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The Machines Are Coming: Recent Advances in Library Technology

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the
MACHINES
are coming by Ned Potter
@theREALwikiman links etc Steampunk image by: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robkleeman/3524695815/
Desktop collage via:
www.sxc.hu For more ideas about information go to www.thewikiman.org the MACHINES are coming recent advances in library technology Ned Potter Library technology timeline significant developments on the ground self-issue and self-return machines (RFID)
book sorters
e-Readers
iPad enquiries in the library back office e-journals and e-books
upgraded library catalogues
better library websites
mobile libraries http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/3291107837/sizes/m/in/photostream/ in the archives digitisation
preservation in communication presentation tools (e.g Prezi)
wikis
Dropbox, Evernote, Google docs etc in social media blogs
microblogs
YouTube
Social Bookmakring
Bespoke networks so what's next? • All bets are off
• Geolocational apps
• Embrace Google
• Gatekeeper / Sherpa
• Increased online presence
• Smaller agile networks of
clustered professionals
• Added value http://www.lib.umich.edu/marketing-and-communications/news/mlibrary-goes-mobile The book sorter... University of Michigan's
mobile library ad want to delve deeper? If you have limited time to investigate new technology relavant to libraries, but would like to know a bit more, here are three things to look into:

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com - pulls all the other technologies together
RSS feeds - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS - are a great way to keep up with new developments
Google Docs are a really easy way to collaborate and share with other librarians, using programmes you're more or less familiar with already Here is a guide for people new to Twitter:http://thewikiman.org/blog/?p=979 Here is Phil Bradley's list of UK librarians using Twitter:http://twitter.com/#list/Philbradley/uk-librarians Here is Google Reader, which you can use to subscribe to RSS feeds:http://www.google.com/reader/ Here is Phil Bradley's blog which you can subscribe to using Google Reader - it will keep you up to date on all the latest library technology:http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/ A step by step guide to digital preservation An example of a wiki - the Library Routes Project http://libraryroutesproject.wikkii.com/ An example of a bespoke network - the New Professionals Network http://www.lisnpn.spruz.com/ A potted history - via SCONUL Focus 50 2010 (Valerie Stevenson's Technology Timeline) 1994: A small number of UK academic libraries have their own web sites and the Consortium of University and Research Libraries (CURL) provides access to eight online catalogues 1995: Launch of both Ebay and Amazon 1997: The British Library makes its catalogue available online as OPAC97 and offers access to a number of digitised special collections 1998: Google founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin 2001: 15 January: launch of Wikipedia Glasgow University library holds its first virtual exhibition of 50 items from the special collections and archives 2003: By now, 47% of UK homes have internet access The SUNCAT project to develop an online national union catalogue of serials holdings is set up
JISC agrees membership of BioMed Central and the first UK e-book deal with Taylor and Francis 2004: Launch of Facebook and Flickr
The Google Books project gets under way 2006: Twitter arrives 2007: Library blogs and Facebook pages are becoming widely used 2009: Mobile devices supporting roving enquiry support are piloted in several academic libraries 2010: Facebook records 500 million active users, with over 150 million accessing it via mobile devices
The Library of Congress announces that it will archive every public tweet. ned@thewikiman.org
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