LITA Top Tech Trends – June 2006

Although LITA will post something more formal on their website, Michelle Boule posted a good overview of the Top Technology Trends on the LITA Blog. There were seven panelists this year and here is an overview. More information is provided on the LITA Blog and most panelists provided more discussion on their own blogs.

Andrew Pace

  • Findability
  • Aggregating all information
  • Automatic classification and natural language entry points
  • Landlords of the information space

Marshall Breeding

  • Solving the OPAC problem
  • Consolidation in the information industry

Clifford Lynch

  • Fast IP connectivity availability
  • Net neutrality
  • Data curation
  • Institutional repositories
  • Sharing sites
  • Computational use of literature

Karen Schneider

  • OPAC issues
  • Managed open source
  • Privacy
  • Faceted navigation
  • eBooks
  • Graphic novels

Eric Lease Morgan

  • Voice over IP
  • Blogs and wikis as the norm
  • Social networking sites
  • Open source influencing other ideas
  • Metasearch
  • Mass digitization
  • Licensed content/digital management software
  • Discontent with library catalogs

Tom Wilson

  • Everything we do is an interim solution
  • Systems we use/provide access to should not be seen as monolithic

Roy Tennant

  • Next generation finding tools
  • Rise of filtering and selection
  • Rise of micro communities

Sarah Houghton

  • Power over content returned to content owner
  • Online outreach

Peter Murray’s post on T3
Karen Comb’s post on T3

[from LITA Blog]


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