June 15 4:15PMPresentations from postersessions and others. We reserve the right to alterations and surprises.
Chair & Bouncer: Britta Bitsch & Margit Fischer
1. Ellen Walraven: De Balie, Centre for culture and Politics, Amsterdam.
De Balie is a house of opinion, and has been at the forefront of public debate in the Netherlands in its twenty-five years long history.
De Balie hosts more than 500 events per year which attract up to 32.000 visitors. This prominent non-fiction theatre presents speakers from all over the world.
Programmes in De Balie are always fresh and original, since the staff of De Balie present important topics in new concepts and frameworks. Examples are the use of actors in debates, using the form of a court of law to structure the information and playing negotiation games, for example on Kosovo. In many ways, the programmes are not finished products. They are part of the ongoing research process of De Balie to understand and show, and intervene in, human perceptions. De Balie likes to make the familiar unfamiliar and the other way around.
2. Åke Nygren & Peter Alsbjer: Fed up? Bibl Feed! :-) or Doing the Next Ning Thing 4 Libraries
3. Peter Alsbjer: Mobile Tagging
I would like to discuss the use of mobile tagging (QR-tags, Beetags) in an library environment.
Is this a good idea? To whom will it be useful? What extra information will it provide the user? Can it be used together with RFID? Has anyone tried it?
Huddersfield University Library, UK, uses QR-tags in their catalogue, what extra information can you get in an OPAC this way? Do we want it? Will the patrons need it?
Workshop:The Library Outpost - A service Model that connects Digital Browsing with Physical Materials
June 15 3:00PMNate Hill will open the workshop introducing the idea about The Library Outpost:
For many library patrons the browsing experience has become a virtual phenomenon rather than a physical reality. Just as clothing shoppers size up their potential new outfits in an online environment, just as antiques enthusiasts scour eBay for the bargains they once found at flea markets, library patrons now search online catalogs for the materials they once hunted for on miles of shelves. A Library Outpost is a small, storefront space in a commercial area, business improvement district, or transportation hub with no local collection of library materials. The only items shelved in the space are materials that patrons requested online and are then delivered to the location for pickup. The Library Outpost removes the storage element from public space and frees up prime library space for programs, exhibitions, classes, movies, concerts, community meetings, serving coffee, and virtually any community-building, social capital-creating activity.
Take a look at Nate's blog: http://natehill.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/library-outposts-a-new-service-model-for-urban-public-libraries/
Peter Alsbjer and Ã…ke Nygren will participate and share ideas from the poster session: Fed up? Bibl Feed! :-) or Doing the next Ning Thing 4 Libraries.
June Garcia will be workshop chair.