Category Archive: CIL2007

Mar 24

On Ada Lovelace Day, my inspiring woman in technology is Helene Blowers

It’s March 24th, making it Ada Lovelace Day and in memory of Ada – a woman who is considered to be the first programmer, I and many others have pledged to write about a woman in technology who inspires me.  Before I do, here’s some more about this day. Ada Lovelace Day “is an international …

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May 11

Computers in Libraries 2007 Slides

Infotoday now has the Presentations from Computers in Libraries 2007 on their website. So if you are interested you can check out the presentations from pretty much all the sessions at CIL, including the slides (with my speaker notes) and references from my paper “Libraries building community and Library 2.o initiatives in Australia”. I am …

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Apr 20

CIL 2007 – Some post conference reflections

Wow, what a great time I had at Computers in Libraries 2007 and what a conference. I was very fortunate to spend time and make friends in the bloggers corner with Michael Sauers (Travelin Librarian), Louise Alcorn (Librarian Rants), Laura Solomon (Library Greek Woes), Connie Crosby and also with David Free (David’s Random Stuff) and …

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Apr 18

CIL 2007 – Tech Freebies & Program Ideas – Janie Hermann, Robert Keith, Matt Gullett, Robin Ryan

“Promoting “2.0 Training” with “Fantastic Freebies” and other innovative programs. Janie & Bob from Princeton whom I spent time with last week. Inspired by Computers in Libraries 2006. You can do more than basic tech training. Several easy to implement paths to grow at Tech training program – low cost in money and staff time. …

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Apr 18

CIL 2007 – The Library of the Future – Louise Parker Berry and Alan Kirk Gray

Great to hear the formal presentation of what I saw and learnt about the new Darien Library when I spent the day there last week. Louise Berry – 3 principles guiding their building project, which is ultimately based on their library creed of extreme customer service Covenant with our patrons Stay ahead of expectations First …

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Apr 18

CIL2007 – Alliance & Charlotte Libraries Get a Second Life: Library services in a virtual world

Tom Peters, Lori Bell, Matt Gullett, Kelly Czarnecki. Celebrating its first year of existence. Second Life is a virtual world, not a game Alliance Library System and PLCMC were the first libraries established in it 2 main projects, adult Second Life and Teen Second Life (13-17 yrs) Over 5.5 million registered avatars Complete online community …

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Apr 18

C IL2007 – Reinventing the Library in the Internet Era – Rebecca Kahl & Aniel Sud/Clyde Miles

A project from Cuyahoga County Public Library. Patron needs were changing, the library profession was changing as was library service. Device evolution put pressure on staff who were uncomfortable with the new technologies. Needed to adapt staff, services and website to meet the changing needs of their community. Wanted more than a site, wanted a …

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Apr 18

CIL 2007 – Trends in Mobile Tools & Applications for Libraries – Megan Fox

Megan Fox – Web and Electronic Services Librarian at Simmons College. Our users are relying more on cell phones and hand-held tools, so expect that they will turn to them more for their information needs. Want a large range of music, books, movies etc to be able to access, rather than the limited number that …

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Apr 18

CIL 2007 – World Digital Library Initiative – John Van Oudenaren

John Van Oudenaren is Senior Advisor, World Digital Library Initiative at the Library of Congress.Vision – to create a digital library of significant original materials representing all of the major cultures from across the globe and make it accessible to students, educators and the general public. Objectives: promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness provide …

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Apr 18

CIL 2007 – Mashups, remixing info & making data browsable – Karen Huffman and Derek Willis

Couldn’t get to a power or get my laptop out in this crowded session, so had to use treeware and now is the first chance to type this up. This session was Monday morning, so sorry for the delay. Karen Huffman spoke of her experiences at National Geographic (NG). Web 2.0 is what we are …

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