Sep 4, 2010

Catching up on Tweets from ALIACCESS Conference aka Librarians KM Web 2.0 Mobile Web Shared Services

No surprises at 1000's of tweets from #ALIACCESS 2010 Brisbane Conference this week. One of my work colleagues got the gong to go from our org and I am really looking forward to hearing from a live attendee and not just piecing it together via tweets, powerpoints, blogs & slideshares ! There seems to have been so many ideas across so many issues. And I learned that 2012 will be the national year of reading, and applaud ALIA's launching "Every Member an Advocate".

Some of the Conference Presentations which rated Tweet mentions : 

 I distilled the literally thousands of tweets down into a google pdf doc (embedded below) & from these emerged Key Themes for me :

Digital Libraries including Special Libraries

  • Access to technology and being blocked by IT stops innovation 
  • Only paradox of #infolit and web 2.0 is the assumption everyone can access these things 
  • We're now supporting content creators rather then information users #aliaaccess #infolit #cbruce

    #infolit #aliaaccess #cbruce started abt 20 years ago...

  • What defines an information literate person in our current information landscape? 
  • Conceptual framework of information organisation is still the same
  • talk of legacy systems in gov libraries rings true. A client-end customisable library intranet interface sounds good

  • special libraries need to sing from rooftops on how good we are. report monthly on how have helped the organisation.
  • How can we make academic libraries more fun? Experiment with technology = better support
  • Qr codes to link physical and digital library in context at point of need 
  • a(R)e roles in public, academic, law, spec & dig libraries so.. difft? 
  • Sydney TAFE is aiming for 50% online delivery 
  • People in public library environment don't want to go back to school. Formal infolit classes don't work 
  • good point about resistance to formalised learning and didactic instruction - applicable to many workplaces as well 
  • IT subjects - the physical use and production of knowledge management tools 
  • another confirmation that new tech, IT subjects, database subjects, km the important stuff taught at lib school 
  • Cloud computng and data mining. Not exactly cutting edge but ok to be reminded about them. I suppose.

  • 1% consult library web page or online catalogues 84% consult search engines OCLC report 2005.

  •  complexity of systems involved with digital delivery can lead to underestimation of time required - understatement!
  • Personalization is a top tech trend because we all want a room of our own 
  • personalization means we never have to be challenged by anything unfamiliar again
  • think digital for all your content 
  • people outside librarians vital for input to infolit

Future of Libraries

  • What is the community, learning, entertainment, social and research purpose of your library
  • Future of libraries - be innovative and creative - make the changes in your workplace - service first
  • Commitment to service, intellectual curiosity, flexibility some of the attributes needed in lib staff 
  • last question of the session! how do we make our managers see the value of libraries to our organisations? 
  • management don't care about small details. They want the big picture, adding value.
  • 'ISO ILL - something of a blunt instrument but it does work'.
  • Different library programs covering vastly different things. From IT based to more conceptual aspects or people focussed 
  • libraries staving off disaster - likened to hospice workers making the patient comfortable
  • Postgrads, researchers and academics need web 2 #infolit skills too! Not just undergrads
  • No longer just supporting library users - they are INFORMATION users or content creators

Digital Access Issues

  • Tony says that people with a print disability have been left out of the digital information revolution
  • The digital resolution has largely ignored the needs of print disabled
  • Tony from Vision Australia: large print not the answer to print disabled 
  • Disengaged, disenfranchised students disappear
  • public libs are generators of social capital 
  • Is #infolit about access? Does web 2.0 increase digital divide?
  • helping people use info in their own environment; cross platforms; diff media - what about transliteracy 
  • I never stopped to think of the complexities and difficulties of readability and its impact on access to information. 
  • big challenges with aging population and vision loss - having print disability resources available Some digital issues
  • by 2024 800000 Australians blind or vision impaired - this doesn't include other forms of print disablility

  • Print disability can include people with MS or people who cannot hold print books. Large print not suitable 

Social Media Issues

  • Social media can aid discovery and access for libraries 
  • Information knowledge and libraries are social spaces and places 
  • attitude is everything: librarian 2.0 is an attitude: u owe urself: noone owes u
  • 1. Identify your information need 
  • 2. Assess, retrieve, evaluate information. Research, network. Cut your losses or go ahead?
  • 3. Adapt information - Pilot for small wins. Still don't know if management is going to say yes

  • 4 Organise & communicate information. Sell outcomes, not facts. What is in it for MPOW.

  • Can libraries also be playzones for new technologies? Bring it on! 
  • collections traditionally held in four walls - no longer the case. 


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