Category Archives: 2008

Not Done Yet: Charting a New Course for Librarianship

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“Not Done Yet: Charting a New Course for Librarianship” 40th Anniversary Speakers Series, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, D.C. Abstract: A look into the past and future of libraries through the lens of participatory librarianship. Slides: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/Presentations/2008/Smithsonian.pdf Audio: https://davidlankes.org/rdlankes/pod/2008/Smithsonian.mp3 Video: http://ptbed.org/downloads/Smithsonian.mp4 Smithsonian Webcast: http://www.sil.si.edu/lectures_40th_Lankes.html Screencast:

The Library as Conversation

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“The Library as Conversation” Library Adaptation: Expose Yourself, WNYLRC Conference, Buffalo, NY. Abstract: Every librarian has “the story.” That story about linking a patron to a needed social service or helping someone get a job, or simply find the perfect book. These stories lie at the heart of the library. Books, videos, web pages, these…

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The Obligation of Leadership

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“The Obligation of Leadership” 2008 LITA Forum, Cincinnati, OH. Abstract: No matter how many users one talks to in designing a system, there will be a gulf between what a user wants and what a system can do. The belief that users even know what they want, or that somehow a library can correctly interpret…

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2008 Oregon Virtual Reference Summit Videos

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Videos from this year’s Oregon Virtual Reference Summit are now available. There are some really great session. I really recommend Laural Winter’s session on what remote users want.

Cyberinfrastructure Facilitators

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“Cyberinfrastructure Facilitators: New Approaches to Information Professionals for E-Research” Oxford e-Research’08 Conference, Oxford, UK. Abstract: This paper introduces the concept of a CI-Facilitator defined as a vital member of the research enterprise who works closely with researchers to identify extant tools, data sets, and other resources that can be integrated into the process of pursuing…

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