Mita was telling me about how she periodically posts to the Leddy Library's blog in spurts, and I noted I need an RSS feed to keep up. She wasn't sure all of this could be done in Lotus Notes, which is the software they use. I told her I would point out David Gurteen's Knowledge-Log because he's doing this, including an RSS feed.
Jennifer Howath & Shelagh Patterson just gave a presentation about making library web sites accessible. How sad then to read Judge: Disabilities Act doesn't cover Web.
How great is wireless? We're on a break at the conference so I'm catching up on breaking news and helping fix a problem back at work using instant messaging! Not to mention the blogging....
Side note: wireless vendors really need to hop the cluetrain and start sponsoring access at library conferences. The guy next to me is going to try to buy a wireless card for his laptop today based on what he's seeing others do here. Build the access and they will come.
Mike Ridley is discussing the vision for the Ontario Digital Library. It's similar to some of the things we want to do in Illinois, so I sympathize with the challenges they are facing. He opened a buzzword bingo slide (great idea!) and then a great quote (that I don't think is his but I missed the attribution).
"When simple change becomes transformational change, the desire for continuity becomes a dysfunctional mirage."
My favorite part of his presentation is his analogy of the internet to an "electronic pinata."
You can see the full proposal for the ODL at the Ontario Library Association's site. Mike put a heavy emphasis on different types of libraries coming together and acting as one voice. This has been difficult to do traditionally because things like funding and politics keeps us separate. Hopefully projects like the ODL will help unite us.
Most of the questions for Mike are centering on fundraising and partnerships, which shows just how little most librarians know about and work on these types of issues. We really need to educate ourselves in these areas, including PR (myself included).
This is fantastic! I'm in Windsor at the Access conference and the wireless access is working beautifully. We're about to get underway - full blogging ahead! :-)
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