Is your library developing innovative collections, partnerships, programs, services, or spaces that align with some of the emerging trends promoted by the Center for the Future of Libraries? We'd love to hear about it and share your innovation with t ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2016 - 16:23 - Libraries Transform
We only teased Pokémon Go last week, but with more time behind us we take a closer look at some of the popular game’s implications for augmented reality, physical spaces, and the demographic categories it may exclude. Additionally, national and internatio ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/18/2016 - 20:25 - Libraries Transform
This may not go well. As many of us have likely observed, the violence and tragedy that dominated much of this past week’s news cycle intersected with many of the trends that this newsletter has been following – live streaming, citizen journalism, robotic ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/11/2016 - 21:53 - Libraries Transform
A slight slowdown in the pace of news this holiday weekend. This post feels somewhat shorter than those in recent weeks. But a good variety of news, everything from chatbots that fight parking tickets, to adults returning to summer camp, new support for c ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/04/2016 - 13:14 - Libraries Transform
I’m a day late, but hopefully not content short. It was a bit of a scramble this week to scan and synthesize some very interesting news on everything from new live streaming options to new coding and computer science education sources in between meetings ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/28/2016 - 23:05 - Libraries Transform
Streaming seemed to be a pretty dominant theme in this week’s news – the growing influence of Netflix, changes to the Grammy Awards, and a Broadway show moves online. There were also individual stories that point to big changes – researchers consider what ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/20/2016 - 16:20 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- Binge Watching and Reading, Anonymity and the Web, and McDonald's as Community Centers
I’ll admit that it’s hard to think about the future when we are confronted by very difficult realities in our present. The tragedy in Orlando has made me think of many things, but, from a futures perspective, it reminds me that we will achieve nothing if ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/13/2016 - 20:29 - Libraries Transform
This week’s (or past two weeks’) mix includes insights from Mary Meeker’s 2016 internet trends report, two interesting reports from Pew Research Center (addressing social media as a news source and 18-to-34 year-olds living at home), and some really great ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/07/2016 - 01:01 - Libraries Transform
This week’s mix includes announcements from Google’s I/O developer conference (the Google assistant, Allo and Duo, Home, and Daydream) that advance trends in artificial intelligence, encryption, and virtual reality. Pew Research Center’s always invaluable ...
MFIGUEROA - 05/23/2016 - 18:18 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later – Facebook’s “Trending” Stories, Emotional Artificial Intelligence, and What People Are Doing in Coffee Shops
One of the big stories this week – accusations that Facebook manipulated its trending stories section to exclude conservative news – has fascinating implications for the information work we all do every day. One of the smaller stories – two friends who su ...
MFIGUEROA - 05/17/2016 - 00:13 - Libraries Transform