The only problem with offering to do presentations is that they don’t leave you any time to blog about the actual event itself!!!
For those who prefer an electronic version, here are the 3 presentations I gave today:
If you have any questions or comments, you can always use this blog or you can email me at:
- d.c.pattern [at] hud.ac.uk
….right — got to dash off to get ready for the conference meal!!!
I’m giving a presentation about Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 later on this week at the DUG/HUG (UK) Conference 2006 and I’m wanting to demo some of the great things libraries have done with Library 2.0 and Web 2.0. In particular, I’ve got one slide that has two spare bullet points of space left and I can’t decide what to put there…
Here’s what I’ve got already:
- Westmont Public Library – publicises new books using Flickr
- University of Connecticut – staff documentation & info stored in a wiki
- Ball State University – recruiting students via weblogs
- Dowling College Library – podcasts of library and local information
- Birkbeck College Library – RSS feed of library news
- Plymouth State University – Casey Bisson’s Weblog OPAC
I’ve no idea if anyone will read this blog post in time, but if you can come up with one or two more great examples of libraries doin’ it for themselves, please post a reply! You’ve got exactly 12 hours before I need to finalise the presentation and get the handouts printed — the clock is ticking!
I reserve the right to cherry pick two of the best responses (that’s assuming I get any!) and in return you’ll get to have your name in lights …well, projected on a screen during the presentation 😀
Cheers in advance 🙂
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.
Continue reading “USTLG Summer 2006 Meeting – Liverpool”
Here’s a slightly delayed write up for the 2 day Executive Roadshow event at the Crowne Palza, Birmingham.
Normally I’d try and blog live but sadly the Crowne Plaza regarded internet access in the hotel rooms (which I’d already paid for) as being something entirely different to wireless access in the rest of the hotel (for which I’d need to pay separately).
Continue reading “SirsiDynix Executive Roadshow, Birmingham, UK”
I’ve just stumbled across an excellent article by Ellyssa Kroski about folksonomies (user, rather than expert, created taxonomies):
The Hive Mind: Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging
Now that Amazon is letting its users tag items, how long before we see this functionality in the OPAC? I’m getting very tempted to add a tagging facility to our test OPAC server.