Thursday, October 18, 2007

Discussion on European IL meeting and ILI

Today there was a discussion in Second Life, the virtual world, in which I gave a brief report about the meeting I attended in Madrid, and Ishbel Hartmann (Vickie Cormie in RL) gave a brief report on Internet Librarian International, which also took place last week, highlighting a few presentations she had found particularly interesting. That is her in the first photo (and yes, that is a virtual squirrel by her feet, but I have now relocated it to the SL island)

The full transcripts are online. The one for the discussion about the Madrid meeting is at and the one about sessions at Internet Librarian International is at I am Sheila Yoshikawa in these chats, of course.

There were notecards for each of these sessions, which you can pick up in Second Life if you visit the CILR office. I have given the web references of the ppts from Vickie's notecard, below:

Who are the users and what are they doing? John Law, ProQuest (USA)

Virtual Libraries Kitty Pope, Alliance Library Systems (USA)Barbara Galik, Cullom-Davis Library, Bradley University (USA)Guus van den Brekel, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)

New Varieties of Search Tony Hirst, Open University (UK)

Closing Keynote: Facing the Challenge of Web 2.0 as a Disruptive Technology
Phil Bradley, Internet Trainer and Web Designer, SearchEngine Land (UK)

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