Jason Griffey is a librarian and technologist, and the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, educational institutions, and other nonprofits. Griffey is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and was formerly an associate professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey 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. He was a winner of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries in 2014 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.
Gadgets and Gizmos: Personal Electronics and the Library--eEditions e-book
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We live in the age of cell phones, iPads and netbooks, where gadgets are everywhere, and many people use one at nearly every waking moment. The newest gadgets don't often come cheap, and a poor investment can be costly for an institution like a library.
In this issue of Library Technology Reports, eminent blogger and library technology expert Jason Griffey provides a comprehensive guide to the present and future of modern gadgets, and how they can fit in to any librarian's plan for a high-tech future. From e-readers to cameras and audio recorders to the iPad, Jason provides insight into what these devices can do, how much they cost, and how librarians can use them to enhance their facilities and service.
Topics Covered in this Issue Include:
- Electronic Book Readers
- Sony eReaders
- The Kindle
- The Nook
- eReaders slated for future release
- Personal Multimedia Devices for Capturing and Consuming
- Video Capture Devices
- Audio Capture Devices
- Personal Scanners/ Text Capture Devices
- Personal Multimedia Devices
- The iPad
- Odd or Unusual Gadgets
- The Sony Dash
- Maker culture and "open source" hardware