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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: a conversation with Aaron Stanton of - Recorded Online Session 


On this episode of Tech Talk, Michael will be talking with Aaron Stanton, founder and CEO of and the Book Genome Project, a technology-based book discovery platform built on computer-derived BookDNA. He will be talking about The Game of Books project that will be launching in October. The Game of Books uses technology, the written word, and our human connections to inspire and engage readers in a way that's never been possible. Powered by the Book Genome Project and being built in collaboration with librarians, writers, teachers, gamers, and readers, The Game of Books rewards readers for completing literary Journeys - earning badges and points by reading books that have rare and unique themes. Played with both physical game pieces, such as bookmarks, and a mobile application that allows readers to scan the barcode of a book to see what badges it contains, The Game engages readers by turning the discovery process into both an exploratory adventure and a modern treasure hunt in the stacks of the Library.

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Speaker Bio: Aaron Stanton is an outspoken advocate and critic of the role of metadata in content discovery, and the role of computers in powering the connective threads between readers, writers, and publishers. He's lectured in venues as diverse as Hong Kong, Germany, New York, and Stanford University on the challenges of book discovery and the invisible space in social recommendation engines where most books are functionally invisible. Stanton's work has been repeatedly profiled over the years in the media, including Popular Science, Macworld, Wired Magazine, CNET, PC World Magazine, NPR, TechCrunch, the Huffington Post, the Seattle Times, ABC News, Mashable, and many others.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLCs Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.


Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
9/26/2012 1 hour 13 minutes
No Charge
Aaron Stanton Michael Sauers
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission