Category Archive: technology center

Apr 22

Connecting the dots: people, libraries and technology

The State Library of Victoria hosted this event, in conjunction with Public Libraries Network Victoria last Friday.  There was good representation from libraries across the state and I am happy to say they weren’t all tech people. Anyway, here are my notes from the day.   NBN and libraries of the 21st century – Mary …

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Mar 29

Technolust: the fifth column of the information counter-revolution (VALA Events 2013)

On Wednesday night, I attended the first VALA event of the year, where Hugh Rundle from Boroondara Libraries spoke on Technolust and libraries. It was a very interesting and thought provoking talk, which my notes do not do justice to, but they will at least give you an idea and hopefully get you thinking as …

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Mar 09

Looking to the future – 2013 Horizon Report

The Horizon Report 2013 Higher Education Edition has been out for a bit now and I admit that I await its predictions with keen interest. Although aimed at the academic sector, I have still found it a valuable insight into what could be coming up for libraries, including public libraries. This year’s is no different. …

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Jan 16

3D Printers – technolust, lifelong learning, community?

I normally don’t weigh in with a blog post when there is a heavy topic in library blogging, but am going to on this one because of my own particular interest and experience of late. If you haven’t already caught the discussion on libraries, their mission and 3D printers, I recommend you do so first. …

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May 17

Emerging Technology Forum 2011 Geelong

I was fortunate to be able to attend the 3rd annual Emerging Technology Forum 2011 in Geelong, which is a collaboration between Deakin University, Geelong Regional Libraries and the Gordon Institute of TAFE on Tuesday 17th May. A long way to go, but well worth the travel. Stephen Abram – The future: Frankenbooks, social collaboration …

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Apr 03

Anatomy of a Library 2.0 Masterclass

I had the wonderful, exhausting and exhilarating job of presenting a two day Libraries 2.0 Masterclass this week, with the delightful Kathryn Greenhill.  Glad to say, it was an all round success, with wonderful feedback and responses from our 19 attendees. Kathryn has covered the days with our tweets, through a Cover It Live session …

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Apr 13

Darien Library 1 – Study tour 2007

So here I am now in New England (sounds so romantic) at Darien Library. Check out the photos I have on Flickr about their current building. They have just broken ground for a new library building, which will be similar to the new Princeton Library with 3 levels, but not quite as big. The inspired …

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Apr 13

Princeton Public Library 2 – Study Tour 2007

After a beautiful lunch of soup and salad, it was back to talking with Janie Hermann, one of the Library Garden bloggers, who is also presenting at CIL 2007. Princeton Library runs a Databytes program, where twice a month, a librarian gives a session on a technology topic. That day, Romina – who coordinated my …

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