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Digital Literacy: Webinars: Emerging Technology for Libraries

Emerging Technology

What is emerging technology? The BusinessDictionary.comdefines it as, "New technologies that are currently developing or will be developed over the next five to ten years, and which will substantially alter the business and social environment." For a more detailed discussion, try viewing the "What in the World is Emerging Technology?" webinar from February 2019 which is listed below.

Worth noting are the following: 

This page primarily contains a list of free, archived webinars on the topic of emerging technology for libraries. On the right-hand side of the page,  you'll see a list of books available for loan from the Middletown Library Service Center. 

Free Archived Webinars: Emerging Technology for Libraries

The list below contains links to free, archived webinars on the topic of emerging technologies for libraries. 

(Note: Some recordings are made available only for a limited time. If there is something on the list below you wish to watch, you are best off viewing it sooner rather than later.)

Title Presenter(s)

Date Recorded
(Most recent first)

Host/Sponsor of Webinar Other info
Upcoming: Emerging Technology Mini-Conference Various

Live:
Oct 30, 2019;
3-6 pm

Library 2.019 This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. 
Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow Diana Silveria Aug. 2019 WebJunction  
XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration

John MacLeod

Tammy Westergard

Sara Jones

Aug. 2019 Infopeople

In this webinar we talk with library professionals about their experience setting up and running XR in libraries. They will share best practices and a playbook for beginning or expanding expanding use of XR in libraries.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the challenge and opportunity of introducing XR technology.
  • Have a path for acquiring XR content for collections.
  • Be able to determine staffing and training needs to implement a successful program.
  • Have an idea of the particular needs of adults and teens using XR.
  • Be able to create XR media in your library.
Pretty Sweet Tech Amanda Sweet August 2019 NCompass Live

This session will act as a guide to building a library website that makes a good impression on library customers. We will cover the following topics:

  • Clean website design
  • User-friendly design
  • Providing the right information
  • Navigation Menu Structure
  • Readability
  • Accessibility
  • Reasons to click
  • Keeping your website fresh
XR: Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality in the Library

John MacLeod

Tammy Westergard

Sara Jones

July 2019 Infopeople

XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for the emerging technologies of Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Understand XR hardware and software available for use in libraries.
  • Have a path for acquiring XR content for collections.
  • Be able to determine staffing and training needs to implement a successful program.
  • Have an idea of the particular needs of adults and teens using XR.

 

What in the World Is Emerging Technology? Amanda Sweet Feb 2019 NCompass Live 81 minutes
Best of 2019 CES: Emerging Technology for Libraries  Diana Silveira Feb 2019 Florida Libraries 74 minutes
[​CES = Consumer Electronics Show]
 
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 9

Laura Solomon

Jan 2019 Infopeople

Topics:
- Facial recognition (Current uses and issues, how it might affect libraries)
- Mixed reality (Real-life applications and potential issues)
- Smart spaces (What are they, actual examples)
- Implanted wearables (Current applications and likely issues)
1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 8 Laura Solomon May 2018 Infopeople

Topics:
- The blockchain (how it works, real uses beyond cryptocurrency, how it might affect libraries)
- Realities (the state of virtual reality, the rise of augmented reality, mixed reality)
- AI-powered chatbots, the subscription economy and voice-powered interactions (real-world applications that are not Alexa)
1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view

From Virtual Reality to Blockchain: Current and Emerging Technology Trends Bohyun Kim May 2018 LibraryLinkNJ 90 minutes
Requires AdobeConnect
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 7 Laura Solomon May 2017 Infopeople Topics:
- How Artificial Intelligence continues to surprise us (corporate audits, corporate directors, Pinterest, humanitarian use, legal and health care, predicting what you’ll buy)
- Shopping trends (omni and multi-channel shopping, even more mobile, uber-ization of deliveries, goodbye wallets)
- Live game streaming, video is the new blogging, sensors, data storage gets really, really cheap, 3D printing is exploding
1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 6 Laura Solomon Feb 2017 Infopeople Topics:
- Wearable technology
- interactive content including live video stats and Snapchat Spectacles,
 - Artificial Intelligence including Amazon Echo and other AI devices.
1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 5 Laura Solomon Oct 2016 Infopeople Topics:
- Augmented reality,
- evolving social media, and
- chatbots. 
1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 4 Laura Solomon June 2016 Infopeople 1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view
Emerging Technology Trends and the Library: The Future is Now Holly Klingler April 2016 Demco 1 hour
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 3 David Lee King March 2016 Infopeople Topics:
- Grassroots technology (makerspaces & digital media labs),
- payment systems (credit and debit card processing, new forms of payment),
- drones,
- mobile apps,
- web & social media changes and
- how to tell the difference between a trend and a fad.
1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view
Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 2 David Lee King Feb 2016 Infopeople

Topics:
- The internet of things,
- mobile technology,
- consumer technology,
- wearable technology, and
- smart machines (robots, self-driving cars and other cognitive computing systems that are able to make decisions and solve problems without human intervention). 
1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 1 Laura Solomon Dec 2015 Infopeople 1 hour
Requires name, e-mail address, and library name to view

 

Articles and eBooks from OneSearch via researchIT

Use the search box below to search for articles and eBooks on "emerging technologies for libraries" in OneSearch via researchIT CT. If you are outside of the library, OneSearch will ask for your Connecticut public library barcode number. 

For Public Libraries
 

Books on Emerging Technologies from MLSC's Professional Collection

The following books are available from the Middletown Library Service Center's (MLSC's) Professional Collection. 

Interested in borrowing one of these titles? Contact Judy Crooks at the Middletown Library Service Center, judy.crooks@ct.gov or 860-704-2200. 

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