brown (Hachette)Macmillan (Holtzbrinck)Random House Penguin(Bertelsmann & Pearson)Simon & Schuster (CBS)5
  10. 10. Ramifications
  11. 11. • First Sale Doctrine• DRM• licensing• multiple formatsDOWNSIDE
  12. 12. • Content everywhere• Cheaper content ...maybe?• Content direct from the creator,self-publishing flourishes• Device doesnt matter• Ecosystems cross-pollinateUPSIDE
  13. 13. Scott’s Pinterest on things e-books & libraries
http://pinterest.com/bibliotechy/e-readers-e-books-and-libraries/Workshop handouts, slides, links:
http://www.masslibsystem.org/continuing-education/mls-ce-handouts/New York Times Technology
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology
- David Pogue’s weekly columns & reviewsWall Street Journal All Things Digital
http://allthingsd.com/
- Walt Mossberg’s weekly Personal Technology column
NPR Technology & Popular Culture podcasts (weekly)www.npr.org/rss/podcastPew Internet & American Life Project
succinct reports on all aspects internet use by Americans
www.pewinternet.orgWhere to get more info!

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