Over the last 15 months I've been giving occasional presentations & workshops about "2.0" and some of the things we've done with our OPAC, but the next five weeks are going to be hectic with 6 presentations: 02/Nov/2007 – "Transformative Technologies: Web 2.0 in the library environment", Glasgow (CILIP Scotland) 06/Nov/2007 – "Insight 2007: Inspiration […]
Posts from ‘October, 2007’
In the last couple of months, I've had several email exchanges with Dynix & Horizon libraries who were interested in using some of the "2.0" features that I've added to our OPAC at Huddersfield, but the technical challenges (setting up an extra web server, MySQL database, etc) would have been too much. I've been thinking […]
Nice to see libraries get a mention in this week's IT section in The Guardian: Sue the libraries – they're letting people get content on the cheap [Libraries] are the institutions which have the longest experience of making copyright goods available fairly to people who have not paid directly for them; and in all the […]
Mike Wesch (of "The Machine is Us/ing Us" fame) has put up a new video which "…explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM
I seem to be following Brian Kelly around at the moment — having managed to pick up his cold at ILI on Monday, I gave a presentation after him at the "Inspiring the iGeneration" event in Wolverhampton yesterday. My presentation (which was a hotch-potch of survey stats, recent news items, and examples) is available on […]
Not sure if he knows it, but I've just spotted that my older brother Simon gets a mention on the Pennine Radio Wikipedia page. Sadly he doesn't appear in this video… …I can't believe their original jingle was "Pennine 235, that's the sound goin' into your 'ear'oles"!
Really wished I could have stayed for the second day of Internet Librarian International 2007, but had to be back in Huddersfield today before heading off to Wolverhampton Science Park tomorrow. My ILI presentation is available on SlideShare and I've uploaded some photographs to Flickr.
Both the Daily Mail and The Guardian appear to have suckered by a website that claims "Children's books that don't have happy endings should be banned" and that a mass "bad book" burning is planned for later this month: http://thehappyendingsfoundation.org If they'd bothered to check who'd registered the domain, they'd have soon spotted that the […]