MmIT at #CILIPconf16

Are you getting excited about the CILIP 2016 Conference? We are! All the fun kicks off tomorrow morning (or this evening if you’re attending one of the pre-conference events).

Two of our committee members will be at the conference this year – Nicola Kerr, our Events Officer, and myself, Lizzie Sparrow, MmIT Web Officer. If you see us around the conference please come and ask us any questions you may have about MmIT, or just come and say hello!

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Nicola Kerr, MmIT Events Officer
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Lizzie Sparrow, MmIT Web Officer

You will be able to find us, along with all the other special interest groups at the left hand end of the exhibition hall as you come from registration. Niamh O’Donovan, our bursary winner for the CILIP 2016 Conference, will also be joining us there.

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Niamh O’Donovan, bursary winner

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And in case you needed tempting, if you visit us in the exhibition hall you can enter our prize draw to win a copy of Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics, edited by our very own Andy Tattersall (MmIT Secretary).

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Academic library Facebook posts: a research questionnaire

Those of you who were at our 2015 conference may remember Suzanne Parfitt from Charles Sturt University, Australia, and her research into patrons’ responsiveness to academic library Facebook posts. Suzanne’s research has now reached the next stage and she is distributing a questionnaire to people with a connection to a university in Australia or UK (student, staff or alumni).

Please help Suzanne reach as many people as possible by sharing the link to her questionnaire. If you have a library Facebook account, this is the post Suzanne has suggested for University libraries to use or edit:-

A CHANCE TO WIN A MOVIE VOUCHER!!

Do you have links with a UK or Australian University (student, staff or alumnus/graduate)?  I’d like to hear from you!  I am a student from Charles Sturt University, Australia and I’m studying University Library Facebook pages for my Masters project.  It would be appreciated if you could take 10 minutes to fill in a questionnaire https://www.research.net/r/AcademicLibrary_FB.  As a thank you for your time, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a draw to win a £20 or AUS$42 movie voucher.  (Please feel free to share this post with your friends, thank you!)

 

Internet Librarian International 2016

WebMmIT & ILI (International Librarian International, the Library Innovation Conference), are delighted to announce our further partnership agreement in 2016, benefitting MmIT members by awarding you a 25% discount to attend the full conference this year …

Widely acknowledged as Europe’s premier event for information professionals and libraries, and welcoming delegates from over 30 countries, ILI delivers a truly international perspective on the successes and challenges for every library type. The conference programme is in development and will be announced at the end of June 2016. MmIT members can register their interest in advance meanwhile at:
www.internet-librarian.com/2016/request/

ILI – The Library Innovation Conference
18 & 19 October 2016, Olympia Conference Centre, London
www.internet-librarian.com

News from MMIT Group – March

Dear MMIT Group member

Apply for a bursary place to this year’s Cilip Conference in Brighton – by 31st March

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Cilip are offering a bursary for a member of MmIT to attend the Cilip Conference 2016 to be held in Brighton 12-13 July, 2016. http://cilipconference.org.uk/

The bursary includes a complimentary place on both conference days as well as one night’s accommodation at the IBIS hotel and the drinks reception at Brighton Pier.

The bursary is intended to promote MmIT and Cilip and the winner will be asked to play an active role at the conference through tweeting, assisting at the MmIT stand and writing a report for the MmIT Blog

Interested candidates must be a member of MmIT and are asked to provide the following:

  • Cilip membership number
  • A brief outline of professional experience
  • 500 word rationale of how attending the Cilip conference will benefit their professional development

All applications must be sent to Dia Mexi-Jones by 31st March 2016 diamexijones@gmail.com

MmIT Journal – February issue

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The journal is live on the CILIP site: http://www.cilip.org.uk/multimedia-information-technology-group/mmit-journal/mmit-journal-current-issues

Please note this is a membership benefit, embargoed to non-members until 12 months after publication.

