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 http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=144 and the one about sessions at Internet Librarian International is at http://sleeds.org/chatlog/?c=145 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) http://www.internet-librarian.com/
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) http://www.internet-librarian.com/
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) http://www.internet-librarian.com/Presentations/