Stephen Abram. Stephen's lighthouse blog for slides
Here's some things he thinks libraries should think about doing or being involved in during 2014!
Potential for 28-38% of universities to be bankrupt within 10 years
Learn4life. High school equivalent; ed2go
Lynda.com. Growing 400% a month
Libraries can be the place people go to receive their certification testing or badges (be a facilitator of a program or developer of a program or both)...like a proctor+.
- Some social media sites to watch:
SomeeCards. Show personality of the library culture
Snapchat. Personality of the library
Tumblr get a connection to teen boys
Pinterest. Middle age women. Promote books
- Cloud storage, infrastructure and software:
Get 60-80% savings to IT costs (less server and software installation and maintenance)
"Online server backups pretty freaking secure. Govt use it why aren't you?"
- Cloud data for curated data warehousing:
DPLA. Discoverability of free metadata
- Visualization. Primary learning styles for visual learning. We need to provide visual displays
- User experience- eye frame studies
Are you displaying next step search for a visual learner?
- Do Sentiment search on social media sites:
Look for Bias. Topsy.com. Analytics for political focus or positive/negative sentiment
Facets. Critical thinking
- Use good Infographics
Extract real stuff impacts out of annual reports
Useful for fun extractions. Here's the 10 pieces of info I want you to get out of this annual report or program or new piece of information.
- 3d printing
Many Patents expire soon
Smithsonian. Take pic of boat, scan, print model on 3d printer
Library collection -good for looking for inspiration for students/artists
Get girls engaged with STEM stuff
- Arduino. Raspberry Pi
Create a laser gate counter for next to nothing using arduino
Dimensional toys as tools to connect with all ages!
Kelaine insert: I'm so glad to hear him mention this...validates my Little Free Digital Library idea for local author audiobook/poetry marketing/promotion
- Crowd funding
Rally.org. Libraries are using