Category Archive: gaming

Sep 19

ALIA Biennial Conference Day 1

I was fortunate enough to attend and present at the first day of the ALIA Biennial Conference 2014 in Melbourne. Here are my notes from the sessions I attended (all good stuff).  I will get my presentation up here soon as well. British Library in a globalised world – Roly Keating: Chief Execuitve of British …

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Feb 09

On Demand – Concurrent Session 15 – VALA 2012

Lighting the FUSE: innovation and partnerships by Rita Ellul and Indra Kurzeme SLV and Department of Childhood Learning had an agreement to deliver 25 unified projects over 2010-11 financial year. SLV was involved in this project to extend its reach. They were already good at information management, but project management externally was a new area …

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Feb 09

eCapabilities – Concurrent Session 13 – VALA 2012

Online learning: eMpowering eFutures through developing staff capability at Monash University Libraries – Lisa Smith and Steven Yates Monash University Libraries has 6 libraries in Australia and 2 overseas, with 260+ FTE staff, including casuals. They work in partnerships with faculties and other areas of the university. They offer increasingly interactive and engaging resources, services, …

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Feb 07

Discover – Concurrent Session 2 – VALA 2012

Alison Delitt and Sarah Schindeler – NLA – Trove – the terrors and triumphs of service-based social media Trove – free online search tool that brings together bibliographic records from libraries and archives. Best known for OCR, human corrected digitised newspapers. Trove already has an interactive base – including lists, tagging, comments and more. Social …

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May 20

Online presence in 2008

I have been thinking about this subject for weeks, longer probably and I’m not the only one. There’s been a lot of discussion about what social software people are using, people stopping blogging and some restarting and more. In the light of this, I thought it was about time I sorted out all the myriad …

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Apr 27

AADL – Study tour 07

Eli Neiburger, head of Information and Administration Services at Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) gave me most of his day to outline the great things that are happening at Ann Arbor. I so want a programmer on our staff. Eli leads the Information Access and Systems team of 9 fulltime staff who provide help desk …

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Apr 21

PLCMC 4 – Study Tour 2007

Tonight, the Main Library at PLCMC had an Open Night to celebrate Library Week. Invitees were able to sample food from local restaurants, cafes and a winery and the opportunity to find out more about library programs and more. The more included the opportunity to play with the Library’s Wii games (I bowl better virtually …

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Apr 16

CIL 2007 – Gaming & Libraries: Engaging Strategies – Jenny Levine

http://theshiftedlibrarian.pbwiki.com. Gamers – not just teenage boys in the basement. 90 million gamers up to age 35. Boomers = 77 million, 70% once in while, 65% regularly. Average age = 33 years. Largest percentage is middle aged women. Wii opening up video games to a new generation. Kids with disabilities, elderly are bowling and playing …

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