June 03, 2009

Web 2.0, the Blended Library

Yes, the library is open and new things are happening here in Germany!

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This morning in I attended a very interesting presentation about the Blended Library. A professor from the University of Konstanz provided very interesting information about new technologies being used in the library for visual learners. He talked about how the computer is a disappearing metaphor and that new designs in touch screens are being used for more new forms of tactile engagement. He discussed Embodied Interaction and that humans have really only been using their fingers, eyes and ears working with computers and that we need to use more engaged ways of accessing technology. He mentioned a book, Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction so I will have to check to see if my library has it so I can read more... Fascinating stuff!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I also attended the same Presentation on the German Library Association Annual Conference in Erfurt. In my opinion this new kind of technology is very interesting but I think that at first our libraries have to concentrate on common digital refernce services. The german librarianship isn`t as up to date as the USA or Canada for example and there are a lot of things to do before users and librarians are ready to use new technologies the professor presented.
    Greetings from Germany :)