MmIT at Umbrella 2011

MmIT will be co-hosting six papers at CILIP’s Umbrella 2011. Details of the papers are below. Three representatives from MMIT Group will be at the conference: Andrew Cox, Jon Fletcher and Catherine Dhanjal, managing editor, MmIT journal. Jon Fletcher has also had a poster accepted for the conference, based on his article on mobile webpages vs apps which appears in the May issue of the journal.

Tuesday 12th
July, Day 1:
Libraries
on the Move
(‘Digital inclusion and social change’ track, Session B, 14.15 – 15.30; BMLG/MmIT joint session)

IT in the country: library services to rural areas

Rural Networking: How good IT underpins partnership working and thus effective rural engagement.

Darren Smart, Essex County Council and John Davis,
Kirklees Libraries

Where does the library fit in a mobile application: This presentation
is a case study of a project at Liverpool John Moores University, where the
library was asked to lead on the development and implementation of its
institutional mobile application.

Mandy Phillips, Head of Business and Information
Systems, Liverpool John Moores University Library

Tuesday 12th
July, Day 1:
Store, Preserve and Retrieve – Leave it to the Librarians! (‘Technologies and access’ track, Session C, 16.00 – 17.15; CIG/UCR/MmIT joint session)

Open access and institutional repositories: the University of Glasgow experience:
This session examines the role of librarians in dealing with information and
metadata in Open repositories

Susan Ashworth, Assistant Director, Research and
Learning Support Services, University of Glasgow

Collaborative
storage for Newcastle University:
Newcastle University is
currently developing its offsite store which is situated five miles from the
main campus. Although the store is not scheduled to be completed until
June/July 2011, this presentation provides an update on progress, describe the planning process necessary for the Store, as well as highlight longer term
plans for 2012 to convert existing shelving space in the Main Library into
extra study space for library users.

David Errington, University of Newcastle

Research repositories: the role of library staff in their management: This presentation will look at the growth in open access research repositories in the UK, the skills and requirements for staff who manager these and the role of support services such as the Repositories Support Project.

Jacqueline Wickham, Nottingham University

Wednesday 13th
July, Day 2:
What
we know about internet information seeking
(‘Technologies and access’ track, Session D, 09.30 – 10.45; MmIT/ELG joint session)

Internet use by general public: an overview of how public search and
evaluation information on the internet based on a series of major AHRC
projects.

Professor Nigel Ford, The Information School,
University of Sheffield

The
Google Generation: understanding information – seeking behaviours in the digital environment:
Ian will outline the exciting developments
CIBER is engaged in, building on the “Google Generation” and “Virtual
Revolution” studies, in understanding how information seeking practices have
radically changed over the last two decades and what are the implications of
this.

Ian Rowlands, Professor of Information Science, Dept of
Information Studies, UCL

Wednesday 13th
July, Day 2:
IT for the LIS professional (‘Workshops – tools and techniques’ track, Session E, 11.15 – 12.30; MmIT/LIRG joint session)

What knowledge and skills does a digital librarian need? Alan Poulter presents the work at Strathclyde
on integrating IT skills into the LIS curriculum and David Stuart makes the
case for librarians learning programming.

David
Stuart, Web Analyst and Alan Poulter – Course Director, MSc/PgDip Information
Management, Dept of Computer and Information Sciences, University of
Strathclyde

Wednesday 13th
July, Day 2:
Mashed libraries (‘Workshops
– tools and techniques’ track, Session F,
14.15 – 15.30; MmIT/LIRG joint session)

Mashed Libraries – bringing together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology: Have you heard about
Mashed Libraries? Want to find out more about what it is, what we do and how
you can get involved? Don’t be put off by the technology word, if you have
ideas about doing things better in your library come and be creative.

Mandy Phillips, Head of Business and Information
Systems, Liverpool John Moores University Library

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Multimedia Information and Techology: journal news 30 June 2010

– Repositories Research Project – free onsite consultancy
– Search engine optimisation
– The Blio eBook reader platform
– Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition – closes 2 July
– New History in an Hour eBooks and iPhone apps
– Social networking and libraries – 9th July conference

–        Repositories Research Project – free onsite consultancy

–        Search engine optimisation

–        The Blio eBook reader platform

–        Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition – closes 2 July

–        New History in an Hour eBooks and iPhone apps 

–        Social networking and libraries – 9th July conference

1. Repositories Research Project – free onsite consultancy

The Repositories Support Project (RSP) http://www.rsp.ac.uk/ offers free onsite consultancy visits to any institutions requiring assistance on any aspect of starting or running an institutional repository. 

 If you would like to book an appointment, or would just like some more information, contact Dominic Tate dominic.tate@nottingham.ac.uk  

2. Search engine optimisation

Article on SEO from Google expert http://www.allaboutmarketresearch.com/articles/art067.htm

 This tip comes via Internet World Stats – a free newsletter which you can sign up to at www.internetworldstats.com

3. The Blio eBook reader platform

Useful article on the Blio eBook reader: “Is the Blio eBook reader a middleware that sits between systems, or is it a platform?” http://it-enquirer.com/2010/06/28/blio-ebook-reader-platform/ with thanks to IT Enquirer. http://www.it-enquirer.com/

4. Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition – closes 2 July

The Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition <http://www.jorum.ac.uk/altcCompetition.html> closes Friday 2nd July.

 Enter via JorumOpen <http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui>, with a chance to win £300, and present your winning resource at the Association for Learning Technology’s annual conference <http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2010/>. Full entry details can be found on the Jorum website <http://www.jorum.ac.uk/altcCompetition.html> .

 

5. New History in an Hour eBooks and iPhone apps     

Easy to read apps about the Cold War, WW11 etc, targeted at  GCSE, A Level students/ colleges,  as well as commuters and developed by a librarian!  www.historyinanhour.com  

 6. Social networking and libraries – 9th July conference

There is currently much discussion in libraries as to the use of social networking for marketing and publicity purposes. Several libraries have embraced opportunities allowed by the world of Web 2.0, and social networking in particular, whilst others face criticism for encouraging use of social networks (such as Facebook) within their library spaces.

Many libraries are benefitting from having their services and facilities promoted via Facebook and more and more library services are sending out alerts and updates via platforms such as Twitter. Join Cilip’s Multimedia, Information and Technology Group, as we investigate these developments in a half day seminar dedicated to ‘Social Networking and Libraries’, in which four speakers from UK Higher Education Libraries will present case studies on their experiences of using social networks.

 Programme

 1.30 p.m..         Registration and refreshments

 1.45 p.m..         Introduction

 1.50 p.m.          Gareth Johnson, University of Leicester

                        “The Thing on the doorstep: networking socially at Leicester”

 2.15 p.m.          Zelda Chatten, University of Liverpool

“Social networking for the unsociable: the University of Liverpool experience”

 3.20 p.m..         Refreshments

 3.40 p.m.          Dave Puplett, London School of Economics

 4.15 p.m.          Andrew Walsh, University of Huddersfield

                        “University of Huddersfield library or @hudlib? Moving the library into Facebook, Twitter and more…”

 4.50 p.m.          Close

Seminar Location

Liverpool, John Moores University, Lecture Theatre, John Foster Building,

Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5UZ

Price:               £40.00 (excluding VAT) for MmIT members

                        £60.00 (excluding VAT for non MmIT members

 

Booking form: http://surveys.edgehill.ac.uk/mmit