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Today Erik, Mary S., Barry, Sarah, Ellen D., Lauren P., Kaeley, Molly K., Leslie, JP, and Erik attended the ALA techsource webinar. Although the high point of the session was a ‘shout-out’ to our very own Lauren P’ there were alot of intersting trends discussed. Lots of folks focused on mobile/social apps, augmented reality apps and there was a fascinating discussion about foursquare. I think we should start rewarding students who spend lots of time in the library with extra free-prints (or perhaps just a broom to sweep up or something).
Among the many examples of iphone apps (one person used the phrase “all iphone all the time” – which sounds about right 🙂 ) there was a demonstration of the integration of the RedLaser app with OCLC. Discussion of Ebooks was somewhat scarce but there was a presentation about a platform called blio