Below will be the live stream for the LITA Top Tech Trends panel at ALA Midwinter 2013 in Seattle, WA! We’ll be live at 10:30am Pacific Time, and after the show will embed the recording here as well. Enjoy!
Top Tech Trends returns for ALA Annual Anaheim, along with the LITA President’s Program, Tony Hey from Microsoft Research delivering “The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Research, Digital Scholarship and Implications for Libraries”. We are broadcasting live all afternoon:
The LITA Top Technology Trends panel discussion at ALA Midwinter in Dallas took place on Sunday, January 22, 2012. This year’s panel of technology experts was a combination of veteran and new faces: Stephen Abram, Gale Cengage Learning , Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University Library , Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC , Nina McHale, Arapahoe Library District, Colorado and Sue Polanka, Wright State University Libraries
Each trendster came prepared to discuss two technology trends of their choice. During Round One, the issues presented were:
frictionless access – smartphone technology that provides unfettered access to services without user interaction (Stephen Abram)
advent of “enterprise IT staff” for libraries – bringing in professional programmers rather than librarians who like programming (Nina McHale)
impending demise of the ILS (Marshall Breeding)
trend toward self-service (Sue Polanka)
rise of personal institutional curation services (Lorcan Demsey)
Round Two topics were:
on-demand tipping point– libraries offering a hybrid model to provide the physical experience for users (Stephen Abrams)
web analytics (Nina McHale)
reintegration of discovery with the backend systems (Marshall Breeding)
technologies that take instruction in a different direction, e.g. touch screens (Sue Polanka)
platform wars in consumer space and the implication for libraries (Lorcan Demsey)
The session was well attended with time allotted in each round for audience comments and questions. The session was also streamed live so that those unable to be there could participate virtually; the recording can be viewed on LITA’s USTREAM channel.
The LITA TTT Committee welcomed an estimated 600+ attendees to the panel session Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. A hearty thanks goes out to each panelist for their insights and willingness to participate in sharing their knowledge: Lorcan Dempsey, Clifford Lynch, Nina McHale, Monique Szendze, and Jennifer Wright. The program evaluation form is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VW6CCMF and we welcome your thoughts to help inform tweaks or changes that may help with future programs.
LITA is piloting a new YouTube presence, and the Top Technology Trends Committee is excited to be a part of this effort. The Committee is working on a pilot project to share short, informal videos from past and present Top Technology Trends panelists. These videos will serve as current sound-bytes on technology trends of interest to the library community. It’s hoped that the number of videos will grow over time, and play a role in fostering a sense of community during the time between ALA’s Annual and Midwinter meetings. The Committee would like to thank Jason Griffey for producing the first video, available now at LITA LibraryInfoTech’s Channel
We have a great panel this year for Top Tech Trends Panel at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans! The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends.
When: Sunday, June 26, 2011 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm Where: Convention Center, Auditorium A
The bi-annual gathering of library technology practitioners and thinkers, hosted by the Library Information Technology Association, gathers in San Diego to ponder topics ranging from WikiLeaks to Angry Birds, from cloud-based information systems to mobile services. The program was recorded live on January 9th, 2011 at 8am in the San Diego Convention Center Room 26 A/B.
The San Diego panelists include:
~Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist, OCLC
~Rachel Frick, Program Director, Digital Library Federation
~Erik Mitchell, Assistant Director for Technology Services, Wake Forest University
~Monique Sendze, Associate Director of Information Technology, Douglas County Libraries, Colorado
~Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian, McMaster University
The program is moderated by Jason Vaughn, Director of Library Technologies at University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Due to network difficulties beyond our control, the recorded program joins the panelists already in progress. Our apologies for the few minutes that are lost. Enjoy the show!
Join us Sunday January 9, 2011 for the Top Technology Trends panel. The session will be live-blogged by TTT committee members; the live blog will also capture any messages posted to twitter with the hashtag #alamwttt.