Don’t miss the new Horizon Report!
Since 2002 the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiatives have released the yearly Horizon Report, which “introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use within three adoption horizons over the next five years” in the realm of learning and inquiry.
The last [...]
Transliteracy: 21st century literacy
It is clear that technology is creating a large change in the ways we communicate and get information within our culture. This great change affects not only individuals, but also the institutions that make information available, such as libraries and universities. For a very long time, the essential modes of [...]
Jasper Visser writes at Museum of the Future:
Our new website, and especially its integration of Google Maps, made it easy to add stories from our website to relevant places in Foursquare. About a month ago I’ve added 15 stories as tips to Foursquare. And it seems to work! Some of the tips have been [...]
The bold emphasis is mine:
A World Music Walk in the multilingual, multitalented and multitechnological Kista
Kista is like no other place – share a multi-special experience with us, where the mobile technology opens doors to the world music!
What? Join us on a fascinating journey where the world’s musical diversity meets the technical innovation [...]
I used this as an example yesterday for the Michigan school librarians:
“I realized how often I see them in public and I wanted to give [students] an awareness of them,” says Brook Forest’s school librarian, John Schumacher, referring to QR codes, two-dimensional barcodes that can be read using a camera on a smartphone. [...]
Joshua Kim has a nice piece on reading with a Kindle:
But if Amazon is smart, and Bezos seems very smart to me, than I’m sure that the Kindle experience will continue to improve. We are not there yet, but the end of the future of the printed book format is in sight. The [...]
Via Perpetual Beta:
The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.
Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected [...]
A flurry of work today getting ready for classes! Don’t miss this from the Smithsonian’s Michael Edson:
Michael Edson: Fast, Open, and Transparent: Developing the Smithsonian’s Web and New Media Strategy
View more documents from Michael Edson. This is a most useful document for designing our own Web and new media strategies for libraries and [...]
I’ve been meaning to post a link to this incredible post by the Librarian in Black. I’ll be using it in my classes from now on as a perfect overview of what’s happening with downloadable music in libraries. If you haven’t read it, be sure to do so and don’t miss the comments. For [...]