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Gadgets and Gizmos: Libraries and the Post–PC Era

 

In the follow-up to his popular 2010 issue of Library Technology Reports, library gadget guru Jason Griffey tells you what you need to know about the present and the future of personal electronic devices and how they can fit into your library. This issue details what tablets, e-readers, and other personal electronic devices are on the market, and also advises librarians how to manage them effectively for their institutions. Griffey also takes a look at some emergent technologies that libraries should be watching, such as 3D printing and printers.

Topics include:

  • The Rise of the Tablet
  • E-Readers Now, and in the Future
  • 3D Printing
  • The new iPad
  • Trends for the next 3-5 years

 

Jason Griffey is an associate professor and head of library information technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is now available as a part of Neal Schuman’s Tech Set. Jason’s previous book, Library Blogging, with Karen A Coombs, is available through Amazon. He can be stalked obsessively at www.jasongriffey.net and at Pattern Recognition, his personal blog. He is the author of the American Libraries Perpetual Beta blog, and is also a columnist for the ALA Techsource blog. He was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers in 2009 and is regularly invited to speak on libraries, the social economy, mobile technology, and other technology-related issues. He spends his free time with his daughter, Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

 

 

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