Presentations from the MMIT Conference 2015 – Social Media & Libraries.

The MMIT Conference took place in Sheffield, UK on 14th and 15th September. Thank you to all those who attended and who presented!

The Edge, SheffieldWhen underlined, names of speakers link to the speaker’s Twitter handle; when underlined, titles of speeches link to an online presentation. The aim is to get any remaining presentations online ASAP.

If you have any updates you’d like me to make do let me know – thanks Catherine Dhanjal – MmIT Journal Editor, and Director, TheAnswer Ltd

Blog on the conference: from Greg Toth

Storify of the conference: with thanks to Paul Jewell

Storify of Lauren Smith’s keynote: with thanks to Lauren Smith

Nodexl: with thanks to Wasim Ahmed

We also have a SlideShare presence for MMIT.

Our keynote speakers were PhD researcher and public library advocate, Lauren Smith of walkyouhome and Brian Kelly, formerly based at the Jisc-funded UKOLN and Cetis innovation centres and now an independent consultant. Phil Bradley was our after dinner speaker.

Full programme

Monday 14th September

9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome from MmIT – Leo Appleton

10:10 Opening Keynote: Marie Kinsey (University of Sheffield) Social media and journalism: the art of getting things spectacularly wrong

11:00 Parallel workshops 1

11:50 Break

12:10 Parallel workshops 2

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote: Brian Kelly (Independent consultant) Digital Life Beyond the Institution

14:50 Sponsor lightning sessions Taylor & Francis Increasing research impact through social media

15:10 Break

15:30 PhD / Research Forum

16:30 Parallel workshops 3

19:30 Conference Dinner with after dinner speaker Phil Bradley Privacy and social media


Tuesday 15th September

9:00 App swap breakfast – Andy Tattersall

10:00 Welcome from MmIT

10:10 Sponsor lightning sessions

10:30 Parallel workshops 4

11:20 Break

11:40 Parallel workshops 5

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Keynote: Lauren Smith (Research Associate, University of Strathclyde) Using social media to address professional issues in LIS

14:20 Parallel workshops 6

15:10 Break

15:30 Parallel workshops 7

16:20 Closing remarks

16:30 Close

Thanks again to our sponsors Bailey Solutions, RefME and Taylor & Francis.

MMIT 2015 book winners

Thanks to Rowman & Little and Facet Publishing for sending books, which were awarded to delegates and speakers:

Alison McNab, Suzanne PaMMIT 2015 book winnersrfitt (PhD Forum best talk) and Lauren Smith.

Photo shows MMIT chair Leo Appleton with books from Facet on left and Rowman & Little on the right.


Author: Catherine Dhanjal

Redhead. Public relations & marketing specialist + Managing Editor of Multimedia Information and Technology journal @MultiMediaIT + Production Editor @freepint Twitter: @cathdhanjal

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