[WEB4LIB] The Future

Alain D. M. G. Vaillancourt ndgmtlcd at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 28 17:20:41 EDT 2004

Triplemons, or if you will triple monitor setups.  This is now rather
easy with the transition to lcd monitors.  The three way output video
cards and the powerful PCs are there also.  The hitch right now is
utility software here and there which takes the "seams" between the
lined-up monitors into account for applications as well as windowing
issues .  Such software has been discussed and prototypes have been
done (see: Wideband Visual Interfaces: Sensemaking on Multiple Monitors
by Jock D. Mackinlay, Jeffrey Heer and Christian Royer, all at
P.A.R.C.) but it will take a few years before we see it becoming
widespread. Two or three depending on the market. THis
"three-in-a-line" display gives a near-cinerama aspect ratio to the
combined desktops.

Alain V.

 --- "Helfrich, Gair" <GHelfrich at acmail.aclink.org> a écrit : 
> Hello everyone,
> The collective wisdom of this group is needed! For the first time in
> many years we are working on our Master Plan. Naturally, one
> component
> of that plan is Technology and I've been asked to use a crystal ball
> and
> look ahead for the next 5 years. Right now we're short staffed and
> I'm
> having trouble keeping up with today, let alone anticipating what's
> coming in the next 5 years. That's probably true for many of us. :-) 
> At any rate, if some of you who are on the cutting edge or have a
> clear
> crystal ball are willing to share some insights I'd very much
> appreciate
> it. What do you think is coming in technology in general and
> specifically in library technology. We've already got wireless on our
> radar--and have implemented in 2 branches so far--and are considering
> RFID. You can reply to the list or to me personally and I'll
> summarize
> the answers for the list. 
> Thanks in advance,
> Gair Helfrich
> __________
> Gair Helfrich
> Network Services & Computer Services Manager
> Atlantic County Library
> 40 Farragut Avenue
> Mays Landing, NJ 08330
> 609-625-2776 ext. 6313  Fax: 609-625-8143
> ghelfrich at acmail.aclink.org

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