New event: Social networking in libraries
Multimedia Information & Technology Group announces its latest event: social networking in libraries. The event will take place in Liverpool on Friday July 9th.
The speakers are:
Multimedia Information and Techology: journal news
3 March 2010
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Pricing and availability
The OpticFilm 7600i SE costs £269 and can be purchased from Jessops.
Tips in recent e-news include:
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The Network Newsletter: tackling social exclusion in libraries, museums, archives and galleries. The Network’s Website is at www.seapn.org.uk and includes information on courses, good practice, specific socially excluded groups, as well as the newsletter archive.
- Role of public libraries in supporting and promoting digital participation
- NIACE’s annual survey of digital participation, 2009
The Library contains a wealth of material, over 400,000 items, ranging from rare, early 16th-Century printed music to standard musical repertoire and from 78 rpm recordings to compact discs and DVDs. The collections of music literature include much rare material as well as all the major encyclopaedias, bibliographies, catalogues and standard works in most musical genres, as well as over 600 music periodical titles.
Details of other libraries to be added to Copac are available from http://copac.ac.uk/libraries/forthcoming/
Everyone is talking about Twitter these days. Celebrities, politicians and the average person on the street are all posting tweets to keep their followers up to date on what they are doing, but is it also useful as a business information tool? What value can it provide to businesses and to you, as an information professional?
SLA Europe has three experts in the field of social media who will be sharing their views on how we can successfully use Twitter at work:
– *Julie Hall, *the founder of Women Unlimited and owner of Springmedia
– *Judith Lewis, *Director of Seshet Consulting and regular blogger on SEO Chicks
- *Dr Hazel Hall, *Director of the Centre for Social Informatics with
research expertise in online information sharing
- *Bob De Laney*, from our sponsor Lexis Nexis, will chair the evening.
Where: Balls Brothers at Minster Pavement, Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7PP
*When: **Tuesday 16th March, 6pm Registration 6:30pm Start* Followed by a networking opportunity over drinks and canapés.
*Tickets:* SLA Members – free; Non-Members £10.00 (cash or cheques please, paid on the door).
Register here: http://bit.ly/cuBdji
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MMIT Group members should be able to download the journal from the Cilip website, if there are any difficulties, please contact the editor.
This issue of Multimedia Information & Technology has a new look and we’d much appreciate any feedback via the reader survey which is printed in the journal and which will also be posted to lis-mmit as well as appearing on this blog.
The February issue features an overview of MMIT Group’s conference on mobile learning, insights into the myriad of electronic means at our disposal to connect with customers or users, Lyndon Pugh on management practices on information services, Kate Lomax on Middlemash 2009, and two different perspectives on the Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference.
Olwen Terris reviews two books: Classification Made Simple and Reference Information Services in the 21st Century.
In the news section are the University of Leicester’s new Media Zoo for graduates, Edge 2010 conference on innovation in learning, a new media centre for the disabled, update on legislation in equality and disability rights, Google search for public statistical data, measuring illicit file sharing in ISP networks, TechXtra – a new research database for technology, epaper, an update on Bletchley Park’s internet exhibition, a round-up of RFID technology news and new films from the BFI.
Kevin Curran’s technology round-up includes a free software site, a way to protect your online data, Google’s new cloud eBooks, free unlimited music downloads and Bookarmy: a new social networking site, while Ken Cheetham carried out a thorough product test on IRISnotes, a pen and mobile notetaker.
Please contact the Managing Editor, Catherine Dhanjal with any comments or contributions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Catherine Dhanjal, Managing Editor, Multimedia Information & Technology journal
Brian Kelly (UK Web Focus) has posted a useful guide to making the most of Twitter at your next conference. As conference tweeting becomes more frequent (with varying degrees of success), this is a timely and appreciated guide. Check out the comments for even more tips.