Gadgets and Gizmos: Libraries and the Post–PC Era

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$ 38.70
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-5858-2
Published: 
2012
Publisher: 
ALA TechSource
Pages: 
44
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Authors

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

Jason Griffey is a librarian, technologist, consultant, writer, and speaker. He is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, educational institutions, and other nonprofits. Griffey is an Affiliate researcher at metaLAB at Harvard University, and a former Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He was a winner of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries in 2015 for the Measure the Future project, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. Griffey is also the creator and director of the LibraryBox Project, an open-source portable digital file distribution system. He has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, personal electronics in the library, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.