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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly 

UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly  | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
DNA molecules can store information many millions of times more densely than existing technologies for digital storage — flash drives, hard drives, magnetic and optical media. Those systems also degrade after a few years or decades, while DNA can reliably preserve information for centuries. DNA is best suited for archival applications, rather than instances where files need to be accessed immediately.
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Where will we store all the information we are generating? This report suggests that DNA storage may be 

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Prometheus's curator insight, May 19, 2016 4:29 PM
Bio tech for info storage...science fiction no longer
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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.

 

"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."


Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."

 

This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

Via Mihaela Banek Zorica, Lourense Das
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Ironic title.  All the librarians I know are the busiest people around.

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Julieta Silva's comment, September 15, 2013 6:45 PM
Yes, the future is here and now!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:03 AM

New trends in Librarianship

Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:48 AM

But I'm already really busy!!!   Rescooped from classmate @Liz Carnell

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Rebels, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence

Rebels, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Creativity is the truly unique feature of Homo Sapiens. It’s not intelligence (even a thermostat can be said to be intelligent) and it is not consciousness (probably most primates and maybe mammals have some kind of consciousness), two “things” which incidentally are also very difficult to define and to study: it is creativity that makes the difference, and creativity is easier to measure and study.


What makes us so much more creative is an innate impulse to be different from previous generations. Humans are the only species whose children “rebel” against the lifestyle of the parents. In all other species the children live the exact same life of their parents. Humans are the only ones whose lifestyle changes in almost every generation.


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40th Anniversary | Smithsonian Magazine

40th Anniversary | Smithsonian Magazine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Smithsonian magazine's 40th Anniversary - 40 Things You Need to Know About The Next 40 Years...
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Buckminster Fuller

An interview with R. Buckminster Fuller, who, for the better part of the 20th century, went where no man had gone before as the maverick captain of the planet he called "Spaceship Earth." An architect, designer, engineer, poet, philosopher, author...

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FuturistSpeaker.com – The personal blog of Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Eight Critical Skills for the Future

FuturistSpeaker.com – The personal blog of Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Eight Critical Skills for the Future | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Eight Critical Skills for the Future


Equally as important as the social systems, we currently have very few rules for how to live our lives in a fully immersive world where explosive amounts of information are flowing to us and around us on a second by second basis.


Since each of us interacts with this information differently, it is up to us to master the “new rules of engagement.”


With that in mind, here are eight skills I see as being critically important in our future:

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What is Semantic Search? Hakia Search Engine

What is Semantic Search? Hakia Search Engine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

We illustrate 10 points below that define semantic search using our online demo where we compared hakia's enterprise search system with Pubmed's search engine, side by side, QDEXing 20 million documents on Pubmed.

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Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report

Sneak Peek At The Future: 2015 K-12 NMC Horizon Report | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A preview of the NMC Horizon Report's interim results for its 2015 K-12 education edition - emerging technologies & trends & challenges in education worldwide

Via David W. Deeds, mjonesED
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What's that coming over the horizon?

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David Witzeling's curator insight, April 6, 2015 5:55 PM

A look into what may be coming to the K-12 classroom in the next few years. Some of these technologies are already in use in many places.

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:37 PM

Change or die?

Erin Ryan's curator insight, October 22, 2015 6:14 PM

The students of tomorrow will demand the curriculum of tomorrow. This statement engulfs the idea that education has to change with the times. What used to work, no longer does. We have to make some aggressive changes to education in order to support students in developing the skills that employers expect. I am privileged to work for  district that has many of these new technologies in place. There is a definite awareness in education that our instruction and pedagogies need to be adjusted or revamped to fit our learners needs. The constant news flashes are not new and we are on it folks!

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Collaborative Curation and Personalization The Future of Museums: A Study Report

Collaborative Curation and Personalization  The Future of Museums: A Study Report | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This report highlights a number of key trends that will have a significant impact on the user experience and design of future collections and museums.


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Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:04 PM

This is right up my alley. Looking forward to reading about trends and impacts.

