Thursday, May 26, 2005

What's Hot in Technology

The California Library Association and InfoPeople presented the webcast -- "What's Hot in Technology." A good overview of some of the newer technologies and what they might mean for public libraries. Scott Bauer (Redwood City Public Library), Sarah Houghton (Marin County Free Library), and Steven Silveria (Watsonville Public Library) discuss:
  • free wireless access
  • digital rights management
  • desktop video/collaboration software
  • instant messaging service
  • RSS
  • open source software
  • pestware awareness
  • Open URL
  • power over Ethernet
  • Browsers other than Internet Explorer
  • RFID
  • Library LAN parties
  • MP3 audio books
  • Podcasting
The webcast and slides are available.

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