On WAednesday, March 25, Danielle Cooper is presenting at NISO’s virtual conference on Researcher Behaviors and the Impact of Technology. Her talk, “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication: Accessible, Ubiquitous Technologies & Their Affordances for Research,” is from 12:15-12:45. For more information on the conference, please see NISO’s website.

About the presentation

When we think of what technologies have the potential to drive research forward our minds often alight to exciting new developments that are still relatively rarified. However, it is the trend towards technologies becoming more affordable and accessible that often can have the most impact on how researchers do their work. In this talk I will focus on two examples of how this phenomena is currently playing out across the research spectrum: STEM data sharing communities, and humanists capturing archival content through personal mobile devices. Focusing on the technologies that are trending toward ubiquity is an important strategy for librarians, publishers, and service providers as they identify opportunities to support the research enterprise.