Library Tech Sampler Platter by David Whelan David Whelan I was fortunate to be invited to speak at the Texas Library Association annual meeting in April 2006. It was pretty nice in Houston, especially compared to the hot summer we’ve had since then. I spoke for 2.5 hours on emerging library technologies, giving an overview of many of the systems and technologies that seem to be impacting libraries. A distilled version of this presentation was published in the High Tech Library Newsletter in July. Many of the technologies (including Koha, Plone, and Firefox) aren’t new but nor have they been widely adopted. Some technologies – like blogs, in particular – are excellent examples of a kind of technology, and yet are clearly not suitable for every library. It was a lot of fun to have some much latitude to discuss favorite topics!
I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.