Contents include:

News:

  • A new bibliotherapy platform
  • MMIT 2016 conference
  • Cambridge (UK) Science Festival 2016 – Artificial intelligence and rise of the machines

BFI News: DVD releases of:

  • Napoleon (1927)
  • Underground

Reviews:

  • Product Review: Sonocent Audio Notetaker V 4
  • DVD Review: How to be Eccentric
  • DVD Review: On Yer Bike

Features:

  • Coding on the curriculum
  • Multimedia technology brings Cold War history to life
  • Digitisation of material protected by copyright
  • Privacy and security on the internet
  • Digital divide in the post-Snowden era
  • Ethical challenges of using Twitter as a data source

Marketing insight:

  • Tips for Facebook Pages

TechRound Up:

  • Bulbh, LG 360 VR
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone

Coming soon

MMIT 2016 Conference

The theme for our 2016 conference is “the role of libraries in digital citizenship”.

The two-day residential event will again take place at the excellent conference facilities at The Edge, Sheffield.

Keep your diary clear on 12th-13th September 2016 so you can come and join us!

Our keynote speakers have been confirmed as:

  • Chris Stokes, Joint Director of Digital Learning, University of Sheffield
  • Helen Milner, CEO & Staff Board Director, Tinder Foundation
  • Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science and Group Leader for the Ambient Intelligence Research Group, University of Ulster
  • Madeline Barrett, Head of Libraries, Heritage and Arts, London Borough of Sutton.

 

 

Keep in touch

Our Blog is at mmitblog.wordpress.com and you can follow on Twitter at twitter.com/multimediait. We’re also on LinkedIn, why not join our group? http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Multimedia-Information-Technology-MMIT-Group-3852407
Catherine Dhanjal catherine.dhanjal@theansweruk.com Tel (+44): 0800 998 7990 or 0794 166 9925 Managing Editor, Multimedia Information and Technology journal

Free place at the CILIP Conference 2016

CILIP-confCILIP are offering a bursary for a member of MmIT to attend the CILIP Conference 2016 to be held in Brighton 12-13 July, 2016. http://cilipconference.org.uk/

The bursary includes a complimentary place on both conference days as well as one night’s accommodation at the IBIS hotel and the drinks reception at Brighton Pier.

The bursary is intended to promote MmIT and CILIP and the winner will be asked to play an active role at the conference through tweeting, assisting at the MmIT stand and writing a report for the MmIT Blog.

Interested candidates must be a member of MmIT and are asked to provide the following:

  • CILIP membership number
  • A brief outline of professional experience
  • 500 word rationale of how attending the Cilip conference will benefit their professional development

 All applications must be sent to Dia Mexi-Jones by 31st March 2016 diamexijones@gmail.com

MMIT seminar presentations – digital citizenship

Digital citizenship is a term often used to describe how people acquire and use their digital and online skills and experiences in order to further achieve and develop in their personal, professional and social roles. Similarly, the expression ‘digital literacy’ is now often used to describe the literacies and understanding of digital and online information, knowledge and communications platforms. Presentations from MMIT Group’s half day seminar now available online.

The presentations from MMIT Group’s half day seminar on digital citizenship on 7th January 2016 are now available on our SlideShare page, information on each of the talks is below and you can click on the talk title to go to the presentation on SlideShare:

Abstract: There are 12.6 million people in the UK without basic digital skills, who are missing out on opportunities to save money, connect with friends and family, learn more about their hobbies and much more. Not only that, but they’re also becoming excluded from accessing basic services – like being able to apply for jobs, find health information, or access other government services.

The Tinder Foundation are great believers in the huge benefits of the Internet and the social value of the Internet for someone with low digital skills. Through its network of community partners the Tinder Foundation has supported over 1.6 million people to improve their digital skills since 2010, and learners have gone on to realise a range of benefits, from ordering prescriptions online, applying for and securing jobs, and setting up their own businesses. Helen’s talk will cover much of this work and what part libraries can play in aiding it.

Abstract: In 2013, Edward Snowden exposed a range of revelations that have provided us with a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate our relationship with the Internet. Traditionally conceived as a place to seek information, the Internet has increasingly become a place where personal data is harvested by both government agencies and corporate entities. The revelations resulted in IFLA releasing a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment that recommends that library and information services should respect and advance privacy both at the level of practice and as a principle. Previously, the digital divide has been seen in terms of access and general skills, but the Snowden revelations have revealed another aspect of the digital divide: the privacy divide. Ian’s talk seeks to understand the nature of this divide, who it affects, how the divide manifests itself and how it is being tackled.

