Some of my colleagues started hassling me about how this blog was dying from neglect, hence the rush of posts (or reposts from my other personal blog). Sorry. Here's one for the weekend, or maybe not. I'm obsessed with podcasts and I think libraries could be making more use of them.
I recently read The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly and was taken by his description of the technological forces busy shaping our future. I’ve given a couple of talks based on what I got out of this book and what some of these forces mean for libraries. Below are the slides I used in those talks and beneath them, some notes on what they mean for libraries.
Here is a link to a 2016 radio interview that I did with 2ser 107.3 on a range of topics concerning libraries. At nine minutes it is not that long and the wonderful producer Jake Morcom has edited out all of my incoherent mumblings and ramblings.
I gave a talk to the VALA AGM earlier this week on our Artist-in-Residence Program: the thinking behind it, who has been involved, what has been produced and why we think it is a good thing. Below are the slides I used and in many of the images there are links that take you much deeper into the works created by those artists.
Hopefully below you'll find the slides of a talk that I gave on 15 October to some UTS first year Information and Knowledge Management students. I was on a panel of speakers with some academics, a colleague from eResearch and other colleagues from the Library.