Friday, 31 August 2007

Heading for the Top End

Lyn and I are headed Darwin to the ALIA Top End Symposium in October to delivery a paper on the 23 Things. The theme is "e-volving education": focussing on the changing ways in which the library and information industry promotes learning and the evolution of how the library industry maintains its own "education" in ensuring that its professionals stay on top of information trends.

Friday, 24 August 2007

Keeping up with everyone's blogs

Now that lots of new ECU bloggers are coming on board, keeping up with everyone's blogs could be a chore. But, there's a solution! It's called RSS and will be covered in Week 3. Read Web Wiz's blog post on Easy Reading which will explain more.
P.S. Western Australia is the Banksia capital of the World and the Mt Barker Banksia Farm is the place to see them all.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Deja vu all over again

It feels like Deja vu all over again.
This week we are launching the ECU Learning 2.0 program with a series of seminars on each campus. For those just coming on board you'll learn some useful skills, like setting up a blog. And you'll also some fun with stuff like Image Generators, eg: this one

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Perth Unconference on Library 2.0

Last Friday (Aug 3) a few of us from ECU attended the very first “Unconference” at the State Library. The idea is a open and fairly unstructured day to share information between colleagues. The topic was Library2.0 and the whole day was fun, stimulating, and a free sharing of ideas, (and pizza) between fellow librarians from all sectors.

Presenters were very professional. Some new technologies were demonstrated. Con and Kathryn even ad-libbed in a session called “Karaoke Powerpoint” from some PowerPoints sent that morning from the US!

One amazing aspect was that the whole event was organised via the Unconference Wiki and no face to face meetings took place prior to the day. To get a feel for what the day was like have a look around the Wiki. How do we find the time to learn about emerging technologies? Check out the practical tips on Kathryn’s wiki.