Poll Results: What Technologies will impact libraries in 2-5 years?

There were an amazing 395 responses to last week’s poll question: Which new technology(ies) do you think will have the most impact on libraries over the next 2-5 years? e-Books, mobile, and cloud computing technologies dominated the responses. Here are the results:

e-Books: 79 votes, 20%
Mobile Apps: 68 votes, 17.22%
Cloud Computing: 60 votes, 15.19%
Semantic Web: 31 votes, 7.85%
Social Publishing Applications (blogs, wikis, Twitter, YouTube): 30 votes, 7.59%
RFID: 25 votes, 6.33%
Social Networking Applications (Facebook): 23 votes, 5.82%
Augmented Reality Apps: 19 votes, 4.81%
QR Codes: 18 votes, 4.56%
Social Bookmarking (Pinterest): 18 votes, 4.56%
Location-Aware Technology (Foursquare): 12 votes, 3.04%
Other: 12 votes, 3.04%

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And here are the results of the “Other” category

  • Discovery Services
  • HTML5 as an app platform
  • Book scanners for ILL and photocopier replacement
  • GIS
  • iPad
  • Mobile devices
  • moble web
  • large screen, gesture-based info exploration
  • linked data
  • None of the above