ALA2008: Top Technology Trends

LITA Blog has posted summaries of ALA 2008’s Top Technology Trends presentations. Interesting reading, for those of us treading water to keep up…

Sarah Houghton-Jan‘s trends:

  1. Bandwidth
  2. Sustainability
  3. Looking away from the bright shiny things and at ourselves instead
  4. Catalogs
  5. Open access content

Virtual Karen’s Top Tech Trends

  1. APIs
  2. Virtual participation in classes & conferences
  3. Mobile devices & technologies

Eric Lease Morgan’s trends

  1. Bling in your website
  2. Data sets
  3. Institutional repositories
  4. Mobile devices
  5. Net neutrality
  6. Next generation library catalogs
  7. Open access publishing
  8. Social networking
  9. Web-services based APIs

One Response

  1. All great ideas but I would also add another item to it: consider doing a virtual event/meeting. Virtual events and meetings are a great way to stay in front of customers, generate new leads and help close business already in the pipeline. These solutions are being deployed so rapidly by companies that the market is projected to exceed $18 billion by 2015. If you are interested in how you can use virtual environments attend the Virtual Edge Summit Feb. 22-23 (virtually or in-person if you are in/near Silicon Valley). There is no registration fee if you take a short survey.

    Virtual Edge Summit 2010 is the only event that focuses exclusively on providing education, training and solutions for planning and producing virtual events, meetings and communities. Over 2 days, 80 experts will share their experience with you, and be available for one-on-ones. The event also offers a rich program for featuring experts from Cisco, Stanford, IBM, Disney SAP, Oracle, Intel as well as top virtual technology and service providers like InXpo, ON24, 6Connex, Stream57, CGS VirtualEvents365, George P. Johnson, Unisfair and Digitell.

    When: February 22-23, 2010 8am until 6pm

    Where: At the Santa Clara Convention Center in California and virtually in browser based virtual environments offering 2D and 3D experiences.

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