Highlights from case studies from around the globe during this evening’s fireside chat: Catalina Escobar, Director of Makaia, a non profit working with libraries, Medelli?n, Colombia: Implementing SMS notifications for circulation messages and general messages has been useful, but has presented some challenges. These include the perception that emails from the library are like spam and purchasing set allotments of text that sometimes run out before the end of the year. Digital heritage – gathering histories, scanning documents and more for sharing online – is an important consideration for future services. Library also did outreach and invited people to bring […]
Amidst all the dynamic discussion and work, it’s a pleasant surprise to wish San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera a Happy Birthday during our evening meal in the Schloss. Happy Birthday, Luis! Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation to participate in this event.
Note from Michael : I am honored to have written over two years of The Transparent Library with Michael Casey. I am pleased he took me up on an offer to do a guest post about participatory service for the Salzburg Global Seminar week. I asked him to explore where we’ve come from 2005 and where we are headed. This was the topic of a blog he started in 2005 and a book he co-authored in 2007. But the world has changed a great deal since 2005. Perhaps the biggest change has been that of the economy derailing many initiatives and […]
As part of the process here at the seminar, participants self-selected into five working groups based on the identified key areas of the topic. Each group is responsible for producing a set of recommendations for each area articulating a plan for the future of museums and libraries. 1. CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES FACILITATOR: Jack Lohman, Director, Museum of London, United Kingdom 2. LEARNING TRANSFORMED FACILITATORS: Michelle Hippolite, Kaihaut?, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand & Sirje Virkus, Director, Digital Library Learning, Institute of Information Studies, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia 3. COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR: Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Libraian, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, […]
Learning Transformed: Technology, advances in neuroscience, and research are changing our understanding of effective learning environments and experiences. The boundaries between in-school and out-of-school learning are blurring, and the importance of early and lifelong learning has been recognized. What knowledge and skills do our publics need and want, and how are museums and libraries responding to these needs? How do libraries and museums tap the knowledge and skills that their publics can bring to their institutions? The next plenary session was centered on Learning Transformed. Pablo Andrade, Studies Department Manager BiblioRedes, DIBAM, Santiago, Chile, opened the session with a presentation […]
Culture and Communities: How can libraries and museums use their many resources and strengths, including their collections, spaces, and people, to reflect cultural and demographic shifts and bridge cultural differences? How do they select the stories they tell and the services and experiences they offer? Gabriela Aidar, Coordinator of the Social Inclusion Program, Sa?o Paulo State Pinacoteca, Sa?o Paulo, Brazil, opened this discussion by sharing some thoughts about combating social inequalities – how can museums take a stand in this arena? Aidar urged museums to get involved and take action through the development of specific programs and shared a case […]