Category: social software

Jul 19

Emerging Technology Forum – Geelong 2012

I was happy to again be attending the ETF, which is a collaborative training event organised by Deakin University, Geelong Regional Libraries and Gordon TAFE. With a new format and new location and with a theme of “Using technology well”, it was an amazingly insightful day. Here’s my amazingly detailed notes from the day – …

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Jun 20

Social networking and breaking news

Social networking again proved its worth last night, when within seconds of the Melbourne Earthquake, there were tweets and Facebook statuses galore as people from around Victoria reported in with their own experiences. This quickly gave us all a picture of what had happened, which was just as well, because the media took quite a …

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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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Jun 17

Twitter: the nth wave

I joined Twitter quite a few years ago and over time my use of it has developed, until we now have a settled relationship, where I use it almost exclusively as a professional development and support tool. Which means I look to other librarians for interesting information, new ideas and to support and find support …

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Jun 09

Self esteem and social networking

As I mentioned in an earlier this week, it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it was on my birthday that this thought process entered my ever rambling mind. Part of my birthday being a good day was as a result of all the birthday greetings I got, both through Twitter and …

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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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Aug 05

ProBlogger Training Day – Part Three

Here’s the last part of my notes from the ProBlogger training day I attended Tuesday. I know its hard to get something out of someone else’s notes, so if you need to ask a question – please do! Blog Workshop – Chris Garrett Handed out a mind map to give some tips on how your …

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Aug 04

ProBlogger Training Day – Part Two

As so it continues. Here is Part Two of my notes from the ProBlogger training day I attended yesterday.  Just to save your eyes and my fingers, there will be a third post, for the last of my notes. In the meantime – enjoy! Building Community on your blog – Darren Rowse Building community is …

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Aug 03

ProBlogger Training Day – Part One

I was so fortunate to be able to attend the ProBlogger training day held in Melbourne today. If you don’t know ProBlogger (Darren Rowse) – check him out. He is one of the foremost authorities on blogging and an Aussie as well and he gathered together a great group of blogging colleagues to present a …

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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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