This is the last session from ALA I took notes on. It went by fast and I tried to be as accurate as possible. Has library 2.0 fulfilled its promise? Modorated by Roy Tennant The panel consisted of : David Lee King, Meredith Farkas, Michael Porter and Cindi Trainor What is library 2.0 – Cindi … Continue reading The Great Debate – Has library 2.0 fulfilled its promise?
Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation : creating environments for encouraging and supporting creativity and innovation among staff How do we begin the messy job of creating a culture of innovation What will you need? Patience, perseverance, vision and a way to empower staff Patience is hard to come by for innovators, we see something … Continue reading Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation
Symantec tagging Microformats - hcard Web as a database – rdf, subset of xml Rdfdata.org Instead of holding all info in proprietary databases data will be coded Data.gov SPARQL – sql for rdf Web as application – mashups Questions: How many security issues are we looking at? Shouldn’t put any info out there that is … Continue reading Robin Hastings – Web 3.0
Instead of focusing on mobile needs of library users, focusing on mobile needs of librarians, some librarians were more interested in a netbook Every librarian got an ipod touch or a netbook Ideas that are needed the most will probably be the most difficult to implement because involve a proprietary ILS Geeks just waiting to … Continue reading Rachel Vacek –Libraries Using Mobile Devices
All the ways you can read stuff that is not in a book anymore – ipod touch, amazon kindle, has its own wireless network and email address, eink technology, biggest group of kindle owners over the age of 50, price dropped last week to $300 Audiobooks – not just bcds and cassette, but need to … Continue reading Jessica Moyer – Audio books, ebooks, & online reading impact on library services & collections
I'm at the ALA Unconference all day today. They have a great set up for as many topics as possible, with a lot of short presentations that are 7 minutes with 5 minutes for questions a couple of break out sessions. I'll be blogging the short presentations separately to keep topics and possible comments separate. … Continue reading ALA Unconference
Tomorrow I'm off for my first ALA conference, it was a bit of a last minute deal but I'm pleased to be attending! I will be blogging the sessions I attend both here and on LITA's blog. When I found out I was going I sent out a call for tips on Twitter and got … Continue reading My First ALA! Advice Tips and Tricks