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The Library 2.0 Gang consider the Future of the OPAC

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In this Library 2.0 Gang discussion, we are joined by a few of the individuals who are doing so much to stretch the current generation of library catalogues. Together, we shine a light on examples in which we are already making our huge stores of data work so much harder, and point toward some of the ways in which the whole sector needs to reconsider how we build these systems and, ultimately, what they are for.



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Posted by Paul Miller at 21:44 on 10 April 2006 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

The Library 2.0 Gang discuss recent conferences

Listen to the Library 2.0 Gang
Library 2.0 Gang regulars attended the recent Computers in Libraries and Public Library Association conferences, and convened to discuss these events and some of the Library 2.0 issues aired there. We conclude with a discussion of ways in which traditional conferences might evolve to better keep pace with a rapidly changing environment.



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Posted by Paul Miller at 15:29 on 1 April 2006 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Introducing the Library 2.0 Gang

Talking with Talis

At the end of January, Talis invited a number of those active in the discussion around Library 2.0 to join us on the telephone for the first in a series of conversations intended to probe this emerging space.

Participants were drawn from Europe and North America, and included both the originator of the term and several proponents, as well as more critical voices suggesting that the term itself is possibly obscuring underlying trends.

In this 50 minute edited version of the conversation, we explore what 'Library 2.0' means, and look at some of the changes that this phrase has attempted to capture.

In future meetings of the Gang, they and invited guests will continue to explore the evolving library space, and offer their commentary upon issues of the day. These conversations will be made available here.



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Posted by Paul Miller at 15:09 on 20 February 2006 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Lawrence Lessig on Creative Commons and the Remix Culture

Professor Lawrence Lessig

In this 27 minute conversation, Professor Lawrence Lessig talks about the Remix Culture, Creative Commons, changing perceptions of Copyright, and some of the ways in which these topics impact upon libraries.

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and chairs the Creative Commons project.



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Posted by Paul Miller at 10:58 on 27 January 2006 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (1)

George Needham on OCLC's new Perceptions report and their Environmental Scan

George Needham
In this 45 minute conversation, George Needham talks about the Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources report released earlier this week by OCLC, and about their 2003 Environmental Scan, which is still proving both popular and relevant.

George is Vice President for Member Services at OCLC.



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Posted by Paul Miller at 09:42 on 8 December 2005 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (1)

Ed Batista on Attention

Ed Batista
In this 26 minute conversation, Ed Batista talks about the notion of Attention, and the potential for a new economy to emerge around the sharing of information about those resources to which individuals give attention, and those to which they don't.

Ed is Executive Director of the AttentionTrust, a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to stimulate debate and evangelise in this emerging space.



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Posted by Paul Miller at 17:04 on 22 November 2005 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Cliff Lynch on Digital Libraries and more

Clifford Lynch
In this 30 minute conversation, Clifford Lynch talks about digitisation of library content, the changing face of scholarly communication, and integration with the world of e-Learning. He also discusses the importance of libraries actively embracing community participation in their work.

Cliff is Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) in Washington, DC, and a respected commentator on the digital library environment today.



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Posted by Paul Miller at 08:20 on 9 November 2005 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (1)