Abstract: There are over two million students in higher education and the majority are actively engaged in digital technology from social media to mobile technologies. Whilst being adept at using these technologies little consideration is given to how they can be leveraged to shape a professional career after graduating. Whilst issues around ethics, privacy and security are rarely considered, they are increasingly relevant. Is it the duty of the academy to help students manage a better professional online persona, or do we risk teaching them to suck eggs?

Free afternoon event on Digital Citizenship

MMIT – The Multimedia Information Technology Group of CILIP 2015 invites you to our free event. And you don’t have to be a Group or CILIP member to attend.

Annual General Meeting, Thursday 7th January, 2016 12.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Cilip, 7 Ridgmount Street, WC1E 7AE, London.

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Free event starting with lunch and ending with seasonal Christmas and New Year refreshments 

“What is the library’s role in digital citizenship?’

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++To book your free place please visit our booking page:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mmit-2015-agm-tickets-18988849159 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Digital citizenship is a term often used to describe how people acquire and use their digital and online skills and experiences in order to further achieve and develop in their personal, professional and social roles. Similarly, the expression ‘digital literacy’ is now often used to describe the literacies and understanding of digital and online information, knowledge and communications platforms. This encompasses a vast array of online tools, platforms and interactions, from being able to fill in forms online to taking responsibility in social media use, from searching for online scholarly information to being able to produce multimedia resources.

In our roles as citizens, we are continually developing and using our digital skills and digital literacies in order to navigate this ever expanding digital landscape. Libraries, often located at the heart of the community which they serve, have traditionally had information searching and information literacy missions and continue to play a key role in citizenship development. But what is their role in ‘digital’ citizenship?

The Multimedia, Information and Technology Group is proud to present our 2015 AGM seminar on this very topic. Join us at this free event to hear a series of inspiring talks about different aspects of digital citizenship:

  • Helen Milner – Chief Executive of the Tinder Foundation ‘Why libraries are vital to closing the digital divide’ 

Abstract: There are 12.6 million people in the UK without basic digital skills, who are missing out on opportunities to save money, connect with friends and family, learn more about their hobbies and much more. Not only that, but they’re also becoming excluded from accessing basic services – like being able to apply for jobs, find health information, or access other government services.

The Tinder Foundation are great believers in the huge benefits of the Internet and the social value of the Internet for someone with low digital skills. Through its network of community partners the Tinder Foundation has supported over 1.6 million people to improve their digital skills since 2010, and learners have gone on to realise a range of benefits, from ordering prescriptions online, applying for and securing jobs, and setting up their own businesses. Helen’s talk will cover much of this work and what part libraries can play in aiding it.

  • Ian Clark – Radical Librarians Collective ‘The digital divide in the post-Snowden era’ 

Abstract: In 2013, Edward Snowden exposed a range of revelations that have provided us with a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate our relationship with the Internet. Traditionally conceived as a place to seek information, the Internet has increasingly become a place where personal data is harvested by both government agencies and corporate entities. The revelations resulted in IFLA releasing a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment that recommends that library and information services should respect and advance privacy both at the level of practice and as a principle. Previously, the digital divide has been seen in terms of access and general skills, but the Snowden revelations have revealed another aspect of the digital divide: the privacy divide. Ian’s talk seeks to understand the nature of this divide, who it affects, how the divide manifests itself and how it is being tackled.

  • Andy Tattersall – Information Specialist – The University of Sheffield  ‘Is it the responsibility of the academy to teach digital citizenship to students?’ 

Abstract: There are over two million students in higher education and the majority are actively engaged in digital technology from social media to mobile technologies. Whilst being adept at using these technologies little consideration is given to how they can be leveraged to shape a professional career after graduating. Whilst issues around ethics, privacy and security are rarely considered, they are increasingly relevant. Is it the duty of the academy to help students manage a better professional online persona, or do we risk teaching them to suck eggs?

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++To book your free place please visit our booking page:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mmit-2015-agm-tickets-18988849159 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Event venue CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, WC1E 7AE LondonUnited Kingdom

For details about transport and disabled access to the building, please visit:http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/contact-us