Tech Trends MidWinter ALA 2010

Shirley Biladeau's picture

This is a great hour-long overview of the what did and didn't happen at ALA Midwinter in Boston in January 2010 - in regards to technology. Four techys give their 10 minute overview with a few Q&A's. You will hear about

  • -- a new social e-book platform
  • -- a new ebook platform designed for the visually impaired
  • Mobile Discovery Tools: MyLibrary, Polaris Mobile PAC, OCLC/Red Laser, Library Thing/Local, SyrsiDynix BookMyne
  • Augmented Reality -- what it is and how it might be used by libraries
  • Discovery Systems
  • Failing to Win -- a cultural shift in viewing failure as a part of success, rather than a negative
  • Finally, flexibility, deconstruction, serendipity, and community as growing trends in the transition of the library world as well as the world as a whole.
  • Two more apps: Foursquare and GoogleBuzz

Get your favorite beverage or snack and enjoy! Listen