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Top Tech Trends Panel Enlightens Despite Technology Troubles

Posted by Editor on July 10, 2008

Josh Hadro — Library Journal, 7/3/2008 7:55:00 AM

  • Perennial favorites open source, APIs, and mobile devices given as top trends, among others
  • Technology glitches during streaming video, distracting chat room discussion during panel
  • Karen Coyle: Future may not involve libraries “if we don’t make some extreme changes.”

The Top Tech Trends panel convening ten library technology heavyweights, including two virtual participants, spoke to a packed room on Sunday afternoon of the 2008 ALA Annual conference in Anaheim, CA. Topics identified by the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) speakers included perennial favorites such as open source software and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), as well as more conceptual trends like the increasing demands on bandwidth and infrastructure, the growing usage of mobile devices, and the future of bibliographic control. MORE HERE:

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