|Organisation Name: Libraries, Web 2.0 and other internet stuff
|The 'Libraries, Web 2.0 and other internet stuff' seminar was held on Monday 23 July 2007, at the State Library of Victoria. It is part of the professional development delivered as part of the Statewide Public Libraries Development Projects, under the Workforce Sustainability and Leadership Project.
Libraries in Australia and around the world are coming to terms with the proliferation of technology and how it is changing the way we all do things. We are embracing the challenge of change, recognising the need to continually reassess and reinvent ourselves to remain relevant in the digital age by offering a different range of services and facilities to patrons, both physically and virtually through the internet. Social networking is becoming the catch-cry and communities and individuals are now interacting with each other in ways that could not have been envisaged ten years ago.
This seminar aimed to share aspects of emerging technologies in a library context by showcasing initatives from local, interstate and international arenas.
Helene Blowers, from The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Country gave her perspective on the Web 2.0 revolution and its impact on libraries and library users, as well as an insight into ImaginOn. Kathryn Greenhill, from Murdoch University, demonstrated the phenomenon of Second Life and its application for libraries, with her presentation Virtual libraries, real librarians: What librarians are doing in Second Life and how you can join in.
The program also included presentations from Lynette Lewis on Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service's adoption of the '23 Things' program; 2006 Margery C Ramsay Scholarship recipient, Michelle McLean, from Casey-Cardina Library Corporation, reported on her study tour to the United States; Kelly Gardiner, from the State Library of Victoria, spoke about the new State Library of Victoria web site; Kerri Sidorow, from Wyndham City Library Service informed participants about their new 'Wynlearn' portal; and Katrina Knox and Jackie Goddard, from Darebin Libraries, teamed to demonstrate their online Darebin HistoricalEncyclopedia.
Copy of the seminar program, powerpoint presentations and speaker notes are available below.
Libraries, Web 2.0 and other internet stuff seminar program
Virtual gateway: Real challenge (the WynLearn portal) speaker notes by Kerri Sidorow, Wyndham City Library Service
Darebin Historical Encyclopedia: An online local history resource by Katrina Knox & Jackie Goddard, Darebin Libraries
Darebin Historical Encyclopedia webpages: An online local history resource by Katrina Knox & Jackie Goddard, Darebin Libraries
Learning for the future: Using the Learning 2.0 program at Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service by Lynette Lewis, Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service
Library 2.0: Transitioning from shhh ... to shift by Helene Blowers, The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Serving the sphere: Public libraries serving their virtual communities by Michelle McLean, Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation
SLV 2.0: Thinking it through by Kelly Gardiner, State Library of Victoria
Virtual gateway: Real challenge (the WynLearn portal) by Kerri Sidorow, Wyndham City Library Service