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Technology

Last week I attended the 51st BBSLG (British Business Schools Librarians' Group) Conference at Northampton. The theme of the conference was "User Education in the 21st Century"; a topical issue at many Universities as librarians become more and more involved in teaching information skills. The member's sharing sessions were particularly useful and there was plenty of opportunity to talk to others, hear about their experiences and pass on good practice. Peter Godwin came to give a talk on Information Literacy and Web 2.0 which I found particularly interesting; his main message seemed to echo that of Umbrella 2007 and other librarians -...

On Friday I attended an E-Learning Celebration held by the University's CELT department (Centre of Excellence for Learning and Teaching). It was a mixed experience but some of the presentations were very interesting and demonstrated how academic staff are utilising new technology. One demonstration of particular interest to me was about Second Life. I'll no doubt be posting more about Second Life in the future as I haven't even explored it myself yet but I've heard a lot about it recently from other people's blogs, listservs, CILIP Update, etc etc. Wolverhampton University are currently in the process of setting up a virtual...

Interesting video on the way information is categorised in the physical world and the digital world. David Weinberger (author of Everything is Miscellaneous) talks about the limitations of physical categorisation systems such as Dewey Decimal Classification (e.g. things can only have one place) and the advantages of digital categorisation (e.g. hyperlinks, tagging etc.). One of the many tools of the web which is really becoming utilised. [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2159021324062223592&q=%22everything+is+miscellaneous%22&hl=en[/googlevideo]...