Erica Bilder's curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:11 AM

I have nothing to add to Robin Good's terrific insights:

 Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Picture these scenarios:
 

The Victoria & Albert Museum, its collections depleted by massive repatriation, becomes a travel & tourism guide and international affairs ambassador in an increasingly globalized community
 The Freud Museum, in the spirit of its namesake, becomes a provider of mental retreat and therapy (I wonder if the docents will be licensed psychoanalysis?)

These, according to the 40-page report “Museums in a Digital Age” from Arups, may actually be some of the likely new profiles of prestigious museums 25 years from now.  

 

The report projects that:

 

"...future museums will see personalised content, new levels of sustainability and a visitor experience extended beyond present expectations of time and space."

 

A rising desire among audiences to shape their own cultural experiences (“Collaborative Curation”)
 The opportunity for museum to become “curators of experiences” that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional exhibits or programs, or beyond the walls of the museum itself.

 

Source: http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.it/2013/11/museums-in-future-view-from-across-pond.html ;

 The idea of "collaborative curation" of museum collections by the actual users-visitors, is particularly fascinating.  "Just as current consumer trends shift towards collaborative consumption, in the future, museums may employ new patterns of collaborative curation,allowing for individually curated experiences and giving the public greater control over both content and experience.
Increased visitor participation will allow people themselves to reinvent the museum experience, enabling content that can adapt to the preferences of users in real-time." 

 

My comment: If you are a curator and are interested in exploring and understanding what the future of large collections and museums may look like and which forces are going to be driving such changes, this is a good report to read.

 

Insightful. Inspiring 8/10



Original Report: Museums in the Digital Age: 
http://www.arup.com/Publications/Museums_in_the_Digital_Age.aspx ;

 

PDF: http://www.arup.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Publications/Research_and_whitepapers/2013_Arup_FRI_MuseumsintheDigitalAge_final_web.ashx 

 

Amanda Gregorio's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:36 PM

Interesting notion

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The World in 2050

This talk draws on the latest global modeling research to construct a sweeping thought experiment on what our world will be like in 2050. The World in 2050 combines the lessons of geography and history with state-of-the-art model projections and analytical data-everything from climate dynamics and resource stocks to age distributions and economic growth projections.


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10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities

10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Libraries have acted as community cornerstones for millennia, and every April marks School Library Month, celebrating how they promote education and awareness in an open, nurturing space. What makes them such lasting institutions, though, isn’t the mere act of preserving books and promoting knowledge. Rather, it’s the almost uncanny ability to consistently adapt to the changing demands of the local populace and emerging technology alike.


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The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society

The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

As more information moves online, traditional libraries are losing relevance, but librarians are becoming more important than ever. This is according to R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship (MIT Press, 2011). Himself a librarian—he is the director of Syracuse University’s Library and Information Science Program and an associate professor in Syracuse’s School of Information Studies—Lankes sees librarians’ roles evolving into that of “facilitators of conversation” who interact with their communities to support each one’s informational and learning needs. Rick Docksai, staff editor for THE FUTURIST, spoke with Lankes about his book and his views on libraries’ future.


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Google augmented-reality glasses coming soon | KurzweilAI

Google augmented-reality glasses coming soon | KurzweilAI | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Since the first information in December, we have learned more about Google’s glasses, says 9to5 Google. It looks something like Oakley Thumps, but with a camera and voice input/output, according to a tipster.

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Joyce Valenza School Library Trendspotting « NeverEndingSearch

Joyce Valenza School Library Trendspotting « NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

When Joyce Valenza speaks I listen.  By folllowing experts you learn quite a bit. This recent blog post details library media issues for the coming year.  Topics include:


Learning Commons/iCentre/Libratory/Kitchen
Creative Commons
Scaling open educational resources:
YA Lit as fan culture and serious genre:
Free, really, really good, professional development:
Mobility of Program
What to do about ebooks 

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In the Future, We Will Wear the Internet | Michio Kaku: Internet Contact Lenses

In the Future, We Will Wear the Internet | Michio Kaku: Internet Contact Lenses | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
When will we be able to enter a room and create an imaginary scenario so realistic that it seems as if we are really there? Sooner than you thin...


First of all, in the future, the internet will be in your contact lens. You will blink and you will go online. You will see individuals and their biography will appear and subtitles will appear if they speak in Chinese. So you will always know who you’re talking to and what they are saying even if they speak in a different language..

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