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Mobile technology has made the Internet of Things (IoT) possible.  With wifi powered light bulbs, thermostats we can control from our phone and devices that tell us how much energy we’re using in our homes/businesses the sky’s the limit.  In this session Nicole Engard will walk you through what technologies are out there of your home and library, she will cover how to keep yourself secure and discuss future design ideas for Internet of Things usefulness in our libraries.

slides: http://www.slideshare.net/nengard1/internet-of-things-for-libraries

 Original broadcast June 8, 2015 

Instructor Bio ~ Nicole Engard
Nicole C. Engard is the Vice President of Education at ByWater Solutions. Her primary role at ByWater Solutions is to educate librarians about open source software with a focus on the Koha ILS. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Nicole volunteers as a community moderator on opensource.com. In 2007, Nicole was named one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers and in 2009 she was the editor of “Library Mashups,” and 2014 “More Library Mashups” books published by Information Today, Inc. and in 2010 she authored “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries,” a book published by Chandos Inc. and in 2012 the second edition of “The Accidental Systems Librarian” which she worked on with Rachel Singer Gordon was released.