What to Expect at the Midwinter Tech Wrapup

By Daniel A. Freeman |

We're getting excited about Wednesday's free ALA TechSource webinar, the Midwinter Tech Wrapup. Our expert panel is going to help provide some perspective on what went on at the conference (and in Jason Griffey's case, that will also include the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show). Whether you were there and want some more perspective on what you saw, or you missed the conference and want to catch up, this will be a great event.

Here's a preview on what they'll be discussing:

Tom Peters

  • The emergence of new products
  • eBook developments
  • The "new nationalism" that is rippling through librarianship, such as the National Public Library of America initiative, and the discussion about the need for a national virtual reference service. 

Kate Sheehan

  • Personal data acquisition, storage, and curation.
  • What happens to our pictures if Yahoo drops Flickr...or when we die?
  • Advocating for libraries when the arguments for libraries are abstract and seemingly not connected to people's daily lives.
  • The rocky adoption of mobile technology.

Jason Griffey

  • The emergence of Tablets
  • The Rise of the Superphone
  • Reflections on Interview with Vernor Vinge: Digitization Technology and Augmented Reality

Marshall Breeding

  • Developments and news among the ILS vendors
  • Progress with discovery services
  • The shift from local computing to the cloud

Don't miss this event! You can register here.

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