Tags Technology Trends

  For my interview at SJSU and for my recent Trends & tech talks, I’m framing the discussion around the four thematic areas above. The slides from my Trends talk at New Jersey Library Association expand on the areas – I cannot believe I haven’t posted them: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/TrendsTech2011NJLA.pdf I will […]

Emerging Trends & Emerging Technologies – Slides from NJLA

Part 1:  Defining “Social Reading” “Social reading,” as a concept, is actually quite simple:  people want to share what they have read with other people and receive feedback about their thoughts and ideas.  Technology is the great enabler for social reading, and the natural place for this activity to cultivate. […]

What is “Social Reading” and why should Libraries care? – ...

Don’t miss: http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/2011/02/08/scanning-library-cards-on-smartphones/ Patrons also use these apps for their library card numbers, and some libraries aren’t sure how to handle the library-card-on-smartphone situation. It hasn’t really come up in my library, but I know our traditional scanners won’t read barcodes off a smartphone screen. So, I thought I’d do […]

Scanning Library Cards on Smartphones from the Swiss Army Librarian