Jane McGonigal, the game designer and author of the best-seller Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World gave a wonderful keynote called Higher Education is a Massively Multiplayer Game.
I was lucky enough to attend Educause 2013 in Anaheim, California in October. I had one arm in a sling after a fall that dislocated my left shoulder, but I took handwritten notes in a notebook and on looking back, some of the sessions I attended had some interesting and stimulating content, so I might do a few posts about the best sessions. This first post is about the keynote that opened the conference by Ken Robinson, the English author, speaker and adviser on education.
Here is a large set of images from the new James B. Hunt Jr Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU).
I was fortunate enough to attend the second Designing Libraries Conference that was held this year in the Hunt Library. It was massively over-subscribed by librarians from all over North America and various parts of the rest of the world, such is its reputation already.
This letter was submitted to The Australian newspaper. As it didn’t get a run it’s being published here and on a number of other platforms by the co-authors.
In making her case for federal government support for the Australian publishing industry Louise Adler (Weekend Australian 14-15 September) has made certain remarks about open access electronic and library based scholarly publishing that require a response.
This is a set of images from one of the 2013 Vivid Sydney Light installations in Walsh Bay. I loved it and watched the whole sequence one night snapping as many images as I could. The animations and graphics are brilliant and they are my favourite for 2013 of the whole Light festival, big and small.
When we started this program only last year, I was not really sure what it would "deliver" and nor was I keen on providing too much direction to the selected artists. Rather, I wanted to provide them some context about the Library, let them explore it and see what resulted with full artistic or creative freedom. I must say that I am more than happy with the progress so far.
This post includes the presentation that Josh Vawdrey (our IT Manager) and I gave at the recent THETA Conference in Hobart, Tasmania. It showcases our current and recent thinking, aspirations and work towards the addition of real discovery capabilities to our services and programs within the Library and via our online presence.