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New Technologies that Could Affect Libraries

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A short presentation on the latest technologies affecting libraries today and in the not too distant future, for TechNet 2011 Conference in Decatur, TX, August 3, 2011.

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New Technologies that Could Affect Libraries

  1. 1. New Technologies(and maybe some old technologies being used in new ways) (and just maybe some tech trends that will affect libraries) TechNet - The North Texas Conference on Library Technology August 3, 2011 Rachel Vacek, University of Houston Libraries @vacekrae on twitter
  2. 2. Apps Beyond Mobile
  3. 3. 3D Printing
  4. 4. Automatic Check-Ins
  5. 5. E-Book Chapters
  6. 6. Proliferation ofChildren’s E-Books
  7. 7. Mobile Transactions
  8. 8. Digital Downtime andEmbracing Face-to-Face
  9. 9. Touchscreens at the Point of Need
  10. 10. E-Book & E-Reader Lending
  11. 11. Patron Driven Acquisition
  12. 12. Transparency Backlash
  13. 13. Mobile Productivity• Blogging• Editing content within a CMS• Image creation and editing• Video creation and editing• Social media management
  14. 14. “The Fold” is Dead
  15. 15. Increase Use of Images in Web Design• Better image optimization• Faster Internet connections• Smarter loading methods
  16. 16. Smartphone Cameras
  17. 17. Connecting Digital and Physical Objects
  18. 18. Stories & Experiences
  19. 19. Voice Activation
  20. 20. Web-based Applications
  21. 21. Reusable Data
  22. 22. Open-Source Applications
  23. 23. Thanks!Rachel VacekHead of Web ServicesUniversity of Houston Librariesvacekrae@gmail.comhttp://rachelvacek.com@vacekraePresentation available online:slideshare.net/vacekrae

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