Category: Online conference

ALIA Online 2019 – Day 3

Day 3 – Thursday 14th February 2019   Revitalising first nations languages: keeping culture strong in the digital world – Terry Janke Estimate that there are only 20 Indigenous languages being used in every day speech. 90% of languages are endangered and because they are an oral race, there is limits to what is written …

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ALIA Online 2019 – Day 2

Day 2 – Wednesday 13th February 2019 Connecting with users and enriching the library experience in the digital age – Carla Hayden (Librarian of Congress) The importance of reading can not be underplayed. In USA history, African Americans who learnt to read were severely punished, as were the people who taught them to read. “Palaces …

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ALIA Online 2019 – Day 1

Day 1 – Tuesday 12 February 2019 Genevieve Bell – Wonder in the age of AI: art, creativity and possibility SIRAC, the first computer stored memory, began its life at Sydney, but then most of its life at Melbourne University. It taught an entire generation about computers and it was used to process data about …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 3 — What about it?

My final and shortest list for the conference:Check out the Australian Development Gateway and link to it.Talk to managers about information security.Investigate tablet PCs and roving reference.Be seriously involved in our new intranet, its development etc.Investigate using a wiki for our Information Services Manual, our Local History Pathfinder and other information, both internal and public.Check …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 3 – Session 4

The last sessions were the hardest,with everyone tired etc, but I still got something out of it before I raced out to catch my plane home. Travis Harvey and Hans Zerr from NetReturn spoke on the “Australian Development Gateway” the Australian Government and AusAid initiative to provide a knowledge sharing website for aid workers in …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 3 – Session 2

I was getting tired by now at the conference, like I am now with these writeups, so the notes are getting briefer – hang in there with me now! Shauna Hicks from the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) spoke on “Archives in the 2st century”. In the new PROV reading room, each desk has …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 3 – Session 1

I know, its been weeks now since the conference, but sometimes that’s the way it goes. Joanne Lustig from Outsell presented the keynote on the last day – “Library Futures: users, technology and you”. 2007 is the time of experiential content, situational format (not just text or media), contextual information (not just access), whatever, wherever, …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 2 — What about it?

Here’s my list from day 2 – shorter, but probably because there were only 3 sessions. Look at reorganising my library’s database list by subjectUpdate my resumeChase up the Corporate Library proposalUse del.icio.us to bookmark sites worth keeping for the future (already happening)Check out the Online Conference blogClaim my ALIA CPD points for the conferenceCheck …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 2 Session 2

Kate Wilson and Chelsea Harper then reported on their study of the Blog and Wiki landscape in Australia as of June 2006. Limited literature available on this topic, so most of their info came from a study run from Apr – Jun 06. Blogs and wikis are being used for reference database/manuals, public resource guides, …

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Information Online 2007 – Day 2 Session 1

Wow, yesterday was exhausting, and today was as interesting, if not as new. Diana Oblinger from EDUCAUSE spoke on the trends that teens are showing us now, which will ultimately become societal changes (as they always do). Today’s learners are connected, both individually and as groups, via both technology and personally. They are action- oriented, …

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