Category: trends

Feb 07

Libraries & the Post-PC era – Jason Griffey – VALA 2012

Steve Jobs 2010 – analogy to cars – we have had PCs for 30 years, but now our needs are being fulfilled by other devices – pads and smart phones for example.  Once upon a time………… there was a princess, the princess loved books, but the princess also loved computers – enamoured with the digital, …

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Sep 24

VALA Presents David Lee King

Was very happy to be able Friday 23rd September’s seminar in Melbourne with David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, fresh from his appearance at NLS #5 in Perth and Hamish Curry from the State Library of Victoria – presented by VALA: Libraries, Technology & the Future Inc. (thanks guys for organising …

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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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Feb 09

VALA 2010 L-Plate Series

Here are my notes from the L-Plate series at VALA 2010 conference.  I am just cutting and pasting from what I took at the time, so I apologise for spelling and grammar, no time to do anything else at this stage. Hope you get something out of it. I got plenty. Open Source Software – …

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Apr 25

Newspapers and the Internet

There have been a lot of stories going around the last few months, about the future of newspapers and how they are in jeopardy because of the Net. (great links and summary of key articles at Rosen’s Flying Seminar in the Future of News) I’ll refer to some of those, whilst giving a personal perspective …

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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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Aug 11

Talking about my generation

I am a borderline Gen Xer.  Depending on which study you look at, I am sometimes listed as a Baby Boomer.  Labels don’t matter all that much, but I have always felt more affinity to Gen Xers and it always made me feel a little bit younger to label myself as such too. But recently …

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Mar 24

Interesting reading

I have been so busy with changes at work and with my study tour coming up in 2 weeks, that I haven’t had time to blog. As per usual, everything that I want to write about comes up at the same time, so I’ll start with a “you should read this” post. Helene Blowers at …

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