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  1. Read for Later- “They will want their personal space to become one of smart mobility, connecting them and relevant information to act upon.”

    This week’s headline quotes Hakan Kostepen, executive director for strategy and innovation at Panasonic’s automotive systems unit, from a New York Times article about the future interiors of driverless cars.  A quick reminder if you are attending the ALA ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/19/2017 - 20:42 - Libraries Transform

  2. Read for Later- "If we want everyone to have a shot at participating in those new VR-based roles and economies, it’s important that we help people see what’s coming."

    This week’s headline quotes Cindy Ball, Oculus' education program manager, from a statement announcing a new program that will place 100 Oculus Rift headsets and VR-ready PC systems in 90 libraries throughout California. If you are attending the ALA ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/12/2017 - 21:40 - Libraries Transform

  3. Data Everywhere

    The exponential growth of data in our hyper-connected world raises a number of questions, starting with: what do we do with all of it? In response, librarians innovate and collaborate to serve their communities as they endeavor to locate, gather, analyze, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/09/2017 - 10:14 - Libraries Transform

  4. Trend Cards

    A set of downloadable cards based on the trends identified by the Center for the Future of Libraries is available for you to use as you and your colleagues think about the future. Each card includes information about the trend and considerations for why i ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/21/2017 - 13:09 - Libraries Transform

  5. 2017 Selected Participants

    Ashely Biggs Outreach Librarian Maryland Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped Baltimore, MD Heather Blicher Online Learning Librarian Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA Bernard Bulemu Assistant Director South Georgia Regional ...

    RGERBER - 06/20/2017 - 10:12 - Libraries Transform

  6. Read for Later- “Mayors are cognizant of the tremendous challenges and opportunities ahead as disruption on the political and technological fronts continues to take hold”

    This week’s headline borrows from the conclusion to the National League of Cities'  2017 State of the Cities report  as the nation’s mayors contend with changing political and technological landscapes. A quick note that there will not be a version of ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/12/2017 - 17:51 - Libraries Transform

  7. Virtual Reality

    Virtual reality – the computer-generated simulation of images or whole environments that can be experienced using special electronic equipment – is progressing in several ways, including traditional virtual reality that creates environments that allow peo ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2017 - 13:50 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later – “We would be wise to chip in — or let them take over the future for themselves.”

    This week’s headline is Farhad Manjoo’s conclusion to his article, “ Google, not the government, is building the future,” a look at how the five technology giants – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft – are working on world-changing ideas while governme ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/22/2017 - 22:40 - Libraries Transform

  9. Read for Later – “We want kids to feel like we’re discovering these things with them. We’re not experts either”

    This week’s headline features a quote from Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s first-ever children’s podcast Wow in the World, explaining how the new show will take narrative lessons from adult shows like Invisibilia and S-Town to allow listeners of all ages f ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/15/2017 - 21:51 - Libraries Transform

  10. Libraries and the IoT

    The Internet of Things, or IoT, has caused an explosion in the number of everyday devices that are able to collect and transmit data. Librarians recognize the balancing act required to implement IoT technologies in accordance with core principles of libra ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/06/2017 - 13:00 - Libraries Transform

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