Mashed Library 2010 – Liverpool

As announed on Twitter last night, the first Mashed Library UK event of 2010 will be taking place in Liverpool on Friday 14th May ๐Ÿ™‚
Keep an eye on the following sites for further details!

It’s become a little tradition to give each event a fun name — we’ve had “Mash Oop North!” (Huddersfield) and “Middlemash” (Birmingham). If you’ve got any suggestions for the Liverpool event, please tweet them to @m8nd1 or @daviddclay, or leave a comment here ๐Ÿ™‚
Some (Beatles related) suggestions are:

  • A Hard Day’s Mash
  • All You Need is Mash
  • Sgt Masher’s Mashtastical Mashup Band
  • All Things Must Mash
  • Mash Me Do
  • Eight Mashups a Week
  • I Am the Mashup
  • Mashups (That’s What I Want)
  • I’m API Just to Dance With You

Reshelve all your books by the colour of their spine

Thanks to Iman for jogging my memory about this blog post which I’d been meaning to blog about for the last couple of weeks — in fact, I was chatting to someone after the ARCLib Conference in Liverpool last week about it, but couldn’t remember the name of the library for the life in me (it’s the Emily Carr University Library)…

The above was a senior grad project by Valรฉrie Madill and you can find further details here: “Looking at Libraries: Defining Space Through Content“.
During my ARCLib presentation (which bizarrely ended up as a featured slideshow on the slideshare home page!?!), I mentioned the book shop in San Francisco that Chris Cobb famously rearranged by colour (see Flickr)…

I must briefly mention that the last session of the conference was given by Stephanie Davies of I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much at a library conference ๐Ÿ˜€
Just in case anyone didn’t believe me that there’s a web page with a list of dirty library words, it’s here!
I’m itching to do something cool on one of our library’s plasma screens and I was wondering about hooking it up to a webcam and doing something like this, but using book cover thumbnails instead of the square blocks of colour?
I think I’ve still got the code I used to creating the “librarians as books” kicking around somewhere…

USTLG Summer 2006 Meeting – Liverpool

I’m just putting the finishing touches to a presentation about Library 2.0 I’m giving tomorrow at the University Science and Technology Librarians Group Summer 2006 meeting.
I’m even beginning to have second thoughts — trying to sum up the last 2 or 3 years worth of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 “stuff” in under 45 minutes (when I could happily talk about any single aspect of it for an hour) is proving a real challenge!
Anyway, once I get back from the event, I’ll update this post with a copy of the presentation.
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