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Internet Librarians—The Power to Transform Libraries

by Cindy Shamel :

"The 16th annual Internet Librarian conference recently concluded in Monterey, Calif. More than a thousand registrants and 215 speakers tackled the topic Transformational Power of Internet Librarians. While the sessions ranged from accessibility of digital content to web analytics, two themes took center stage: the future role of libraries and the reality of ebooks. As it turns out, some would assert that the future role of libraries depends upon the ultimate impact of ebooks.
Role of Libraries

Depending upon whom you ask, libraries should serve as a platform for networking, return to their core competency as the keeper of print books, or launch new products and services as the enabler of content creation.

In the opening keynote address, David Weinberger advocated for the library as a platform for people, ideas, and works delivered through tools and services. Weinberger is senior researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, co-director, Harvard Innovation Lab, and author of Too Big to Know. He says, rather than attempting to collect knowledge in the form of published works, librarians can advance knowledge through public learning, generous sharing, and the power of iteration. Weinberger used the experience of software developers as an example of fast, efficient, and effective learning as they collaborate through tutorials, versioning, and social connections to tweak and improve programs. He posited that libraries can serve as a networking platform that “provides the resources that let others create and flourish.”

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LIS Trends: Presentations from Internet Librarian International 2011 #ILI2011

LIS Trends: Presentations from Internet Librarian International 2011 #ILI2011 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Presentations from Internet Librarian International 2011. ILI 2011 took place 27-28 October and there are some presentations at http://lanyrd.com/2011/ili2011/

 

Some of the presentations available:

Jo Alcock - Developing ourselves: Are you a twit? Using microblogging and social software to Get Things Done


Bryony Ramsden & Dave Pattern - Library Data Impact project

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ALA | AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

ALA | AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning (What a treasure trove!

 

"The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."

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This website features some really great and useful resources for teachers. Every teacher is always looking for a new great and fun idea.

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eBook Link Round Up from Internet Librarian #il2011

eBook Link Round Up from Internet Librarian #il2011 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
During the two day ebook track in at Internet Librarian there were a lot of references to articles, reports and books, by myself, and others so I thought I would put together a link round up. Content by Cory Docotrow Seriously read this.
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A keynote panel looked at the Internet in 2020 and predicted important trends

A keynote panel looked at the Internet in 2020 and predicted important trends | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A keynote panel looked at the Internet in 2020 and predicted important trends (Internet Librarian 2011 Keynote -Future Internet 2020: http://t.co/KtVyWaGu...)...

 

"The panel looked at the internet in 2020 and held a “TrendWatch Smackdown”. James Werle began with a look beyond Web 2.0, noting that the changes of the last few years are just a blink of the eye in the history of librarianship. In 1996, only 28% of public libraries offered Internet access, and the average web usage by Americans was 1/2 hour a month! Global Internet traffic is predicted to quadruple by 2015, and the IT revolution will continue to produce untold innovation. Internet traffic is forecast to quadruple by 2015, with more devices, more people conneccted, better connectivity, and more video. Video will be the fastest application driving traffic in the next 5 years. All applications will require high performance broadband. Many libraries are falling behind the bandwidth curve; over half of US libraries report that they do not have enough workstations to meet demand at certain times during a busy day. Access to high performance broadband networks is essential for libraries to evolve in the future."

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Internet Librarian 2011: Best Betas for Learning & Navigating | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Internet Librarian 2011: Best Betas for Learning & Navigating | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Internet Librarian 2011: Best Betas for Learning & Navigating Gary Price Gary’s entire presentation is available at: http://j.mp/bestbetas Snap (Internet Librarian 2011: Best Betas for Learning & Navigating...)

 

"Gary’s entire presentation is available at: http://j.mp/bestbetas

 

Snap Bird (http://snap.org): a Twitter archive tool. Search for someone’s specific timeline, keywords, favorites, search all the people you follow and their Tweets, Tweets mentioning you, DMs sent and received, etc. Gary’s found Tweets back into April for some of the searches he’s ran.

 

Microsoft Academic (http://academic.research.microsoft.com/): 36 million publications from 18 million authors. You can search by author, organization, DOI, conference title, publication title, etc. Brand new from Microsoft…

 

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine from Europe) (http://www.base-search.net/): 31 million documents from over 250,000 content providers, for academic scholarly research.

 

Quixley (http://quixley/): App discovery for all the different platforms. Search for keywords and see what’s on which platform (Sarah’s note: This would be a good tool in helping people pick what device/platform to purchase based on which apps they care most about).

 

Primadesk (http://primadesk.com/): Aggregates all of your cloud services like Box.net, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Docs, Facebook, etc.

Otixo (http://otxio.com/)

Greplin (http://greplin.com/)"

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Upcoming Digital Textbooks: Internet Librarian 2012 > IL2012

Gerry McKiernan, Science & Technology Librarian, Iowa State University

Increasingly, libraries are clearing stacks to make way for flexible spaces suited to portable personal technology and replacing print holdings with electronic collections. The session begins with a case study of replacing annually purchased reference books with electronic books, includes an analysis of the economics, review of availability of materials, and a brief look at the difficulties of creating specialized ebooks to fill in gaps. The CSU group share the results of a survey to assess the use of e-reader and tablet devices, their adoption by students and faculty, as well as how frequently and in what environments they are being used for conducting research and completing course assignments. McKiernan looks at the current landscape for digital textbooks; the vendors, platforms and initiatives happening in this space; funding options; predictions; and more!"

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Thoughts From Internet Librarian International 2011 Conference ...#ILI2011

Thoughts From Internet Librarian International 2011 Conference ...#ILI2011 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

How the Future Internet will Shape Libraries

Visibility and Collaboration in Digital Domains

New Ways of Analysing to Prove Value

Innovations in Usage Analysis

Cutting-Edge Technology Projects etc.

 

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Developing Opportunities with Archival Collections

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Unlimited Priorities’ Howard Stanbury presented in the B204-Driving Collaboration with Repositories session and explained how information repositories of all kinds are being challenged to adapt to a changing paradigm in facilities, resources and...
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Libraries and learning communities (video & slides) | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

"Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities” – both physical and virtual. Includes video and slides.

 

He looked at five questions that libraries face as they consider their role in communities:

1) What is the future of knowledge?

2) What is the future of reference expertise?

3) What is the future of public technology?

4) What is the future of learning spaces?

5) What is the future of community anchor institutions?

 

You can watch a video of his talk above or on UStream."

 

 

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“Libraries and Learning Communities” Internet Librarian 2011 ...

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“Libraries and Learning Communities” Internet Librarian 2011 Keynote from Lee Rainie ... Challenges of Leveraging the eBook Opportunity in K-12 Libraries · Students Creating Conversations for Learning with the Fishbowl ...
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Internet Librarian 2011: 20 steps to better web services | David Lee King

Internet Librarian 2011: 20 steps to better web services | David Lee King | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Sarah Houghton - librarianinblack.net 

"#1 – where to put your websites.

WordPress. Blogger. Drupal – not really where your website goes… Squarespace – not free, but cheap.

#2 – images.

Gimp. Image editing program.
picasa – edit and host images.
Picnik – simple editing that most people need. Connected to Flickr
Flickr – great place to host, find cc-licensed photos
Pictobrowser – great slideshow for images
Openphoto – free images – high quality"

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