All posts by Tim McDonough

Pattern Recognition

As part of the last Innovations Committee meeting, we took a quick look at a video taken by Jason Griffey from the 2015 Consumers Electronic Show (CES) which is held each January in Las Vegas.  Jason is a librarian and “technologist” who is perhaps best known as the creator of the Library Box project. I mentioned at the meeting that I would post the video that we looked at here on the blog. However after taking another look at Jason’s posts from CES, I decided that I would simply link to his page, where there are several videos from the show, including one dedicated to 3D printers. Speaking of 3D printing, we are looking forward to a future post here about a 3D printing collaborative venture that Crandall Library and LARAC  are planning; and one of the winning proposals of a SALS Technology Challenge Grant.  Perhaps we can entice the other Technology Grant winners to post some info on their projects as well! Certainly if you have an innovative idea that you would like to share with your colleagues on this space, please register and go for it!

Welcome Aboard!

The JA Innovations Committee Blog is now live! Please consider this a space where ideas and concepts can be shared, debated and discussed! All voices are welcome and encouraged, both from within the committee membership and beyond to our colleagues and customers. New users will need to register and after your first comment or contribution is approved, you will have free reign to make the most of this tool.  So please register and get started. If you have a topic you are interested in leading a discussion about, please let me know and I can change your status from Subscriber to Author.

Don’t forget our next meeting will take place on Wednesday Nov. 19th at 9:30am at SALS. An agenda will be sent out soon.

Let me close with a quote from the author Steven Johnson which I feel captures what this blog is intended for..

“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t just come from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect”