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The LITA Top Tech Trends (TTT) moderated discussion at Midwinter was a somewhat subdued but thoughtful affair--focusing mainly on the uses of e-content and less on gadgets than the last TTT panel at ALA's 2010 annual conference in Washington, DC.
Lorcan Dempsey, VP and chief strategist at OCLC, said that sites such as Pinterest and Blekko show a "reemergence" of human-selected data curation, and he foresees libraries refining curation of information to serve their communities better.
Other panelists delved further into data issues. Rachel Frick, program director of the Council on Library and Information Resources' Digital Library Federation, said that libraries need …