Emerging Technologies Discussion : Programming without Coding using IFTTT and Zapier

This Friday May 27th, join Cindy Greenspun, Tara Kennedy and Jenn Nolte in Bass L01 from 1:30pm-2:30pm for a short presentation on professional and personal uses of IFTTT (If This Then That) and Zapier to automate and optimize productivity without using a single line of code.

The presenters will share examples of their uses of IFTTT and Zapier in their work, and then shift into an open discussion of how other workflows in the Library could potentially benefit from using these services.

Some example uses:

log an email into a spreadsheet

send any picture tagged with #yalelibrary on Facebook to Flickr

Streaming available at https://greet.yale.edu/emergingtech/ 

The presentation and discussion will be recorded and archived here:

https://yale.box.com/v/emergingtech

A chat option will be available for those participating remotely.

See you there!

Emerging Tech Talk: the Future of Library Resource Discovery

This Tuesday April 14th, come to the Bass Library instruction room L01 to join colleagues from the library and around campus to discuss Marshall Breeding’s excellent white paper, The Future of Library Resource Discovery.

We will discuss the paper’s findings as well as the current and future discovery environments at Yale University.

Hope to see you at 3:30pm in Bass on 4/14 for what will be an interesting discussion!

Emerging Technologies + Libraries this week!

The second Emerging Technologies + Libraries discussion, sponsored by Yale Library IT, is scheduled for Friday January 23rd 2015 in the Bass L01 classroom from 3-5pm.

This month’s discussion will center around virtual reality technology, including Google’s Cardboard software and peripherals! The Center for Engineering Innovation and Design at Yale has kindly lent us their Oculus Rift device for trial as well. Finally for comparison, we have the Bass Glass, which is not VR but offers a sort of augmented reality. We will be trying out some of this technology ourselves for the first hour, and then having an open discussion during the second.

Get in on the action: download one of the Cardboard apps to your smartphone and bring it to the discussion.

You can also make one of your own viewers by following instructions here.

A separate, pre-discussion session will be held Friday morning, 9am-11am in the Library Instruction classroom at 17 Hillhouse. Use this time to bring DIY materials to make a Cardboard viewer all on your own!

No expertise/experience required, just bring your brain!

Hope to see you this Friday!

Emerging Technologies + Libraries discussion in January

The second Emerging Technologies + Libraries discussion, sponsored by Yale Library IT, is scheduled for Friday January 23rd 2015 in the Bass L01 classroom from 3-5pm.

This month’s discussion will center around virtual reality technology, including Google’s Cardboard software and peripherals!

Get in on the action: download one of the cardboard apps to your smartphone and bring it to the discussion.

You can also make one of your own viewers by following instructions here.

No expertise required, just bring your brain!

Hope to see you on the 23rd!

New lunch discussion series sponsored by Library IT kicks off Tuesday Nov. 11 2014

Library IT is pleased to sponsor a new monthly discussion group open to Yale University Library staff. The inaugural Emerging Tech + Libraries lunchtime discussion group takes place Tuesday November 11th from 1-2pm in the Bass Library instruction room L01 (both sides).

For our first meeting, Alex Reinking ’16 and Casey Watts, Manager of the Student Developer Program at Yale ITS, will talk about the newly developed Orbis/Amazon browser extension. We will then open the discussion up for brainstorming ideas for repurposing and opening up library data and services.

This lunchtime discussion will be held monthly going forward. Look for announcements via the LIT news blog!

For questions, please email jennifer.nolte@yale.edu