danah boyd keynote at IL2008

(I discovered danah boyd ages ago when I was searching for Ani DiFranco lyrics on the internet.  If you ever have the same need, go there, not to one of the random pages the internet will provide you with; boyd’s collection is better organized, ad-free, and charmingly straightforward.    From there,…

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Michael Porter and Chris Peters: Ubiquitous computing

Michael Porter (WebJunction) and Chris Peters (MaintainIT) Ubiquitous Computing and Library Futures UbiComp: Our definition is a model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities.  MP: “But Chris, that sounds crazy! Tell me more!”  CP: “Uh, ok.”  When computing and information…

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Cliff Landis and Kelly Czarnecki: Solving the interest problem

Cliff Landis Solving the Interest Problem Who’s clueless: The user or the librarians?  Referencing post that says “is thre any kind of like… video rental store but for books?” Sure, the user’s clueless, but isn’t that our fault for failing to reach out?  Whose job is it to publicize our…

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Blyberg and Barr: Solving the OPAC problem

John Blyberg Solving the OPAC problem Walked in a few moments late to hear Blyberg saying… How many people here can customize their OPACs?  (A few hands go up), “No, I mean in some meaningful or significant way” (all hands go down and much laughter spreads through the room.)  Customizable…

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David Lee King: Designing the Digital Experience

David Lee King : Designing the Digital Experience. “This is my book, in a presentation.  Nine months of my life boiled down to 30 minutes.” We’re moving into an Experience Economy.  People, in a world of plenty, don’t want just goods, they want goods and services, and they want those…

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