Designing for Tablet Experiences…10.20.11

20 10 2011




New Kobo Vox eReader…10.20.11

20 10 2011




E-books and E-readers @ The Library…10.10.11

20 10 2011




Libraries in the Cloud…10.20.11

20 10 2011




Library Service Models in the Digital Transition…10.20.11

20 10 2011




WanderPlayer Turns iPhones (and soon Android phones) into Controllers for Computer Games…10.20.11

20 10 2011




1/3 of U.S. College Students Require Remediation….10.20.11

20 10 2011





Word of Mouth Marketing…10.20.11

20 10 2011





Social Media Strategy & Goals…10.20.11

20 10 2011




Information Literacy for the Google Generation…10.19.11

19 10 2011




The large-scale Digitization Partnership Between the Austrian National Library and Google…10.19.11

19 10 2011




The Future Of The Integrated Library System…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Utilizing Cloud Storage…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Open Education: The University and the Commons…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Library Hack…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Smithsonian TL-2 Linked Data Resource…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Mobilizing for Mobile…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Social Media and Learning Commons…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Apple Inspired – Library Designed…10.19.11

19 10 2011




How to Grow an Idea Into a Mobile App…10.19.11

19 10 2011




History of the iPhone…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Internet Trends…10.19.11

19 10 2011

1. Globality – We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore…

Meeker revealed that 81% of users of the top ten global internet properties are outside the USA, which makes global markets a force to be reckoned with.

2. Mobile – Early Innings Growth, Still…

iPhones, iPods and iPads have revolutionized the market. But Android tablets and phones, at a different price point, are not to be underestimated.

3. User Interface – Text/Graphical/ Touch / Sound / Move

“Sound is going to be bigger than video. Record is the new Qwerty,” say SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung.

4. Commerce – Fast / Easy / Fun / Savings = More Important Than Ever…

The ability to click and buy on a mobile device is making a huge difference in mobile commerce. “It’s now an expectation that if you see it on your screen, you can click and buy it,” says Meeker.

5. Advertising – Lookin’ Good…

Look at Google’s click growth for an indicator of advertising health: 23% of clicks on ads is a good sign Meeker says.

6. Content Creation – Changed Forever

Meeker refers to Joanne Bradford from DemandMedia doing a better job at talking about content creation.

7. Technology / Mobile Leadership – Americans Should Be Proud

64% of smartphones have U.S.A. OSes (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) versus 5% 5 years ago.

8. Mega-Trend of 21st Century = Empowerment of People via Connected Mobile Devices

“The ability to get realtime fast and broad information flow is only going to get greater,” says Meeker.

9. Authentic Identity – The Good / Bad / Ugly. But Mostly Good?

“One of the biggest topics of the next ten years,” Meeker says.

10. Economy – Lots of Uncertainty

Despite lots of indicators of uncertainty, “We’ve had a good two weeks.”

11. USA Inc. – Pay Attention!

The US ranks 10th on a list of country by debt. Greece, by comparison, ranks number 3.





Configurable Spaces for Knowledge Creation…10.19.11

19 10 2011

Configurable Spaces for Knowledge Creation





Smartphones Coming of Age With Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich…10.19.11

19 10 2011




R. David Lankes: “Fortified Libraries?”…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Build a Social Media Program for Scale…10.19.11

19 10 2011




Pew Research Center Initiative to Study the Changing Role of Public Libraries and Library Users in the Digital Age…10.19.11

19 10 2011

From Pew Internet and American Life Project:

“…The Pew Research Center today announced plans to study how the role of public libraries is changing in the digital age and how library patrons’ needs and expectations are shifting. The new research is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a 3-year, $1.4 million investment and will be conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Through national surveys, a series of focus groups in a diverse mix of communities, and special surveys of library patrons, the Pew Internet Project will examine how library users’ habits and tastes are changing in the age of e-books, widespread mobile connectivity and the existence of vast digital collections…”





Libraries, Amazon & Overdrive…10.18.11

18 10 2011




Google Chrome Experiment – WebGL Bookcase…10.18.11

18 10 2011




Web 2.0 Summit 2011: Chris Poole, “High Order Bit”…10.18.11

18 10 2011







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