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Emerging
Technologies in
Libraries
JENNIFER KOERBER
MICHAEL SAUERS
ACRL/CHOICE
23 APRIL 2015
Please allow us to introduce ourselves.
1. Audio & Video
2. Self/Micro Publishing
3. Mobile
Queens Public Library
Tablet Lending Program
Created after Superstorm Sandy in 2012,
combines device lending and a library...
www.whereinqueens.org
4. Crowdfunding
LibraryBox 2.0
Kickstarter campaign to design and
produce a new version of the
LibraryBox device which allows you
to “shar...
Bring the Hulk to the
Northlake Public Library
Indigogo campaign to “Help the Northlake Library
get a 9 foot tall Hulk sta...
5.Wearables
6. The Internet of Things
Libraries and the Internet of Things
• http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/11/marketing/beacon-technology-
deployed-by-two-l...
7. Security & Privacy
8. Keeping Up With Technology
Keeping Up
• Social media – friends & colleagues
• Popular magazines & websites, pop culture sites
• Gizmodo, Engadget, CN...
Keeping Up
Technical conferences – even if you don’t attend, skimming the session topics will tell you
what’s important / ...
Google I/O 2014
Google I/O 2014
• Read as you can, or set aside time to read each day.
• Use your current "professional reading" schedule
and change the s...
Learning a New Tool
• Read about it online, then play with it
• Read the screen
• Push the buttons
• Take your time
• Don’...
Jennifer Koerber, Public Instruction
Curriculum Development Coordinator
Boston Public Library
jennifer.koerber@gmail.com
h...
Emerging Technologies in Libraries
Emerging Technologies in Libraries
Emerging Technologies in Libraries
Emerging Technologies in Libraries
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Emerging Technologies in Libraries
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Emerging Technologies in Libraries
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Emerging Technologies in Libraries
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Emerging Technologies in Libraries

  1. 1. Emerging Technologies in Libraries JENNIFER KOERBER MICHAEL SAUERS ACRL/CHOICE 23 APRIL 2015
  2. 2. Please allow us to introduce ourselves.
  3. 3. 1. Audio & Video
  4. 4. 2. Self/Micro Publishing
  5. 5. 3. Mobile
  6. 6. Queens Public Library Tablet Lending Program Created after Superstorm Sandy in 2012, combines device lending and a library platform to provide a full library experience via mobile device to users who don’t own their own.
  7. 7. www.whereinqueens.org
  8. 8. 4. Crowdfunding
  9. 9. LibraryBox 2.0 Kickstarter campaign to design and produce a new version of the LibraryBox device which allows you to “share files with anyone, anywhere...off the Internet, even off the power grid.” Raised $33,116 of $3,000 requested. https://www.kickstarter.com/projec ts/griffey/librarybox-20
  10. 10. Bring the Hulk to the Northlake Public Library Indigogo campaign to “Help the Northlake Library get a 9 foot tall Hulk statue, digital media creation station and many more graphic novels.” Raised just $4262 of $30,000 but was still able to bring the Hulk to the library. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-the- hulk-to-the-northlake-public-library
  11. 11. 5.Wearables
  12. 12. 6. The Internet of Things
  13. 13. Libraries and the Internet of Things • http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/11/marketing/beacon-technology- deployed-by-two-library-app-makers/ • BluuBeam - bluubeam.com/pages/libraries • Capira - www.capiratech.com/products/capiramobile/ibeacon/ • http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/04/technology/beacon-developer- netobjex-enters-library-market-with-smartlibrary • NetObjex - netobjex.com/ • Browsa! - www.getbrowsa.com/
  14. 14. 7. Security & Privacy
  15. 15. 8. Keeping Up With Technology
  16. 16. Keeping Up • Social media – friends & colleagues • Popular magazines & websites, pop culture sites • Gizmodo, Engadget, CNet, Slashdot, Lifehacker, ZDNet, CityLab (from The Atlantic),ThisIsColossal • Major news sources: NewYorkTimes, BBC, CNN, Time, Huffington Post, The EconomistTech Quarterly
  17. 17. Keeping Up Technical conferences – even if you don’t attend, skimming the session topics will tell you what’s important / coming • Tech: Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , Interop (general IT), Macworld,Velocity (web optimization), Defcon (security), NANOG (networks), LISA (sysadmin) • Gaming conventions: E3, Gaming Developers Convention (GDC) • Manufacturer and platform conventions:AppleWorldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Microsoft’sTechEd for developers & IT professionals,Google I/O • South by Southwest (SXSW),TED /TEDx talks
  18. 18. Google I/O 2014
  19. 19. Google I/O 2014
  20. 20. • Read as you can, or set aside time to read each day. • Use your current "professional reading" schedule and change the sources you read. • Try to read any source relative to its posting frequency. More frequent posts = more frequent reading. • Be careful of falling down rabbit holes of information and fun stuff – your time is precious. Don’t Try to Know Everything
  21. 21. Learning a New Tool • Read about it online, then play with it • Read the screen • Push the buttons • Take your time • Don’t be afraid • Do the ‘driving’ yourself
  22. 22. Jennifer Koerber, Public Instruction Curriculum Development Coordinator Boston Public Library jennifer.koerber@gmail.com http://www.jenniferkoerber.com Michael Sauers,Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission msauers@travelinlibrarian.info http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

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