Saturday, June 2, 2012

July 25th Virtual Learning Session - Near Field Communication

Make sure to sign up for the July 25th virtual learning session that will focus on near field communication (NFC). The session will be held at 2 PM ET and there will be a 30 minute teleconference presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Please register using this form no later than Friday, July 20th.

Near Field Communication: Introduction and Implications

Near Field Communication (NFC) is an emerging technology that allows devices and objects to transmit information wirelessly across a small distance. While it has many commercial applications (e.g., using your cell phone as a credit card at the grocery store), NFC could also have future applications for libraries as an intuitive way to derive digital meaning from the physical world. Placing particular attention to the needs of philanthropies, research institutions, and other nonprofit organizations, this presentation will introduce NFC technology and its potential uses in libraries, from frictionless fundraising and information sharing to peer-to-peer loaning and self checkout.

Presenter bios:

Sheli McHugh is the University of Scranton's Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. She holds a bachelor's degree in media studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in library science from Clarion University.

Kristen Yarmey is the Digital Services Librarian at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she concentrates on digital collections while exploring other emerging digital practices. She holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in library science from the University of Maryland.