21st-century spaces, concepts, and tools.
"Collaboratage" - an instructional methodology concept that facilitates an initial stage of collective play when teaching a new tool (such as Prezi). This image is from Char Booth's Prezi collaboratage workshop.
Find sites you admire and learn from the source code. "Radioactive", an online exhibition from NYPL, is a good example of using jQuery to create horizontal scroll anchors.
How Linux is Built - A video in infographic-style. The new trend in image-based and concise explanations brings to mind web usability best practices. Great video.
The 1940 Census came at a momentous time in our Nation's history — as we recovered from the Great Depression and not long before our entry into World War II. It was also the first Census that looked deeper into the details of much of American life. Now, 72 years later, upon release of the 1940 Census forms by the National Archives, we look back and see just how much America changed.
The U.S. Census Bureau contrasts 1940 and 2010 using infographics.
Google Search - Accessibility Features. Database vendors should take inspiration from Google's innovation. User-focused advanced controls, such as filtering by reading level, could be incorporated into more educational databases.
Comprehensive, e-reader compatible e-book collection. If public libraries can do it, so can academics. But it is essential to develop an interface superior to the current (lackluster) OverDrive.
Basically applies to everything.
How would you like your graphic design? You may pick two
Key takeaway: 76% of companies lack a clear social media policy. Don't be that organization. Source: Mashable
Libraries should be encouraging interactivity through social media, delivering reference services and taking student requests from where the students actually are online.
Libraries need to get in on the action with computer / equipment / collection availability apps, digital library apps, virtual chat reference apps.
Even when books are in off-site storage, virtual bookshelves can facilitate browsability and indicate availability.
Tutorial sites like Lynda.com facilitate continuous learning, especially for software and computer languages.
Open spaces with tech tables & gadgets; omnipresent but hover-averse staff.
Roving librarians with iPads > roving librarians with notepads.