Happy Belated Birthday to Zoom usage in the Libraries at UF!

I had been wondering how fast the technological changes had been for folks in the Libraries at UF recently. Then, last week, I stumbled across an old grant from 2017 which included paying for a Zoom pro license as an experiment. In checking, it turns out the Libraries started with Zoom on February 5, 2018. Just over 4 years, the work to set up Zoom got started. Now, Zoom is a standard, routine part of operations. Microsoft Teams came even later, and again, it is a standard, routine part of operations.

I remember the times before, when conference calls via phone were still in use, Adobe Connect, Skype, and other systems around, each with different positives, negatives, and interfaces.

This is a lot of change in a short amount of time.