November 19, 2008

Go Online

I’m lucky enough to be speaking at next month’s Online Information 2008 conference in London, where I’ll be speaking about new media channels for libraries (in other words, getting your content out in front of users where they already are). I’m in the Brave New World for Libraries and Publishers track on day one, but there are many sessions at this media conference that should be of interest to librarians. I’m looking forward to seeing sessions in the Order Out of Chaos: Creating Structure in Our Universe and Information Professionals Surviving and Thriving in the New Age, among others. I’ll also be moderating the Knowledge Structuring in a Semantic World session on day two.

The conference organizers have just posted a podcast interview with me, which is just one in a series with some of the speakers. They’ve organized quite a line-up of presenters, starting with conference opener Clay Shirky (hear his interview here). If you’ve never heard Clay speak, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

Please feel free to submit questions ahead of time, and if you’re attending, please introduce yourself. Also, I’m still looking for examples of libraries taking advantage of RSS to display their content on external sites. If you know of any, please leave me a comment here.


6:40 am Comments (7)

7 Comments

  1. Hello Jenny,

    Hennepin Co library in MN has many RSS available http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/RSS.cfm. I’m trying to convince my system to do the same but their are worried about increasing the request list too much witha feed for items on order.

    Thanks,
    Marcus Lowry

    Comment by marcus lowry — November 19, 2008 @ 10:44 am

  2. From the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County:

    Our program-related and holdings-related RSS feeds are all collected together on this one page – all built in-house. We’ve also got some on Reader’s Club.

    http://www.plcmc.org/Programs/rsslist.asp
    http://www.plcmc.org/readers_club/rss.asp

    I know that our Arts and Science pulls information for their weekly email “CulturePicks.”

    Patrice Ebert

    Comment by Patrice Ebert — November 19, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  3. My library, Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts at Trinity College of Music, use RSS feeds to populate our Facebook page with recently acquired items, however it’s all a little clunky (not least because the SimplyRSS facebook app is broken so I have to manually refresh the feeds every few days!). If you’re interested the links are

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21740454632
    http://sirsi3.tcm.ac.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/0/TRINITY/0/1/179/X?new_gateway_db=ALL&user_id=all&password=
    (sorry for the horrific URL – the joy of OPACs…)

    Edith

    Comment by Edith Speller — November 19, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  4. Hello,

    In my technical and scientific writing class I am writing a research paper on the future trends in library science. I have found this blog to be interesting and helpful in some was, but was wondering if anyone here had any information they would like to share on the topic? I plan to focus on the architecture, but other information would be greatly appreciated! Good luck at the conference!

    Amy Choate

    Comment by Amy Choate — November 19, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

  5. Thanks for sharing everyone. I love the Hennepin and PLCMC feeds, but I’m are they being used on external sites to push the libraries’ content off their websites? That’s more what I’m trying to find examples of. I think Edith’s use is probably the most common example of this, so thanks for posting that URL, too!

    Comment by jenny — November 19, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

  6. This sounds a lot of fun. From a child author in Concord, Ca

    What would you say to this question?
    1. What in your opinion is the best way to get out your name as a child author-Via Internet?

    thank you, william sawyers

    P.S I write for the ages of 3 on up

    Comment by william sawyers — November 25, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

  7. I love your stuff! I, too am writing a paper on the future of technology in libraries.

    I am very interested in utilizing technology to bring more young people into libraries – then force them to read books! Not really, but I have heard recently at the WLA Conference of Teens reading while waiting for the video game – even joining book groups.

    I wonder if you’ve seen the prototypes for the Aarhus, Denmark Interactrive Children’s library? Here is a page that will take you to three YouTube links:

    […]http://www.paloaltansforcommonsense.com/library/articles/pacl_aarhus_libraries.htm.

    If you could forward my email address to Amy Choate, I’d like to correspond with her regarding this subject.

    Thanks for a great weblog – I found a few others for reference through yours!
    Cheers!
    Kent

    Comment by Kent Barnard — December 1, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

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