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It’s Carnival Time!

I am the honoured host of the Carnival of the InfoSciences #72, which will be posted on Monday 28th May. For those who don’t know the Carnival, it’s a travelling weblog post that endeavours to show the best of the information science blogosphere. Its hosted fortnightly by a different library blogger and well coordinated by …

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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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Library Future gazing

I am hoping my trip has helped me to see what my library will look like in the next year, but what will it look like further down the track? With Australian Library and Information Week fast approaching, my friends and co-bloggers at Libraries Interact are asking for your vision of what the library will …

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Thomas Ford – Study tour 07

Wow, my last visit and I spent a lovely day at Thomas Ford Memorial Library (TFML) in the outer Chicago suburbs. Thomas Ford is a single branch service with 7 librarians plus support staff. However, besides the number of branches and staff, our respective library services have a lot in common – more on that …

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Breakfast with Michael Stephens

Yesterday before sightseeing in Chicago, I had the honour and pleasure of breakfasting with Michael Stephens (of Tame the Web and much other fame). He was kind enough to spare some time from an overbusy schedule to pick me up from my hotel and pop to a local bakery for a hearty breakfast. Our chat …

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Hennepin 2 – Study tour 07

Glenn Peterson, a fellow presenter at CIL took me through some of the behind the scenes. At the moment he is working on mashup between Google Maps and Flickr which will show their branches on a map with address and contact details. He is including geotagging, so that you get a Google image of the …

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Hennepin 1 – Study tour 07

Had a great day at Hennepin County Public Library (HCPL) on the outskirts of Minneapolis, Minnesota. HCPL has a great team managing their web services. They have 4 librarians working on web development (all former adult, teens or childrens librarians), 2 programmers who are also librarians, an intranet staffer, a support staffer and an Office …

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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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SJCPL – Study tour 2007

Marianne Kruppa is Web Development Librarian at St Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) and I have just spent a wonderful day with her, discovering their main library and all the great things that they are doing there. SJCPL is made up of the main library, 8 branches (plus one under construction) and a read mobile …

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Web Junction – Study tour 2007

Today I was warmly welcomed by Denise Stewart at the Dublin, Ohio offices of Web Junction. OCLC is located on a large green expanse outside of Columbus Ohio. It’s an awesome complex on a beautiful location with approximately 1,000 staff working out of two of the three OCLC owned buildings on site. Photos have been …

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