Archive for the ‘CIL2007’ Category

CIL2007 Get a Second Life: Library Services in a Virtual World
April 18, 2007

While attending the presentation about Second Life and libraries I entered SL and met Lebachai Vesta ( there, who’s also assisting the same lecture IRL. Cool! 🙂 Nice meeting you there, Lebachai!

Here’s a snapshot from our conversation:

CIL2007 Second Life


CIL2007: World Digital Library
April 18, 2007

Key note speaker: John Van Oudenaren, Senior Advisor, World Digital Library Initiative, Library of Congress (LC).


The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research.

National libraries and other cultural institions:
– Bibliotheca Alexandria
– National Library of Egypt
– National Library of Brazil
– Russian State Library

CIL2007: Learning 2.0
April 17, 2007

Some quick notes (more to come) from Helene Blowers very interesting presentation From Core Competencies to Learning 2.0(pdf):

Core Competencies Programmes are past-oriented: they’re are about what we already know

Learning 2.0 is about now and the future: what there is now and we’re expecting in the future

8 good advices:
– Don’t confuse learning with training (Training is the delivery of knowledge, it doesn’t necessarily mean that staff will learn from it!)
– Build the program for late-bloomers
– Allow participants to blog anonymously
– Communicate weekly using 1.0 methods
– Focus on discovery & encourage challenges
– Encourage staff to use each other & work
– Remember that it’s not about acceptance or
doing it right. It’s about exposure.
– Practice transparency & radical trust
& continually encourage staff to play!!!!!

CIL2007 Bloggers Feed
April 16, 2007

I just added a CIL2007 Bloggers Feed to my Pageflakes account.

CIL 2007 Twitter Feed
April 16, 2007

Michael Sauers from has set up a CIL 2007 Twitter Feed.

… and this is the conference Twitter user name:

Sending online from Computers in Libraries 2007
April 16, 2007