Last chance for free tickets to our AGM

Please join us for our AGM at CILIP HQ in London on Tuesday, 17 December.

After a free buffet lunch, we will hear from a number of speakers on the topic of “The Changing Landscape of Library Technologies: Implications for the Library”.

Programme:
12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. Registration and lunch
1.30 – Andy Tattersall, Information Specialist, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield.
2.10 – Nick Woolley, Head of Academic Library Services, Northumbria University
2.50 – MmIT AGM
3.15 – Refreshments
3.30 – Barbara Band, Head of Library & Resources, The Emmbrook School and CILIP Vice President
4.10 – Q&A
4.30 – Close

For more information and to book your place, please visit our EventBrite page.

We look forward to seeing you there to share some festive cheer!

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Twapper Keeper now open source

Great news. Twapper Keeper, the Twitter archiving platform, has gone open source. A version that can be installed on your own server is now available via their Google Project page. A hosted version is also available.

As well as being free and open source, you can also access Twapper Kepper APIs and export data in a variety of formats.You can find out more at both the blog and community site. There’s also a demo to play with. It would be great to see how this works with a Twitter analysis tool like ThinkUp (formerly ThinkTank).

Twapper Keeper was created by John O’Brien and is supported by JISC. The name is kindly explained on the blog too.

Social networking and libraries event Friday 9th July

Cilip’s Multimedia Information and Technology Group held an excellent event on social networking and libraries yesterday (9th July) with speakers covering tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Foursquare as well as mobile technologies. Overview: http://kwiddows.blogspot.com/2010/07/social-networking-in-libraries-mmit.html also tweets on the seminar at #mmit

Cilip’s Multimedia Information and Technology Group held an excellent event on social networking and libraries yesterday (9th July) with speakers covering tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Foursquare as well as mobile technologies.   Overview: http://kwiddows.blogspot.com/2010/07/social-networking-in-libraries-mmit.html also tweets on the seminar at #mmit and photos on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/catherinedhanjal/sets/72157624465983986/

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