Daily Archives: November 2, 2005

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PEW: Teens & Content

Via cj at Technobiblio! 🙂 http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/166/report_display.asp Interesting stuff on content creation and collaboration: Bloggers and to a lesser extent teens who read blogs are a particularly tech-savvy group of internet users. They have more technological tools such as cell phones and PDAs and are more likely to use them to go online. Not only do they live in technologically rich households, but they are more likely to have their own computer at home and to be able to use it in a private space. They help adults do things online. Most strikingly, they have more experience with almost all online […]

Attention Indiana Librarians: We are Tech Poor

Via Nancy K, SJCPL’s Coordinator of Info Tech (who gets it big time!): This makes me sad. An article at the IndyStar notes how poorly Indiana fares in a study of how we stack up with other states in a “technology report card.” It seems Indiana has not progressed in tech start ups, graduating scientists and the tech economy in general http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005511020478 We rank rather low in some categories and actually dropped in a few. What do we need? The article says we need more science and math graduates, more technology in schools (that’s used) and a focus on information/tech […]

An Open Letter of Thanks to Some Most Cool Folks

An open letter to everyone who spoke, attended and blogged the Public Libraries Track at Internet Librarian 2005: Thank you all for contributing to the track and its success. I was pleased to see so many folks attend and ask questions. I appreciate the energy in the room, the flashes going off when speakers posed with attendees, the hoots and hollers, the level of comfort the room had and the applause for the folks that got up to speak. I hope we can do it again next year in Monterey. mark your calendars: October 23-25, 2006! Special Thanks to the […]

WIRED: Futurists Pick Top Tech Trends

It’s always good to read a piece called “Futurists Pick Top Tech trends” and apply the trends to how libraries and librarians might change. Take a look at this article in WIRED: http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,69138,00.html?tw=rss.GAD The trends: Simplicity Mobile Socialization R.I.P. Combustion Engine? Going Green IT Revolution of 2006 Devices will become simpler to use, possibly without the extra features that gum up gadgets like remotes and handhelds. With that, we’ll come to use or phones more for information, finding friends geographically (“who’s nearby?”) and voice recognition will make tasks easier. We’d better really get a grip on the mobile devices in […]