For the next couple of days, I’m attending Internet Librarian 2012. Great conference – why aren’t you here?
Day one is over – I don’t have extensive notes from each session, but I will share some highlights.
David Weinberger started us off today with a keynote presentation on his Library as a Platform idea. He explained what he meant by platform and how knowledge is changing because of platforms, and then talked a little about the library as a platform. It was a good, thought-provoking talk.
Next up … well, that was me. I’ll post my slides in another post.
Michelle Boule talked crowdsourcing, and mentioned how to give your crowd the means to survive:
- give them a goal
- let the crowd choose their weapons – let them choose the technology they want to use to meet that goal
- celebrate their successes and failures alike
M. Ryan Hess talked about Google Analytics, and then showed CrazyEgg. I’d forgotten about this really cool tool. It makes a heatmap of clicks on your website – great tool for usability, tracking clicks, etc. I need to check this one out again!
I was able to sign some books – always fun and a bit humbling, too.
And … I saw Jason Griffey’s LibraryBox in action. Very cool project, Jason!
So – good first day. Two more days to come!