I spoke at the Accufest conference in Heidlerberg Germany this month. It was a wonderful experience. It is a small conference focused on publishers. I delivered a presentation on libraries (see below) and Cameron Neylon from PLOS delivered a presentation on open access. ACCUFEST is an event organized by ACCUCOMS for publishers. ACCUFEST provides publishers with the latest information on countries, regions, market trends and ACCUCOMS’ … Continue reading Accufest Keynote On the Future of Libraries
I was curious to read what Godin had to say about libraries this time. Last time he wrote about them it was pretty clear he didn’t “get it” and many librarians responded with posts of their own (you’re not allowed to comment on Godin’s blog) Before I get too far into this I want to point out I also find it interesting that Godin brings up Kindle … Continue reading Seth Godin Misses the Point on Libraries, Again.
There are so many opinions and options for the f libraries out there. One idea from Mal Booth, Sophie McDonald and Belinda Tiffen, breaks down the library of 2015 by 5 aspects: organizational culture, work conditions, service models, sustainability and people. via Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf Library of the Future – UTS on Prezi The thesis by Guy Adam Ailion, that this vidoeo is … Continue reading What Do You Think Libraries Will Look Like in 2015?
The the recording is now available from the May 20th online Symposium The Future is Mobile sponsored by OCLC and Library Journal. You can listen to it here or see the tweets on Twitter or What the Hashtag Speakers included: Sarah Allen, Director, Blazing Cloud, Inc. Jack Mason, Global Business Services, Strategic Programs & Social Media, Ibm Lindsay Notwell, Executive Director, 4g Strategy & Implementation, Verizon Wireless The … Continue reading The Future is Mobile: OCLC/LJ Online Symposium
My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/12/2010 thru 2/18/2010 Why are you for killing libraries? a thought-provoking post from Tim Spalding of LibraryThing questioning why libraries are embracing ebooks, especially when the ebook market is set to cut libraries out of participation. RT @vonburkhardt: New blog post: Ambient Awareness in Twitter for Reference – good suggestions on using Twitter … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 7
Start with this, I did Now think about this – How do libraries fit into this picture? As far as I can tell the technologies we’re struggling to adapt to and implement might very well be outdated by the time we’re ready to start using them. That’s not good. Right now technologies are running by and we’re still crawling to keep up. What does it mean? … Continue reading We’re barely treading water, what will keep us from drowning?