For more: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/current/sessions.cfm?nav=photos&IDSPECIAL_EVENT=2961 This post is a reflection/response to questions posed at the Salzburg Global Seminar program Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, exploring the challenges, solutions and potential for participatory services within libraries and museums. Join the conversation: https://tametheweb.com/2011/10/19/join-the-conversation-libraries-museums-in-an-era/ Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation to participate in this event.
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 creation in their communities. He posited that knowledge is creation through conversation. I really appreciate his idea of focusing more on the librarian not the library – fascinating! Consider this quote from Lankes: “Why showcase culture if we are not enabling conversations about that culture?” Amen. For more see: http://www.newlibrarianship.org/wordpress/ Nest […]
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 of data. She also called for an increase in tools that enhance and enable multilingualism for search and retrieval. A favorite quote: should we provide an “Invitation to spoil the catalog” with user input! – love this idea. Also – library is building a digital archive of Egyptian Revolution: +230K […]
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 that many of us take for granted. This lack of access means a lack of opportunity to engage with the cultural evolutions of content produced online and critical dialogs taking place on blogs, twitter and cultural websites. The prevalence of information access is contributing to a changing set of skills […]
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 reflection/response to questions posed at the Salzburg Global Seminar program Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, exploring the challenges, solutions and potential for participatory services within libraries and museums. Join the conversation: https://tametheweb.com/2011/10/19/join-the-conversation-libraries-museums-in-an-era/ Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation to participate in this event.
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 […]