I'm always interested in the present and future of libraries and higher education. There's a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I'd aggregate some of those here.
Of course I've very likely missed a few, so suggestions are welcome in the comments.
- What Is the Internet of Things?
- Innovation Study: Challenges and Opportunities for Australia's Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums
- Project Information Literacy’s Research Summary: Lifelong Learning Study Phase Two: Trends from the Online Survey
- Makerspaces: Supporting an Entrepreneurial System
- The Future of Library Resource Discovery
- Defend Innovation: How to Fix Our Broken Patent System
- Unlocking the sharing economy: An independent review
- Unique and Distinctive Collections: Opportunities for Research Libraries
- Making Open Access Work for Authors, Institutions and Publishers
- The Meaning of Collections: Ownership, Access, and the Scholarly Ecosystem
- Information Literacy and Research Practices
- Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age
- Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2014
- Online Harassment
- SLSA Guidance on OA
- Public library engagement in the United States
- Presidential Innovation Papers
- Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries
- The Role of Libraries in Open Access
- Guide to Open Science Publishing
- Open Access Article Processing Charges: DOAJ Survey May 2014
- Directory of Open Access Journals Introduces New Standards to Help Community Address Quality
- The Future Now: Canada's Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory
The Internet of Things is both a concept and application of cloud computing in which the items we use in our everyday lives, such as light switches, thermostats and sprinkler systems are all linked to a centralized component network. It includes software-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, etc. (http://whatis.techtarget.com/, 2015).
Examples of the Internet of Things (IoT) are:
1.Using your cell phone to set the thermostat of your house before you get there from work.
2.Many companies use the IoT to link their printers to the Internet and then order their own cartridges when needed. It might sound like rise of the machines but it is all logical reasoning programmed into a machine allowing it to connect and communicate with other systems.
3.You can set moods in the house with lights with the touch of a button from work.
4.When you go on holiday pet lovers have a way of communicating with their pets via Petcube.
The Internet of Things connects you, the people around you as well as the things you use in a large network.
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