Leading Edge Technologies
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Want a long-range preview of the technologies that are headed our way? For those of us who don't work in the rarefied atmosphere of research and development, it can be difficult to separate the promise from the hype. Large library organizations OCLC, RLG, UC, MIT, and others are experimenting today with technologies that may someday show up at your library's door. What are these leading edge technologies? What can they do? Why are they important to you? And what should you be thinking about now so that you're ready when they get here?
By participating in this webcast you'll get a tantalizing glimpse into the technological blue sky, and early warning about changes that may someday rock your library world. In addition, you'll gain practical insight into how those in the know examine any new technology to assess its possible impact.
This webcast will be presented by Roy Tennant, one of only a handful of librarians who predicted the impact of the Internet on libraries. (Crossing the Internet Threshold, 1992). Find out what exciting new technologies Roy is following now, and how they're likely to make a difference to libraries of all types in the years to come.
This webcast archive is available in Quicktime, mp3, and Real Player formats.
No passwords are required.
Speaker: Roy Tennant
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