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An Infopeople Webinar

January 23rd, 2019 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Presenter: Laura Solomon

With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services.

Topics for this webinar include:

  • Facial recognition (Current uses and issues, how it might affect libraries)
  • Mixed reality (Real-life applications and potential issues)
  • Smart spaces (What are they, actual examples)
  • Implanted wearables (Current applications and likely issues)

Remember, we can't track everything, but we can pick out some patterns in what's currently happening around us. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Be familiar with 2 or more emerging technology trends in at least 3 different categories
  • Be aware of how some emerging technologies may affect libraries
  • Learn some specific areas of emerging technology where libraries should likely focus their efforts 

Facial recognition has gone more mainstream than you might have realized. Please take a few minutes to watch a very short piece from The Economist that will prepare you for the discussion about facial recognition during the webinar and its associated issues.

This webinar will be of interest to: Library staff interested in technology trends and applications.

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Series Infomation

Webinar 1: Wednesday, December 9, 2015, presented by Laura Solomon
Webinar 2: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, presented by David Lee King
Webinar 3: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 presented by David Lee King
Webinar 4: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 presented by Laura Solomon
Webinar 5: Wednesday, October 25, 2016 presented by Laura Solomon
Webinar 6: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 presented by Laura Solomon
Webinar 7: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 presented by Laura Solomon
Webinar 8: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 presented by Laura Solomon
Webinar 9: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 presented by Laura Solomon

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