Monday, October 21, 2013

From Loaning to Learning


Really enjoyed the ideas discussed by David Lankes in this video.  Certainly a refreshing take on the future of public libraries, particularly when considering the professions fixation with eBooks.  Once I have a little time to digest David's thoughts and read his latest book I will revisit this post and expand on some of the ideas I think have traction.





From Loaning to Learning from R. David Lankes on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

American Libraries Live: take your brain for a walk.

In need of inspiration?  Interested in what the impact of new technology may be on libraries in 5 years time?  How can we deploy existing technology utilised in the commercial sector in our libraries?  What impact will technology have on the way we manage circulation and acquisition workflows; how will it transform reference services?  These are some of the concepts discussed on the new video channel American Libraries Live.  This is a new initiative aimed at facilitating a wider discourse on the issues that matter to the library profession.

The first episode is a panel discussion on the theme of, Library 2017, Tech at Warp Speed! The host is Jason Griffey and the other panellists include Rebecca Miller, Marshall Breeding and Nina McHale.

It's definitely an hour of your life well spent!  I am looking forward to episode two!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Library Renewal

Michael Porter talks about Library Renewal
TWIL #51: Michael Porter (Library Renewal) from Jaap van de Geer on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Information Online 2011

Stimulating 3 days at Information Online 2011. A lot of big ideas and interesting projects to digest and consider.

Highlights:

Michael Mace Ebooks and the future of publishing

Christine Mackenzie Revolutionising the library's OPAC

Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Libraries the phoenix rising from the ashes

Partnering for publications: the library, the bookshop, DA-Direct and the custom book centre at the University of Melbourne
Jenny Ellis Deputy University Librarian and Director, Scholarly Information, University of Melbourne Library
Graeme Connelly Director, Melbourne University Bookshop
Richard Siegersma

Many more, I suggest you keep an eye on the Information Online conference site for the uploading of the presentations and papers.

On another note the 2010 Biblio Turismo Librarian Motorcycle ride report has been uploaded. Probably our most successful trip to date.