- People Power: Blogs, user reviews, photo-sharing – the peer production era has arrived.
- Video Unlimited: Any time, any place, any format, any screen – there’s always something on.
- Personalize it: Jeans cut just for your hips, drugs designed just for your genome. The new me decade is a perfect fit.
- Carbon Killers:Hug that tree- For some companies, going green is generating serious greenbacks.
- Buy It Now: Forget old-school R&D. These companies purchase their ideas one startup at a time.
- All Access Ecomony: Closed systems are dead. From software to supply chains, open is the new standard.
Here are some of my thoughts …
- Are libraries harvesting this wealth of peer production capabilities and user generated content? I think we’re just beginning to …
- Is your library offering downloadable video yet? Is you library keeping up bandwidth demands that this format demands? We all know users want it … how are we supplying or helping to fulfill this information need?
- We heard this over and over from our users in our website focus groups – users want control of their options and they want it personalized to their needs.
- PLCMC’s latest building project, ImaginOn, was the city’s first “green building” to earn LEED certification. I wonder are other communities asking this from their library building projects as well?
- I think we’re starting to see lots of partnering and positioning by library vendors to do the same. This item made me wonder how many offers LibraryThing has already entertained. I for one hope they never sell out, but rather continue to push the idea of what online catalogs can become.
- Open source, APIs and mashups – that’s the future…
What are yours?