With such a wide variety of topics, this is a conference not to be missed! The dates for 2015 have already been established, so mark your calendars now.
There has been some great information sharing on Twitter this week via the #internetlibrarian hashtag. Download the Internet Librarian 2014 Tweet Archive here.
Twitter was (a little ironically) very active this morning during Josh Hanagarne’s keynote: “Is Technology Changing Our Brains?”
Ken Haycock moderated the closing panel and set the stage by listing some of the challenges that libraries face today.
Issues surrounding wearables include: Who will provide the next innovation? Who owns the data collected? What are the privacy issues?
Representatives from three libraries described how they have created makerspaces for their communities. Some of the things they have done were to host Maker Faires…
This session featured two presentations on interacting with rare books without the need to physically handle them, which is highly desirable because of their fragility.
This is a description of Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral service, its makerspace, and some of the projects that have been created.
Technology is changing our brains. How will we react to that? Our memory is changing in response to technology. One result is Internet addiction. What might this mean for libraries? A library exists to be a symbol of unasked questions and to make people free to ask them.