Ten Trends & Technologies for 2009
by Michael Stephens
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Welcome to the 2009 version of TTW’s annual look at the trends and technologies that I believe will impact what we do in libraries and information centers. This post ties in with several presentations I will be giving this [...]
Once it began, everything seemed to be going smoothly. That is, until I saw a security guard shoot a look at a group of loud teens, telling them to keep it down. He then shut the door in their faces as they stood in the doorway trying to get into the event.
The teens [...]
On Friday, I asked a question:
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I wanted to see what type of response I might get putting it into the form above. Three events in three weeks lead to this post. This kind of synchronicity always makes my trendspotting radar go off.
First, I met some [...]
The kind folks at SLA IT Bulletin Digital Focus have given me permission to reprint the interview they did with me last summer here at TTW as part of my digital portfolio. I really appreciate it.
Interview with Michael Stephens – Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University
For those who [...]
Via Warren’s SLJ Learning 2.0 blog:
One twitter tool I have found facinating is monitter. The page has three columns where you can enter search words you want to monitor on twitter – your library name (or your name!) perhaps. Then as it finds tweets containing those words, the column will fill up and add [...]
Tony Tallent writes:
Today I had the pleasure of attending a meeting with the Boulder Public Library Teen Advisory Board. One of the things I realized during the meeting is how far Public Libraries have come in the past 10 years or so with their commitment to the Teens in our communities. The very [...]
I’ve been testing Twinkle… it too does things with the localization features of the iPhone 2.0 software. I’ve discovered Twitter folk near me in Mishawaka…but sadly Spider Lake is devoid of Twitterers right now.
This is fun, a little silly, but also a serious: what will localization do for us in the coming years? [...]
Adrian Mixson, Library Director at Hall County Library System weighs in on an article about recent library trends in Governing via the library’s e-link newsletter:
I subscribe to Governing magazine electronically and usually read it shortly after the monthly is released. If you are not familiar with the magazine, it is probably [...]
I was a little disappointed with the Apple news today. I was honestly expecting a 32gb iPhone. I like the idea of 3G, but right now Mishawaka and Traverse City are not part of ATT’s 3G areas.
I am very interested, however, in the Apps for iPhone and MobileMe. MobileMe is the [...]