Category Archive: disruptive technologies

May 28

Mobile Devices Event – Public Libraries Victoria Network ICT Special Interest Group – Thursday 16th May

Here are my notes from this recent event. Tech tool kit – Georgie Nicholson – Melbourne Library Service They bought the equipment from a grant. Got 4 each Toshiba Laptops, Samsung Slate PCs, Sony eReaders, iRiver eReaders, Kobo eReaders, (2 different models), iPad 2s, iPod touches, Kobo Voxes and Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Ten devices with …

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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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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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Feb 14

Mackenzie Wark – VALA2010 Day 3 Closing Plenary

McKenzie Wark – Eugene Lang College and the New School for Social Research New York – The Networked Book Developed his book Gamer Theory with interaction with kids, teens, parents, librarians and professionals in the gaming industry. Many books are being developed this way, using the power of Web 2.0, but it is not appropriate …

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Sep 04

ALIA Dreaming 08 – Fri AM Plenary – Stephen Abram

Big Stuff – Library Challenges – Stephen Abram – Sirsi-Dynix Institute We need to tell good stories – tell each other about the good things that happen, not the bad, which is what we usually do. Stephen said that our stuff is awesome, we are in good standing amongst the libraries of the world. We …

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Feb 05

Online Conference 2007 – Day 2 Session 3

Dr Damian Conway, a futurist from Monash Uni spoke on Disruptive Technologies and Digital Convergence. What? I’ll explain. We had quite a few people talking about libraries in the short term, Damian was looking further, 10 to 20 years. Spoke about the insatiable need for information in our society, which places libraries and librarians in …

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