Agenda for Tech Day 2010. So, our presenter was stuck on the tarmac and the connecting flight left without him, but he’ll be here this afternoon. A closing keynote instead of an opening keynote, but worth the wait.
We started with the lightning rounds – see nekls.org later today for the list of shared sites, gadgets, etc.
Discussions and networking was fun – I have a To-Do list for next week. Lots of KLOW training and maybe a new Google Apps library! Woot.
Breakout with Erica Reynolds – She’s taking good notes – we’re discussing which metaphor works best with the issue of patron’s bringing in their own technology:
- Are we like Geeksquad? For a price and you sign a service agreement. Pros and Cons.
- Physician’s Hippocratic Oath as a Metaphor – First do no harm,
- “I will not be ashamed to say “I know not” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery”
- Home Depot as a Metaphor – “You can do it. We can help.”
- Place to go for resources and some training and advice for a project.
- Other metaphors – Zappos.com (customer service), wholefoods (samples and instruction), Apple (iStore, genius bar), AARP tax-aide (space and free service in library space), Ritz-Carlton (big budget)
Gonna probably need a ‘metaphor mashup’ – Hippocratic Oath/Home Depot (Public service/private business).
Kids and Technology – (Liz Rea) much pulled from Latitude Study on Kids and Tech from life-connected.com
- Expectations of Kids today:
- Touch screens :: Immersive technologies (link between real and online) :: Creating online :: Global citizens :: Gaming is part of everyday life
- Touchscreens – realistic future requests, equalizes kids of different abilities (Microsoft Surface), Library iApp (reading lists, tags, metadata), iPads loaded with books, cheat touchscreens, Johnny Chung Lee – cheap electronic whiteboard using Wii remote (on YouTube – John’s idea), Surface used in Darien and Academic – tagged items
- Immersive experiences – Talk about QR Codes and i-nigma – treasure hunt, geocaching, add QR codes to books with links to author sites, trailers, etc., link digital world and real world
- Creating online – scratch.mit.edu, making videos, making music (ejamming.com), science experiments like squishy circuits (blog.makezine.com)
- Global Citizens – video play dates via skype – practice foreign language, virtual show and tell, talk about how towns are same/different (sister city), Military parent skyping, Skype an author – schedule a virtual author visit, flatclassroom project, highlight google earth
- 10 Cool New Tech Toys for Kids on mashable – Fisher-Price web cam, crayola kids keyboard, Wii baby and me, Matryoshkus Nero
OverDrive Quick Reference Guide with Earl Givens
- Need a library model for digital content (Patti says we are at the table in this new discussion)
- Compatibility issues – biggest problem with troubleshooting Audio and video devices
- In late August, a new ipad app
- Buy ePub – better than PDF
- Audiobooks v. eBook confusion among users
- Overdrive OpenDRM books (so Kindle can use Overdrive) – will need to buy some for the collection
- mobipocket – ebooks in a small file format, zoontext, bookmarks
- Listen Up Kansas – http://www.kslib.info/overdrive/listenupks.html (not quite ready)
- Book suggestions
- Mac Users
- Troubleshooting – pulling from SKL wiki
- Free resources for training patrons – lots of steps to use OverDrive (not exactly intuitive) at http://www.tscpl.org/audiobooks
- Search YouTube for How to videos! (she mentioned my screencasting lesson on 23 Things Kansas…cool)
- Make appoints with patrons to work on Audiobook device set up with OverDrive
- OverDrive Blog – to keep tabs on their developments
- Mention OverDrive books on promotional/ RA pieces created for patrons
- Use word of mouth
- Browse, browse, browse
- When in doubt, call Earl (or email, chat, call)
- Don’t forget, any library can purchase and add to the collection (Coll Dev committee)
- Using Advanced search – limit by purchase date to see what’s newly acquired
- Small libraries can add ebook content (less expensive) High turnover in OverDrive.
Ideas for NEKLS Tech Team, adding to throughout the day:
- NEKLS tech toy box – examples
- KLOW Orientation training
- Recommendations on the Web site – Google Apps for email, what for distribution lists, KLOW for Web design, etc.
- Koha Upgrade – change background color, encourage play, open up the lab for Upgrade Work Day
- Alice pre-loads her kids and teens’ ipods with ebooks and audiobooks
- On KLOW, share hints for getting better hit results on Yahoo and Google
- Investigate the WordPress App for iPhones,
- Open the lab for ebooks and OverDrive – invite Deb from TSCPL or Earl and Alice, because we’re told she’s da bomb on OverDrive
- In Koha – catalog OverDrive books or identify when there’s an overdrive copy available – make it seamless!