For library folks near the Buffalo area, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be participating in an all-day conference on “Gadgets and Gear” for the Western New York Library Resources Council on May 7th. I’ll be speaking all morning about mobile trends in libraries (QR codes, augmented reality, mobile library websites and apps, location-aware services and games, text messaging services, etc.), a topic I’m really excited about. I look forward to meeting librarians in the area and playing with some cool gadgets! I don’t really suffer from technolust when it comes to gadgets (I only got my first smartphone a year ago), so I have a pretty clear-eyed and pragmatic view on the topic of library services for mobile users.
If you’re planning to attend and there’s something you’d specifically like me to cover in my talk, please let me know!
Have fun and bring a jacket. It was snowing this morning!
Biggest mobile thing I am struggling with right now is the need to redo all of our media into a non-flash format. HTML5 is my new reading topic.
Chuckle (today was unseasonably cool). It’s definitely no worse in Buffalo than Vermont — expect between the 40s and the 70s for your visit, Meredith!
Oh yeah, it’s snowing here too, Chris! I’ll be ready! I will definitely mention HTML5 and the abomination that is Adobe Flash, though I can’t say I’m an expert in HTML5 by any stretch (I’m sure you know more than me). I, for one, can’t wait for HTML5 Video to become standard.