Mon 16 May 2011
This morning, I had the honor of serving as the Google Jockey for the Top Tech Trends session. As such, I have access to the very much sought after links from the session, and I promised that I’d place them in this blog post. The panel brought together a group of librarians that ranged from a newer librarian and a well seasoned Top Tech Trends presenter.
This program was sponsored by the Medical Informatics Section and the Educational Media and Technologies Section. The Medical Informatics Section website has links from previous Top Tech Trends programs and will have the links for 2011 up soon.
Since I was jockeying, I didn’t get the chance to take notes, but I can tell you a bit about what each person discussed in addition to giving you their links.
Amy talked about different online scheduling tools. The one that stuck out the most for me was “When is Good.” She said she used it to schedule meetings with students since she can populate the calendar with open slots and send one link to multiple students. Once someone signs up for a slot, no one can see that time or the person who signed up for it, so there are no issues with privacy. I believe it works with Google Calendar.
Online Scheduling Tools
Meet o Matic: http://www.meetomatic.com/calendar.php
When is Good: http://whenisgood.net/
SME scheduler: http://www.thesmespace.com/SMEScheduler/index.php.
- Example video (includes narration): http://youtu.be/d5MTl44zPFI
- Timebridge for Google video (includes narration): http://youtu.be/c_qMciNJS2g
- http://www.appappeal.com/app/manymoon/ (includes screenshots)
- http://forgetso.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=9:free-project-management-from-freedcamp (includes embedded video with narration; video does not make sense with no sound)
Type With Me: http://typewith.me/
- Demo video (narration with disturbing computer voice): http://youtu.be/FaXQKHjMM94
http://go.osu.edu/ttt = http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Y32B5pYmRpU/TH56EvS5wGI/AAAAAAAAEYo/I5P9LtwKJsg/s320/iphoneapps.jpg
http://go.osu.edu/ttt1 = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_application_development
http://go.osu.edu/ttt2 = http://ericschnell.blogspot.com/2011/02/should-libraries-create-native-or-web.html
http://go.osu.edu/ttt3 = http://www.boopsie2.com/libraries.html
http://go.osu.edu/ttt4 = http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/
http://go.osu.edu/ttt5 = http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=M-Libraries
http://go.osu.edu/chromebook = http://www.google.com/chromebook/#features
Emily’s focus was on content farms. These are websites that cut and paste or create small pieces of information to get people to their sites where they can bombard them with advertisements. She also talked to us about Google’s struggles to exclude these types of sites from Google searches.
CONTENT FARMS: LINKS
Kosher for Passover
PageRank – PDF, may not be able to get from “off campus” – section 1.1
When is Easter
Slate survey – bar chart in middle of the page
Citations vs. ads
Examples–will go through quickly
How to pour beer
Magnet for cleaning products ads
Obvious search phrase
–end of examples–
Google’s announcement of ranking changes
Effect of change on eHow
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/business/media/22times.html – third paragraph
Frustration w/ Google
A statement from Google
Users and “answer engines”
One depressing example
How to treat sinus pain
Emily challenged us to think about presenting our data in a way that evokes an emotional response rather than using plain boring graphs.
Topic: Data Visualization – Infographics: Saying it with Pictures
Nice chart – but…
Better emotional connection with information
Finding meaning in data:
Search PubMed differently!
MLA 2011 Program
Consider what your annual library report could look like. What could Wordle reveal about your goals?
Google Fusion Tables
Will show County Health Rankings Map – http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?dsrcid=533340&search=healthy&cd=1
Also Public Data Explorer
Public data sets already visualized. Explore whats out there.
Many Eyes from IBM
Click on an example such as Research the Popularity of the Royal Wedding to demonstrate basicis. On main page click on data sets to demonstrate that some data sets are public and others can be kept private. Easy to see data other’s have collected. Can also search for topic like Hurricane – for the following example: http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/visualizations/costliest-hurricanes
(katrina not included)
The more you know (URL Extras):
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information:
Information is Beautiful:
Fee Tools – Free Tools!
Bart talked about a wide range of emerging technologies as well as re-imagined technologies.
Touch of Life Technologies – Products: VH Dissector
Halo Official Site – Halo Reach, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Waypoint, Halo Legends, Community, Forums, Intel, NewsYouTube – NEJMvideo’s Channel
Netflix – TV & movies instantly streamed online + DVD & Blu-ray rentals – Free Trial