Daily Archives: October 21, 2011


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I’ve been looking forward to this session – focused on how we teach future library and museum professionals. First up, David Lankes, Professor, Director, Masters in Library and Information Science, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Syracuse, New York, explored  this statement: The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge […]

Participatory Culture: Building the Skills of Library & Museum Professionals


Noha Adly, Deputy Head, ICT Sector, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, explored various technologies in use at her library as well as by some insights about the way people are interacting with technology and information. Key areas of importance: search beyond text, user interaction with devices and data, and new representations […]

Participatory Culture: Communication & Technology



http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2011/10/21/the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-participatory-culture-for-museums-and-libraries-part-ii/   Rob Stein blogs from the Seminar three questions for consideration: 1. How can museums aid in addressing the socio-economic consequences of a widening technology gap? A number of participants spoke eloquently about the social and economic consequences that impact marginalized communities who lack the same easy-access to technology […]

Challenges and Opportunities of Participatory Culture for Museums and Libraries ...


  I’m part of the Communication & Technology plenary this morning. My slides are here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/239835/SalzburgStephens.pdf  I’m planning to talk briefly about the four areas of technology/trends and how participation from community of users can enhance information environments, library service and our interactions with each other. This post is a […]

Participatory Culture: Communication & Technology – My Presentation