Monthly Archive: January 2007

Jan 31

Information Online 2007 – Day 2 Session 2

Kate Wilson and Chelsea Harper then reported on their study of the Blog and Wiki landscape in Australia as of June 2006. Limited literature available on this topic, so most of their info came from a study run from Apr – Jun 06. Blogs and wikis are being used for reference database/manuals, public resource guides, …

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Jan 31

Information Online 2007 – Day 2 Session 1

Wow, yesterday was exhausting, and today was as interesting, if not as new. Diana Oblinger from EDUCAUSE spoke on the trends that teens are showing us now, which will ultimately become societal changes (as they always do). Today’s learners are connected, both individually and as groups, via both technology and personally. They are action- oriented, …

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Jan 30

Information Online 2007 – Day 1 – What about it?

So, having written 4 lengthy posts on the content of day 1, I realised that I hadn’t written anything much about what I got out of it. So here goes. I want a USB stick with an MP3 player and FM tuner in the same piece of hardware.I need to look up the e-government strategy …

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Jan 30

Information Online 2007 – Day 1 – Fourth Session

Neil Infield from the British Library gave the late afternoon keynote on the new Business and IP Centre. This innovative program is changing how BL serves their customers and is drawing in people who have never used BL before. Inspired by the Science, Industry and Business Library at New York Public Library, it came after …

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Jan 30

Information Online 2007 – Day 1 – Third Session

Dr R David Lankes from the Information Institute of Syracuse delivered the afternoon keynote on the Changing face of service. We are integrated library services – youth, cataloguing, reference, preservation, IT, instruction etc. We don’t necessarily fit together well, but we know we are a profession. Service is more than reference and far from the …

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Jan 30

Information Online 2007 – Day 1 Second Session

Katrina Hughes shared the results of a worldwide survey of hardcopy versus electronic resources in libraries. She had 1653 responses, including 639 from Australia and 544 from the USA – the rest came from 55 different countries. The results were similar for all locations (Oz, US and world). To sum up briefly: – libraries are …

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Jan 30

Information Online 2007 – Day 1 First session.

Well here I am in Sydney attending one of Australia’s premier library conferences, the Information Online conference 2007. It was a big day today, with 3 keynotes as well as other sessions. I will do my best to summarise here, what I have taken in lots of written notes. And to save everyone eye strain, …

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Jan 26

Blog filled week!

I will be flying to Sydney on Monday for the Online conference, courtesy of my Ramsay Reid scholarship. For my paper at the Computers in Libraries conference I will be discussing Libraries building Communities and Web 2.0 initiatives in Australia and where best to find them but the Online conference. I will be blogging the …

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Jan 20

Second Life

Just when I thought my first life was diverse enough, I am now getting a Second Life. Second Life is a virtual world, but its way beyond a game. Many businesses including Reuters, Disney, Sun, Toyota and others have conducted business there, even ALA has office space there. I got interested because of the creation …

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Jan 14

5 Things you didn’t know about me.

I’ve been tagged by Kathryn at Librarians Matter. So here’s 5 things you did’t know about me. 1. I was born in Cornwall, England and immigrated to Australia when I was 18 months and got citizenship when I was 8 years old (very proudly signed my own citizenship papers!) 2. I sing. I am no …

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